The World Tour concept was started in 2002 year because we had some free time on our hands that Spring. The idea is to participate in as many Great Strides-type CF events without vaporizing our checking account and overburdening donors. We did six events in 2002 without much of a strategy, but with ample planning time for 2003, we squeezed in nine events in 10 weekends between April 19 and June 21. The Tour de Tori in 2004 was smaller in scale with only 7 events, since event dates were consolidated compared to last year, and we just can't be in three places at once. We also managed to raise an impressive $9,189 for CF research!
While we don't actively seek donations outside of the Seattle walk, we encourage every Trooper to participate wherever they can, and we like to be there when they do. Members of the Troopers turned in their donations at these other events and we also turn in our post-Seattle stragglers. Plus, there's always great food at these events, so you can't go wrong!
The weekend of May 7-9 had no less than five events - The Tacoma Tennis Auction Ball, the Lynden Bike-a-thon, Kaylee's Car Wash, the Poulsbo Great Strides and the Yakima Great Strides. We chose Yakima in the hope of sunny weather. June 5th also had tough choices - Robert did the Freemont Pub Crawl, Carol and Tori did the Spokane Great Strides and the Olympia Great Strides was Trooper-free this year.
Other 2004 Washington Chapter CF Events
There are plenty of CF fundraisers throughout the year to keep everybody busy. We try to attend as many as we reasonably can, but there are always some we can't get to. Here's a list of 2004 events that you might be interested in, even if we're not there. As always, more information is available at the CFF office, 206-282-4770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tue-Thu Apr 27th-29th - Phi Delta Theta Poker Tournament, contact Brian at email@example.com
Saturday, May 1st - Jenny's Garden Extravaganza, Garden Furniture Sale, 3519 56th Street, Gig Harbor, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, May 1st - Contessa's Court Rummage Sale, 27405 Pioneer Way, Stanwood
Fri-Sat, May 7th-8th - Tacoma Tennis Auction Ball, Tacoma Sheraton Hotel (Fri) and Bally's Total Fitness (Sat)
Saturday, May 8th - Kaylee's Car Wash, King's Transmission
Saturday, May 8th - Lynden Bike-a-thon, Fairgrounds, 9:00am
Saturday, May 8th - Poulsbo Great Strides, Vinland Elementary, 10:00am
Saturday, May 8th - Yakima Great Strides, Sherman Park, 12:00pm
Friday, May 14th - CF Benefit Concert, Phantom Elementary School, Bellevue, 7:00pm
Sun-Thu, May 23rd-28th - Gamma Phi Beta Tennis Tournament
Sunday, May 23rd - Seattle Great Strides
Saturday, June 5th - Freemont Pub Crawl
Saturday, June 5th - Olympia Great Strides
Saturday, June 5th - Spokane Great Strides
Thursday, June 10th - Mariners Celebrity Golf Tournament, Golf Club at Newcastle
Saturday, June 26th - SPEEA Motorcycle Ride To Benefit CF, 8:00am, Tully's, 14481 Woodinville-Redmond Rd.
Saturday, August 28th - David Fanning Memorial Golf Tournament, Capitol City Golf Course, Lacey
Wednesday, September 29th - Party With A Purpose, Rock Bottom Brewery, Bellevue
Saturday, October 16th - Fun(d) Raiser for CF, Shelby Room Club, 2201 4th Ave.
Saturday, October 23rd - Bowl For Breath, Leilani Lanes, 10201 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle
Saturday, November 6th - Breath of Life Gala & Auction, Seattle Sheraton
Thursday, December 2nd - Stairclimb for CF, Washington Mutual Tower