2018 Wild Game Dinner Wrap Up
The Wild Game Dinner, put on the United Methodist Men, of Dripping Springs United Methodist Church was a complete success! As Chairman of the 28th annual event, I am proud to be a part of an incredible team of volunteers that came together to raise nearly $100,000 that will be put to work to make our community a better place. This was an exciting year with many changes. Our team rose to every challenge including a new venue, Dripping Spring Ranch Park, a much smaller kitchen, the last thing you want when you are cooking for over 600 people and a date change just months before the event.
Lisa Czerniec and her team, The Wives of the Wild Game Dinner, as they will be affectionately called from now on, brought some much needed class that our event has been missing. Her eye for the details brought the look and feel of a top notch event! We can not thank her enough!
We were also fortunate to have Faith Wilcox sing the National Anthem. She later joined Grandpa and Samantha in entertaining the guests with live music during the dinner. It added an extra ambience to the meal.
My proudest moment was when we raised over $16,000 for Sarah’s Spurs. Sarah Graff, Neil’s daughter, was diagnosed with Leukemia less than a month after last year’s dinner. She was not able to attend this year because she was having the time of her life at her best friend’s wedding. She is in full remission and we pray everyday that she stays cancer free. They are an incredible family!
This event is about coming together for a greater good. The support that our event receives from our community is truly amazing! I would like to thank AmCheck, our first-ever Title Sponsor, along with our many gold, silver and bronze sponsors, the countless businesses and individuals that donated items for our silent and live auctions, and the over 600 people that took time out of their busy lives to attend and purchase items to help us raise the funds that will be staying right here in our community.
We have funded so many different groups over the years. The Burke Center for boys, Helping Hands Food Pantry, the Senior Center, multiple Eagle projects and Red Arena just to name a few. If you would like to make a difference and your group is in need of funding, complete the Funding Request Form available on the website. We will be looking at all requests over the next couple months and I promise we will do our best to help as many as we can.
God has blessed this community with the best people and I pray that our event will continue to share those blessings for many years to come.
In service to our Father,
2018 DSWGD Chairman
Paddles Up Campaign Raises $17,000
The 2018 Paddles Up campaign brought in $17,000 to benefit Sarah’s Spurs which raises funds to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). For more information on this year’s Paddles Up charity, visit the Charities Supported page.
Requests for Funding
Every year we review requests for financial assistance from throughout the community in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our goal is to identify immediate needs where we can provide assistance to the highest level of impact, and put the funds we raise to work as soon as possible. If you have a charity, mission or ministry located here in Central Texas and wish to apply for a funding gift from the United Methodist Men, please fill out our funding request form and return it to the Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner Committee Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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