Another busy weekend!

Sam’s Fans!

Its busy over here at the SF HQ!  The last few weeks have been full and I wanted to keep you updated on all the haps!

For starters, let’s give it up for this guy!

My friend Daniel Goldberg is a rockstar!  Not only did he  learn an entire language for his Bar Mitzvah but he also had to put together an awesome 9-hole golf scramble and raised $3600 for Sam’s Fans.  He had awesome prizes, fun games and over 50 golfers sign up!  It was no small thing and aside from some help from his support staff he did the lion’s share of the work!  I have known Daniel since he was in kindergarten and he is one of my favorites so this was a special event and we can not thank him enough for his dedication.  He even sounds like he might want to do it again next year.  If so, you should think about signing up!  You will not want to miss it!   To put that in perspective… that is half of a year of funding for our art therapist in Cincinnati and a quarter of the year for the Artist in Residence program at Akron!  It is a lot of crayons too!!!

You would think after that we would be tired, which we were but the show must go on… literally!  Sunday we were invited to present a check from Sam’s Fans to Nationwide during their live Telethon.  The boys joined me and we had our 40 seconds of fame but it was fun!  Always good to share the Sam’s Fans mission!

We had some laughs practicing our best anchor man exercises just before we went on and Joe had to figure out what to do with his hands!

So what’s up next… a delivery to Dayton on Wednesday!   In case you missed it, we are part of a pilot program to bring music and art therapy to their hospital and they have now hired someone and are building a program from the ground up!  We had some extra instruments and art supplies from the birthday drive and are able to share that with them for their program!

Lastly but definitely not least, the race is coming up in 19 days!  If you are not registered (and I am pretty sure a lot of you are not), you should probably get on that!  Signs and shirts and final details need to be made by the end of the week so don’t wait!  Sign up here!!!

Oh, and then this happened:) I would say she approves!

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  1. Abby on May 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    I’m crying happy tears over here in Phoenix reading all this great news!! I can’t wait to see you all and hug you plus participate in the race!!

  2. Kristy Charles on May 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Congrats Nikki and Sams FAns!! Love all of you!

  3. Susan Popovich on May 24, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Amazing…all of it!!! Such big things! I wish that we were not so far away so that we could be more involved. ☹️ Keep up the great work, Sams Fans! ????????

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