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Professional Convention Management Association

September 25 2013

Dust Off Your Bowling Shoes - It's That Time of the Year!

GMC Community Services Committee

20th Greater Midwest Chapter PCMA Charity Bowl-A-Thon
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Lucky Strike Lanes
Chicago, IL
Register today!

It’s time to dust off your bowling shoes and clean off your bowling ball – the Greater Midwest Chapter is going bowling!

With the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Destination Henderson and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as co-sponsors, GMC is planning the 20th Annual Bowl-A-Thon Charity Fundraiser. The popular chapter event, which raises funds for our designated charity, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6 at 5 p.m. at Lucky Strike in downtown Chicago. We need your help! The Silent Auction is an important part of our fundraising effort as 95% of auction proceeds go directly to our designated charity, OFF THE STREET CLUB.

Based on survey results, our members are looking for creative packages with a minimum value of $75. LET’S THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX THIS YEAR! While we appreciate the standard hotel night stay – let’s pair something with it (hotel restaurant, spa, theatre tickets, airport transportation and airfare to distant destination) to raise more money for our charity.

Sample Donation Ideas:

             Family passes to theatres, museums, zoos, theme parks

             Jewelry, artwork, pottery classes, jewelry making classes

             Cooking classes, cookware, cookbooks

             Golf tee times, private golf lessons, golf and sportswear, golf clubs

             Things for the kids! (Birthday cake certificates, hotel suite to host a party, movie tickets)

             Things for the pets! (Grooming gift certificate, doggy bed, dog-walking services)

             Autographed sports paraphernalia

             Tickets to sporting events paired with a hotel stay

             Gift certificates to local shops and restaurants

Please submit a realistic value with your donation and for your hotel and travel packages. Include criteria for using donated certificates (expiration dates, blackout dates, etc.).

If you are interested in making a donation to the Silent Auction, please fill out the donation form and send it with your prize letter or certificate by Friday, October 11, 2013 to:

Jessica Klepacki
Senior Sales Manager, Park Plaza Boston
Chicago Office
124 Fessler Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Direct – 847.285.1093 I Fax – 617.607.6060

On behalf of the Greater Midwest Chapter of PCMA and OFF THE STREET CLUB we thank you for your generous support.