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Upcoming Events

Cate Karjalainen Benefit Football Game

January 22nd 2010 – 4:00pm

The Island County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Oak Harbor Police Department will be holding a benefit football game for Cate Karjalainen. The football game will take place at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Oak Harbor, Washington on Saturday, January 22nd. The football game will kick off at 4:00pm. This year’s losing team will be required to wear pink uniforms at next years event. Entrance will be free with a suggested donation at each exit. Concessions will include pulled pork sandwiches, ham sandwiches, chili dogs, coffee, donuts, and popcorn. The “friendly” flag football game will feature high school officials. There will be paramedics present as well as the county coroner. This should be an evening of great fun and laughter for the whole family. Unique penalties will be introduced including speeding, illegally parked (for older officers), texting while tackling, cracked or illegal equipment, and many more. The participants hope that this will become an annual event to raise cancer awareness and to help another Whidbey Island connected family with an infant who has a catastrophic illness or disease.

Past Events

October 30th 2010 – 7:00pm to 1:00am

Update: The fundraiser at the Chicken Coop was a great success. Thanks to everyone for all of the support. Below are some photos from the event.

This is our first fundraiser for the Karjalainen Family!

The party will be in the downstairs area of the Chicken Coop. Cost is $10.00 per person, this includes a meal and beer. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. There will also be other fund raising items to purchase at the party. Anyone and everyone is invited, children are welcome. Costumes are requested but not required. Let’s help raise some money and have some fun! Please spread the word.

November 13th 2010 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

We are having a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on November 13th at Powellhurst Baptist church. The address is 3435 SE 112th, Portland, OR 97266. The dinner is from 5:00-7:00. The silent auction starts at 5, and the winning bids will be announced starting at 7. Dinner and auction tickets are $10.00 for individuals, and $30.00 for families. Silent auction only entry is $1.00. For more information, contact Angela Dombrowsky at dna64@hotmail.com , or (360)270-1540, or Kelly Frazy at krzyfrzy@yahoo.com, or (503)758-4823. Cash donations can be made at any US Bank branch, just ask for TEAM CATE.

November 19th 2010 – 5:00pm

On November 19 at the Coupeville (WA) Rec Hall there will be a Concert and Dance and silent auction to raise funds for Cathryn Karjalainen. Starting at 5PM the Band “Jacob’s Road” will be volunteering their time and talents. Many great items and services have been donated for the silent auction: A beach Cabin weekend Oregon Coast, A 2 person chartered deep sea fishing trip, a whole house professional carpet cleaning,Blown Art Glass,Hair styling, and a bunch more! Contact: Debi Karjalainen at dkarj10@gmail.com

November 21st 2010 – 8:00pm

Please come join us at Someday Lounge on Sunday Nov 21,2010, for a fundraiser concert at 8pm. We are trying to raise money for Cathryn Jean Kerjalainen aka Cate. She was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer most commonly found in infants. Close to 50 percent of neuroblastoma cancer occurs in children younger than the age of two years old. Cate was diagnosed at the age of eight months.

We have five bands playing. Portland’s very own up and coming Violet Isle. They are led by front man singer/song writer Sean Garcia. The band has helped out during other benefits, and have a great reputation in the city of Portland after releasing their debut album “I AM IVY”. Also Huston and Ruby Hill.

Team Cate Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

Update: Thanks to everyone for all of the support at the Team Cate Spaghetti Dinner Benefit. Below are some photos from the event.

December 9th 2010 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Team Cate will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner Benefit at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds Ag Pavillion. The cost will be a free will donation. There will be a silent auction with many wonderful prizes. Up to $5000 in proceeds from this event will be matched by Hamilton Heights Child Development Center in Omaha, NE so please come and show your support.

