May 29, 2011
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Osprey Fundraiser such a huge success! Marissa Bacon and Kristine Coglitore did a tremendous job organizing and leading the event. Joelle Hurlston, Tami Delozier, Tessa Entjer, Danielle Quayle, Amy Selfridge, Sue Taikeff, Valerie Doyle and Coty Chapman each made significant contributions with their time and talents, as did so many others.
Collectively the team stepped up and we are grateful to all who took part in the event. The Kick-A-Thon and Family Fun Day was outstanding, even with 60 days to plan it. We were a little lower in attendance than expected, yet we were still able to raise more than $14,000 for the team. We still have funds coming trickling in from some last minute additional sales, the poker party and the coaches pool party. The date for the pool party has not been set yet. As soon as it is we will get that information out to you.
We had a great wrap-up meeting and next year will definitely be even more exciting. We're looking for more activities to add, like craft booths, game booths, dessert booths and whatever else we can come up with. We're also looking towards collecting event activity sponsorships earlier in the season so that this event doesn't become too costly all at once. We're hoping to get a date scheduled early in the season so soliciting for the silent auction can be done by many over a longer course of time. Please consider how you can help out next year. The success of next year's event will require total team support.
This event will go a long way towards the continuing viability of the team.