Croquet Classic features tournament, silent auction and gourmet luncheon
Annual event set for April 25
at LSUS and Fox Creek Farms
For release: Jan. 12, 2009
Community Renewal International swings the mallet April 25 on its annual Croquet Classic fundraiser, one of our primary fundraising events of the year. Money raised at the event helps Community Renewal in its mission to restore caring communities, renew lives by rebuilding caring relationships and turn impoverished neighborhoods into havens of hope.
The Croquet Classic is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, on the lawns of the LSUS campus. Players in the championship round will compete at Fox Creek Farms, also site of a seated gourmet lunch and a silent auction. The noon lunch and silent auction will be indoors at Fox Creek Farms, located at 11958 Ellerbe Road.
A fun event for all skill levels, the Croquet Classic offers many avenues for support:
Golden Mallet Club Sponsor - $10,000.
Silver Mallet Club Sponsor - $5,000.
Bronze Mallet Club Sponsor - $3,000.
Field Sponsor - $1,500.
Stake and two-person team - $500.
Two-person team - $250.
Wicket - $100.
Luncheon table - $160.
Luncheon ticket - $20.
All sponsors and teams will be publicly recognized at the event and in the program.
You can pay for your level of sponsorship and/or tickets by sending a check for the appropriate amount to Croquet Classic, Community Renewal, 838 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101.
You can also make your donation online! Just click here and indicate in the Designation line if you want to be a sponsor and/or if it is for luncheon tickets. It's that easy! Your online donations are safe and secure.
The Croquet Classic is sponsored by the Women of Community Renewal, a volunteer group which also sponsors and assists with other events during the year. Sandy Lowrey is president of the Women of Community Renewal; Mimi Hedgcock is chairman of the 2008 Croquet Classic.
Honorary co-chairs for this year's Croquet Classic are David and Claudia Oliver.
If you want to get involved or have any questions about this fun event, call Community Renewal at (318) 425-3222.
Community Renewal International is a nonprofit effort to restore safe and healthy communities through caring relationships. Founded in 1994, Community Renewal reaches at-risk youth through Friendship Houses built in impoverished neighborhoods, strengthens education through the Adult Renewal Academy, partners with The Fuller Center for Housing and connects caring partners who turn their neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support.
Contact: David Westerfield, director of communications