Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Save the Date!

I don't know if y'all will be able to see this large enough to read it.  I think if you click on the photo, it will show it larger on another screen.

In memory of Chrissie and in remembrance of the day Chrissie went to heaven (which is approaching all too quickly), we are hosting the first annual “Boss Your  Heart” Benefit on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 10AM-5PM at the San Marcos Civic Center.  There will be a team roping event, along with children’s activities, food/concessions, a silent auction, and a whole lot of family fun!

We are in the process of forming a 501c3 (non-profit) in memory of Chrissie as well.  All proceeds from the benefit will go to Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries, which will be a non-profit to help orphans in memory of Chrissie.

We NEED help to make this possible.  God recently laid this idea on our hearts, not leaving us a whole lot of time for planning, but we feel confident that He will lift up a team of volunteers to help us make this dream a reality. 

If you would like to help us with this benefit, please contact me at  We would be so very blessed by your support!

There are so many areas where we need help; there will be something for everyone to do.  Please prayerfully review the list below to see if God might have you help in some way.  We are grateful for your friendship, prayers and support, and we look forward to seeing what God does as we commit to carrying out the legacy of love, joy, and hope that God so abundantly blessed us with through our Princess Chrissie.  It is our greatest desire to bring God’s love to orphans around the world through the efforts of Boss Your Heart Orphan Ministries, all for His glory, in memory of our precious princess.

Please forward this to anyone you know who might want to help!

1st Annual Boss Your Heart Memorial Benefit & Team Roping
May 21, 2011
Hays County Civic Center
San Marcos, TX

Team roping, children’s activities, silent auction, food/concessions, family fun!

We need TONS of volunteers.  We need people to start right now with various areas, but we’ll also need people to help the day of the event.  There’s a place for everyone to be able to help, and the more help we have, the easier it will be on everyone to make this a huge success, in memory of Chrissie.  (If you live out of town, please consider donating an item for the silent auction.)  Here are the areas where we need HELP (if I’ve forgotten something, please let me know!!!):

·         Corporate sponsors
o   Need a chairperson to solicit sponsorships
o   Need as many sponsors as possible
o   Need someone to send thank you notes to sponsors
o   Need someone to organize listing the sponsors on a banner/signs
·         Food/concessions
o   Need a chairperson to organize
o   Need lots of helpers to serve, work shifts, etc.
o   Will serve BBQ plates (need cooks!!!)
o   Would like to have a cotton candy machine, sno cones, etc.
·         Children’s Entertainment
o   Need a chairperson to organize
o   Need lots of volunteers to set up activities, work shifts, etc.
o   Would love to have inflatables and maybe even a mechanical bull, funded by corporate sponsors
·         Publicity (PSA’s, newspaper articles, fliers)
o   Need a chairperson to organize publicity
1.      Radio stations (PSA’s:  K-LOVE and local stations)
2.      Newspaper
3.      Fliers (create a flier)
4.      Free publications (Hill Country Sun, Hill Country News and Views)
5.      Banner to hang at the event
·         Set Up Crew
o   Need a chairperson to organize
o   Need lots of volunteers who can arrive early to get things set up on May 21
·         Clean Up Crew
o   Need a chairperson to organize
o   Need lots of volunteers to help clean up after the event
·         Decorations
o   Need chairperson to organize
o   Need volunteers to decorate the day of the event
·         Silent Auction
o   Need chairperson to organize (Carrie and Maris:  are y’all wanting to be titled as the chairpersons?!?)
o   Need LOTS of donations (anyone can gather donations at any time)
·         Team Roping
o   Chairpersons:  Troy and Jamie Ashford
o   Need someone to solicit prizes: saddle?, buckles?
o   Kids’ prizes
·         Children’s Rodeo Contests
o   Need chairperson to organize several events for the kids to enter between roping rounds (in main arena as well as things to have on the grounds that are rodeo-related for the kids to participate in)
1.      Ideas include a dummy roping (kids pay a fee to enter in the dummy roping where they try to rope a calf dummy on the ground), stick horse barrel races, kids relay races in the arena
·         T-shirts
o   Need a chairperson to organize (I have the contacts, just  need someone to take care of the details) Pam Sadler
·         Website
o   A friend has great ideas for the website (and is able to do a lot with websites), but it would be extremely helpful if someone would be willing to build the website template.

  • Please mail auction donations to:
    • Lorraine Patterson, PO Box 1708, Kyle, TX 78640
Edit:  Someone suggested having a Chip-In donation box on the blog, to make it easier for people to sponsor the Memorial Benefit, so I added one to the left-hand side bar on the blog at, and I added it to the bottom of this post as well.  (Sometimes the Chip-In button doesn't appear in posts that are emailed, but it will appear if you visit the blog.)

Help us raise funds for the 2011 Boss Your Heart Memorial Benefit, in memory of Chrissie.

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