Monday, September 21, 2009

Why We Do It!

The team is just back from their trip to Italy and from all the accounts I've read on the FBC site, it is easy to see that they had a REALLY GREAT time. I was particularly struck by the blogs and videos featuring Ros, JJ and Nneka. They had such a great sense of the value of the trip and such a great appreciation for the opportunity.

Whenever I get the chance, I like to remind myself why we work for the Fast Break Club and the team--we get to support some of the best young women that we will ever come across! Our recent Auctions and Shoot-a-thons were in support of this trip to Italy and it is so gratifying to see it come to fruition. The appreciation from the players and coaches is so apparent that it makes us all ready to do some more!

So what's coming up? First is our annual Wine Social. We consider this more of a great get together to start the season, but we always have a few silent auction items that are up for bid, so we do make a little $$. This year's event will be Sunday, October 11 with our great friends at Vino Locale in downtown Palo Alto. This is always a great event so plan to join us--details are here. Don't drink wine? Join us anyway for good friends and great food.

And make sure to mark your calendars RIGHT NOW for our annual Auction to take place December 13 in conjunction with the DePaul game. Check back to this blog and the FBC website for updates as info becomes available. We will be offering another bunch of great items--to get a look at what we had last year, check here. We will also be looking for donations of wines, vacations, sports memorabilia, gift certificates and new merchandise--I will post the donation form as soon as it is available or you can contact Eileen now at

Our theme this year is "Back in the Saddle Again!" so get ready, pardners!

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