What a night! Fantastic teams, fantastic supporters – standing room only – and we’re now over halfway to our fundraising goal for Make-A-Wish, WOO!
We cannot say enough about the teams participating; they are all so supportive of the cause, embracing the spirit of the event while being awesome competitors. While reading this, please give a round of applause to all of the teams! Thank you!
Congratulations to the winners, Team T.E.A.L., who have a very special story: Pete’s (on the left) daughter Kira (pictured) was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 16. After surgery and chemotherapy, she has now been cancer-free for 2 years, yay! But during that time, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her wish and sent the family to Hawaii for some much needed recuperation and relaxation. Team T.E.A.L (Take Early Action and Live) is competing to say thanks to Make-A-Wish and to raise funds so another child’s wish can be granted.
When we started planning this charity event we could only hope that people would be excited to participate. As described, the teams are exceeding our wildest expectations. And the supporters; people coming out to cheer on the teams and donate money have been soooooo wonderful.
Here’s a collage of some pics from Playoff Round #2: Team Ding Dong the Wings are Gone (with a Toto!), The Chicken Lickin’ Ninjas, our volunteer referees Russ, Renee and Alex (chicken heads!), and some of the crowd cheering on their team (the Lollipop Guild!).
Thanks to everyone for supporting Make-A-Wish! Hope to see you next week for the final Playoff Round: Thursday, August 30th at 7:00pm. $10 admission/donation includes a free beer!