Dear Friends of Shader Kids,
Season’s greetings! As yet another year draws to a close we wanted to share with you some of the triumphs and accomplishments that 2011 has brought your favorite charity.
2011 was yet another wonderful year for Shader Kids. Our Sixth Annual Tim Ross Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament and fundraising auction were once again huge successes and will allow us to continue the good works started in Tim’s honour. We all know he is smiling down at us with that lopsided grin thinking of all the campers and scholarships supported in his name!
Once again this year, the rivalry between East and West was hard fought on the ball hockey court! As always, allegiances changed over bocce ball and other games throughout the day and were completely forgotten about by evening as we hit the dance floor to the melodic sounds of Dojo Workhorse and Cowpuncher.
The silent, live and e-auctions created another form of good-natured rivalry as many donated items were wrestled over; but in the end all proceeds went to support our shared goal of supporting outdoor experiences for young people.
Every year we add many new members to our Shader Kids community, many of whom are of the “small” variety (please insert short jokes here). It is such a blessing to see all of the children being brought into the world by Tim’s friends and family! As our demographics evolve and grow to encompass a greater number of young people, we will continue to plan more inclusive and ambitious agendas for our annual weekends!
Save the date! Don’t forget the 7th Annual Shader Kids Weekend will take place at Kilcoo Camp next year on May 11- 13th, 2012. Check the website occasionally for updates.
Help us grow! One way to support Shader Kids during the holiday season is to consider making a charitable contribution to us in your name or as a gift for someone else. You can make donations here on our website, or by mailing your donation directly to:
931 4A St NW
As always, we wish you much love and happiness in 2012 and look forward to seeing all of you in the coming year!
Shader Kids, Director of Communications, on behalf of the Shader Kids Team and the Ross family