Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wonderful Blog about Make A Wish Charity Event

I really love these guys! They were instrumental in this event and helped raise $760,000! Awesome love from Gary, Jay and Joe Don to the Make A Wish foundation.

Yet another reason I am very proud to be a Street Team Leader for Rascal Flatts, truly humbled by how much they give. Again, I love you all!! Thank you for letting me be a part of your team!!! (((Hugs)))

With Colleen as the Master of Ceremonies and me as the Live auctioneer, script writer, stage and "emotion" director, we made something AMAZING happen for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The 2010 Big Wish Gala featuring country music superstars Rascal Flatts. Such a honor to be asked back to the event for the second year. Certainly a highlight of my career and one that I look forward to helping expand.

Imagine constructing this incredible glass tent on the 50 yard line of the prized buckeye stadium field. Then fill it with the best decor, food and talented event production and event management team imaginable. In addition, bring in Broadway superstar Jessica Grove to grant a Broadway wish for a darling little girl who wants to dance on Broadway. Then bring to the stage, none other than Country Music Superstars; Rascal Flatts for an awesome private performance. What more could you want?

How about raising over $760,000 in the process!

It costs $6,000 to grant a wish for the Make-A-Wish organization and this was an effort to catch up on the backlog of wishes that this organization is facing. Kids that need something to look forward to and allow themselves to be superstar for a day, a week or take their dream trip or experience. The outpouring of support from Central Ohio was sensational.

I worked closely with PageTech LTD (Live Event producer) and Destinations by Design (Event planner and management) to script an evening for the master of ceremony and all celebrities in attendance that allowed every guest to understand the importance of why they were there, how they could help and also feel a part of the success the night had to offer. I then took to the stage to begin a live auction like no other. It included a special visit from Rascal Flatts to the stage as we huddled up and talked about an ultimate fan package we could offer amongst other one of a kind items. The photo here is the four of us (I'm hiding in the middle there) deciding that the winner would also be allowed to put the gel in Gary's (lead singer) hair the night they choose to go to the concert anywhere in the country. (Of course with backstage passes, autographed guitar and VIP access).

It was an awesome experience for me to be a part of it and to raise over $300,000 between the life auction components I hosted. Special thanks to Make-A-Wish of Central Ohio and all of the inedible children and families they help support, encourage and allow to dream.....

To learn more about Make-A-Wish or to help support please visit their website at

It's SHOWTIME! Motivational and Inspirational Speaker Jon Petz: Co-Director for Big Wish Gala featuring Rascal Flatts