The “$8600 for 86 years” fundraiser honoring Coach Dean Weese has exceeded its goal after the first two weeks of the six-week event. The current total stands at $9,583.
“With four weeks remaining in the fundraiser, and knowing there are other individuals who still play to give, we decided to be aggressive and double our goal from $8,600 to $17,200,” said Kathy Booth Loter, 2nd vice president for fundraising and social activities for the Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation. “The experiences, friendships, and life lessons players gain under incredible coaches such as Dean Weese, are priceless gifts. One way we can express our thanks is through events such as this tribute fundraiser.”
Loter says the goal for the next two weeks is to follow up with former players, coaches, and colleagues who had been contacted during the first week of the fundraiser.
“To those who responded in the first two weeks and made a gift, thank you for your generosity and for sharing your love and respect for this legendary coach,” said Valerie Goodwin-Colbert, 1st vice president of the Foundation.
If you have been thinking about making a gift, there’s still time. Deadline for giving is Friday, Sept. 24.
Giving by check: address it to “Hutcherson Flying Queens Foundation”. In the memo line, please note this is for the “Dean Weese Tribute”. Mail the check to Cherri Rapp, 2913B Lovell Dr., Austin, TX 78723.
Giving online with a credit card: click on the “Donate Now” button at flyingqueensfoundation.com/donate. On the second screen where enter your name and card information, there is a line near the top for adding special instructions. On this line, please type “Dean Weese Tribute”.
“As we stated at the outset, thank you for considering this heartfelt request,” said Loter. “We still hope that you will join with us in honoring this legendary coach who, even after all these years, we still love dearly!”