Did you think we were on vacation from our St. Jude Fund Raising? Nope! We've already begun meetings for next years events! We need more sponsors and more ideas. We won't get that by taking time off.
We did run into a snag with one vendor and had to wait to get our money back from the vendor before signing the official check to St. Jude. This is why it has taken so long for me to bring the official total to you.
Before I tell you just how much the check was that we sent in to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from our events, please, take a moment to watch this video by Kayla LoCicero. Kayla is only 19 years old by the way. If this doesn't give you chills, nothing will.
The following is what my father and I came up with for our local papers and biker maganzines: (I asked dad to proof this for me and he added a couple important things)
On June 4th, a small group of golfers and bikers, known as Mickey Jones Bikes & Blues Committee For St. Jude, met at Cancun Lagoon in Daytona Beach . The reason for this meeting was to sign the official check made out to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the amount of $35,083.87. The bulk of the donations were raised during the weekend of April 14th and 15th from two charity events. The Bikes and Blues with Mickey Jones bike run hosted by the Iron Horse Saloon, and The Mickey Jones Celebrity Golf Classic held at LPGA. The rest of the funds were donations made by supporters of St. Jude.
The committee would like to thank everyone who participated, and is especially indebted to Humanitarian/Actor/Musician, Mickey Jones, for his tireless participation in these two events. His efforts ensured both events were a huge success. Mickey and the committee look forward to continuing this important program next year; with even more success.
Anyone wishing to volunteer for our 2008 events may do so by contacting Rock Hartley at 386.566.6991
Pictured: The Mickey Jones Bikes & Blues Committee For St. Jude
From Left To Right: Steve Fritz, Benjamin Woffindale, Marvin Miller, Lysa Muller, Russ Muller
From Left To Right: Amanda Adams, Theresa "Happy" Woodward, Rock Hartley, Suz Shafner, Lysa "Gypsy" Napolitano