Thursday, May 6, 2010

Celebrity Golf Tournament with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

I volunteered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Monday 4/26 with their 18th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament.  I am on their committee trying to get all of the silent auction items in.  So we helped set up, then monitored the silent auction, at the end were runners to get all the items when they check out, and then help to clean up.

It was a long day, and the weather was kinda gloomy, but overall the event was still pretty successful.  I know I was in awe of some of the things and items we got for the auction...and the people that could just throw down money for so many things (I know I know its for charity, but still, you gotta have money first even if you do want to do some good)

One guy spend $7000 on several silent auction items and then donated $1000 to have a song played by the band and another $2000 after hearing a child talk about his life story.  Yes so just him alone thats $10,000!!! I mean, wow...will I ever get to a point where I can dish out 10K for charity?

Overall we raised 125,000 total all day from the golf tournament, the silent auction, dinner and the concert.  And just from the silent auction we raised $24,000!!!  Amazing, and it really makes all the hard work worthwhile!

2 comments:

Chennifer said...

Hey girl - hope you're enjoying your friday!

Don't forget to speak out against the racial and ethnic profiling in Arizona - on my blog I've linked several sites where you can protest!

mskanorado said...

Wow! What a successful event! I have been a part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society events in both Kansas and Colorado, but never seen any success like this! How wonderful!!