Recently the Blizzard Tigers were recognized by the management, staff and Board of Directors of Discovery House with the Annual Young Philanthropist Award, in recognition of the team’s remarkable baking, selling, and fundraising efforts that raised $6,900.
The short story behind the award:
After hearing that some important funding had fallen through for Discovery House, a second stage shelter for women and children fleeing domestic abuse, the Blizzard Tigers jumped in with both feet to help create a spur of the moment event.
Tenille, an incredibly talented and giant hearted young lady, who is an Alberta-born country music artist that now lives in Nashville, and a good friend of the Tigers, thrilled the audience for the evening. On December 21st, dressed up for Christmas, a huge contingency of Blizzard Tiger families helped lead 150 people, support and learn about Discovery House and be then amazingly be treated to a 2-hour concert by Tenille at the Cardel Homes Theatre. Tigers supported this event in a variety of ways. The girls personally baked a tremendous amount of cookies and treats, and then hosted the bake sale during the concert’s intermission. The bake sale alone raised $910.
In addition to this night, the team also purchased, wrapped, and delivered special gifts that were provided to two of the families that were staying at the shelter. To say that everyone rallied is an understatement. They were a big part of an amazing group that, including the bake sale proceeds, raised $6,900 for the local charity (Discovery House) that is doing such important work. It was a wonderful testament to the good that can come when so many kind hearts and positive energy comes together.