Tuesday, June 15, 2010

An Urban Adventure

In August, my friend Tali, my little sis Mary and I are going to be competing in the Denver Oyster, an urban adventure race. The three of us are competing in the full course, a 4-6 hour race where we get clues, find our way to a checkpoint somewhere in Denver, then complete a task that could include a physical challenge, a puzzle or any other type of crazy challenge the organizers can come up with before we are given our next clue. Sort of a mini Amazing Race. We can't wait!

One of the requirements to competing in the race is that we raise money to support the local Make a Wish Foundation. This is a fantastic organization that helps make the dreams of sick kids come true. Our team's goal is to raise $800. We'd love to have your support!

In order to entice you to make a donation, I'm going to hold a drawing. For every $5 you donate by July 31, 2010, you will receive an entry to win a skein of my handspun. I will be giving away at least four skeins of handspun and I'm sure I'll find a few more goodies to add to the prize list, including something for the non knitters. I'll post photos of all of the prizes by July 1. The drawing will be held between Aug. 1 - 15. Here's two of the skeins to start:


1. 400 yds of 3-ply fingering weight, spun from an Enchanted Knoll Fibers Happy Hooves Club Sparkle Batts "Roses in the Snow" (mauve, gold and white with a hit of pink sw merino fiber and sparkles, sparkles sparkles!). Photos can't capture how sparkly this yarn is!


2. This may look like a plain ball of brown fiber, but looks can be deceiving. It is 2 oz of cashmere fiber, purchased this weekend at the Estes Park Wool Market and soon to be spun by me. Based on past experience, I expect to get at least 400 yards (more likely 500-600 yds) of gorgeous and oh so soft 2-ply laceweight yarn.

Additionally, a person or business that donates $50 or more will have the option of their name or url on the back of our team shirts and recognition on my blog.

Any business donating $200 or more would receive their logo on the back of our team shirts and recognition on my blog.

To donate, just click here and select Denver, Team Cupcake Mafia, and Team Member Lynn Zimmerman.

Thank you for your support!


Lynda Hitt said...

Hey Lynn...I donated from Facebook before I knew there were prizes. Now it's even better.

Lynn said...

Lynda, that makes me appreciate your donation even more!

Sharon said...

Lynn, I would be glad to donate a prize. It would be some type of knitting tote bag I'd be sewing. Just let me know! Happy to make a donation to such a great charity.

Tali said...

Great post Lynn!!! I can't wait!