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San Diego’s “Blue Ribbon Booties”

April 7, 2011

On a beautiful March afternoon in San Diego, the Blue Ribbon Booties made history as the largest Undy team at that time. With 101 members, they ran/walked the 2nd Annual San Diego Undy 5000 in memory of their friend, Lisa Skelton-Crabb. Lisa was only 48 when she passed away in July of 2010 from colon cancer.

Undy 5000 Event Director Todd Setter and the Blue Ribbon Booties with a picture of their friend, Lisa.

Organized by Coronadans Sherilyn Clayes and Crystal Hall, the Blue Ribbon Booties raised $11,000 in honor of Lisa for the Undy 5000 and the Colon Cancer Alliance! Part of the money raised goes to Project Access of the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4), and the rest goes to the CCA to help fund awareness programs.

Not only did the team bring 101 people to participate in the race, but they organized a happy hour fundraiser at Costa Azul Restaurant in San Diego before the race, at which they raised $1,000! They sold raffle tickets for a variety of prizes (including gift certificates to SIX local restaurants; a variety of gift baskets, items and gift certificates to local retail stores; and an assortment of spa/beauty and health/fitness deals). As an added bonus, the owner of the restaurant arranged for a special menu to be available to guests of the team. There was even a band playing at the event! The Blue Ribbon Booties really went all out trying to fundraise, and it shows in their pictures that they had fun doing it! (PS. This is a great idea for teams looking for ideas to fundraise… for other fundraising ideas, click here).

Check out this brief (we really like that word here) interview with some of the team members on race day!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 8, 2011 11:25 am

    Great work Blue Ribbon Booties!

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