IL- NORMAL/61761 - Relay 4 Life - Fri&Sat 6/21&22/13

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IL- NORMAL/61761 - Relay 4 Life - Fri&Sat 6/21&22/13

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The Midwest Garrisons Imperial Walkers had our best fundraising year yet. We reached Platinum level, teams have to raise between $7,500 - $9,999 in order to reach that level
The weather was hot but we had a nice breeze so it was great start for Relay. A strong thunderstorm with 1.03” of rain passed through around 3pm and Relay was halted for about an hour until the storm passed. We secured the campsite and several of us rode the storm out in our main tent. After it passed we set everything back up and trooped on. The storm apparently drove some teams away but the Midwest Garrison’s Imperial Walkers kept on.

The luminary ceremony went on as planned, except with glow sticks instead of the paper bags with candles around the track. Unfortunately the luminaries were placed around the track prior to the storm and didn’t make it.

The storm brought cooler weather to relay so we had a comfortable time trooping the evening / night. Saturday morning the heat and humidity were back though.

The 2013 McLean County Relay for Life was a success. It is still the number one Relay in the state of Illinois, one of the top 10 in the nation, and one of the top in the world.

The Imperial walkers were a huge hit as always posing for pictures with fans of all ages. We helped keep order at the closing of the silent auction & walking laps around the track. For the first time at this event we held a Blast the Trooper it was well received.

Our Team had 3 "Grand Club" members this year Barry Benecke TK523 ($2,809.30), Lisa Schneider TB4806 ($1,622.50) & Tom Durbin TX9293 ($1,060). Individual team members who raise over $1,000 for their team are recognized for their extraordinary effort.

Troopers on Friday: Listed by Legion ID number
523 - Barry Benecke – Tusken/Stormtrooper
1692 - Kent Heath – Biker Scout
2429 - Ryan Summers – Stormtrooper/Maul
3052 - Steve Szyndrowski - Vader/ Rebel Trooper
3290 - Kevin Kemarly - Stormtrooper, DMD
3033 - Rob Sipes - Biker Scout
4265 - Mark Berry - Biker Scout
4806 - Lisa Schneider – Biker Scout
6712 - Rick Devine – Stormtrooper
8593 – James Uphoff – Darth Revan
7503 - Jeremy Wilcox – Stormtrooper
7996 - James Noland - Tie Pilot
9255 – Kev Marion – Biker Scout
9293 - Tom Durbin - Magma trooper
9965 - Chip Childress – Vader
12180 – John Sylvester – Tusken Raider
57412 - Nicole VanBrooker - Juno Eclipse
Pending Member - Eric Thompson - Grand Admiral Thrawn

Marc Casey – Mando Merc
Adam James – Mando Merc
Michael Snyder – Mando Merc
Christian Marion – Jawa

5187 - Belinda Berry – Handler
Anna Summers - Imperial photographer/handler
Robin Benecke – Imperial photographer/handler
Ashley McClintock – Imperial photographer/handler
Cindy Childress - handler
Rob Schneider – Imperial photographer/handler
Nicole Wilcox - Imperial photographer/handler


Troopers on Saturday: Listed by Legion ID number
523 - Barry Benecke – Tusken/Stormtrooper
1692 - Kent Heath – Biker Scout
2429 - Ryan Summers – Stormtrooper/Maul
3052 - Steve Szyndrowski - Vader/ Rebel Trooper
3290 - Kevin Kemarly - Stormtrooper, DMD
4265 - Mark Berry - Biker Scout
4806 - Lisa Schneider – Biker Scout
6712 - Rick Devine - Stormtrooper
7503 - Jeremy Wilcox – Stormtrooper
9293 - Tom Durbin - Magma trooper
9965 - Chip Childress - Vader
57412 - Nicole VanBrooker - Juno Eclipse
Pending Member - Eric Thompson - Grand Admiral Thrawn

Marc Casey – Mando Merc

5187 - Belinda Berry – Handler
Anna Summers - Imperial photographer/handler
Robin Benecke – Imperial photographer/handler
Ashley McClintock – Imperial photographer/handler
Cindy Childress - handler

Total Hours including the Monthly Captain Meetings 551
Total Team money raised $8,607.80
Indirect funds, we were asked by the committee to participate $445,591.02 , 2013 McLean County Relay for Life total funds raised (final number will be available after close of 2013 Relay August 31)


115 Teams Imperial Walkers were #15 in fundraising efforts!!

Way to Go Team
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The McLean County Relay committee asked us to participate again next year & I took care of the registration fee for our team. It will be the Relay for Life of McLean County’s 20 year anniversary and the Midwest Garrison’s “Imperial Walkers” 10th appearance. Dates are set for June 27 & 28 2014. Hope to see you there

Thanks to everyone who donated to our team as well as those who came out.

