eaver’s eekend 2013
a fundraiser for the Friends Of Mike Weaver Foundation
6th Annual Weaver’s Weekend
About the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation
Weaver’s Cup & Photos
Letter from the Chairmen
Six Years, Same Great Cause
ugust 24, 2013 marked the 6th Annual Weaver’s Weekend event to benefit the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation. What began as a few friends of Mike Weaver gathered in memory of a friend that they lost to soon has become a highly anticipated weekend of events, including a golf tournament and concert. “In six years, Mike’s friends have created a charitable organization that has donated more than $20,000 to the local community,” said Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation Co-Chairman Stephen Adams. “We are really proud of what this weekend has become and are pleased to honor Mike with the event year after year.” For the main event, a crowd of more than 700 people gathered in the Crazy Bull to see The Futurebirds, Thomas Wynn and the Believers and Savannah Alday. This was the perfect opportunity to not only see some great bands, but also get a sneak peak of downtown Macon’s newest venue, The Crazy Bull. Set to open in October, The Crazy Bull is a three-story entertainment venue
with the ability to hold a crowd of a few thousand. With multiple floors, it will have the ability to house many bands, catering to the tastes of a variety of music lovers. “The Crazy Bull really helped to make the event a success this year,” said Adams. “It’s great to see all of the activity happening downtown and we enjoy contributing to that activity each year.” The Futurebirds, the main event, was a crowd favorite when they played for Weaver’s Weekend in 2011. Since then they have toured with many well-known bands including Drive By Truckers, Widespread Panic and The Whigs, and consistently selling out shows at top Athens music venues including the 40Watt and the Georgia Theatre. Opening for the Futurebirds was Thomas Wynn and the Believers, drawing many fans after a full-capacity performance during Bragg Jam. Weaver’s Weekend was also excited to host a local country singer & Stratford
Academy student, Savannah Alday, that has quickly made a name for herself performing at many fundraising events around Middle Georgia. This is a weekend to have fun with old friends, but it’s also a weekend to support a good cause. All proceeds go towards the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, a 501c3 organization committed to promoting youth sports and other youth opportunities in the Middle Georgia Area.
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About the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation... Who We Are
Proceeds from Weaver’s Weekend benefit the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, and organization created in honor and memory of Mike Weaver, pictured above.
The Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, Inc. was founded in 2008 by a group of friends wanting to remember Mike Weaver by promoting youth sports in the Macon, Georgia area. This organization was the natural result of the group of Mike Weaver’s friends that have continued to organize Weaver’s Weekend. Weaver’s Weekend started six years ago as a fundraiser for “The Mike Weaver Award at VineIngle”, which was given annually to the Vine-Ingle Little League player who embodies the sportsmanlike attitude of Mike Weaver. Your contribution allows us to continue rewarding those children and to help others in memory of our friend, Mike Weaver.
What We Support The Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, Inc. is committed to promoting youth sports in the Macon, Georgia area. The Foundation has contributed to the Mike Weaver Award as well as other capitol improvements at Vine-Ingle Little League through the years. The Mike Weaver Award is given annually to the Vine-Ingle Little League player who embodies the sportsmanlike attitude of Mike Weaver. Visit www.mikeweaver.org for more information.
How To Apply If you know of an individual or group that could benefit from a grant from the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, please complete the enclosed application and mail it to the address below. To qualify, the funds must go towards promoting youth sports in the Middle Georgia area. Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation 3721 Ridge Ave. Macon, GA 31204 If you have questions about the application process or would like more information, please contact Stephen Adams at weaversweekend@gmail. com or 478.960.1373.
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The Foundation has also supported other youth sports organizations in the area through the Mentor’s Project and the local public schools.
Past winners of the Friends of Mike Weaver Award: (L to R), Greer Smith (2007), Drew Edge (2012), Jay Spivey (2013), Brannon Hicks (2006), Custis Donner (2010), Adam Barth (2008), Chandler Lord (2009) and Spencer Maxwell (2004). The two missing award recipients are Wade Snow (2011) and Matthew Maier (2005).
