Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!


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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby allic » Wed Jun 14, 2006 01:24 am

No Whammies! That's hysterical!!! I never thought of a garage sale...that's a good idea to get my church involved with. [;)] Hurricane warnings are just an every day occurance around here it seems, so I don't think it will affect the banquet at all. They did have to cancel the tournament last Sunday and reschedule it for this Saturday because of "Alberto," which BTW didn't even hit near my house. But yet, we get a rain storm the day before that lasted for about 20 minutes and it blew over a 70 foot sand pine that landed right on the crepe myrtles I just planted! [:(!] figures!

Silver King Banquet Update: 193 tickets and counting (final count has to be in by tomorrow, so I'm projecting about 200 as my end total)...over $15,000 in auction items donated and more trickling in. I'm turning off this computer until Sunday, but I'll give a final tally then. Thanks for all the prayers and crossed fingers!!! I'll be thinking of you all!

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby timelessbeauty » Tue Jun 13, 2006 08:56 am

Hey Alli,

I just finished up trying to do a garage sale last weekend but the rains were enough to scare off most of the people from coming. We did make some money but I will be trying this again in the near future. Now granted that compares in NO way with what you are working on but it does make me thinking and pray for your event as I have noticed hurricane warnings for FL recently on the news.
I understand about becoming invisible after you are done as we all need to take a break and recharge from our efforts. You can only go full steam for so long on a project if you don't have a lot of help. I will send you an email and you can call me when you feel up to it. I am compiling information that we can use in our conference and I am always looking for more brainstormers like myself to make it fun and creative!
I wish you a WONDERFUL turn out and you are doing a fantastic job! No Whammies! hehe

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby allic » Tue Jun 13, 2006 01:09 am

Absolutely, give me a call, but honestly, I've gotten most of my contacts through other charity work my husband and I have done. Doug met Jeff Carson at a hunting for charity type event, and then again at an event that Charlie Daniels does here in FL for the disabled.

The sponsors I've gotten mostly through the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series. I became involved with the PTTS when I just happened to hear that the guy who runs the tournament was looking for a charity to benefit from a banquet he wanted to create to go with his tournament and...I jumped on it. It was definitely God who put me in the "right place at the right time," because those of you who have looked for sponsors and gotten the "Pre-e-what?" or the "we're interested in supporting more established/mainstream, etc. charities", know how unlikely it is to hear that a guy doesn't want to support the same old charities, but wants to be able to acutally make a huge difference to a less known about one. So, I presented us to him and we went from there.

I have some ideas for everyone, that I'll eventually get around to putting into written form, get approval from our foundation and distribute. And if you didn't know, my husband just retired from major league baseball, so that is a big ace in my pocket right now and we're taking full advantage of it while we can.

My biggest piece of advice is to get involved, on a small scale in other area charities. Attend other events to see how they do things and make a note of some of their sponsors and some of the auction items they have. That's where I got many of my ideas from.

Send me an email with your phone number. I'd be glad to have a brainstorming session with you...but it will have to be in July sometime (you don't have any events coming up, do you?) My event is Saturday, then I'll have to do all the wrapping up, and then I'm going to make myself invisible for awhile. [:p]

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby timelessbeauty » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:47 pm

Fantastic Alli! You are going the extreme mile and I know I appreciate your efforts even if I cannot make it there from my state. I know your event will be a great success as you posess the enthusiasm and drive to accomplish your goals. Maybe you and I could talk sometime about your successes in obtaining such great sponsors and how you have had success in the media. Let me know if we could talk via phone sometime. :-)

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby allic » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:39 pm

Just an update: 168 tickets sold!!! Over $11,000 in auction items donated. Country music singer, Jeff Carson to perform at next year's event and I have an additional major sponsor for next year in addition to Jim Beam, Miller, Yamaha Motors and Coca Cola who donated product for this year! YAHHHH!!! [:p]

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby allic » Fri Jun 09, 2006 09:48 am

Thank you all for offering to help out. Seems like everyone has something to do that weekend. [:(] I've been keeping so busy, just plugging along, that I haven't thought about it much. I'll have to get the date for next year ASAP, so everyone can plan around the date. There aren't any other fundraisers planned as far as I know. There are two of us who want to meet up sometime after July 5th. I'll post here when we decide to do it. The other gal is from Palm Harbor and I'm just north of there.

Thank you all, again!

Your PE Sister,
Alli

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby jillmushet » Thu Jun 08, 2006 07:04 pm

Hi Alli: I have family in your area and have let them know about the event. Unfortunately, my aunt is a nurse and always works Saturdays. Wish I could be there to help out and cheer on the tournament.

Best of luck with everything!

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby noahsmom » Mon Jun 05, 2006 04:33 pm

Hi Alli,

I just read this post and would have loved to help, but I can't go the weekend of the 17th [:(]

If there are any other fundraisers or awareness events planned for Florida, I would be very happy to be involved. I live in St. Petersburg.

Sarah

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby allic » Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:05 am

Caryn - You're Welcome. [:)] Thank you. My husband keeps reminding me that our local Pediatric Cancer Foundation was started by two moms, years ago, and now it's huge...and that even baby steps are good.

Nicole -Thanks for your offer of help...enjoy your party-30 is important. Turning 30 didn't make me feel as old as being told I was done having kids...sortof weird to not have been 30 yet and to be finished with the baby phase of life. Anyway! Hope he has a really great time and maybe you guys can help next year.

I use to live in Palm Harbor (Boot Ranch off of East Lake) and live just North of there now. We should see if we can get a group together and meet up once a month or something.

Have a great time at the party and unless you know someone who would want to buy tickets or donate an auction item. I think I've got it covered. Still need a "presence of survivors," but hopefully some of the other girls can come and just haven't told me yet. You can't be the only other gal in Florida! [:)]

We're in Boca Grande, FL for Tarpon season, but will be back north, the first week in July. Shoot me an email if you're interested in getting together!

Your PE Sister,

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Re : Come help with a PF fundraiser in Florida!!!

Postby nicoleharrison » Sun Jun 04, 2006 08:34 am

I would love to come and wish I had known earlier. That day is my husbands 30th birthday and we are having a party at our house. I do have brochures at my house if you need them. Let me know if there's anything I can do leading up to the event.

Nicole (Palm Harbor (Tampa), FL)


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