It has been a long day. Started at 5 am and ended after the sun went down. A long day. An incredible day! I want to thank all of you who contributed or came to our Spaghetti Luncheon and Auction today. With your help we raised $4400.00 to help take our kids to Colorado for their Spring Break Ski Trip. The kids know that our trip is a community effort. The cost of going skiing during Spring Break is far too expensive for most of them to go, but because of very generous folks like you they will have an opportunity to make memories they will never forget.
After all of you had left the gym today I called all of the adults and kids together and told them the total of the amount raised for our ski trip. I also reminded them of how gracious God, and others have been in helping us. One such individual is Reggie Smith who plays football for the San Francisco 49er’s. Reggie not only donated his jersey to be auctioned off, but he also talked to Curtis Lofton of the Atlanta Falcons and Tommy Harris of the Chicago Bears and they donated their jerseys. I asked the kids, “How many of you know Reggie Smith?” (None of the kids know Reggie personally.) I said, “Isn’t that amazing! You don’t even know Reggie and yet he believes so much in what we are doing that he wanted to help us raise money so that you could go skiing.” There are many others, like Reggie, who have helped us during the past year and we want to say, “Thank you!” Thank you Wes Welker, of the New England Patriots. Thank you Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. Thank you Sam Bradford, the Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Oklahoma. Thank you Tracey Rodriguez for the beautiful cross you donated for the auction. Thank you to the person who donated the autographed football signed by three of the Heisman Trophy winners from OU. Thank you Rick Dunning for taking a special interest in our kids and helping us with our project. Along with these folks we want to thank everyone who has helped in any way. It is going to be a great Spring Break for 50 folks from BCC as we hit the mountain and make memories that will last a lifetime.