Money Raised by "Team Forge" in 2014: $5501.72
Congratulations to Team Forge for a great showing at the Door County Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, May 3rd! With your help, the team exceeded its event fundraising goal, raising more than $5,200 for a new blacksmith forge at The Clearing!
This was no easy task, and there are many fine folks who deserve a big THANK YOU. First, thank you to fellow team members Sara Frizelle, Tammy Musiel and Melinda Schaufer. These ladies not only trained in one of the coldest winters ever, but they also collected donations and helped raise awareness for The Clearing's forge. Great job, team!
The Half Marathon and 5K would have seemed a lot longer without the efforts and noise of our enthusiastic cheerleading squad. Thank you to the following friends and family members who provided encouragement along the course: Don, Jenn, Cooper and Xavier Gaddes; Addison Richmond; Mary Ann, Anka and Jaxon Rinkleff; Mary Jane Rinkleff; Bruce Schaufer; Mike and Cindy Schneider; and Pat and Dick Dittmer. You guys were way loud, and we love you for it!
And finally, a big thank you to all of you out there who donated to Team Forge. YOU DID IT! You helped us meet AND beat our event fundraising goal of $5,000. I thank each and every one of you for your generosity and support. Our team had a great showing on Saturday because we knew all of you were supporting us!
I've posted event pictures on our Facebook page for all to enjoy. Take a look, and thanks again for your ongoing support of The Clearing. We appreciate all you do.
With warm wishes,
Member, Team Forge
p.s. Thank you to my wife, Mary Ann, for unselfishly making the schedule changes that allowed me the time to train and for the encouragement to do so!
p.p.s. If you were considering a donation to Team Forge but weren't able to make one before the weekend, there's still time ... our fundraising efforts for The Clearing's new blacksmith forge are ongoing. Visit our website for more information, or call us today at 877-854-3225.
p.p.p.s Interested in joining "Team Forge" next year? We'd love to have you running, walking or cheering by our side on May 2nd, 2015! Get on board by giving Erik a call at The Clearing.