Friday, August 10, 2012

Successful Summer Fund Raising.... 2012

Why are we always surprised when we arrive at this place?  Summer is winding down and I can feel it like never before.   Although there are still technically three full weeks left in August... why can I never fully enjoy them?   Because it is human nature to think ahead to what is coming and that usually means back to a routine we may not enjoy as much as what summer offers us.

This year will be especially different as my first of four children heads off to college.  There is an added element of change in the household knowing that there will be change.  There is that word again!  My son Alex will begin his freshman year at Michigan State University and that has got to be exciting for him.   He is starting from a much stronger position than I could have hoped for coming out of high school.  A scholar athlete with good work ethic has created a good foundation to build with.  My only question to him is does he have an opening in the dorm room for me... perhaps I can go back and work on that Masters degree?

Although summer months typically run at  a slower pace for us at (and that is a good thing...) we did run a successful campaign for the Salvation Army Echo Grove Camp. The send a kid to camp campaign provided resources to help fund scholarships for children that likely would not have otherwise been able to go to summer camp.  Here is the web address for the Echo Grove Salvation Army Camp... and I think they have a link if you are so inclined to want to make a contribution. 

We partnered with the Oxford Chamber of Commerce (Oxford, Michigan) and together were able to make these scholarships a reality.  The Chamber held their annual golf outing which was held at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club and raised funds for the Salvation Army Camp through some fun and exciting side games.  My Insurance Agency fielded a team and participated in the hole sponsorship's for the event.  We enjoyed the day and had a few highlights like a hole in one at the putting contents by my dad... the original Don Sherman.  We also participated in the red kettle collection to get a pro to take a tee shot for the team. The idea is that us mere mortals would never have a chance to stick a tee shot on the green on a "reachable" dog leg left and over the water hazard shot.  Sure enough our donation led to a great shot placed 5 feet from the pin which we finished off for an eagle!

All in all it was a great day with Team Sherman and we helped raise money for a great cause.... sending kids to camp!

I guess you can say the picture below says it all... Can you make a funny face for the camera?
 "Happy Campers" for sure!