FUNDRAISING is an EXTREME SPORT! Marc A. Pitman
What an incredible region I live in! I have completed my six week “FUN”draising project for Free the Children and I want to thank my community of Barry’s Bay, my adopted pageant area, the Town of Renfrew and the residents throughout the Eastern Ontario region for attending my events and supporting my Free the Children initiatives.
Two Mixed Lob Ball tournaments proved to be not only a great “FUN”draising idea but also both tournaments provided a day of sport and entertainment for all of the teams that participated. My latest tournament held in Barry’s Bay got a wee bit wet, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the die hard ball players (except for the slight delay due to the lightening storm). Special thanks to all of my volunteers who helped score, umpire and bbq.
I added a wonderful family ball hockey event last week which provided youth and families from my town an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, watch the kids play road hockey, engage in some neighbourly conversation all while supporting my Free the Children “FUN”draising project.
A couple of raffles and a Beach Volleyball tournament were also part of my project and all proved to be successful thanks to the wonderful folks who supported me. I am truly humbled by everyone’s enthusiasm in my fundraising endeavours and I can’t thank folks enough for getting involved and supporting this incredible international charity.
My most popular “FUN”draising initiative was the selling of my delicious personalized chocolate bars. Thank you so much to J&J Chocolate Sensations for making my milk chocolate bars and for wrapping them in a special Miss Teenage Eastern Ontario wrapper!
Organizing, hosting and chairing each event gave me a valuable insight into the dedication, time and effort that is put in by charity co-ordinators. I polished my multi-tasking skills, brushed off my time management skills and certainly fine-tuned my salesmanship when soliciting for event gift sponsors. The businesses and companies in my area were extremely generous and all were very supportive of the Free the Children charity.
I am proud of my accomplishment and I am excited to hand in my final tally to Free the Children when I register at the Miss Teenage Canada Pageant on Sunday! I promise to share my final tally in an upcoming blog!
Ultimately, I achieved my goal of putting the “FUN” in FUNDRAISING!
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