(August 2015, Harford County, MD)
Club members and staff of Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County are squealing with delight at the success of this year’s annual Kiss-A-Pig contest and fundraiser. Held in conjunction with the MD State BBQ Bash held in Bel Air on Friday, August 14, 2015, the Kiss-A-Pig event raised over $40,000 to support the 5 Clubs in Harford County.
Six individuals and ten teams worked tirelessly holding bull roasts, flapjack breakfasts, selling raffle tickets, and sponsoring happy hours to raise money and bring awareness to the Great Futures that begin through supported programs at the Clubs.
The top individual fundraiser this year was Rachel Brush, from APGFCU, raising over $6,000. Rachel catered lunches for her co-workers, hosted a bull roast, sold raffle tickets for gift baskets and held Happy Hours at local restaurants. In addition to winning the individual category, Rachel was the top overall fundraiser for 2015. Team Jordan Thomas was the top team fundraiser. Through the generosity of their clients, a fundraiser at Looney’s Pub in Bel Air, hosting Urban Boutique for give back nights and a few other fundraisers, Terry McGill and her team raised $5,557.
Special thanks to Howard McComas IV, the event chair, Rod Bourn, Catch A Pig 5K event chair, Lisa Fuller, Flapjack Breakfast event chair, Paula Casagrande & Big House Signs, The Majewski Family of Chesapeak Shredding for providing Shredder the Pig and the following Kiss A Pig 2015 Sponsors: Advanced Eye Care, Beacon Staffing Alternatives, Carsins Run at Eva Mar, Harford Mutual, Howard Bank, Jones Junction, McComas Funeral Homes, Palumbo Insurance Associates, Rainbow International, and Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra Chartered.
Thanks to all our Pig Kissers: Rachel Brush (APGFCU), Team Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa, Team Greene Turtle of Bel Air & Aberdeen, Team Advanced Eye Care, Jack Meckley (BAPD & HCSO), George Heidelmair (it’s PayDay), Team Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Team Beacon Staffing Alternatives, Team Glenwood, The Majewski Family (Chesapeak Shredding), Terry Artman (Total Energy Concepts), Team Laura Barwick CPA, Team Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, The Dempsey Family, Team Havre de Grace Police Department, and Team SwagDog.
Interested in entering your team next year?
Contact Howard McComas at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County call 410-272-0010 or visit BGCHarfordCo.org
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County was established 25 years ago by a group of concerned citizens in the Aberdeen area. It has grown to five sites throughout Harford County and now serves more than 450 children and teens on a daily basis. Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Club is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 and provides positive youth development programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Health & Life Skills; Education & Career Development; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.