In the midst of all of this, Erin has also been going through volleyball tryouts. That is always a stressful process, but now, teams have been assigned and she's happy to be right where she is. Phew.
I've been doing a lot of work on the foundation and prepping for upcoming events. Our first two scholarship checks were sent last week. Our winners are off to college this fall, and $2000 of their first fee statement will be covered by the Shannon O'Hara Foundation. That feels dang good. Any of you out there reading this that have donated, thank you and job well done.
As we look to another year of fundraising events, we've got two opportunities coming up this fall. We will be taking part in two walks for the organizations that the SOF supports:
October 5th - Brains Together For A Cure Walk in Rochester
November 23rd - St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. in Minneapolis
More information coming very soon on these events. We also are making an "I walk for Shannon"
t-shirt so we'll be sharing info on how to order those as well.
All good stuff, yet still hard to believe she is gone. I am reminded of that when I get "excited" for an event. It's not really excitement, because I wish I wasn't there in the first place. But, given our circumstance, it does feel good to do something - scholarships, fundraising, etc. - in her memory. She deserves at least that...