Thursday, February 11, 2010

An Out Pouring Of Love For The Hope House

Even in times when it's been reported to be tough times, people surprise and amaze you. I know as of late, my little part of Texas has been getting a great deal of bad press. I just wanted to share with all of you an email I received from my very good friend, Jesse. It's an update about the upcoming tournament in March:

Family & Friends;

I am coordinating a Benefit Racquetball Tournament hosted here in Wink by the Wink-Loving ISD.

The Tournament will Benefit Gifts of Hope, Inc. "Assisting Cancer Patients' Needs". This is a local organization based right here in the Permian Basin. They provide lodging and various other services to patients who require treatment either at the Allison Cancer Center in Midland, TX or the West Texas Cancer Center in Odessa, TX.

Plans are well underway and the word is out! The following is a list of things that will be happening for the days events:

Date: Saturday, 13 March 2010
Registration Fee: $50.00 Per Player
Registration deadline: 03 March 2010
Place: Frank R. Barton Physical Fitness Center, Wink, TX
Event: Double Elimination, Singles Tournament
Prizes: Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places. All participants will receive a tournament T-Shirt.

The Moya family (Mary Ann) will be selling breakfast burritos; and, coordinating a bake-sale.

The Wink Volunteer Fire Department will be selling Hamburger and Hotdog plates.

Water, and Gatorade have been donated to sell, along with a variety of other items.

Cancer awareness wristbands will be available for purchase at $2.00 each. They are lavender in color with the saying: "Faith-Hope-Love-Courage-Strength".

We will have a Pepsi wagon for soda sales.

There is a Raffle underway at $2.00 per ticket or 3 for $5.00. The items for raffle are as follows:
2 - Blue folding canvas lawn chairs; donated by Jesse R. Moya, Wink, TX
4 - Pink folding canvas lawn chairs; donated by Jesse R. Moya, Wink, TX
2 - Portable ice chests/shoulder strap; donated by Jesse R. Moya, Wink, TX
1 - 3 Gallon water jug; donated by MG Sales & Service, Kermit, TX
1 - 5 Gallon water jug; donated by MG Sales & Service, Kermit, TX
1 - First Aid Kit; donated by MG Sales & Service, Kermit, TX
1 - Oil Change $45.00 or Less; donated by Gasoline Alley, Kermit, TX
1 - $25.00 Gift Certificate; donated by Mary's Flowers, Kermit, TX
1 - Dinner for 3 ($19.99) Pizza Hut; donated by Johnny Ramos, Kermit, TX

The following organizations have committed to donations for the event:
Wink-Loving ISD; John Benham/Deanna Titsworth; Wink, TX
Robertson's Grocery; Tamara & Kelby Robertson, Wink, TX
Liberty Pump; Robert Solis, Wink, TX
Southwest Bank; Barbara Dudley, Wink, TX
J&M Backhoe; Martin & Stacie Garcia, Wink, TX
MG Sales & Service; Mike & Pam Glander, Kermit, TX
Lowes Grocery Store; Kermit, TX
Wink Volunteer Fire Department; Robbie Wolfe, Wink, TX
Kinder-Morgan, Wink, TX
KERC 93.7FM; Janette Towne, Kermit, TX

The following individuals have donated their time for various activities for the days events:
Mary Ann Lopez
Joely Mohler
Cristi Romine
Lexi Romine
Robbie Wolfe
Deanna Titsworth
Debra Drinkard
Shelly Mayberry
Daniela Rivas
Araceli Valles

If you would like to make a contribution to the bake-sale, please let me know. We would appreciate any and all baked goods.

If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please make checks or money orders payable to: Gifts of Hope, Inc.

The fitness center will be open for public use from Noon to 4pm the day of the tournament. Please come out and join us! Bring your swim suit and have a great time, and support Gifts of Hope, Inc.

We want the community to be involved! We would like everyone to make a poster for the day of the tournament. These posters should be the size of a regular poster board. They should contain cancer awareness information. If you have been touched by cancer in your life, through family, friend, co-worker, etc., please make the poster in memory of that person or if they are a survivor, please make the poster dedicated to that person. You can use the ribbon and color designated for their type of cancer, or you can make a generic poster for all cancer awareness. The posters will be hung on the walls of the fitness center the day of the tournament. This will help us raise awareness in the community. You can make one poster or many posters. The more posters we have, the better we will be able to raise awareness.

I hope to hear form all of you and would love to see as many of you there as possible! Lets make this day a tremendous success and support Gifts of Hope, Inc. in their mission!

Love to you all;

Jesse R. Moya
PO Box 124
404 SE Thirds Street
Wink, TX 79789

Home: 432-527-3536
Mobile: 432-352-5322


Jovan Gonzales said...

Ah, that's great. We need much more love like this in all of the lands.

Just throwing this out there: the first thing that popped out at me was the availability of a Pepsi wagon! HAHAHA. I don't even drink sodas.

Also exciting news, your name is on the donated time list!!! I hope you feel special and appreciated because you are! :D

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

This benefit is coming together rather nicely. A lot of people have been touched by cancer.

I know! I get to work the Pepsi Wagon...I'm so excited! :)

psst...I was very conflicted about leaving my name on the list, thanks for being so sweet :)