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We are thrilled to announce the winner of the May 2012 Donation Give-Away! Connie Mattos is excited to be donating the Fairmont Scottsdale 2-Night Stay with Championship Golf to the Child Advocacy Center in Fort Collins, CO for use in their next fundraiser. The Child Advocacy Center is a Nonprofit whose mission it is to reduce trauma to children and their families through a comprehensive response to child abuse. From the CAC website, www.larimercac.org: "Our vision is to eliminate child abuse through prevention and education. Where we cannot, all victims will receive comprehensive and compassionate services from an effective team of professionals." The CAC conducts forensic interviews with children who have allegedly been abused, or who have been possible witnesses to violent crimes; provides support services, mental health and medical exam referrals to families; holds community trainings on child abuse issues; conducts both a school (Talking About Touching) and community based (Steward’s of Children) prevention program.
Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford surprised patrons last weekend at the Griese-Hutchinson-Woodson Champions for Children's Hearts auction event, when he won a Monday Night Football Package that included tickets to his own game, beating other interested parties with a $15,000 bid. The event was raising money for the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and had many patients in attendance. Prior to the auction, Stafford had spent time befriending Mott's patient Faith Falzone and her brother Will - both big Detroit Lions fans. After winning the package, Stafford promptly turned to Will and gave him the entire MNF package, saying, "There you go buddy, you go to Chicago, and take your family."
Set in the rugged Sonoran Desert and surrounded by the stunning McDowell Mountains, TPC Scottsdale offers two championship courses to enjoy – the world famous Stadium Course and the stunning Champions Course. As Arizona’s only PGA TOUR facility, it is truly a unique opportunity to experience quality and service normally reserved for professionals. For more information about these amazing courses, please visit www.TPC.com. To use this package in your up-coming charity fundraising event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 877.544.8555.
Winspire would like to raise our Mint Juleps and toast the auction winners who will be attending this year’s race by purchasing one of our 2012 Kentucky Derby packages at a charity fundraising event. Click Here to see our Derby packages for 2012. Known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for the approximate amount of time it takes all horses to cross the finish line, the Kentucky Derby draws close to 155,000 hat wearing, mint julep drinking, fried chicken eating horse racing fans to its legendary stands and infield each year. Got a favorite horse?? Hopefully it will not be placed in post positions 15. . . in the 136 years of running, no horse has ever won from this starting spot.
We are thrilled to recognize one of our very own here at Winspire for his truly amazing accomplishment. Dana Weber, Winpsire's Director of Operations, recently won the 2012 Orange County Vision Quest Mountainbike Race, beating a two-time Olympian in the process. While we knew Dana was an avid rider - rolling into work almost every morning on his bike following a 40 mile(!) trek from home - none of us knew he was such an epic weekend warrior! Following is an article published in the OC Register about Dana's victory. Winspire is proud to have such an incredible athlete in our ranks...
We would like to say good luck and thank you to the 104 Nonprofits who are featuring Winspire items in their fundraising events this weekend!
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From all of us here at Winspire, Happy Valentine's Day. You know how much we love you!
The 49th AFP International Conference on Fundraising is coming up on April 1 - 3!! Winspire will be there so come visit us at Booth 1114. For more specifics about the event please visit the AFP event homepage. Say hello to our President - Jeff Cova, Director of Sales - Scott Juhl, Sales Consultant - Amanda Miles and other Winspire team members. Learn the details of our newest No-Risk Auction Packages, or simply stop on by to rest your aching feet! We love meeting new people, visiting with our clients and learning about new ways we can support your organization.