Kicking it…Kilted

Last night was our fundraising event at a local piano bar.  I won’t say how much we raised yet, but it was more than we could have hoped for!

Here’s a pic of me hogging the microphone as MC fawns.

On a scouting trip through the community we happened upon a few guys watching football and having a few drinks.  When we came into the bar in our kilts they immediately began discussing it with us.  One fellow approached us and seemed extra curious about our motives.  I explained we were raising money for charity at an event in the area in a few weeks and told them to talk to their doctors.

He gave me his card.

His name is Steve Haworth and he happens to be the owner of Charity Auction Fundraising an expert in getting folks to part with their cash for a good cause.  He works with the Grammys, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z…and now Kilted to Kick Cancer.  We had a couple of things we scrounged together from Alt Kilt’s generous donations  but Steve wanted to show us how impressed he was with our dedication to the cause.

Steve brought with him, and donated for auction, a night in San Francisco, dinner and a show as well as a day trip to wine country, with driver, for 4 people.

These items both went for considerably less than they usually do simply because of our limited audience, but I intend on getting Steve in front of bigger and bigger audiences as KTKC moves forward.

That Bar will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from last night and was more than accommodating to us and even donated a gift card to the night.

The Prince Charles Pipe Band sent over a couple of bagpipers willing to help out for a beer and a T-shirt.  we even got them both on stage at one point and had dueling bag pipes!

Also a special thanks to Chief Picard from the San Ramon Valley Fire Dept Pipes and Drums for kilting up and wandering the neighborhood playing his bagpipes to drum up attention.  Then he and his lovely wife stayed to bid on and win an auction item!  Congrats Chief!

 

The total from the fund raiser will be donated to Blue Cure Foundation.  We’ve arranged with Ambodriver to have that total added to our fundraising totals for the contest since BlueCure wasn’t able to get us the tracking links on time.

Oh, and one more thing, we got video of Motorcop dancing to Proud Mary in his kilt.  Want to see it?  DONATE!  I also gave my very best shot at a highland reel.  The wife, a former (and possibly future) competitive Scottish dancer said I did great.  So there.

Less than 72 hours left to donate folks!  If you aren’t kilted support a blogger who is!

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