Eastman Special Olympics' first-ever Spooky Soirée fundraising social turned out even better than expected. 

Regional Coordinator Cathy Wiebe says they decided to put this fundraiser together fairly late in the game, but the team did an amazing job and the community got behind it Friday evening. 

“It's come together beautifully. I was worried and then, all of a sudden, everybody stood behind us and away we went. I am ecstatic. I cannot tell you how happy I am and what makes me smile the most is I see a lot of my athletes out on the dance floor and they're just dancing up a storm out there.” 

Wiebe says there were also plenty of amazing prizes to be won thanks to their generous sponsors and the 50/50 draw was also a success. The goal of the social was to raise funds for the 6 athletes they are sending to the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games this coming February in Calgary. 

“As far as I'm concerned, I'm thinking we're going to have done well enough that will at least be able to send another couple of athletes, that's my hope. We've had so much fun tonight, we're really thinking maybe we should make this an annual event.” 

Wiebe adds she was touched by the turnout and commitment of everyone that attended their Spooky Soirée Fundraising Social.


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