Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gloria Gaynor would agree

well, we survived. despite what mother nature threw at us! out skiers were real troopers, enduring some of the worst weather we've seen in years to finish on time at the Chillicothe Riverfront. as for the Riverfront Reception, well, the rain cleared and the sun came out at just the right time and we were still able to cookout for our supporters. thanks to everyone who participated, donated, and just generally supported us!

Friday, August 7, 2009

pray for no rain

well, the skiers hit the road yesterday and made it to Pere Marquette State Park without incident. right about now they should be hitting the water heading up to meet us in Chillicothe. the National Weather Service is calling for thunderstorms today so let's think good weather thoughts and hope it holds off for the skiers and the Riverfront Reception!

Monday, August 3, 2009

WMBD interview

listen to Steve Antonacci's interview this morning with WMBD!

Monday, July 27, 2009

What's better than donating to Children's Hospital of Illinois?

Winning something in the process. We have our official list of raffle items for those attending the Riverfront Reception 5-7pm on August 7th at the Chillicothe docks.

$1/ticket or 6 tickets for $5
  • Picket Fence Floral - beautiful hanging/potted basket
  • Hairmasters Unlimited - hair care basket to pamper yourself!
  • Qdoba (3 sets of items to raffle) - each set contains 2 coupons for 1 free Entree at the East Peoria location
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - goody basket with 1 tshirt, 1 visor cap, 3 bottles of their famous sauce, & $30 gift certificate
  • Red, White & Blue basket - assorted Red, White, & Blue outdoor items for your outdoor entertaining donated by the Blue Heron Ski Club members
  • Fun in the Sun Tote - assorted beach and outdoor items for fun in the sun donated by Children's Hospital of Illinois and Blue Heron Ski Club members
  • Maui Jim package - 1 pair of sunglasses, tshirt, golf club cover, koozie
  • Fun on the Water package - 1 Tube with rope donated by Blue Heron Ski Club members
You do not have to be present to win. Just give us your name and contact info and we'll contact you about your winnings. Thanks to all the great sponsors for their donations for the raffle!

And don't forget, we'll have hamburgers and hot dogs available for an in-kind donation as well as 2009 RTW t-shirts for sale. Come out and support our skiers and Children's Hospital of Illinois!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Well, it's getting closer! only 3 weeks away and still lots to do. Ski club members are meeting weekly to make sure all our ducks are in a row. right now the plan is for 15 skiers and 3 boats to leave Indian Head Boat club Thurs, Aug 6 at noon to head down to Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton to stay the night. they will take off from PMSP at 7am Friday morning, Aug 7. the plan/hope is to be at the Chillicothe Riverfront at 6p. good luck skiers!

also, we've been making headway on the riverfront activities for everyone to enjoy while we wait for skiers to come in. Children's Hospital of Illinois will be providing fun activities for the kids. local friends, family and vendors have offered to cook burgers and hot dogs in return for an in-kind donation! and we're well on our way to securing more raffle items! at this time we have commitments from Picket Fence, HairMasters, Maui Jim, and a "Fun in the Sun" summer goodies bag stocked with items from Children's Hospital of Illinois and Blue Heron Ski Club members. we will also have RTW 2009 shirts for sale at the riverfront. so we invite everyone to join us and have a blast as we wait for the arrival of the skiers on August 7th!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Riverfront Reception activities on again!

once again, the Blue Heron Ski Club and Children's Hospital of Illinois will be hosting a riverfront reception at the Chillicothe public docks (aka Banana's bar) to welcome this year's skiers in from a long day of skiing for the kids. there will be activities, food, and raffle items available. please join us and welcome our skiers as we support the Children's Hospital of Illinois.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

late start but still on!

well, we've gotten off to a really late start this year, but WE ARE STILL SKIING!!! hooray! with the economy the way that it is, we feel it's even more important to continue our event and donations to Children's Hospital. this year's event is scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2009. things are shaping up and we're excited about continuing the tradition.