Wii Olympics - SK Foundation Fundraising Event

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 
As some of you may know, I am the president of my local alumnae chapter for my national sorority.  My alumnae chapter was the place I found many great friends when I first moved to Indy, and I'm ecstatic that these relationships continue to grow every year.  From our wine tastings to our dinners out, we always have a good time at one of our many planned events.  On a quarterly basis, we hold some sort of fund raising or philanthropic event, and this Saturday was one of my favorites - the Wii Olympics!

All proceeds benefited the SK Foundation, a leading supporter of Alzheimer's Research

This was the first time we hosted this event, and we had some great support not only from our chapter, but friends and local vendors as well.  We held the event at Fox & the Hound, at their Carmel location.  The staff was phenomenal, as they assisted from setting up the Wii's with the best presentation possible, serving delicious food (have you had their new chicken tenders lately?! mmm...) and providing great service (thank you to our server Shannon!!!)  Brenna, the event coordinator for F&H, made the whole planning process as smooth as possible.  AND they donated the grand prize...4 happy hour certificates, valued around $400 total!  Thank you F&H!  If you have any upcoming events and are looking for a great venue, check out F&H.  They'll take good care of you. 

Another shout out to Karen at Holy Cow Cupcakes!  She donated these beautiful cuppies for our one of our prize packages.  If you have never been to HCC, I encourage you to do so!  She's got a variety of cuppies (my fave is the cookie dough) to indulge in, but get there early as they sell fast!  She's a local vendor who participates in the Carmel Farmer's Market, so stop by and say hi once the market's open too.  Until then, you can find her on N. Rangeline.  Just look for the cow in the window! 

Thanks Karen, they were SO well received!

We also had representatives from the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indianapolis.  SK Foundation is one of the leading supporters, and half of our proceeds will be given to the Alzheimer's Association.  I had some friends come and promote one of their events, QUASH, which is in June this year (think Amazing Race, but for Indianapolis-so much fun! But that is another blog at another time...)  They also donated a prize package - thanks to JK for her help in getting everything together!

Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt (QUASH)

Everyone registered for a low fee and snacked and drank while participating in the three events: bowling, baseball, and golf.  There was even a hole in one during the golf match, and the room erupted in cheers!  Here are some photos to recap:


And after all the playing, eating and drinking, we had our champions, my dear friends JR & MR!  Congrats you two, looking forward to sharing in the grand prize!

All the champions

A big shout out to LDM, our fundraising/philanthropy chair, for all of the hard work she did to make this event a success!  She's such a trouper, ready to have a beautiful baby boy, and I couldn't be more happy for her!  Her work and dedication to our chapter is outstanding - thank you LDM!  And of course, thank you to all the alumnae chapter members who arrived early to set up, assisted with set up, "ran" the games, and of course, participated in the games!

 Just a few of us

Thank you to all who came out for the event!  We had more than 30 people show up and raised just under $300.  We are looking forward to making it even more successful next year, so stayed tuned!