|My co-coach, Megan and one of the girls|
|Lots of interested buyers!|
|Making posters to try and lure cars in from the road|
During several of our practices we had some time to talk and present about various ideas, vote, plan and delegate responsibilities. Everything went surprisingly well throughout the whole process and I was impressed with how seriously everyone took their responsibility. I also continued to be surprised about how excited the girls were about doing everything themselves. Some original ideas were: dog walking, bake sale, making cards for hospitals/retirement homes, making thank-you bags for teachers and a drink sale. The ultimate idea decided upon was a bake sale to be held during practice time after school.
Megan (my co-coach) and I were pretty nervous for this event since we didn't know what to expect. Would the girls remember their baked goodies? Would anyone come? Would it be hard for 17 eight-year-olds to stay engaged in a bake sale for two hours? Turns out our fears were unfounded and the bake sale was a huge success (due largely in part to a neighboring student baseball game with a hungry and bored audience). Everyone sold out and we made a total of $253.27! The girls have decided to donate the money to the local Humane Society and a representative is coming to receive the money during our last practice - how cool is that?
Come on out this Friday (May 29) to run, volunteer or cheer for our big GOTR 5 k event at Grand Valley State University - it's going to be fun!