Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Winning Blog Contest Entry #3

Here is the third winning entry from our Blog contest.

“Celebrity Night at Sanders!” Community Violence Intervention Center (Grand Forks, ND)

The most effortless and most fun fundraiser is our “Celebrity Night at Sanders”! This fundraiser is an annual event where local “celebrities” wait tables at a popular restaurant and compete for tips to raise funds for the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC).

The “celebrities” do all kinds of silly things to win over their guests for big tips - handstands, joke telling, singing, hula-hooping, balancing acts and more! We also have a silent and live auction to raise even more funds for our mission. This event is so popular with our community that if you don’t call immediately upon receiving your invitation, the event is full and you are placed on a waiting list! This event practically runs itself (with a little planning on our end), with the “celebrities doing most of the work. This year we raised over $20,000 in just a few short hours ($10,000 in tips alone).

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