Dan Coons' Team Ribeye crew were basking in their success at the Steak and Beans "No Ball Ball" Saturday May 11.  Their team won the competition in gathering sponsorships for the Mesa West Foundation this Rotary year.  
Team Ribeye gathered a total of $12,989 in donations and sponsorships.  Coming in second, was Terry Diedrick's team with a total of $6,710.  Steve Ross's team had a total of $2,450, followed by Chuck Flint's team with $1,900.  Team Zarling produced $1,262, Team Troy, $750, and Team Rosenberg $600.  $715 came in with no team identification.  Cheers go to our sponsorship program chair and co-chair who were not assigned to teams.  Allan Cady brought in $19,200 and Bryan Goetzenberger brought in $1,200.  The total campaign has produced $47,776 to date.
The results are impressive.  This was a fundraising activity that did NOT require gathering raffle prizes, renting a venue, and selling tickets, that the majority of the cost of which would not have benefitted our foundation and through the foundation the impact we can make in our community and our world.  Had we sold tickets, much of what we would have gathered in those ticket sales would have covered the cost of the venue, food, and other event-related expenses.  
Our donors and sponsors can feel confident 100% of their donated funds will be used to make a positive difference.  
Huge thanks also go to Chris and Mike Krueger who not only opened their home for this celebration but who also invested their time and talent in preparing a delicious meal for all to enjoy.  Pam Cohen's talent for organizing fun events was again apparent.
The culinary skills of several Mesa West Rotarians and/or their spouses was apparent in the delicious array of appetizers and desserts that were available for all to enjoy.
A delicious candle-laden chocolate cake appeared and participants tried to sing-along with a raucous rendition of Happy Birthday led by Chuck Flint to celebrate Bryan Goetzenberger's birthday.  
A good time was enjoyed by all who were able to attend the celebration to cap off a successful sponsorship campaign which included the participation of 36 Mesa West Rotarians.