HFTP Helps 2017
Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
October 25–27, 2017
HFTP Helps 2017 — ChampionsGate, Florida
As part of its ongoing social responsibility efforts, HFTP raised $9,500 for the life-changing organization Camp Boggy Creek, a free, safe and medically-sound camp environmet that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families.
This fundraiser was hosted during the 2017 Annual Convention as part of the HFTP Helps program, now in its third year, which puts focus on a local charity in the Annual Convention's host city each October.
The camp is located in the Orlando area, and has been a long-time recipient of fundraising campaigns held by the HFTP Mid-Florida Chapter.
Camp Boggy Creek Presentation
At the Monday Opening Keynote, Wendy Proctor, CFRE, Camp Boggy Creek's major gift officer, introduced attendees to the services provided by the camp and its impact on the children who have the opportunity to go to the camp.
Before her presentation, everyone enjoyed a wonderful musical performance by Proctor. She is a professional singer who was a member of Disney's eight-part a cappella vocal ensemble "The Voices of Liberty." For the Opening Keynote, she sang classic jazz tunes as attendees streamed into the ballroom.
Attendees were then given opportunities to contribute in a variety of ways. And they came through significantly.
"Make That Putt" Competition
During exhibit hours, HFTP Helps hosted a friendly putting green competition to help raise money for Camp Boggy Creek. Participants were able to buy three putts on the indoor putting green for $20. For each putt made, the player was entered into a drawing for an Oculus Rift. The fun game drew crowds at the Annual Convention's table top exhibits.
In conjunction with the HFTP Annual Tribute to Success on Friday evening, HFTP Helps hosted a silent auction for Camp Boggy Creek. More than 25 items were up for donation, including hotel room stays, golf rounds, gift baskets, wine and more. Attendees bought up the auction items, coming home with vacation and entertainment options. And wonderfully, donations also came in the old-fashioned way: cash dropped into a hat that was passed around the ballroom.
Special recognition goes to those who organized item donations for the auction, including: Camp Boggy Creek; Thomas Flanagan; Dianne Kelly; Karen Conway; Ralph Miller; Inna Otrovsky; Sanjay and Hiren R. Rama; John Riccio; Rick Bissonett; Tom Guyton; Beverly Garrington; Frank Santos; Omni Orlando ChampionsGate; Jay Aven; Elaine Bailey; and Frank Wolfe.
HFTP Helps Blood Drive
Thank you to everyone who made the Big Red Bus blood donation a success at the HFTP Annual Convention. Your help greatly assisted with the recovery efforts of the hurricanes Harvey,Irma and Maria, and the Las Vegas tragedy.
2017 Partner: Camp Boggy Creek
The mission of Camp Boggy Creek is to foster a spirit of joy by creating a free, safe and medically-sound camp environment that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families.
Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children's Network. Founded by Paul Newman, SeriousFun Children’s Network is a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and programs creating opportunities for children with serious illnesses and their families to reach beyond illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities, always free of charge.