Note: I received
this email from Jeff Posthumus an hour ago
and want to get this out ASAP. Please forward to family and friends
as you feel appropriate.
There are a ton of State Warmup and State tournaments in the
next few weeks along with Houston Holiday Warmup Tournaments.
donations and money raised by a few 50/50 drawings we can make this
happen. Let's make this our shuffleboard holiday project! I will post
this to the Newsletter
section for reference.
Dear Shuffleboard Community:
I am raising funds for a little girl in Michigan who lost her home
to a fire about three weeks ago.
The story I will make brief. I am from Michigan, but now live
in LA. I went to Michigan with my daughter in July. Collen,
my daughter, met Dawndria while vactioning there. They got along
extremely well. Since returning to California, they have
constantly kept in touch. The problem is that Dawndria is from a
very poor family. Having nothing to start and then losing what
little they have is very hard. I am not one to get too involved
with any others problems, but I feel very strongly about what has
happened that I am asking anyone who can possibly help to please donate
whatever they can to help this girl and her family. Her mother is
a single mother. Losing the mobile home they lived in pushed them
into a motel that the Red Cross is helping with. I am sure anyone
who knows of the practice of the Red Cross that this money will not last
My goal is to raise $5000.00 for this family. Of this, I
intend to give $1000.00 to Dawndria for a shopping spree to get new
clothes and school supplies as well as some toys and personal
items. I also wish to set up an account for her that she can
access when she is 18. Perhaps another $1000.00. The
remainder I want to give to the family direct to help them get on their
I am asking all money be sent to me as soon as possible as I wish
to get this to the family before Christmas. I am also asking
anyone that is conducting a tournament during Thanksgiving consider a
50/50 drawing to help with this cause.
In exchange for helping, we will all know we can make a
difference. This is a grass roots effort. The only
involvement of any government agency is the Shelby Michigan Fire
Department that is going to have two of their officers take Dawndria
shopping when I am able to get everything together. They are
wonderful people with very big hearts.
I will be matching donations from myself up to the first $1000.00
Please, if you can donate, forward any donations:
5532 Fernhill Cr., Apt A
Huntington Beach, CA.
Thank you all in advance, and may God bless you all,