The Corona Chamber of Commerce is amazing at GORC's (see? I'm learning!), so the work was relatively simple. I didn't do a whole lot to plan it. The other details were worked out by Board Member Ellie VanDoornum, who is a rockstar in every way.
Spahrmedia. We wanted to document this occasion, and Michael Spahr stepped up, taped the whole thing for us, and took testimonials, too! He is so much fun and would be a great choice for any occasion. Plus, he sings a mean Barry Manilow and will be able to edit my little speech into something that actually makes sense! Yay! :)
We had a blast. Coaches can from near and far to see what this was all about. They met and networked with local businesses and hopefully made meaningful connections. The kids danced and laughed and ate tiny cupcakes (so did some of the grownups!). We got to recognize our coaches and volunteers, and the Chamber of Commerce did a great job of coaching me through the evening. I was just thrilled to see everyone all in one place!
Our precious Corona Queens came out to show their support!
Special thanks to the following people who helped at our Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting on Thursday:
Deb Potts and Mrs Badger's Class for making the tables look amazing as always!Ellie Van Doornum, for making everything look so easy.
BJ Walker, for being the calm in the middle of the storm. We so need you.
Roberta Hartman and the McKinley PTA, for set-up, balloons, and spirit!!
Janette Neumann, for the cake, flowers, and 100% enthusiasm always.
Dot Lubin, for helping with everything that noone else wants to do. And doing it with a smile. I love you.
Glen Gonsalves, for putting up with 100 Mile Club literally IN THE HOUSE all. the. time.
City of Corona, specifically Mayor Pro Tem Karen Spiegel for showing up on your busiest day and speaking so kindly of 100 Mile Club and its vision for community wellness and health.
Mayor Pro Tem Karen Spiegel presenting us with a certificate of appreciation and saying very, very nice things about 100 Mile Club. I was nervous and slightly overwhelmed.
Corona Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to the Ambassadors and Chamber President Bobby Spiegel for coming out and showing such tremendous support always.
Chamber President Bobby Spiegel helping spread the word!
Corona Norco Unified School District for the use of space and to CNUSD Board member Michell Skipworth for speaking and showing us supprt in words, actions, and spirit.
Thanks to the HEAD COACHES, friends, and students that attended and gave testimonials, too. We couldn't have done it without all of YOU!!