Stoke Out Fundraiser a Success!

Hi all,

I want to thank everyone who placed a bid on one of our Flesk fundraiser auctions on Ebay over this last week that benefits Stoke Out Santa Cruz!

After the Ebay fees and the shipping costs to mail the books to the winners, there is over $4,000.00 going directly toward shoes, sweatshirts and food for kids in need in the Santa Cruz area. (I’ll know the exact number next week once I run the final report.) This is amazing!

I also want to thank the generosity of the artists who provided books with original drawings to go toward this cause. Thank you Gary Gianni, Mark Schultz, William Stout, Sho Murase, Jeffrey Alan Love, Jim Silke, Bill Carman, Frank Cho, Gerald Brom, Daren Bader, Terryl Whitlatch, Terry Dodson and Craig Elliott! You have my eternal gratitude.

I want to especially thank Danny Bennett, Jackie Gollbach and Joe Gruber at Santa Cruz Hope for organizing and running this charity event. These three and everyone volunteering at SCH are terrific people! I’m humbled to have the opportunity to contribute in a small role with their mission of doing for others.

Tomorrow is the big day! This is when the items will be given to the kids and families. I’ll be at the church all day volunteering and taking pictures. I’m like a kid the night before Christmas right now.

Thank you everyone!

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