Lastly, as another way to help with race preparations, we are still in need of bottled water. If you'd like to donate a case or two, I am collecting them now and you can drop off any water you'd like to donate to my house. The water will of course be used for post-race refreshments for all our runners and walkers.
As if planning the race weren't enough, we have a few other things going on. Tonight we will be participating in "The Best of Lorain County." We have been selected as a finalist in the Best Charitable Race category by readers of pulse, Lorain County's Magazine. If you live in the area and don't have plans tonight, consider coming out to the voting and expo which will be held at the Spitzer Conference Center in Elyria, Thursday June 3, 6-9pm. We are honored to be chosen and are proud that the community recognizes our race as one of the "best." We were a finalist in "The Best of the West" in April, and for the second year in a row, we won! Thank you to those of you who voted for us.
In our last newsletter we mentioned the Dash and Dine contest by Uglu and how they are giving us a $1000 donation as part of a design contest they are doing. You can help by going to their website and voting for the designer of your choice. While you are there, you can also enter for a chance to win $1000 for yourself. Here is the website. http://my.diyideas.com/app/voting/index.jsp?id=/templatedata/diyideas/voting/data/1271865042710.xml&ordersrc=rddiy0020 You can vote daily. Please take a minute to vote for your favorite!
Also, there is a frozen yogurt place in Westlake called "Spoon Me." It opened May 15, and as part of their program to give back to charities, this location has offered to donate all of the their tips through out the month of June to Smiles For Sophie Forever. We thank the team at Spoon Me for thinking of us, and we encourage you to visit them for a taste of their fare, and while you are there, don't forget to leave a tip! If you become a fan of Spoon Me on Facebook, you can print a coupon for a buy one get one free. Bon appetit!
On Monday June 28, we will have our 4th Annual Smiles For Sophie Forever Golf outing in Grand Blanc, MI. If you would like to attend, please contact Bob or Brett Quayle or simply download the registration form which can be found under the events tab on our website. We are looking for raffle and silent auction items for this event too. If you have any Michigan connections you would like to share, we welcome them with open arms. Just call Bob or Brett at 810-238-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, I thank you for caring enough to take the time to read this and even more to those of you who take action after reading it. You'll never know how much your support means to me.