|Ump-Attire.com staff welcomes Amanda Caffe from Louisville's Susan G. Komen affiliate. From left: Sherry Spalding, Emily Crabtree, Amanda Caffe, Jim Kirk, Anessa Arehart, Amanda Tricase, Jeanne Nelson.|
To celebrate the campaign's success, we invited Amanda Caffe from the Louisville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to join us for lunch at the office, where we presented her with a final check totaling $6,420 in funds raised, collected through the sale of over 1,000 pink umpire shirts and 1,500 pink whistles!
After touring the warehouse and enjoying a catered lunch, Ms. Caffe explained to staff how the money our customers helped us raise goes for research and to help women in the community who are in need of life-saving screenings, treatment options and extended care.
|Jim presents Ms. Caffe with a check to Komen for the Cure.|
With your help, we exceeded our original fundraising goal of $5,000 and raised significant awareness within the officiating community.
I am personally grateful to all our staff. Most notable include Anessa and Jeanne who spearheaded that we do a campaign involving the sale of pink items, Sherry who organized the joint effort between us and Komen and served as liason, Amanda who provided her magic touch to all of the campaign's literature and Facebook efforts and to those umpires and officials who provided input into our campaigns from help designing the logo to the shirt and more (you know who you are). It was a superb team effort all the way around.