June 07, 2006
"We're delighted to award these high fundraiser prizes," said BBBS Executive Director, Marc Wheeler. "We're also grateful to the businesses who donate these prizes for those folks who made the extra effort raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters."
Winning the top prize this year is former Little Brother, now UAS IT Department employee, Cody Bennett. Cody raised more than $3,200 for Juneau's Bowl For Kids' Sake. In second place is 11-year old Morgan Enright from Ketchikan, raising $1,626. Emily Clark, Big Brothers Big Sisters School Program Coordinator, won the third place prize with $1,150 collected. Bing Carillo, AEL&P employee, came in fourth with $1,100 raised. In fifth place Ketchikan Big Sister Nancy Coggins raised $1,075.
These top fundraisers will have their choice of one or two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines, a Caribbean Cruise for two on Royal Caribbean, an exquisite Moonstone Necklace from Fire and Ice in Juneau, and an Alaska rail adventure and two night stay at a Princess Lodge, courtesy of the Alaska Railroad and Princess Tours.
Wheeler noted that the five high fundraisers came from around the region. "It's exciting to see folks from around the region show such strong support for our programs," said Wheeler.
The agency also gave its special
thanks to campaign sponsor Southeast Stevedoring and to the University
of Alaska Southeast, who raised the most money of any organization
in the region.
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