Sunday, November 9, 2008

We're ropin' in more teams!

Kickoff was a success and I want to thank everyone who attended and helped! You are all awesome!!! We had 38 teams sign up at Kickoff and almost $6000 turned in! Our goal is 74 teams, so we surpassed our halfway goal at Kickoff! That night, we also acquired 6 brand new teams to Relay and I'm excited to have them join our growing Relay! Since Kickoff, we have added 3 new teams for a total of 41 TEAMS!!! I'm excited that we are starting this year out with a wonderful turnout and everyone excited to start fund-raising!

Speaking of fundraisers, Our first one of the year was on Sunday November 2nd and it was Caralinda's Crew Bunco Bash! It was a hit with total funds raised of $1459!!! Great job Caralinda's Crew! I enjoyed coming and had tons of fun as always! If you missed out, they will be having one again next year!!!

If you are looking for gifts for Christmas, you should check out the 1st annual "Hope for the Holiday's" bazaar that will be held on Sunday November 16th at the Red Lion in Jantzen Beach. Teams from Relays from Salem to Longview will have tables at the bazaar selling all kinds of items! So come start your Christmas shopping, and know that your money if going back to Relay For Life! It will be from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Don't forget! If you have a fundraiser coming up for your team, please let me know as soon as possible! I will advertise it on the blog, and our local, Portland/Vancouver region, website will advertise it as well!

Our first meeting will be on Monday November 17th at the Camas Public Library in the upstairs meeting rooms. Committee Members meet from 5:30 - 6:30pm and Team Captains or people interested in learning about Relay meet from 7:00 - 8:00pm. As a reminder, if you haven't registered yet, you can do it at our meeting. Please remember to bring your registration fee of $100 for a team, or $50 for a youth team. You must pay your registration fee at the time you register.

Happy Relaying!
Jen Caine
Event Chair

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