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2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament

Posted on: July 15th, 2013 by Gretchen Allred

Thanks so much everyone that came out to the Andy’s Outreach Dodgeball Tournament Monday! We had 25 teams from E-town, Lou2, Lou1, Shively, Aspen Creek, Fort Wright, Ashland and Lexington. We also had 4 teams from the Support Center and 6 MIT Teams from Legendary Learning.

We were able to raise $1094 for the Andy’s Outreach Assistance Fund! Thank you to every store that was able to bring a team and help us with the event. We will absolutely do this again next year, hopefully bigger and better!

Of course there could be just one winner. It was EXTREMELY competitive this year, but the undefeated Aspen Creek Beasts took home the trophies, bragging rights and cash by beating the Fab Five from Lou2 in the finals. They were also kind enough to donate a portion of their winnings back to Andy’s Outreach.

Thanks again for being so Legendary!

2nd Annual Andy’s Outreach Volleyball Tournament – Fort Wayne, IN

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 by Gretchen Allred

Monday, May 20th, Roadies from all over the Midwest gathered together to raise funds for Andy’s Outreach.  Teams traveled from Polaris, OH Southbend, IN Elkhart, IN Willoughby, OH  & Lou 1,KY to play against multiple teams from Fort Wayne, IN Clarksville, IN and Lima, OH.  The combined 11 teams raised $1,600 for Andy’s Outreach!!!!!

Elkhart dominated with strong play throughout the day.  Elkhart captain “Rikki” stood tall at the net.  Team Polaris was a force to be reckoned with as well.  Led by “Razzlesnake” the Polaris team made it all the way to the final.  Their star “All Beef” was amazing.  Clarksville brought the enthusiasm and energy to the entire event.  Team Willoughby were the brightest team at the event blinding the opposition with Neon shirts and Roadie pride.  It also seemed like team 74 from Lima, Ohio was everywhere.  Every  direction you looked someone wearing 74 was making a great play on the court.  The teams from Fort Wayne were good sports and made great hosts for the tournament.  South Bend looked like a team that had been playing together for years, making incredible sets and digging out balls that would flatten mere mortals.  Thank you to Lou1 as well, we appreciate everyone who came to the tournament.  We ended up having Roadies participate from four different Markets.

A big thank you to everyone who played and for all the hard work everyone at the stores put in to support their teams.  There was a great group effort by Team Clarksville for selling peanuts for Andy’s Outreach.  Other stores held fundraisers or sold candy to the staff.  It was cool to hear some of the stories about the creative ways stores raised money for their teams.

It was incredible to see so many people compete together like family for Andy’s Outreach.  It truly was fun…….with purpose!

It was great to watch the roadie’s demonstrate love across the courts.  All the players treating each other as a family which made the tournament a success this year.

We hope to continue to put this event on each year, to make it a tradition.


Support Center Conference Week Silent Auction & Raffle

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by Gretchen Allred

Thanks to the Support Center Andy’s Silent Auction Committee for heading up an AWESOME event!  This was the largest auction event to date at the support center with over 100 unique items.  The committee also spiced it up with a raffle drawing for airline tickets and one paid vacation day!  Fantastic job and thanks for all your hard work!

Support Center Accouting Cookout

Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by Gretchen Allred

The accounting department hosted their annual cookout to benefit Andy’s Outreach.  As always, they had beautiful weather and a great turnout!  Thanks again to the accouting team for all their efforts to support Andy’s and thanks to everyone that came out and enjoyed some great food!

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!


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.



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!