Record Year for Blue Streak!
Blue Streak donations to the Jubilee Schools:
- 2004- $21,550
- 2005- $72,414
- 2006- $120,000
- 2007- $190,406
- 2008- $120,000
- 2009- $63,698
- 2010- $100,000
- 2011- $100,000
- 2012- $110,000
- 2013- $220,000
- 2014- $0
- 2015- $177,000
- 2016- $184,280
- 2017- $292,733.89 & counting!
- Total- $1,771,675.89
Our Blue Streak adventure has been a pretty incredible journey since the first check presentation to the Jubilee Schools back in 2004. I remember Tom Dorian and I having our heads shaved as a fundraiser thanks to Kevin and Pam Callahan. What I discovered from this and other experiences is the passion behind the work of Blue Streak.
Since that inaugural year, Blue Streak has donated over $1.7 million to the Jubilee Schools. This year, our goal has been $250,000, which would set a record and beat our 2013 donation of $220,000. With that being said, we not only reached our goal, but are now less than $8,000 from reaching $300,000 for the year!
At this stage of the school year, ideas are like the Gobi, energy is at brown-out level, with no recess time in sight. Nevertheless, being rapacious for the Jubilee Schools, my mind is fixated on $300,000.
The pinnacle is before us. Can we ascend to the summit (Not sure why I’m using mountain climbing metaphors)? We have two weeks left in this fiscal year, which ends on June 30th. It is going to be tough because we do not have any events planned and people are getting tired of hearing from me. I know this because my phone ain’t ringin’ and my inbox ain’t dingin’. Outgoing communication is an echo and responses scant. But, I ain’t givin’ up!
Hence, I’m using this blog to reach out to my fellow Blue Streakers in soliciting support to finish the year by accomplishing the outlandish; raising $300,000 for the Jubilee School! This would be an incredible achievement considering we first believed $250,000 would be unreachable. Because of the mind, heart, body, and soul of Blue Streakers involved in helping those most in need, obtaining $300,000 is now in my mind doubtless. The passion of the Blue Streakers for the Jubilee Schools is awe-inspiring.
So, this is just a simple ask, plea, request from me in the name of every Jubilee School student to the several hundred people out there who support Blue Streak. This is our last chance to make a difference for the 2016-17 school year.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Silence won’t help. Action will. Not sure what else I can do. So, I’m reaching out for help. What can you do? Spread the word and bring others onboard. The finish line is near. Time to sprint.
Thank you to all who have helped make a positive difference in the lives of Jubilee students and their families as well as enabling Blue Streak to achieve a record breaking year!
God bless you,