Monday, April 05, 2010

A Look Back on the 2010 Cabrini Madness Season!!!

Following a staff meeting that took place at the end of 2009, the Cabrini Madness FUNdraising idea started from some simple notes on a piece of paper. Assistant Program Coordinator, Bradley Troast, and I met to follow up on the information provided during the staff meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to come up with ways in which to bring in some much needed funds and resources in the 1st Quarter of 2010. And from those simple notes on a piece a paper we are proud to say that Cabrini Madness grew into something amazing! Please take a couple of minutes to look back on the 2010 Cabrini Madness Season:

Cabrini Madness Season: January 6th-April 5th, 2010

Number of Team: 13

Number of Participants on Roster: 114
Students (37)
Volunteers (37)
Staff, Coordinators, Board Members (25)
Outside of the Program Members (15)

Cabrini Madness FUNdraising Events:
-Passion's Team
John Knight's Birthday Celebration (Feb. 26th)
Cabrini Madness Bar Night (March 12th)

-The Lebrons
Market Bar Event (March 5th)

The Green Heart Shop Event (Feb. 27th )

-Give Hope
Pizza Party (March 17th and 18th)

-Green Team
Sandra Lee's Cabrini Madness Bookmark Sales (March 27th)
Spring Break Pool Pary (March 31st)

Game Day Event(s) (March 13th and 20th)

Cabrini Madness Promotional Videos: 9 total
-Episode #1
-Episode #2
-Awesomes Shop and Sip Commercial
-Episode #3
-Episode #4
-Episode #5
-Episode #6
-Episode #7
-Episode #8

Teams that Advanced to the Elite 8:
-Guaranteed Victory, Team Impeccable, The Green Team, Each One Reach One, TEMS, Give Home, Passion's Team, and De'Jour's Team

Teams that Advanced to the Final 4:
-Guaranteed Victory, Team Impeccable, The Green Team, and Give Hope

Championship Round Teams:
-Guaranteed Victory and Team Impeccable

2010 Cabrini Madness FUNdraising Tournament Champion: Guaranteed Victory

"The Cabrini Madness Championship game turned out to be an instant classic!!! Team Impeccable made a HUGE play at about 10:45pm and went up on Guaranteed Victory pretty big. So Guaranteed Victory dug deep, remained poised and focused, and played their hearts out. And with less than 15 minutes left on the clock, New York Giants' starting Defensive Lineman, Barry Cofield made a $2,000 donation to put Guaranteed Victory on top and what turned out to be the game winning shot..."

Approximate Number of 2010 Cabrini Madness Donors: 360

Total Amount Raised in the 2010 Cabrini Madness Season: $23,109.89

As the Administrative Coordinator I am extremely proud at all of the activity that was a result of the Cabrini Madness tournament!!! There were more videos, events, and individual donors in this one FUNdraiser than any other event in the Cabrini Connections' history!!!! That is a HUGE accomplishment that all should be very proud of. Unfortunately the hardships and negative factors that serve as roadblocks for our youth's future continue, therefore our efforts to eliminate those roadblocks must continue as well and we will continue to seek out your help.

Please continue to support our efforts here at Cabrini Connections, and encourage others to do the same. Please visit the website and subscribe to the eNewsletter to see all that is taking place here at Cabrini Connections and check out our donation options here.

1 comment:

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

I agree with El. This was not only a successful fund raising effort, but a tremendous team-building and learning experience. In addition, many students and volunteers learned that they have personal power to assure the success of Cabrini Connections, and that if they tell friends and co-workers about what we do, many will want to help.

With the economy making it more competitive to find grants, it is more important that we reach more people with our stories. The videos and web sites are tools anyone can use to share our story with many others. I hope everyone will continue to do this, and I thank everyone for their role in Cabrini Madness.

Dan Bassill
Cabrini Connections
Tutor/Mentor Connection