Thursday, February 23, 2017

Participants Brave the Cold Water at 4th Annual Seal Splash Fundraising Event

Groton, CT — Patches of snow still remained on Eastern Point Beach on Saturday, but participants at the fourth annual Seal Splash fundraiser to benefit Mystic Aquarium's Animal Rescue Program were undeterred from their mission of running into the water.mmAt the sound of a horn and the start of the song "Eye of the Tiger," about 55 participants ran into the chilly water and splashed and shrieked. They then ran back to dry off and join friends and family members standing on the shore on the sunny day with temperatures in the 40s. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Top Chef of Polk County Fundraising Event

Lakeland, FL— Achievement Academy will host its third annual Top Chef of Polk County fundraising event April 10 at the Lakeland Center to raise money for programs and therapies for children.  The event is a multicourse, fine-dining experience that spotlights up to a dozen Polk chefs, who prepare their own menus tableside with accompanying wines or libations that complement the flavors of each course.  An expert panel will judge the chefs and present awards including best in appetizer, entree and dessert, and the top title of Top Chef of Polk County 2017. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

American Jam Fundraising Event

Bullhead City, AZ — Cool drinks, warm food and hot music chased away gray skies during Sunday’s fourth annual American Jam.  The fundraising event, featuring live music, an outdoor beer, bloody Mary and wine garden, vendors, a raffle and barbecue beef prepared by Mohave Steakhouse and pizza from Little Caesars, benefits Soroptimist International Bullhead City/Laughlin Inc. 

Taste of the Territory Fundraising Event

Bartlesville, OK - Children's Musical Theatre of Bartlesville will host an entertainment-style fundraising event on April 7.  CMT, an award-winning musical theatre arts education nonprofit organization, has been fulfilling its mission "enriching the lives of children and youth by providing quality musical theatre education and performance opportunities" in Bartlesville since 2000. CMT's signature event, the main-stage summer musical, is the most widely recognized program. But CMT also provides other arts education programs throughout the year. The upcoming "Taste of the Territory" will raise financial support for year-round programs. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wintertime at the Maritime Fundraising Event

Erie, PA - About 250 people attended the Flagship Niagara League's fourth annual Wintertime at the Maritime fundraising event on the Erie Maritime Museum's outdoor plaza Friday night.  Some of the outdoor activities included cannonball bowling in which U.S. Brig Niagara crew members built a wooden bowling alley measuring 25 feet long by 4 feet wide. Attendees hurled 12-pound, 24-pound and 32-pound cannon balls.  Friday's festivities included live music, food and activities inside heated tents, fire pits on the plaza, a vodka ice bar, a warm bar on the Brig Niagara, and a funky winter hat contest.  A portion of the proceeds will support the Flagship Niagara League's operations and its eighth-grade day-sail program. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Father/Son Jell-O Wrestling Fundraising Event

Tillamook, OR - Jell-O.  It can be molded into fun shapes.  It’s colorful.  It’s perfect for wrestling.  On Wednesday, the Tillamook High School Class of 2017 hosted its annual Jell-O Wrestling event for Charity Drive, the 10-day fundraising event for Tillamook and Doernbecher Children’s ospital.  The marquee event of the night was a surprise even to the participants.  “Last year, our main event was Tristan Radcliffe versus Mr. [Slade] Sapora,” said class advisor Ryan Weber. “This year, we didn’t have one, so I walked up to my dad and said, ‘If we can get 200 bucks, you’re Jell-O wrestling me.’ He shook my head and said, ‘It’s on.’”  Prior to the start of the event, Weber made the offer to the attendees and within a couple minutes, the money was raised and Weber was set to face his father in the grand finale.