Our team has shifted its focus from sitting in our weekly meetings and planning our event to really get involved and getting things done. We’ve spent a lot of hours in the car driving between Warwick, East Providence and Cranston utilizing connections we’ve made. Being that none of us are from this area this initially seemed like to would be difficult, but if you read the previous posts, to our surprise we have found a lot of success!
Besides the list of sponsors from last week we are happy to announce a few more to our list!
Salon Valente donated $25 gift card to our raffle.
Hooters donated 4 t-shirts, 4 coupons, 4 playing cards to our raffle
Character’s Café donated $20 gift card to our raffle
Cameo Cakes donated $25 gift card to our raffle
True Sent Candles donated a basket of candles to our raffle
Picasso’s Pizza Pub donated $50 gift card as well as a lane. They put up our table tents!
Faray Nails donated $20 donation
Larry’s Liquors donated a wine basket to our raffle.
Meadow Brook Lanes donated fountain soda and their facility as well
LDC donated $100 for sponsorship and possibly some jewelry
These are the places that we went to and immediately sponsored! There were many others that we went to that said they would give the proposal to their manager and get back to us! We are planning on returning to each of these places within the next week.
As Pat mentioned in the previous post, we met with Chris to get more flyers and deliver our donated items to his place. We were very excited to give him the fruits of our labor and get his feedback. He said we were doing a great job and he was impressed. As we were all sitting in the room feeling proud of ourselves for getting out there and securing all these sponsorships to my surprise Chris then told us we needed to double our efforts. His attitude reminded me of Tom. Never settle. Chris said over the next week we are going to have to meet many more times as well as doubling the results of sponsorship. I think his mindset comes from doing this before and understanding what’s involved with putting on an event of this magnitude. He knows just how to motivate us and always keeps our egos in balance by never letting us settle for anything. That’s not to say we don’t know how to motivate ourselves, Chris just knows how to play devils advocate by always finding a way to give us more motivation to better ourselves. So we are set up to “double down” our efforts and get way more sponsors. We always seem to find a new level of motivation after meeting with Chris.
I think for our team this is a really important step in the process because getting raffle items is really the only variable left in this process. Next week, our mindset will shift from getting sponsorship and raffle items to setting up logistics of how this event will be happening on that day. Who will be delivering the sponsor board and when? When will Sofia’s deliver the food and set up? How will the balloons be getting there and who will be there to receive them? There are so many of these types of questions that still needs to be worked out. All of our items are being donated and our expenses for this event are still $0!! That being said, it’s our reasonability to make sure all the donated items make their way to the bowling alley by April 27. All of these sorts of questions still need to be worked out and this is where we are headed next week after we secure our sponsorships.
We are also planning on doubling the amount of advertising we have been doing. We are printing hundreds of flyers and getting to local schools to get the word out there even more!
Getting more and more flyers and table tents!
Getting our flyers on as many surfaces as possible! Keep going and never stop until you can’t walk anymore!