Quakes Booster Club Raises $1,300 for Cedar Rapids Flood Relief

The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Booster Club raised $1,300 last night for Cedar Rapids disaster relief. Below is an e-mail from club president Sammi Griffiths.

Wow Boosters!

We had a fantastic turnout for our special auction tonight to raise money for the Cedar Rapids Red Cross Flood Relief effort. As you all know, Cedar Rapids is the home of our low Single-A affiliate the Kernels, and many of our current Quakes players have come through there in the last few years. This means there are Boosters, Host families, employees and fans of our players who have suffered as a result of the terrible floods in Iowa.

Tonight we raised $1300 that will be sent to the flood relief in Cedar Rapids…….and many thanks need to go out to all of you who participated.

To the Quakes management, Gerry, Matt Blank, Kyle and Rachel for allowing us to put on this auction, providing tables, making announcements, and assisting with the credit card payments – We are very grateful for your support.

To Mark Cova, Joe Marcotte, Sandy Wakefield, Leslie Bergman, and MoTown for planning, setting up & getting autographs from the current team members.

To Joe for printing the fliers, and Cheryl Perdew and John Brown for helping Joe pass them out.

To JD Elmquist for donating the single biggest money-maker – the Brooks Robinson bat, and also the O’Day, Larkin & Jones baseballs (total of $280 sold).

To Leslie Bergman for donating baseballs, bats, and mini-helmets (total of $265 sold).

To Mike Huffstatler for donating several great player photos and having them autographed and framed. 4 of them sold totalling $220.

To Sandy Wakefield for donating 2 special bats (total of $200).

To Cheryl Perdew for donating 2 of her Weaver photos (total of $135).

To Mark Cova for the Troy Percival ball ($70) & the donation bucket.

To Geena Cova for the way cool poster showing the flood damage and helping to draw attention to our auction tables.

To Cheryl, Diane Young, Mark and Leslie for manning the table.

And to all who came down and bid on items or donated cash to this great cause – thank-you so very much.

We will be sending the proceeds to the Kernels next week, and we know that your generosity will help many.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend, Sammi

Click Here for information about the Kernels Foundation Flood Relief fund.

Click Here for information about the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund.

Both need your money NOW to help the people of Cedar Rapids. I’ve sent $100 to each fund. Top that if you dare.


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