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Collect Food and $$ For St. Mary's Food Bank at the Cardinals vs. Rams Game

Hi Everyone! We have volunteered for this event the last three years and have had a lot of fun with it! Sorry for the late notice, but the sponsor of the game day, Sagicor, wanted to provide some volunteers and we are filling in the extra number needed.  They need 20 from our group this year as opposed to the normal 35. If you sign up for this event, you need to be committed to be there!  

Last year we broke our own record at a Cardinals game for money donated to a charitable organization by collecting over $10,600, which the Cardinals matched. Let's top it again!

We need 20 volunteers to collect money and food at the gates before the game into the first quarter. As people bring in food we will collect it at the various entrance gates. Other volunteers will have cash buckets and will promote the $1 buys 7 meals, so everyone that donates $10 that feeds 70 meals, $20 feeds 140 meals, etc. Our volunteers are really good at educating and asking for the donation, rather than just standing there and holding a bucket. That's why we brought in so much money each year. Our duty is mainly outdoors, so be prepared for whatever the weather offers that day.  If you are not comfortable asking for money, please do not RSVP for this event. Even though some people will be collecting food, I want to know that everyone is comfortable making the pitch for money because food collectors will need to educate those in line at the gates that they should donate money if they didn't know to bring food or forgot to.

* Volunteers must be 18 years or older *

We will be meeting at 11:30 am in the Cabela's parking lot to get our parking passes and we will get a St. Mary's T-Shirt. This meeting time may be a bit later, so check back and there will be an email sent if it is changed.  

Please do not wear any other team's apparel other than the Cardinals...including hats.  We will gather at southwest end of the parking lot to get our passes and shirts. We will then drive to the stadium parking. We may need to do some carpooling over to the stadium, but they may have enough parking passes for every car. Cabela's is on the north side of Glendale, due north of Westgate. The address is 9380 W. Glendale. We will be collecting money and food through the 1st quarter and then we will be able to attend the game. I can't guarantee where seats will be, but last year we had a lot of fun, even in the upper deck area.

It is very important that you are on time for this event, as we will not be able to stay at Cabela's too long as we have to be at Gate 2 at the Stadium at a specific time.  Call me if you have any troubles. [masked]

Thanks for all you do!

Jerry Heikens

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  • Freda

    I have another friend, Libby, who would love to heip out. I couldn't add her to the guest list ( limit one guest) but she will be there ... I gave her all the details. Only 6 more people needed now!

    November 6, 2011

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