NEWS articles

http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/McL ... 75321.html

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/re ... f887a.html


Link to the pictures HERE


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Re: IL- NORMAL/61761 - Relay 4 Life - Fri&Sat 6/21&22/13

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Added Mission Report to 501 forum
http://www.501st.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=77227
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I can't tell you enough what an awesome job you guys did in every way possible!

To everyone involved...huge kudos!


and now for the tough part...
can you estimate the amount of hours put in by everyone for this?
ballpark figure would be fine....

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I did a little "After the Relay" fundraiser and raised an additional $345.48, so closer to $9,000 for this years relay, and with a few more people offering to make a donation come payday.

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id ... id=1254207

I had a great time, despite having the storm blow through, we got to huddle under an easy up canopy with I think 15 Midwest Garrison troopers holding down our campsite!
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I am also trying to get Wal-Mart to give our team a grant of $250 through the "Volunteerism Always Pays" program, I just need to get with a member of management to log in my hours I was out in front of Wal-Mart over 3 Sunday's doing fundraising.
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ToD updated. Great event for a great cause!! :thumbs:

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Absolutely astounding work, everyone! Thank you ALL, especially Barry and Lisa, who pulled out all of the stops and took Midwest Garrison fundraising to a whole new level. You guys are ROCK STARS!
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Before I can finish the Charity Blog and report on this...
I need an estimate of the amount of hours that were put in...
I know you had some overnight...
some just on Saturday..

so...
just a "guesstimate" would be great...

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Absolutely Amazing!

I tip my bucket to you all :bucketsoff:

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Schph Gochi wrote:Before I can finish the Charity Blog and report on this...
I need an estimate of the amount of hours that were put in...
I know you had some overnight...
some just on Saturday..

so...
just a "guesstimate" would be great...
Phyllis, does that include time spent fundraising, or only time at the "Relay" event?
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Next year's Relay will be even bigger. In talking with some if the committee members, they want to try to incorporate our 10th year with McLean County's 20th year. Should be epic!
I just lost a friend this week to complications from melanoma......all the more reason to continue the fight! Thanks to everyone that showed up, weathered the storm (get it?? Even though some hid inside the school), and made this year another great year! Relay is very near and dear to me and I appreciate everyone's hard work! Can't wait for Relay 2014!
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bobafrettTK523 wrote:
Schph Gochi wrote:Before I can finish the Charity Blog and report on this...
I need an estimate of the amount of hours that were put in...
I know you had some overnight...
some just on Saturday..

so...
just a "guesstimate" would be great...
Phyllis, does that include time spent fundraising, or only time at the "Relay" event?

I would say all time spent for both fundraising AND for the event...
again..
it does not have to be super accurate because this is such a large event that covers two days and a certain amount of "coming and going"...

just a good guess would be sufficient..

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Well, I did 25 hours of fundraising in front of my Wal-Mart
6/9 8 1/2 hours
6/16 8 1/2 hours
6/30 8 hours
And the event I was there for the full 24 hours

Any guesses on the rest Jeremy? I know 8 to 10 stayed the whole 24 hours
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Ok...looking at the sign up of who was there on Friday and Saturday I am going to put a guess at hours at
350

and as of today
$9,078.28 direct
and
$449,625.40 indirect


Added to the Charity totals and sent to the Charity blog.

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Sorry I didn't read this earlier. The original post has 551 hours reported. This is from the event as well as hours prior to the event gathering donations & captain meetings.
That was the total at the time of posting. It doesn't count Barry's (or other members) fundraising hours since the event.

I plan to update this thread around Sept 1 after Relay 2013 is officially closed with final hours & $ direct/indirect

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BDA TK7503 wrote:Sorry I didn't read this earlier. The original post has 551 hours reported. This is from the event as well as hours prior to the event gathering donations & captain meetings.
That was the total at the time of posting. It doesn't count Barry's (or other members) fundraising hours since the event.

I plan to update this thread around Sept 1 after Relay 2013 is officially closed with final hours & $ direct/indirect

Jeremy
Copy that...
will revise my numbers...

and
thanks!

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BDA TK7503 wrote:Sorry I didn't read this earlier. The original post has 551 hours reported. This is from the event as well as hours prior to the event gathering donations & captain meetings.
That was the total at the time of posting. It doesn't count Barry's (or other members) fundraising hours since the event.

I plan to update this thread around Sept 1 after Relay 2013 is officially closed with final hours & $ direct/indirect

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Sweet! I was in panic mode, as I put in for a VAP grant, which if approved would give our team another $250. I wasn't sure if they closed the books on 2013 at the end of July. From what I hear, the Walton foundation has 90 days to approve an application, and they have been known to take a while to send out the check. [smilie=laserwb8.gif]
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Got the $250 grant from the Walton Foundation! New team total at $9,328.28!

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id ... id=1254207
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I just got another $70.00 today. Sending checks in tomorrow

I won't hit 1000.00 but I'm going to clear 700.00

When I hit 700 that will put us over 9400.
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