Saturday, September 3, 2011

For the Love of Andrea...Bocce Benefit at NYTEX

Donations needed for fundraiser/tournament on Sunday 9/25

Brahmas fans - The Sophia Susan Laurila Memorial Fund is sponsoring a Bocce Tournament and Fundraiser to raise money for the Vellinga Family. The tournament will be held at NYTEX on Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 pm.

Obviously, players/teams are needed (I'm sure your level of experience is irrelevant), so be sure to sign up for the event. You can go to my post on the Texas Brahmas Forum here to discuss and form teams. Need more information on Bocce? Click here and here. Entry fees will be donated to the Vellinga's.

In addition, money will be raised via donations, silent auctions and raffles of Craig Minard, Tim Laurila and Darryl McArthur jerseys (former teammates of Mike Vellinga). Also available will be Mike’s skates from his championship game with the Brahmas, as well as a hockey jersey that has been made with Jay Fletcher’s permission with his signature “For the Love of Andrea” design on the front and “Vellinga #24″ on the back.

In addition to these and hockey related items, the organizers have had a multitude of other donations that will be raffled off at the tournament as well.

I'm sure that Elli and Tanya can use some help and definitely can use some additional items to be auctioned or raffled. Be sure and contact them if you can provide any help or items, or if you have any questions.

What: Bocce Tournament and Fundraiser
When: Sunday, September 25, 2011 *1:00 Start time; check-in begins at noon
Where: NYTEX Sports Centre, 8851 Icehouse Drive, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180
Website: Click here

Contact Info: Elli Laurila @ 612-418-4690 or Tonya Minard @ 318-780-5006

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