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Celebrating a Successful Night With Champions
The fourth installment of Night With Champions in St. Louis celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Super Bowl season of the St. Louis Rams. When guests arrived they were treated to delicious food from Bishop’s Post, The Cup, Drunken Fish, Fitz’s American Grill, Pappy’s Smokehouse, prasino, Pueblo Solis, and Tucanos as well as drinks courtesy of Vermeil Wines and Grey Eagle/Lohr Distributors. Then everyone enjoyed an inside look at that special season as emcee Mike Bush led the retrospective with Coach Vermeil, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce, Orlando Pace, and Kurt. Torry Holt joined the fun via Skype and Brenda mixed things up with some rapid fire non-sports related questions. Best of all, nearly $90,000 was raised for First Things First! Special thanks to Edward Jones, Nutra Blend/Elanco, Independents Graphic & Display, JED Limousine, Aaron’s, U-Haul, Images by Lori, Mary Tuttle’s Flowers, and the St. Louis Rams.
“Mazda Drive for Good” in St. Louis Continues Support of FTF
The Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation has been selected as the local charity by St. Louis region Mazda dealers for the second year in a row for its charitable giving campaign set to run throughout the 2014 holiday season. For every new Mazda sold or leased during the Mazda Drive for Good campaign, Mazda will donate $150 to either First Things First or one of four national charities as selected by the new Mazda owner. The Mazda Drive for Good event will run from now through Jan. 2, 2015. These dealers are:
- Bommarito Mazda in St. Peters
- Bommarito Mazda South in South County
- Auffenberg Mazda in O’Fallon, IL
- Lou Fusz Mazda near Creve Coeur
- Frank Bommarito Mazda in Ellisville
A Reason to Give Thanks
The Amda and Roberts Family were given a big reason to give thanks this holiday season as they not only moved into their new Habitat homes in Phoenix and Coolidge, respectively, but were surprised to find them completely furnished thanks to a Homes for the Holidays team effort spearheaded by First Things First. Nominated by Habitat for Humanity of Central AZ, the two families with 10 children between them were overwhelmed by the furniture, TV, washer/dryer and computer donated by Aarons, the mattresses gifted by R&S Mattress, furnishings shopped for by U-Haul volunteers, and the pantry filled with food, including a turkey and all the fixings, provided by Albertsons. Including these families, First Things First has blessed a total of 35 families since inception with Homes for the Holidays! Special thanks to the partners listed above and to the Pedal Power Foundation for their continued support and involvement.
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