Fundraising Followup!
Thank you to old friends, new friends, families and acquaintances for all you have done to support The Next Stop. Whether you bought raffle tickets, participated in our golf tournament, donated items for our silent auction and raffle, participated in our mobile bidding, made a donation, came to enjoy our evening festivities or volunteered with us during our fundraising day, YOU helped us have a very successful day! YOU are so appreciated!
A Beautiful Day for Golf
The Next Stop was blessed with wonderful weather as we hosted 148 golfers to play in this year's golf tournament. After a putting contest and a Chick Fil A lunch, Next Stop member Corbin McKinnon opened the round with a bagpipe serenade. That evening we welcomed additional guests, as we enjoyed complimentary wine, a silent and live auction and a delicious meal sponsored by Wayne Farms. A full and terrific day! The pictures tell the story.

The Light Within Us
The Next Stop's collaborative art project "The Light Within Us" was revealed on Monday, May 6th at our 13th annual Golf, Dinner & Wine event. After viewing a short video describing the creation and meaning of this unique piece of art, it was put up for sale in a live auction. Competitive bidding ensued and it finally sold to Mr. & Mrs. Bill Perkins for $3,500.

This piece was the vision of our occupational therapist Ms. Kathy. Please view her short video--it is an inspiring MUST SEE! The Light Within Us
Silent Auction goes Mobile
The Next Stop transitioned to mobile bidding this year using the Handbid app. We have been preparing for this for a year-most actively over the last 4 months. Led by Board member Katie Lobe, our onsite bid helpers were ready and able to help everyone participate. This method made bidding fun and easy and item pick up smooth and fast. It also helped us surpass our silent auction income goal and to earn more than any previous year!
Thanks to The Eagles
The Eagles are one of the golf groups at Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club. For many years, they have been consistent and devoted supporters of The Next Stop--always participating in our fundraising efforts. This year they established their own 2 fundraisers. A "booze wagon" filled with donated booze was provided for auction and also a generous donation was raised and given to The Next Stop.
$10,000 Given Away!
The winning ticket of The Next Stop's $10,000 Cash Raffle was drawn Monday night, May 6, 2019. The winner was called the next morning with the good news and screamed with joy! She had purchased one ticket online in support of one of our members--her long time neighbor and family friend. Member Natalie enjoyed the check presentation as much as our winner!
Thank You!
The Next Stop Foundation
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