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Day Drinking with the Day Trippers

 (April 9, 2014) - As Team Captain of Deen’s Day Trippers, I make sure that each year our team’s goal is a little bit more than the previous year. To help fundraise in 2014, I decided to try throwing an event in Brooklyn, NY (where I live) as a way to get extra donations while also celebrating our team.

I sent an email to a number of bars in my neighborhood explaining our cause and asking if they would be willing to host an event. I received so many positive responses that I had to turn several bars down! I ended up choosing Good Co. because they agreed to let me have the fundraiser on a Sunday afternoon. I knew this would be the most convenient time of week for my friends to participate. Once I had the bar locked in, I created a public Facebook event and invited everyone I knew and encouraged all my friends to invite their friends and so on. I emailed a number of local websites asking them to advertise. One of them invited me to write an article about it and two of them included "Day Drinking with the Day Trippers" on their list of fun weekend things to do in Brooklyn!

I also contacted the owner of "Self Portrait Project" (SPP) which is basically a traveling photo booth where you take your photo with a little remote. I had met him previously and knew SPP would add a lot of fun to the event. He was more than willing to give me a major discount to attend and capture our celebration. This was the only cost. It was minimal and well worth it. The pictures are hilarious.

I worked with the bar owner to make a special "Day Tripper" drink which he sold for $5. He also offered to give me 10% of what the bar made while we were there. The following day, he sent me an email to thank me, saying it was a pleasure to be a part of such a good cause.

I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome. We had so much fun and I can't wait to do this again next year!

Jenny Erasmus
Team Captain, Deen’s Day Trippers