2017 Made in the Shade
September 26, 2017
Wow, what an amazing day! It was the 25th Anniversary of Made in the Shade and the morning was abuzz with all kinds of smiles and activity. We had another well-attended event, with nearly 900 attendees! We could not have this event without all the support from the walkers, rollers, and pledge collectors. Because of you all, we had another extremely successful event! A special thank you to Team Feller for collecting over $2,000 in pledges; our largest pledge raiser! We would also like to give special acknowledgment to the staff and Program Resource Coordinators at each of the houses.
We also thank our generous sponsors: Plymouth Lions Club, Xcel Energy, Cold Stone Creamery of Maple Grove, New Hope Lions, Gold ‘n Plump, Holiday Stationstores, Great Harvest Bread of Minnetonka, Pepsi Co./Frito Lay Midwest Region, Crystal VFW Post 494 and Co-op Partners Warehouse. A note of mention; the aforementioned Lions Club also donated their time to grill all the burgers. We also had a new donor this year, Raising Cane’s of Minneapolis; their iced tea and lemonade samples and prize wheel were really fun for the crowd.
A special thanks to Doug and his team from The Firm, who really rallied the participants with a high energy warm up session!
Your continued support of this event means so much to the individuals. The money the houses raise goes directly to providing the individuals we serve with the means to attend community or sporting events, purchase a much needed item at their house; funds to share an outing with their peers or whatever they like to do to enjoy their time together! You may still make a donation to Made in the Shade.
Thank you again to everyone who supported Homeward Bound in this event! Enjoy the photos!