Silent Auction Items

  1. Ogallala Golf package- Jason Hiltibrand
  2. Maurices Gift Basket- Maurices
  3. Scentsy Gift Basket- Missy Jobman
  4. Beauti Control Gift Basket- Lori Tinkham
  5. Still Print Photo- Stacy Ideus
  6. Deer Meat and Processing- Chad and Tiffany Gressley (deer) Ravenna Locker (Jeff and Melissa Zwiener)
  7. $25 Gift Card- The Cellar
  8. Handheld Video Camera and Rotating Picture Frame- Walgreens
  9. 2 Free Sittings-Trampe Photography- Megan Trampe
  10. 15×30 Custom Designed Storyboard for your Session as well as Session Fees-d.gallery Photography- Erin Dunagan
  11. Gift Certificate and Cupcakes- Outrageous Cakes- Heather Hascall
  12. Speed Agility Camp at UNK 10-12 year olds-Bryce Abbey
  13. Go Light-Mary Gohl
  14. Tri-City Storm Jersey and 2 Tickets- Tri-City Storm
  15. Timeshare- 1 week in a Wyndham Vacation Resort anywhere in the Wyndham Resorts in the USA. Unit Consists of 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, dining room, and kitchen- Ron & Darla Bishop
  16. Season Pass – Prairie Hills Golf Course
  17. $50 Gift Cart – Alley Rose
  18. Large Sweatshirt – UNK Wrestling
  19. UNK Basketball/Wrestling Vouchers – UNK Athletics
  20. $35 Gift Card – Venue Restaurant
  21. (4) – 1 hour massage gift certificates – Platte Valley Massage Therapy/ Platte Valley Chiropractic- Dr. Scott Sole
  22. 2 – Chiroflow Premium Waterbase Pillows – Platte Valley Chiropractic – Dr. Scott Sole
  23. Photo Session- Melenbacker Photography
  24. Tastefully Simple Basket- Sue Howe
  25. Snowman Cookie Plate, 4 Mugs, Snowman Kitchen Towels, Hot Chocolate Gift Basket- Lorraine Shank
  26. Red Lobster Gift Certificate- Red Lobster
  27. Golf Jacket – Meadowlark Hills Golf Course – Scott Bruha
  28. Study Bible – Denny Russel
  29. 30 lbs of Beef – Mike and Janet Kuchera
  30. $20 gift certificate- Outrageous Cakes
  31. Spa Pedicure- Evo Salon- Katie Beins
  32. European Facial- Evo Salon- Kylie Carmondy
  33. European Facial-Evo Salon- Kylie Carmondy
  34. 60 min. Hot Stone Massage- Bang: Lori Schmitz
  35. 60 min. Swedish Massage- Bang: Lori Schmitz
  36. All Over Color-Bang: Tasha Newton
  37. Manicure- Bang: Kayla Roenfeldt
  38. Haircut Style & Was- Bang: Cheryl Miller
  39. Haircut & Style- Bang: Nicky Collins
  40. Haircut Style & Wax- Bang- Mindy Gronewoller
  41. Manicure- Bang: Margaret Stefan
  42. Controlled Pheasant Hunt- Tony & Corryn Phillips, Scott & Lisa Phillips
  43. 42 inch Plasma TV- Aaron’s of Kearney
  44. Bo Pelini Autographed Husker Helmet
  45. Foot Balm and Foot scrub- Shopping Trips
  46. Belly Bank- Time for Baby
  47. Diaper bag/Wipes Case- Lorie Abbey
  48. Grow Nebraska Shirt/$5 Coupon- Grow Nebraska
  49. UNK Necklace- Pixie Dots- Jean Mandernach
  50. Team Cate Necklace- Pixie Dots- Jean Mandernach
  51. $50 Pixie Dots Gift Certificate- Pixie Dots- Jean Mandernach
  52. Purse- Wynk
  53. Men’s Fleece Jacket-D’Milaco
  54. Women’s Fleece Jacket- D’Milaco
  55. Youth Zipper Hoodie- D’Milaco
  56. 30 Minute Massage- Bang: Jessica Quinn
  57. Golden Tee Arcade Game- Kurt Karjalainen
  58. 3 UNK Athletics T-Shirts/Family Pass: 2 Adults and 2 Students- UNK Athletics
  59. Husker Umbrella and Golf Balls- Eakes
  60. Elmo Doll- Patty Gohl
  61. Children’s Museum Year Pass- Children’s Museum in Kearney
  62. Family Photography session-that will include a archival quality CD of 25-30 high resolution images and the rights release for printing- Tara Madden Photography
  63. 5 tanning sessions and a hair cut and eyebrow wax- New U Salon-Susan Vavra
  64. 2 Courtside Seats to a Denver Nuggets home game – $140 value – donated by Doran Post and Associates- Dan & Shannon Keller
    • Buyer will have choice of available home games through February – Laker games excluded, some games may not be available.
  65. 1 Membership to the UNK Golf Academy at Awarii Dunes – $500 value – donated by Chad Lydiatt – Awarii Dunes Golf Pro
    • Good from now thru March 2011, the academy provides a year-round opportunity for golfers to practice all aspects of their game in the comfort of a heated environment. Buyer can contact golf pro Chad Lydiatt to make reservations. (308) 224-9530
  66. 4 rounds of golf at Awarii Dunes Golf Club – $240 value – donated by Awarii Dunes Golf Club
    • Good for 2011 season
  67. 3×5 sign and 4×8 sign of Team Cate fighting with a smile and Decals- Commercial Sign- Kacey Callihan

Bake Sale Items

  • 6-8 loaves of Monkey Bread- The Breakfast Cart
  • Cupcakes-Outrageous Cakes- Heather Hascall
  • Pies- Karen Oberg
  • Cinnamon Rolls (80)-Janet Schmitz

Special Thanks

  • Amanda Baete
  • Maggie Kucera
  • Seth Blank
  • Ron and Darla Bishop
  • Moonlight Screenprinting
  • Spaghetti Shop
  • Party America

A Day for Cate

December 10th 2010 – 10:00am to 10:00pm

“A Day for Cate” will feature numerous events including: a High Tea, two silent auctions, and a dance to the classic rock sounds of “Jacob’s Road.” This event will take place at the Coupeville Recreation Center located in the lovely seaside village of Coupeville, Washington. Admission is $10 per individual and $25 per family. There will be some amazing items and services to be auctioned, from deep sea fishing trips and beach cabin stays to art glass and local businesses goods and services!