Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Giving Back - A Charity Event for our Buddy Nate

"Giving Back" is a charity event honoring the supportive community that has helped the Oxford Family, through prayers and support, deal with their battle of childhood cancer. This special event will take place on May 2nd from 11-4 at Pullen Elementary in Rockwall, Texas (Horizon Rd & FM 549). This is a family event for all ages. Everyone is welcome!

We will be having pony rides, bounce houses, fishing demo, vintage car show, chili cook-off, circus clowns, golf training for kids, games, and a blood drive, just to name a few. Most of the activities/games are free. (There will be a nominal fee for some food items.) We will also be having a silent auction, a live "celebrity auction," and a really unique raffle called "Golf Balls from Heaven."

The raffle tickets for "Golf Balls from Heaven" will be numbered and will match up with numbered golf balls. Those golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter at the event (into an unoccupied field, of course) where there will be golf holes. Numbered balls in the hole or closest to the hole will win the prize. Prizes will include: $1000 television, His/Hers watches, $500 gas card, $300 Wal-Mart gift card, and a round of golf for 4 at Buffalo Creek Golf Course. Raffle tickets are $10 each.

All of the money and donations raised that day from the raffle, auctions, donations, etc. will be used to cover the Oxford family's expenses during this trying time and also a donation will be made to Nates' doctor for research of childhood cancer. Dr Bowers, Nate's Doctor, is on the cutting edge in the world with this research. The event will help to raise funds to further his research.

Please mark your calendar and plan on attending this wonderful event for the whole family!

If you would like to get involved, please contact the following people:
Blood Drive registration: Rhonda Mishler --
Volunteers: Justin Hall --
Silent Auction donations: Wendy Rathje --
(We are collecting baskets of merchandise, crafts, gift cards, etc. If you own a business or would like to put together something, we would love to have it. ABF's, groups, etc can get together and put together baskets from the whole group too.)
Sponsorship & Monetary Donations, Event Coordinator: Lana Carlisle --

Points of contact for purchase of raffle tickets for the "Golf Balls from Heaven" drop:
Lana Carlisle: East of Royse City --
Stephanie Cox: East of Royse City --
Rhonda Mishler: Rockwall --
Wendy Rathje: Woodcreek --
Kristi Helton: Caddo Mills --
Renee Clover: Pullen --

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