Children's Wish Foundation raises thousands with trip donation!
Feb. 23, 2007
Aikens Lake has a long history of supporting local charities in and around Winnipeg. One common link between these charities has been their involvement with kids. That's why it was a natural fit when one of our clients, Mr. Dan Koshowski of the Winnipeg Free Press, asked us if we would be interested in helping out the Children's Wish Foundation! It seemed like such a natural fit, we couldn't resist! Last night at the annual "Casino Royale" evening for the Children's Wish Foundation, there were 300 supporters of CWF in attendance. Everybody enjoyed great food, a silent auction, and play-money games of blackjack, Texas Hold'Em, and roulette. However, the "pièce de résistance" was the live auction. A trip for two to Aikens was auctioned off, and the pot was sweetened even more because the trip was to accompany Jonathan Toews, a local hockey hero at the World Jr tournament last month and the 3rd overall selection in the NHL draft last year! The bids were fast and furious, and in the end nearly $3,000 was raised through the auction. The winner was thrilled as he was going to bring up his 23-year old son, who also has a passion for hockey! An interesting side-note from the event was that one of the speakers was a Wish Parent who got the opportunity to bring his young son to Florida... his son has cystic fibrosis. We had a great discussion with him, and he thanked us immensely for our involvement with the Boomer Esiason Foundation. We look forward to hosting our second annual "Shootout" to benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation in September this year! Hopefully the research will allow those two to return to Florida many many times in the future! We'd like to thank the Children's Wish Foundation for allowing us to support such a worthy cause. Thanks also to Mr. Koshowski for getting us in touch with them and also with Jonathan Toews. I am sure that Jonathan is just as excited to come to Aikens as the auction winner is! We are all looking forward to hosting everyone this summer and we know that all of the money raised went to a very worthy cause!