Sammy’s Super Friends to Host Fundraiser in Carmel Valley
5 years ago this October 3, a few of my friends – including one long-time Carmel Valley resident Kim Martini and a 1990 Torrey Pines HS graduate, Betty Bidwell Wageman – began competing in the San Diego Triathlon Challenge and raising money in support of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. CAF’s Mission is to provide adaptive sports equipment and support to individuals with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. They competed under the team name “Sammy’s Super Friends” in honor of Betty’s daughter Sammy who was born missing her lower arm. In their 1st year they raised $1500 and were excited to share their passion for the cause with friends and grow the team. Each year since the team has continued to grow and as they enter their 5th season competing together, they have grown to 80 Super Friends and have raised $150,000 over all!
If you are looking for a place to spend Happy Hour this Friday, they would love to have you join them at the Marriott’s Arterra Patio for the 3rd annual Sammy’s Super Friends happy hour fundraiser benefiting the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Enjoy a St. Petersburg Vodka drink of your choice, with a donation at the door! Bid on some cool and unique silent auction items, while enjoying an evening with friends on the beautiful poolside patio. Bid on Padres Tickets, Golf Packages, Gift Certificates to your Favorite Restaurants, and everything in between!
The event will take place at the Marriott Del Mar August 24th from 5-10pm. It’s a great opportunity to have a fun time close to home, and make a difference at the same time!
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