SameFight.org Benefit Concert
The evening was warm and so were our spirits. On Saturday night, August 25th, the first Annual SameFight.org benefit concert was held at Turman's Sports Complex in Willis, Virginia. Original plans were for the concert to be the final event of a day of softball, but the tournament was postponed. We've learned that there were several major factors for the lack of teams willing to play in our tournament. First, there were two other sanctioned tournaments the same day and secondly, the Nascar race in Bristol. (Even my own husband, who loves to play, went to the race! Can't say as I blame him though.)
Our crowd was small, but the fun was huge. We raised more than $500. Special thanks to Statement and Tara Hall for donating their time to our cause. The hotdogs, drinks and ice were donated by Roger Hollandsworth of Floyd Express. We can always count on Rodger Dodger, as Chance called him. Wonderful homemade chili and sweets were donated by Shirley Phillips. Dollar General donated bottled water and paper products. The Miller's, (Tracey and Nathan) donated ice and Nathan was our chef. He brought his grill and cooked the hotdogs. Jason and Carrie Dalton donated chips. Jason even updated the sign on Rt. 221 for us as well. I made chili and provided the slaw and condiments. I'd like to say my chili was half as good as Shirley's, but whew, what a whopper that would be. I did receive a copy of Shirley's recipe book, which includes her recipe for chili. I'll be ready next time.
For those of you that didn't make it to the concert, we will have a table at the Topeco Fall Bazaar on Saturday, September 1st from 7am - 2pm. Please stop by for lunch and to buy from our yard sale table. As always, your donations will benefit SameFight.org.
Thank you and GOD bless.