Over 4 hectic weeks in late 2009 our extended Brisbane family planned, prepared and delivered 3 separate and fantastic fund raising events. Stacy's Starlight mates organised a themed trivia night which you can read about in the following blog post.
Starlight - http://stacyneild.blogspot.com/2009/11/what-weekend.html
Stacy's 21 year old adopted little sister Liela put on a fun run in the Roma St parklands that was enjoyed by around 200 people. There is a reflection in the link below.
Fun Run and Big Sky 9s - http://stacyneild.blogspot.com/2009/11/guest-bloggermike.html
Kicking it all off on the last weekend in October last year our Frisbee friends, Mat, Sandra, Gen and Tony coordinated Big Sky 9s, a single day frisbee tournament including roughly 150 frisbee players.
It was a spectacular month of community support. Stacy and I felt so loved at the time, and continue to feel loved now. The money raised allowed us to take our recent big trip over to the States to visit Stacy's family and the spend 8 weeks receiving treatment in Reno. We also went on a couple of cheeky trips and upgraded the 6 year old $150 second hand TV we owned. Excellent.
It is one year later now and the Frisbee community is coming together again to celebrate and support Stacy in her battle. Big Sky 10 will be run on October 30th this year. There are already over 100 Frisbee players registered on 12 teams with more to register in the mext few weeks. The Gap Soccer club grounds are getting plenty of rain which will hopefully cooperate and not rain on Saturday the 30th.
I recommend heading over to the Big Sky blog to check out all the info and it's worth scrolling down a bit to see a few photos from last year.
All our non frisbee friends are invited to come on the day and enjoy the action, there will also be a social function later in the evening at the club house next to the fields which everyone is welcome to attend.
While the heavy planning and organising is being done by the Gen, Sandra, Mat and Tony, 3 of these folks are playing in the tournament on the Stacy's All Stars team. Consequently there are some administrative tasks that will need to be completed on the day that Gen could use a hand with.
This is a call for our mates who wont be playing on the day to contribute if they would like. I understand the kind of things that could be helped with are raffle type stuff (in the lead up as well as on the day), collecting team fees and registration on the morning of the tournament, other general admin gear - i'm really to sure. Gen however is sure and would, i'm sure, appreciate some help.
If you would like to get involved the send Gen an email or give her a call on firstname.lastname@example.org, 0401 889 453
Stacy and I are getting really excited for Big Sky 10s (maybe me a little more than Stace) and we hope to see many of you on the day to enjoy the action and support Stacy's All Stars in our bid to defend the title.