On Friday August 8, 2014, the inaugural Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer event took place at Cool Sports, Home of the Icearium, in Farragut TN, with the invitation to join “Team Scott” on this worthy cause.
People of all ages came out to skate for a great cause. More than 100 people came out to pledge their support in the fight against cancer. Several families and their children hit the streets to raise pledges and donations for the event. There were three children and their families that were extremely successful and raised more than $1,000 each. One of which was a young 6th grader, Maggie Comer. She was determined in her efforts and raised a grand total of $4,000! Scott Hamilton commented on Maggie’s passion via email “Wow! So young to be a philanthropist! Creating opportunities that allow young people to know they can make a difference is wonderful.” Because of her achievement, she and her family will receive dinner and event show tickets to the 2014 Scott Hamilton and Friends Show on Ice, on Saturday December 6th at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum and the Knoxville Convention Center. She will also have the opportunity to meet and have a photograph with Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton at the event.
Provision CARES Foundation considered this event to be a big success! With the help of the community, we are extremely happy to have raised a grand total of $8,000! This event would not have been remotely possible or even successful without the help of Nadia Kogeler, the General Manger at Cool Sports, and Cool Sports and their employees for their help to raise awareness for this event. Cool Sports is a major sponsor in this event as well as the December 6 event and made a donation back to Provision CARES Foundation that evening. “This was a first annual event,” said Les Fout, Director of Provision CARES Foundation, “and we look forward to continuing and expanding this fun and successful night of fundraising.”
For more information about Provision CARES Foundation please visit www.provisioncares.org.
Nancy Howard is Vice President of Patient Services