My big fundraiser for the year was the Hoops Against Cancer 3 on 3 basketball tournament on April 24. This was the 2nd year running the tourney. I tried to improve it over last year, and I think we did so in many ways. We had 18 teams this year over the five we had in year one. The biggest change that was made is that I was able to find some excellent helpers. Ricky Woods, Chad Turner, and Brandan Turner joined me to form a "committee" to run the tourney.
Ricky got on to local radio station Froggy 98 to promote the tourney and get some free publicity. At one point, the radio personalities were going to have a team, but their plans fell through. Ricky also secured many donations including a football signed by over 30 Huskers. We're actually going to auction that off this Saturday at our Spring Fling party. Ricky also had a team in the tourney.
Chad also secured many donations from local businesses. He has a lot of contacts through his CD Warehouse store. The highlight of his contribution might have been securing four rounds of free golf with two carts at Hill Crest Country Club ($260 value). Chad also helped officiate at the tourney.
We wound up raising over $1,300 this year. We were very pleased. The day went smoothly. We had three divisions this year including five teams in a women's division. Everyone seemed to have a great time. And we were able to raise good money for a great cause.