Las Vegas, Nevada (PressExposure) June 04, 2007 -- Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 was a great day for the Children's Miracle Network and Las Vegas area golfers alike. RE/MAX teamed up with the non-profit organization to organize a charity golf outing at the Siena Golf Club with American Home Mortgage sponsoring the event. Over 130 golfers teed it up for the Children's Miracle Network, including Andiamo Coffee who provided coffee packs in the goodie bags each participant received at the beginning of the day.
The Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America. The hospitals affiliated with the group help 17 million kids with cancer, birth defects, pediatric AIDS, accident trauma, and every affliction imaginable. These non-profit hospitals are there 24/7 to provide state-of-the-art care, cutting-edge research and community outreach programs that benefit all children.
The golfing itself went off without a hitch, as 33 foursomes took the course in shotgun format where the winning team shot a 56 for the championship. There were contests for longest drive and closest to the pin for both men and women. RE/MAX volunteers staffed each "award hole" and all did a great job. It was at the lunch afterwards that things really got interesting as a number of companies and groups donated items for the raffle and silent auction - and valuable items at that! Complimentary rounds of golf, sets of golf clubs, drivers, event tickets, golf clothing, paintings, etc. all were part of the giveaways.
Andiamo Coffee's own Ron Costa won the chance to putt for a $2,500 prize. One putt, 60 feet away, but the pressure was too much as his putt went way off target left. Said Mr. Costa:
"Charities and coffee fundraisers have always been a central focus to the foundation of our company. Besides donating the coffee packs for the event, we wanted to do something more for the Children's Miracle Network, so from now until August, Andiamo Coffee will donate 15% of all online coffee orders over $20 to the Children's Miracle Network using coupon code "CMN" at checkout. We also invite any other charities and non-profits to inquire about our coffee fundraising services as well."
Visit the Andiamo Coffee website to learn more about coffee fundraising: [http://www.andiamocoffee.com/andiamocoffee/fundraising.htm]
Kudos goes out to Tim Kuptz, Gwen Chyz, Darren Spiece, and Linda Hentges-Nymon for their tireless organization of the days events as well as Bradley Lake, the Children's Miracle Network Director for his onsite assistance, and of course to RE/MAX and American Home Mortgage for title-sponsoring the event.
Golf in the morning, Andiamo Coffee Columbian Supremo to take home. Can it get any better than that?