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Monday, December 10, 2007

Benefunk Recap and Silent Auction Details

What a success! The show went so well and brought in more than $2000! Over half came in from the door meaning somewhere between 200 and 225 people got funky at the Benefunk. The shirts sold out before the show was halfway through and the coin-drop had more $1s, $5s, $10s & $20s than it did coins! The results could not have been better, and the show of support was really awesome. Thanks to all who drove hours to be there, who left their books and studies, who stayed up way past their bedtimes, dealt with our music tastes and took the time to think of Courtney. It means so much.

A new batch of shirts is almost done, there still more chocolates (which I can attest are delicious) and we’ve got more stickers. I’ve kept the information those of you have already sent me for your t-shirt orders, but not many people specified men’s or women’s. It would be great if you could let me know you want to order a shirt(s) and I will send you an order form to fill out. Include your address with the order if shipping is necessary, and I will in turn send you a bill for the shirts and shipping. Send to You can include any questions with your order. The sooner you get to me, the sooner I can get the shirts to you (before X-Mas!).

Onward and upward from a hugely successful benefit concert to a much bigger prospect, the silent auction. We really need people to dig down deep and think of their resources and connections. Anyone who works downtown, owns a business, is an artists, can provide a service or any form of donation let us know. This can be you or family and friends. This Wednesday at 5pm we will have a brief, approx. 10-15 min. meeting at Morrill Hall so people can stop by and sign up for the silent auction business donation sheet. I will leave the sign-up sheet on Jay Ashman’s door until Friday evening (around 5pm) so people can continue to sign-up. After ‘teams’ and individuals are determined, we’ll have a meeting specifically to discuss approaching various types of businesses and give you the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ to ensure you walk away with a donation. You don’t need to worry, we’ll help out with everything and answer any questions you have. We are looking to get anywhere between 100 & 200 donations, so we’ll need all the help we can get. If you are unable to sign up, but would still like to donate an auctionable (yes, I made this word up) item, e-mail me with details and questions (

We have a few guidelines for the donations:
-appropriate/ in good taste
-not damaged
-will not expire immediately after item is won

So be creative, consider what other places may donate and try to get something different. Gift certificates, artwork, clothing, sporting gear, guided trips, B&B stays, specialty items, movie tickets, dinners, boat rides, etc…the possibilities are endless, have fun with it.

So remember: order your shirts, chocolates and stickers through me. Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll send on the form. Come to the meeting this Wed. or sign up on Jay Ashman’s door (Morrill Hall). If you can’t do either, send me an e-mail and I’ll get you involved. Talk to your family and friends about donation items. You never know who might be able to help.

Thanks everyone, friends, family, SFC, the bands and sponsors for a great effort at the Benefunk. It was really awesome to see you all there.


1 comment:

Marti said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Amber, Sean and the rest of the SFC clan: YOU ARE AWESOME. I know how much work all of this is and how much time and effort it takes. It still brings me to tears when I think of how hard you all are working to help Courtney!