This year, TEAM held a Quiz Night to raise funds for the Margaret Pidlaski Scholarship Fund.
A total of $2, 9157.03 was raised for the Margaret Pidlaski Scholarship Fund, including $2,157.03 from the Quiz Night event and $800 in anonymous donations. Thank you for your support!!
Thank you from the Fundraising Chair, Desirae Mercer:
I'd like to extend my thanks to all who helped make the TEAM Quiz Night in support of the Margaret Pidlaski Scholarship Fund possible.
Thanks go out to the generous donations for silent/rainbow auction prizes provided by RTDS Technologies for camping gear, Assiniboia Credit Union for gourmet goodies, Friends of Margaret for pampering and pdf-storage-capable pleasures, Sam Manchulenko for the Livin' Large lifestyle pass, Pinewa Golf Course for two rounds of 18-hole golf, MB Aerospace for their far-out prizes (where's the Tang and freeze-dried ice cream?!), and Kokeb restaurant for the generous contribution of Ethiopian cuisine to fuel quiz-taking brains.
I'd also like to thank Assiniboia Downs for the use of the Finish Line Banquet Room, Jules Mejia whose marking pen is mightier than any sword, front-of-the-house ticket hawkers Jillian Hoogland and Diana Ishigaki plus one, Catherine Smallwood, official crowd control and overall people pleaser, Pat Mason, wheeler and dealer in auction tickets and buckets of ducats, Jonathan Bailey el presidente del equipo de los profesores for countless hours of support and planning together with myself and Kathy Kerr, The rest of the TEAM executive, for countless hours of consolation after planning sessions with Jonathan and Kathy, Barb Bowen, without whom this event would have remained in its nascent stage. If you can guess the meaning of nascent, you get two post-quiz bonus points. I'd like to extend a special, very warm thanks to Pat Pidlaski for allowing TEAM to contribute to awareness and fundraising for the scholarship created in the spirit of a sister's life work and legacy.
Finally, to the many TEAM members who supported the effort in countless ways, either by sending a donation to the cause, participating in the Quiz Night, by telling friends and family about the event, or by sponsoring a worthy student for the scholarship award. Without your support, there would have been no Quiz Night, no fundraising, and no sense of coming together for a great cause.
Thank you so very much.