2nd Annual Ellie’s Hats Charity Softball Tournament

We are excited to announce that we raised $9,110 from our Second Annual Ellie’s Hats Charity Softball Tournament in which we had 11 teams participate. More than double the number of teams we had last year.
As part of the weekend activities there was a Home Run Derby where players got pledges for home runs they hit. Kat Moody, with the MARA Mustangs 14U Wells team, was the pledge winner. She collected $600!!
The top fundraising team was the MARA Mustangs 14U Wells with $1,727
We want to again THANK YOU all those that took part in making this such a great event. We are speaking with local children’s hospitals to see how we can use the funds raised to have the greatest impact for children, and their families, affected by cancer! I want to thank Robin Dam Viar for all she has done and continues to do for Ellie’s Hats, especially, in North Carolina. #morethanjustahat

Video of some of the pictures from the weekend.  Video

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Our first Pancake Breakfast

Our first Pancake Breakfast on March 5th, 2016 and it was a big success. Parents told us how much they enjoyed going to an event where children could join them. There are many people that helped to make this event so successful from volunteers to the businesses that donated items for our raffle. The raffle items that we had were all donated by local businesses and the Washington Capitals.  This is a video of some of the pictures from the breakfast.

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MARA inagural softball tournament raises $3Kfor Ellie’s Hats

The Matthews Athletic & Recreation Association (MARA) recently hosted the inaugural Ellie’s Hats Charitable Softball Tournament to raise funds for Ellie’s Hats, a nonprofit that collects hats of all sizes, shapes, colors and designs for children fighting cance

logoWaxhaw Resident Robin Viar organized the tournament. Viar is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor who worked with her two teenage children, Katy and Reid, to host a hat drive last year in honor of Ellie’s Hats. Six traveling softball teams participated in six softball games, held throughout the afternoon. Players also participated in a Home Run Derby, in which they tried to hit as many home runs as they could in 10 pitches. Players collected pledges to support Ellie’s Hats, with player Piper Edwards from the Omni Elite Burn team, who raised $960.

Business vendors included Juniors Scoop Italian Ice, Sisters Crochet NC and MARA’s concession stand, and all donated a portion of their proceeds to Ellie’s Hats. The event also included T-shirt sales, a photo booth, 50/50 raffle and more.

The tournament raised more than $3,000, Viar said in the release.

The First Lemonade Stand of 2015

The Mathes Family had the 1st lemonade stand of the summer of 2015. The twins Owen and Riley had a great time and were so pleased with what they had done. The community support was awesome with so many children in the neighborhood stopping by to get some lemonade.

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Scitor Corporation

Thanks to the employees of Scitor Corporation for their generous donation. They collected over 100 hats and raised over $300 which will be matched by Scitor.

Ella’s Lemonade Stand

Ella decided to raise money with a good old fashion lemonade stand. Ella’s family recently moved to North Carolina and after seeing what Sydney had done for Ellie’s Hats with her hat drive across America Ella thought that having a lemonade stand would help raise money for Ellie’s Hats and also help her meet some new neighbors.  Ella raised a total of $140 for Ellie’s Hats from all her hard work today! Way to go Ella!

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June Fundraisers, 2014

Oafd-46593n June 11th we will be kicking off our summer fundraiser with Glory Days Grill at the Glory Days Grill in Stone Ridge.  Please join us  from 4:00-9:00. Starting on June 11th all of the Glory Days Grill locations in Virginia, except the 2 in Richmond, will help Ellie’s Hats raise funds by letting our supporters collect receipts from June 11-Sept 1st. The receipts will need to be mailed to me. You can email me at jay@ellieshats.org a fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On June 21st we will be washing cars at the 7-11 on Lee Rd, near the Chantilly Costco, from 10:00-3:00. We can use lots of helping hands as well as a lot of towels.

Lunsford Middle School Leo Club Fundraiser

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The students in the Leo Club at Lunsford Middle School in South Riding Va held a fundraiser for Ellie’s Hats. They sold blow pops and raised over $200. With the money that they raised they went shopping and purchased 40 hats that were donated to Ellie’s Hats on May 9th.

Alina’s 10th birthday party.

Alina decided to ask her friends to donate money towards Ellie’s Hats instead of gifts. This wasn’t the first time that she had asked her friends to donate to a charity instead of gifts. She raised enough money to be able to go to the mall and pick out some hats that kids will love getting. Alina is added to our list of Young All Stars.

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Ruby Tuesday

The Mawyer familyThe Mawyer Family came out to support Ellie’s Hats, thanks to Kyles Kamp. I wish Luke could have joined us today.

Our Ruby Tuesday’s Fundraiser was a great success. Monica, the manager, and all  of the staff were so helpful. I have not heard how much money we raised but I do know that it was so nice to have a chance to talk to the people that have been supporting the mission of Ellie’s Hats, which is to bring a little joy into the lives of the children that are battling cancer. Let’s plan on doing it again in the fall as we are getting ready to collect winter hats for these children with cancer.