I try to volunteer when my schedule can afford it. (Note to self: Make more time to help others) Today, I collected donations for the Pink Ribbon Connection at the Women’s Big 10 basketball tournament. In exchange for a donation, you got a pink ribbon pin or a pink rubber bracelet. However, people were very interested in my pink polo shirt… I offered it to a few people for $500 bucks but no one was willing to pay that much. Oh well, I tried.
They had been promoting the day for quite some time and even gave out pink t-shirts to the girls that attended a basketball clinic during the week. As luck would have it, Purdue made it to today’s rounds, so on top of feeling good for volunteering, I got to watch my first Women’s game this year. It was pretty cool to see all the pink shirts in the stands and on the benches. Purdue even wore pink shoe laces. And the referee’s had pink whistles. Here’s a shot from the game.
We were able to raise about $700 which is pretty good for walk-up donations in 2 hours. The foundation also got a portion of ticket sales so hopefully they were able to raise a few grand for breast cancer research. Everyone at Pink Ribbon was very nice and thankful that they had volunteers to help. They have already slated me for a position on their Fall Fashion Show committee! Since leaving Golden Rule, I’ve had little opportunity to do these types of things, so I’m excited to see what new opportunities I can find!