15 October 2008 | Posted inBlog News & Updates
Posted by Barry
Today marked the final day of the HOK St. Louis office’s 2008 United Way Campaign. Every year this campaign grows, not only in the buzz it generates, but also in the amount of money we raise. This year, with a goal of $47,500 we knew we had to step up our efforts (what with the struggling economy and all). As part of the United Way committee, I volunteered to head up the We Care: Wii Bowling Competition. Here’s what I had to say:Flickr Video
Here’s a link to some photos from the event: http://flickr.com/photos/barrysutherland/sets/72157608024623534/
The eventual winner of the competition was Jill Kunkel, who works for the in-house print shop in the St. Louis office. She ended up bowling a 248 to beat Curtis Peterson, one of our IT guys.
Some of our other events included: 50/50 Raffle, Wii Gaming System Raffle (which I won – yeah me!), Change Jar, Sundae Monday, Cappucino Bar, Tailgate Cookoff Competition, Silent Auction, and much, much more.
All in all, we raised over $58,000 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, a $4,000+ increase over last year. Not too shabby, huh? To learn more about the United Way of Greater St. Louis and watch an inspiring video (that unfortunately I can’t link to directly), go here. Way to go HOK St. Louis!
Until next time…