BENEFITING: ANGELS OF AMERICAS FALLEN
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2017
So what's my story? If you know anything about me, you know that Chick-fil-A has played a huge part in my life. My brother worked there. I worked there. My wife worked there. I volunteered during the summer as a ride leader in the fitness cycling club. And every year that there's been a Skate-a-thon, I'm there! So to take part for an 8th straight year, I never gave it a second thought!
I love Chick-fil-A, and I love helping with this fundraiser! Help me out this year and you won't regret it. This is an activity that I look forward to helping with every year and I seem to be blessed far beyond what I try to do myself. Hearing the stories that come out of this event are something everyone should experience.
To set a personal goal is just a number. The real goal is to raise as much as we can for this amazing group - hearing stories first-hand make the whole event (even in the middle of the freezing cold!) worth it! I'll set the bar at $1,000, but I hope to see it take off higher this year! I'll match the first $200 that gets donated to help cover the gap!
The charity again this year is Angels of America's Fallen, providing healthy activities for children of our fallen so they can pursue a passion of their choice with a coach or instructor who can mentor them. When AOAFallen provides the activities to the children, they commit to sticking with them from the time they sign up all the way until they are 18 years old.
Because the children's parent volunteered to serve, and gave all while doing so, they deserve support throughout the entire time they are growing up without them. You can have a very positive impact on the life of a child whose sacrifice without their parent is ongoing. Children of our fallen military and first responders have to grow up without their biggest mentor during their crucial developmental years. Funds raised from the Chick-fil-A First 100 Skate-A-Thon will help provide them healthy activities and mentoring as they grow into adults.
I'm working on developing an incentive for those who help out. In years past, I've done keychains, fidgets, etc, but those who donate year after year don't want all these things again! So give me some ideas! How can I thank you for helping support this amazing group?