Me being super random with a giant bowling pin

Hi again everybody!!!!!! I hope you all finished your spring 2017 on a good note…. I have to say that there was no better ending to my spring then the one I had. On Saturday, June 17 2017, I organized my very own, first fundraising event at Henry Farm Tennis Club! The location I had picked was one that held a special place in my heart, it was where I grew up before as a child and spent countless hours training on those tennis courts. That being said, when I went back and approached the community with my proposal to hold an event there, they so generously agreed because I had known them for so many years, and they all watched me grow up into a young adult.

posters about WE free the children, and Miss Teenage Canada

The flyer the community created for my event.

The name of the event was, Tennis Day with Miss Teenage South Central Ontario. It was a day for bringing families together, in a fun atmosphere, where everyone enjoyed cardio tennis and different games, while accomplishing what my platform is, being physically active!!!! To raise money we sold food for $5.00 a plate, as well as beverages and snacks, a selection of prizes to be won, and at the end of the event we had a silent auction. All the proceeds from the event we raised were for “WE Free the Children” the charity of choice for Miss Teenage Canada.

 

yummy snacks for sale that day

Overall I have to say that the event was a huge success, so many families and people of all ages attended; kids, adults, and seniors. I loved meeting all the people from the community and having a chance to not only speak with them, but also to play tennis with them. That was my main

Silent auction table

goal for the day, encouraging everyone to get up and play tennis! In the beginning of the event, I gave a speech talking about how important it is to be active and the benefits you gain from it! I could definitely say I was active that day, considering how much i was running around. First I started greeting everyone when they entered in the club. I also made sure to spend some time with the younger kids, I placed cones on the court with prizes hidden under, then started feeding them balls and watching their excitement when they hit the cones and claimed their prize. I then moved onto playing some short matches with the seniors, and laughing a bit with them. I was really pleased how everything was going so smoothly, especially with the weather…. It was such a hot day; you could tell summer was approaching, because the humidity levels were extremely high. They had called for rain that entire day so I wasn’t complaining that the weather was holding up!

Announcing silent auction winners

Feeding balls and playing games with the kids!

Toronto Councillor, Shelley Carroll and I

One of the big highlights, to my event, was an appearance from our Toronto city councilor; Shelley Carroll! I have known her since I was a little girl, and she congratulated me in everything I accomplished with my tennis career, and pageant success these years. I also had the honor of playing an exhibition match in front of her and all the other guests with my lovely brother as my partner. It was fun to showcase my skills to everyone and entertain them with tennis. The moment I finished the match it started to pour rain, to the point where they had called a hurricane warning! How lucky was I to be able to complete my whole event and immediately after it started to rain?

My brother and I before the exhibition match

Everyone watching during the exhibition match

This was the first time I have organized something like this, and I must say that I am so proud of myself. My whole life I will remember how I have accomplished to hold my own fundraising event. I have barely started the journey in my reign, and I already feel I have gained so much, being able to give back to the community. I have had such an amazing experience, and it feels so incredible, seeing all the smiles on everyone’s faces. I am truly enjoying every moment.  I had so much fun that day, and I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that had attended, but most of all I send a huge thanks to all the volunteers that helped out! Without them this would have never been possible! I hope to make my community proud when I compete this august in miss teenage Canada!!!!

some of the lovely people from the community who attended my event

Thank you guys once again for taking the time to read my blog, and supporting me 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Remember to stay fabulous!!!! I will speak to you all very soon….

Xoxoxoxo

Nicole,

Miss Teenage South Central Ontario

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