Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fundraiser Success

Success and Victory for DownStream Fly Fishing

April 17, 2010, was Kiene's annual fly fishing expo and alaso marked DownStream's inaugural fund-raising event that proved to be a great success. I would like to thank Vic's Ice Cream in Sacramento for setting up a great booth, providing the ice cream, and two talented staff members. One of the neatest features of this was Charlie, an employee of Vic's ice cream, who has Down Syndrome. Charlie has been working for Vic's for over a decade and thanks to his delightful service and expertise they sold over 120 cones!

One hundred percent of the proceeds go right to DownStream and I can assure you this money will go a long way.

Speaking of the event, we are well on our way to having a great event. We have 25 students with Down Syndrome and over 70 volunteers. We are working on spreading the word in the hopes of inspiring others.

Thanks again to Vic's Ice Cream and Kiene's Fly Shop.