July 2014 was a successful month for Dolls for Daughters® and Kenzi’s Kidz. Not only did we wrap up our amazing year with 4 Kenzi’s Kidz families, we raised $64,000 in two days with Bidz 4 Kidz and our Invitational Scramble. We were lucky enough to have this event covered by Brit Stueven with Brit Stueven PR.
Here is the press release that was sent out for these event by Brit.
The Bidz 4 Kidz auction dinner (July 17) and the 4th & Kenzi’s Kidz Invitational Scramble (July 18) raised a combined record total of $64,528, marking their most successful money-raising efforts since their inception.
• Auction dinner raised $33,555.
• Golf invitational raised $30,973.
Proceeds will benefit programs that provide toys and gifts for thousands of Colorado children living in poverty and financial assistance for low-income families. Starting in August, Kenzi’s Kidz plans to support five families. At the Annual Toy Shop on Dec. 6, the goal for Dolls for Daughters® is to serve 5,000 children. Last year, more than 3,100 children received new toys and other gifts.
Bidz 4 Kidz, the annual auction and benefit dinner, took place at Wellshire Golf Course. 118 guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and silent auction followed by a sit-down dinner and live auction. The evening was emceed by Kyle Dyer of 9News. Auction items ranged from mountain condo stays and paradise getaways to sports memorabilia and designer bags, all valuing at a total of over $14,000.
Two standout businesses were honored at the dinner for their commitment to the organization: Pason Systems received the “Collector Supreme Award” for collecting the most toys in 2013. Sanitas Skincare received the “Champion 4 Kidz Award” for being the longest-supporting business of Dolls for Daughters®. “I could not be happier with how the dinner turned out and how generous people were,” said Bachus. “It was our most successful auction to date.”
The 4th Annual Dolls for Daughters® & Kenzi’s Kidz Invitational Scramble took place at The Ridge at Castle Pines North. The winning team, with a score of 51, included Brent Peeke (Maryland), Jeff Mautz (Denver), Colt Easley (Castle Rock), and Jason Melasjenko (Phoenix). Attendees enjoyed 18 holes of golf, free range balls, a power cart, breakfast burritos, BBQ lunch, drinks, awards and a golf gift.
ATTENDEE & VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIALS:
“It was such an honor to support Dolls for Daughters® knowing they’re impacting the lives of so many children
throughout Colorado,” said Amy Scholl, Account Executive at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. “The golf
tournament was extremely well-organized, and I look forward to growing my involvement in the future!”
“By volunteering for and attending both events, I see how large the generosity of the silent or quiet participants
is,” said Dolls for Daughters® Board Member Alex Benko. “Many of the people are not looking to make headlines
by giving money or providing their time. It’s rewarding to be involved with people who care, especially when
they don’t have to care. It’s not their children who are suffering. Paying it forward is huge.”
Benson and Case, LLP
Brit Stueven PR
CO Biz Financial
Filsinger Energy Partners
First Financial Equity Corporation
Jones and Keller: Brad Hamilton and Lucas Ritchie
KB Digital Designs
Mile High Outdoor
Miller & Associates, CPA
OBT Ventures, LLC