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Day in the Park August 26, 2012
“Everyday we are reminded of how important our TTFF family of donors and volunteers are to us. When people ask how we continue to be successful in spite of the challenges that we face, we tell them it’s because of you, our ambassadors.” – Barry & Elaine
Day in th e Pa rk
+ 1,000 Gu ests + 65 Wi ne rie s, Breweries, Re sta urants & Ba ke rie s + 375 Vo luntee rs
= 3,000 Un iqu e Ca mp Expe
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After a cool, windy start, this year’s Day in the Park heated up in a bidding frenzy with guests raising their paddles high to help raise money to send children with chronic & life-threatening illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk to camp at no cost to their families.
Thanks to ALL OF YOU, our campers’ wishes and dreams continue to come true!
The Gift Center Guests perused and bid on more than 200 exquisite Gift Center packages, such as premium bottles of wine, weekend getaways, one-ofa-kind gift baskets, outdoor adventures and more! Emcees, Narsai David, Cheryl Jennings, Mike Nicco, Doug McConnell, Sue Hall and Jim Hampton helped promote the most sought after packages. Thank you to the 221 local businesses who generously donated items for our Gift Center!
The most popular packages were items from the Camper Wishlist. Guests had the opportunity to purchase important camp items to keep the fun going all summer long. More than $7,800 was raised to help fund pool supplies, sports equipment and much more!
Vinters, brewmasters and bakers provided our 1,000 guests with delectable delights throughout the gift center. Thank you to all the Epicurean Ensemble guests who make the day so delicious!
Top to Bottom: Walnut Creek Yacht Club Ruthâ€™s Chris Steak House Montibella Sausage Company Zephyr Grill & Bar First Street Ale House Taylor Family Vineyards Campo di Bocci
Top to Bottom: Bridges Restaurant & Bar Darcie Kent Vineyards Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Tutte Al Forno Rachel Dunn Chocolates
This year we welcomed a few brand new epicurean ensemble guests, including Tutte Al Forno, First Street Ale House, and Valor Wine Company to the event. Hope to see you again next year!
Send a Kid to Camp Applause Theater Company delighted guests for the third year in a row with their rendition of John Legendâ€™s If Youâ€™re Out There followed by a parade of campers. Guests raised their paddles to donate funds to help send kids to camp! More than 200 guests participated in this portion of the auction which ranged from donations of $100 to $100,000!
Our campers enjoyed Day in the Park as well, filling the day with cotton candy, balloon animals, ice cream, sno cones, pom poms and photo booth fun!
T ha nks to you we ra ised $450,750 du ri ng Se nd a Kid to C a mp
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Live Auction This yearâ€™s Live Auction packages included something for everyone, from tickets to Barbra Streisand in Brooklyn, NY to cooking school in Tuscany.
Day in the Park attendees are a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. A package to attend the annual Country Fan Fest in Nashville sold t wice for $16,000 and a trip to see Lady Gaga in Las Vegas enticed t wo couples to bid $13,000 each.Â
th e se t age to vi sit hi m on ck pa s hi at th d de to un ld fo r $30,000! Steve Yo ung was as ot ba ll in Ar izon a so Fo t gh Ni y da on M of ESPNâ€™s
And the raffle winner is Camie Dalmacio. He is the new owner of a 2012 Toyota Prius
With the over whelming support of volunteers, donors, vendors, guests and the community, we raised over $1,100,000!
As always, the day would not be possible without the help from our 375 volunteers. We greatly appreciate your support of TTFF and the time you give to ensure Day in the Park is a success!
A special â€œThank Youâ€? to our photographers who captured the magic of the day, Phil Doyle, Susana Millman, Tom Tomkinson, Ankur Maniar, and James Montgomery.
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Our Third Decade As we continue to move into our third decade, The Taylor Family Foundation needs your help more than ever. There are millions of ways to help...share your story of Day in the Park with others, host a Coins for Campers Drive, volunteer, donate, be our ambassador, the list is endless. Contact our office for more information on how to get involved with TTFF. Without you, we would not be able to give these special children the camp experience that they so greatly deserve.
Ways you can help:
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