I put this here for hopefully for more attention. So far with the tournaments that have turned in their donations, we're 3rd, behind Tulsa, who raised $5,643.00 & had 215 players. It would be a disappointment not to get another $45.00 & get ahead of Tulsa. I realize I may be the only one disappointed. I'm going to the Mission Monday at 1:00 pm so if I can meet you, let me know.
Morning Star has a blog about us.I don't know who reads it but it gives exposure to J-Town. Probably more important, it'll reach people that we couldn't. This expands on what Gary said before the second round.
They are in numeric order. I was able to contact some & I'll get those items to them. I'm hoping we can meet at doubles. Send me a personal & we'll figure it out. 1 243493 champion destroyer 3 243539 lone star chicken dinner 4 243548 2006 usdgc roc special blend 5 243595 star vulcan 6 243725 star max 7 243887 star sidewinder 9 244295 cemeno's pizza $10.00 10 244312 2010 ice bowl buzz 11 244315 babe's $5.00
If you've been following the posts this week, you will also have noticed the people that helped. I want to add what a pleasure it was today. The work my fellow board members was outstanding! I also want to make note of the respect Terri said she got from the disc golfers. The Herald News was out today. The Sunday paper reaches 39,000. town was in there a few weeks ago. I think Dean was responsible for that. If it's put in it's more exposure & good PR. Just think about our club is helping an organization that has been in Joliet for over 100 years. They get a huge donations from the community & we're part of that. Our club will be noticed for doing such a good thing. This was a rough week with 20" of snow & we rose to the occasion. The J-Town board put the frosting on the cake. Thanks everyone, it's a good thing we did.
PS The scores were up before most left the parking lot.
As some of you know we're having a fundraiser, Ice Bowl 02/05/11. What I think most if not all would agree, is to have footing from the tees. At these warmer temperatures & play on the tees. the footprints turn to ice. The tees are going to be cleaned, as needed for our Ice Bowl on a regular basis. The short story is Shawn Harmon, Flash, John Marron, let me help on 1 tee. Thanks fellas! There is snow in the forcast this week, & I may need help with the tees, let me know if you can help. It may or may not be needed. From experience, I can count on me.
To date it seems I'm the lone ranger in getting donations for the Ice Bowl. Last year we had CTP's as a bonus n/c. This is a fundraiser for an organization that's helped people in our community for over 100 years. It's life blood depends on local donations. Everything I've collected will be raffled, with a $100.00 Grand Prize. I discussed this with Thor & he agrees. We feel that winning something is a bonus. My effort for this event started Thanksgiving, my son reminded me. I've driven countless miles & spent as many hours, not only to promote our club, but for a worthy cause. It will give you a better chance to win something in the raffle. It's around 40 right now. For those of you that disagree, beat the bushes, your efforts can be ctps. I want to give kudos to Dave K. & Scott Coyne. They overheard me asking for support, & came up to me & donated. Others like Matt Coyne & Shawn Harmon are always there, always. I'm disappointed in some & if the shoe fits, wear it. If you don't believe in the cause, believe in the club!!! Well.............that's two hours of my life!
I doubt that anyone how to get in touch with Dan. My hope is he reads our message board. His company made a generous donation for our fundraiser. The check was made out to J-Town disc golf & not to Morning Star Mission. He's lost to me & I hope he can be found. If I'm in the wrong spot Jason Poole will make it right. Let me know how I can meet up with you Dan.
Some years ago, I think 5, I was made aware about the Ice Bowls to help needy people. I thought how cool is that. What a statement that gives to the local community that disc golf is more than people out there playing with their pants half way down their butts. I was glad that the J-Town board agreed to have this fund raiser. It not only helps others, but says something about our club in a positive way & disc golf. Morning Star Mission has been in Joliet over a hundred years. Only 12% goes to administrative costs. That leaves 88% for programs. They don't get government aid & rely on donations. I'm asking for donations, even if it's $10.00. $2.05 cares for one person. They run a tight ship & cherish every $1.00 given. Playing in the tournament will also be helpful, a portion of the registration goes to the Mission. Another thing I discovered as of 01/14/11 they qualify to support displaced veterans along with skilled training. The first in the United States. Your support helps people that need help. Bums & freeloaders are not admitted. Tours are welcome to see what you're donating to. Like I've said, over 100 years & an icon for the Joliet area.