Friday, June 27, 2008
Pete Takeda Fundraiser raises $400 for Liberia scholarship program
Pete Takeda shows off a SkirtSport dress that was raffled off.
We made just about $400 at the fundraiser last night, which included about 25 or so people. Though it was less than we hoped because there was a breast cancer fundraiser that same night, the intimate setting provided our presenter, alpinist and author Pete Takeda, with the opportunity to really interact with the audience. He was engaging and funny, and people laughed for the duration of his one-hour show. It was interesting to both hear about the spy satellites the U.S. and Indian governments placed on Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi, and also the stories he recalled about his own journey up Nanda Kot. Also, all participants ended up with raffle prizes, which was pretty exciting. I wouldn't say this was my most successful fundraiser, but it was probably one of the more enjoyable ones (after I quit moping after finding out about the other fundraiser).
Lizzy raffles off items donated by generous local and outdoor industry businesses (see list below)
I'd like to thank the following folks for making this happen:
Lorraine and Buff at the Hangar Restaurant kindly hosted the event, donating their time and energy as well as beer and their very nice space. Pete Takeda for doing the show, Justin Faye for providing the wonderful music, and Dick Orleans for proving the sound system, the wonderful GEI board members Elizabeth O'Neill and Justin Voorhees, and volunteers Audra Ord and Douglas Snively.
I'd also like to thank: Redwood Creek Winery, Oskar Blues Brewery, SkirtSports, Glassworks of Estes Park, Marmot, the Stanley Hotel, the Meadow Mountain Cafe, Evolv Shoes, Clif Bar, Jet Boil, Black Diamond, Climbing Magazine, Wigwam Socks, Majka Burhardt, Keith the massage therapist in Boulder, artist Renan Ozturk, artist Emilie Lee, Kate Rutherford, and the Estes Park News and the Lyons Recorder for publicizing the event.