2022 Champions fore Charity co-chairs David Schneider and Art Bennert are happy to announce the addition of Kristen Boerger to this season’s team. With your help, the trio aims to raise $200,000. In an effort to simplify the process, funds raised this season will support the Red & White Ball cause and incentive money earned will support the Foundation Fund.
As a board member, your Red and White Ball purchases can make a 7% difference by simply filling out a designation form to indicate if you would like your donation through Champions to be used toward the purchase of Red and White Ball sponsorships, underwriting or tickets. By making your purchase through Champions, the Valero Texas Open will match your purchase at 7%, making your gift go further.
As in previous years, you are invited to pledge now and pay later by simply selecting the “bill me” option on the Champions pledge form. Invoices will be emailed by Champions on April 18 and mailed out on April 22. The last day to submit payment is May 20.
This public campaign is a great way to educate the community on the need to replace current blood collection equipment, and renovations to the South Texas Blood & Tissue blood storage and delivery facilities. Replacing the sunsetting apheresis machines will provide a better donor experience, with more targeted capabilities, shorter donation times and integration into a paperless system. The renovations to Hospital Services, alongside these new machines, will provide needed production and distribution efficiencies for our existing hospital partners and the five new hospitals that currently are under development in Bexar County.
The success in raising funds and awareness through Champions this year will enable us to meet the growing scale of operations and the increased demand for blood and other therapeutic products. You can help by making your pledge early, sharing social media posts and forwarding email messaging.