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3rd Annual Andy’s Climb Recap

Posted on: March 23rd, 2014 by admin

A huge thank you to all of the Roadies who came from near & far for making this a very memorable, and wildly successful event!

We truly appreciate our vendor partners:

  • Sam Welcher – the BEAUTIFUL hike shirts
  • Kodiak – the much needed water
  • Grand Avenue Produce – pre & post hike veggies & fruit for energy!
  • Sam Adams – incredible prizes & hiking team
  • MillerCoors – raffle prizes beyond imagination and some expert hiking skillz
  • Anheuser Busch – your consistent support on & off the field
  • Marc Angel Photography – OMG, you rock our socks off with your unbelievable photography!

More big thanks to:

The Thompson Sales Team – Misty Willinger, Amanda Black, Mandy Holt – for all of the ‘behind the scenes’ work  that went into this organizing t-shirts & goody bags.

Another HUGE thank you to the dynamic prize & hot dog duo – Kim Conboy & Sarah Dixon.

And to our Raffle Ticket Diva & Catering Queen… Miss Reba, the Rockstar.

Helping Hands

Posted on: March 23rd, 2014 by admin

Dear Andy’s Outreach,

I am writing this email with so much appreciation, and not quite enough words to say. I left for work on Friday, January 31st, 2014 just like any normal day. I left at 1:40 to drop my boyfriend off at work and get to work on time. I got the call around 3:20 p.m. The call that my apartment was up in flames, and that I needed to come home. I had never been more devastated. I realized my animals were in my apartment that was now completely on fire. I had an 8 month old puppy named Holly, two 2 year old cats named Dexter and Adela, and one 6 month old cat named Conky. I knew they didn’t make it, but my heart didn’t want to believe it. When I got to my apartment they had already put out the fire and my apartment was just ashes and sot. What was left was charred from top to bottom. From what we’re told the fire started in our apartment, but the report states that the cause is undetermined. When we finally got to walk through our apartment, it was the saddest thing I’d ever been through in my life. Anything and everything that we had accumulated was gone. Not just couches and tables. Elementary school memories, pictures of loved ones passed, and inherited things gone in ashes. We weren’t nearly as saddened by the loss of our belongings as we were the loss of our animals. Beautiful, loving, amazing animals they were. Not 1 but all 4 in the blink of an eye. Some days the grief of that is overwhelming. But, it gets easier with the help of organizations like Andy’s Outreach coming to help us out to begin rebuilding the life that remains. I am so blessed to work for a company who cares for their employees so much they came up with the idea for this outreach program. If it weren’t for you guys my struggle to regain my life would be that much more difficult. There aren’t enough words to describe how thankful my boyfriend Rory and I am that you chose to help us out in such a time of need. It’s amazing what the help does for us. Thank you so much Andy’s Outreach I’ll never be able to express how amazing what you did for me is.

-Lara Suiter

1st Annual Colorado Climb for Andy was a Hit!

Posted on: December 21st, 2012 by admin No Comments

Andy The Armadillo climbed to the top of Mount Democrat, 14,148 feet above sea level.

We raised approximately  $4,000 for Andy’s Outreach on our first climb this year, and plan on making it an annual event.

Our Goal for 2013 is to raise over $10,000.  The date for the 2nd Annual Colorado Climb for Andy’s is Monday, July 29th.

 

Mark Your Calendars for the Next Climb on

July 29, 2013!

 

Dodge2 This is a Test Fundraiser Post

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Teams represented from Stores: Lou1, Lou2, Shively, Fort Wayne, E-Town, Aspen Creek…

Corporate Departments represented: Payroll, Risk, Legal, Global Development Group, Human Resource, IT, Operations.
Legendary Learning representation: 30 MITs (Manager’s in Training) representing 18 different states.
Finals: “Runaway Rejects” (Risk/Payroll/IT participants) defeated “E-Lemon-Ators” (Team from E-Town).
In the video attached, Vickie Elder (Senior Manager of Payroll) took out the final E-Town player.
All 25 teams played 3 games of “pool play”, and the top 16 teams advance to a single elimination bracket.

Dodgeball Tournament

Posted on: November 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Teams represented from Stores: Lou1, Lou2, Shively, Fort Wayne, E-Town, Aspen Creek

Corporate Departments represented: Payroll, Risk, Legal, Global Development Group, Human Resource, IT, Operations

Legendary Learning representation: 30 MITs (Manager’s in Training) representing 18 different states.

Finals: “Runaway Rejects” (Risk/Payroll/IT participants) defeated “E-Lemon-Ators” (Team from E-Town)

In the video attached, Vickie Elder (Senior Manager of Payroll) took out the final E-Town player.

All 25 teams played 3 games of “pool play”, and the top 16 teams advance to a single elimination bracket.

 

 

Polaroid

Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by admin No Comments

(PLEASE WORK!!!!!!)

Accounting Nacho Bar

Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The accounting team hosted a Nacho Bar at the support center. Everyone loves the opportunity to have a great lunch and support an amazing cause. GREAT JOB to the accounting team and Mindy Wermers for heading this up.

 

Payroll Cookout & Bake Off

Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

This was the first annual Bake Off/Payroll Department cookout and what a HUGE success. All Support Center Roadies were invited to enter their famous baked good recipes for a contest to benefit Andy’s Outreach. What a delicious success and special thanks to Lisa Waddell for organizing this event.

Fort Worth Softball Tournament

Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

For the past few years, the Fort Worth store has hosted a legendary softball tournament amongst their fellow TXRH locations. Each year the support and FUN continues to grow.

20/20 Apparel Sale

Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Every year the 20/20 Group hosts an apparel sale at the support center to benefit Andy’s Outreach. Everyone donates their gently used logo wear and all the leftover conference items. This is a huge event at the support center and an opportunity to load up on your favorite logo wear. GREAT JOB!