"Blessings to you"
"You rock Darin!"
"Hope your ironman went well today. Thanks for doing this! Mitch and Aaron Rubin (13 years old)."
"Good Luck Darin and we applaud your efforts"
"Thank you for sharing about this wonderful group that is helping the families of our veterans. "
First because I'm going to be sharing this with individuals who know me personally and some who only know me from a distance through one or more of my businesses (including Kids Bowl Free, Fitness Renegades and WOW Marketing) I'd like to share a little bit about me and why I want you to help fund Snowball Express.
I have two causes that are close to my heart. First children who've experienced a major life change because of a medical condition that they are struggling with. This came to the forefront in my life when a very close personal friend had their daughter have to have half of her brain removed in order to reduce the number of seizures she was having from 100+.
The other cause close to my heart is military causes that really make a difference. Those where the majority of the funds go to the cause and not to administration and marketing. My grandfather received a purple heart and I respect and admire our military families for their willingness to serve.
Causes that provide real help to our heroes who need it the most. In the case of Snowball Express they provide an AMAZING event to help families heal. They provide kids who have something in common that none of us would ever want to have in common...the death of a mother or father while serving our country.
I write this as I sit on the couch next to my 11 year old daughter and couldn't imagine the heartache she might have if either I or her mother were not here for her.
This is the heartache that tens of thousands of American families have experienced since 9/11. It's a pain they deal with every day. Children who are missing a parent at their graduation day, their birthdays, their weddings and so much more.
I rarely ask my friends, family or clients for a favor...but today I'm asking you to support this wonderful cause.
On September 11, 2016 I'm going to be completing my very first Ironman Race (Ironman Wisconsin)...if you're not familiar with the Ironman it's a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run...yes all in one day!
My goal is to raise at least $10,000 which will help get at least 20 individuals to the Snowball Express Event.
If you can contribute $5, $50, $500 or $5,000 I'd surely appreciate it. I'm also going to match the first $5,000 with a personal contribution.
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Snowball Express.
If you haven't yet watched the video I'd encourage you to watch it now...all the way to the end it's 15 minutes long. Watch it now below...
I bet you can't watch it without tears in your eyes. The first time I watched it was with 6 men in a conference room all who teared up.
We're sharing this with over 1,000,000 families who participated in the Kids Bowl Free program this summer and we hope that two things happen...1) We hope that you enjoyed the bowling program and the hard work we put into the program and can make a small contribution to help us raise funds for Snowball Express. 2) We hope that you see how wonderful this organization is and that you might want to join the effort to volunteer, learn more about the organization, help host local events or raise funds for them too.
Thanks in advance,
Co Founder, Kids Bowl Free
Co Founder, Fitness Renegades
President, WOW Marketing