Weaver’s Cup Each year, friends of Mike Weaver gather for a day of golf in his honor. This year’s tournament was held at Bowdon Golf Course the afternoon before the evening concert at the Crazy Bull. There was a great turnout with 60 golfers in attendance. Winners of the tournament are listed below. A special thanks to Bon Hommes and our other sponsors for sponsoring the golf tournament. Weaver’s Cup Champions: Lee Towns Sean Ware
Snead Flight Winner: Will Argo Watson Argo
Weaver’s Cup Runner Up (Tie): Team 1:
Sarazen Flight Winner:
Hagen Flight Winner:
Lee Towns Sean Ware
Whit Ferguson Kenny Roberson
Golfers enjoyed a day on the golf course and also participated in a costume contest.
Jason Faulkner Roger Wood
John Hall John Griffies
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Letter from the Chairmen Dear Friends, Family, Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers, We are excited to present to you our first Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation, Inc. newsletter. We are coming off of our 6th Annual Weaver’s Weekend, and what a year it was. We had record attendance and a record fundraising year. Through the years we have been fortunate to be supported by so many great sponsors and donors, including some who have donated every year since we began this journey. Thank you all for your contributions. As many of you know this past August marked the 10th anniversary of the day we lost our friend and family member, Mike Weaver. Not a day goes by we don’t think about Mike and where he would be had he not been taken from us too soon. We think it is safe to say, no matter where in life he may have been, he would have that ear to ear smile he was known for. It is that smile and that caring spirit we strive to keep alive thru the Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation and Weaver’s Weekend. Our only rule of thumb is to continue putting together an event Mike would be proud of. It is purely a bonus we are able to raise the amount of money we have been able to raise to put back into the causes that Mike loved.
With that being said, we hope you will spread the word about the efforts we are taking to promote and enhance youth sports in the Middle Georgia area. Please share the enclosed application in this newsletter to any interested parties (school teams, local little leagues, etc.). Our goal is to disburse $1,000 a month to causes that will enrich and enhance Middle Georgia’s youth sports for as long as this Foundation is going. In the years past we have contributed to the Mike Weaver Award, new batting cage mats at Vine Ingle, new concrete pad for bleacher seating at Vine-Ingle, educational assistance for high school athletes, financial assistance for a local high school ultimate frisbee team to qualify for the state finals and many more worthwhile causes. We have already started brainstorming ideas for next year and suggestions are always welcome. We have booked The Crazy Bull for August 23, 2014 so mark your calendars! As our crowd continues to evolve we will continue to strive to put on an event that all of Mike’s friends and family will want to attend. After all, thats what it is all about. Sincerely yours, Stephen Adams & Adam Dukes
Thank You Sponsors Headline Sponsor: McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC Weaver’s Cup: Bon Hommes Triple Sponsors: Tidwell & Hillburn Gautreaux & Adams, LLC Macon Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, LLC Adam Dukes
Double Sponsors: Dunwoody Insurance John R. Hall Services Jack & Darcy BB&T Dr. Russ O’Neal Josh and Tracy Giles Bill & Cheryl Adams Single Sponsors: L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. Clark & Smith Law Firm, LLC Eberhardt and Barry Steve & Linda Smith Richard and Libby Penn Thomas Simmons Kevin & Katie Adams
3721 Ridge Avenue Macon, GA 31204 www.weaversweekend.com www.mikeweaver.org
Donors: Mr. and Mrs. Waters Kevin & Sabrina Dommenge Brian Adams Michael Kruger Mr. & Mrs. Kehl Chandler & Laura Penn Boone Smith Hudson’s BBQ Bill & Erin Weaver Mr. Joel Wiggins
Board of Directors: Co-Chairs: Stephen Adams & Adam Dukes Vice-Chair: Rachel Phillips weaver’s weekend Golf Tournament Chair: Will Argo friends of mike Sponsor Chair: Casey Bullington weaver foundation
Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation Application for Funding
Name of Applicant:_______________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________________ City:___________________________________ State: ____ Zip:_________ Phone: (daytime) ___________________(evening)____________________ Email:_____________________________________________________________
Amount Requested: $_________________ Please provide a detailed explanation for how the funds will be used. Provide attachments if necessary. Please include a project timeline, how the applicant will be benefitted and how this funding will enhance youth sports in the Middle Georgia region.
Are there any other funds being used for this project? If yes, please provide a list of the other entities involved and the amount each entity is funding.
Friends of Mike Weaver Foundation 3721 Ridge Ave. Macon, GA 31204