Today marks the end of the official first full week of the campaign.  In honor of this, I’ve decided that the end of every week will be dubbed “BriefFRIDAY.”  Not only will the content be brief (whatever that looks like), but it will provide a weekly update and a status update on the campaign as a whole.

So here goes.  The week was extremely productive (Read: it flew by, I have no idea where it went, copious amounts of coffee was consumed, but a lot got done).  We secured the venue for our last fundraiser and finalized all the details.  Custom auction items were completed.  Additional auction items were secured.  Pictures were taken, videos were shot, and interviews were conducted.  And as usual, emails were sent, phone calls were made, and shameless “Hey, did you happen to check on?” or “Think you’ll be able to donate?” questions were asked.

Finally, my jury is still out on whether or not to disclose the current team total on our way to $100,000.  None of the six teams has any idea how much the others’ have raised.  It’s all very secretive and our campaign manager, Jen, has such a poker face I often wonder if we should just have a Texas hold’em tourney here in Fort Wayne and call it good.  She could clear more than the campaign goal all on her own with that face.

Between the six teams I can tell you we’ve collectively raised…$14,560 in our first week. 

This money will make a difference.  It’s not just a number on paper or a screen.  It matters.  THANK YOU to all of you who have donated thus far.  You have been incredibly generous and I appreciate it greatly!  There’d be no way to do this without your support.

Next update in a week.  For now let’s just say I’m feeling very Smokey and the Bandit-ish – We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there…

63 Days.