Team-Building Event Raises 55% More Money Than 2019
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Aug. 12, 2021 — ProSource, the largest audio, video, and integration buying group in the United States, proudly announced today that over $180,000 was raised by the organization for Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas during a team-building event held at the ProSource Summer Conference last week. The unprecedented amount represents a 55% increase over the amount raised in 2019.
The ProSource event challenged 20 teams to compete against each other in race-themed games of skill culminating in a hysterically funny tricycle race around the ballroom. The first-place-winning team, AudioControl, earned a generous $25,000 donation in their name from ProSource to the Foundation.
“We won the tricycle race and donated $7,000, paying it forward to Make-A-Wish,” said Chris Kane, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, AudioControl. “We are so glad we could be a part of this great effort and watch all of our colleagues step up to raise so much money for the less fortunate. We are a great industry!”
Origin Acoustic’s Marc Fisher served as the evening’s emcee and rallied the crowd to open their hearts and wallets, raising the balance of the grand total. A very special guest, Wish Kid, Joshua, and his family, were in attendance when the wish reveal, a state-of-the-art golf cart, was rolled into the ballroom, delighting him, his family and the audience in attendance.
“We are fortunate that the ProSource culture is so strong and that you have included our wish families in your circle,” said Kathrin Brewer, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. “Our family had such a great time and was really grateful to tell their story and to have the support of such a great group of people.”
“We set ourselves a goal of $120,000 this year, and we want to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us exceed the target,” said Jessica Paskon, Vice President of Finance and Operations, ProSource. “Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. The overwhelming success of this team event is a reflection of the heart and passion of our organization. We believe in doing well by doing good.”
For information on becoming a ProSource member, please contact Sherry Dantonio, ProSource Senior Director of Education and Membership Recruitment at (562) 810-1706 or by email at Sherry.Dantonio@Prosourceinfo.com.
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About Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas
Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas (CSTX) creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Austin and San Antonio, Make-A-Wish CSTX is considered one of the top charities in the state, with 84 cents of every dollar raised going directly toward granting wishes in our area. One of the first local Make-A-Wish chapters established, Make-A-Wish CSTX continues to grant more wishes per staff and raise more in-kind contributions than almost all of the 62 U.S. chapters. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff, and more than 700 volunteers have granted over 5,000 wishes for children across our territory since 1985 and have hosted more than 1,000 others for children around the world; the chapter granted over 300 wishes last year, the most in its 35-year history. For more information about Make-A-Wish CSTX, visit us at www.cstx.wish.org.
ProSource is a cooperative, member-governed, not-for-profit buying group representing more than 550 specialty retailers and custom integrators. With annual sales of more than $5 billion, ProSource is the largest specialty and consumer-electronics merchandising group in the United States, which allows it to negotiate stronger programs with manufacturers, help independent dealers stay relevant to consumers, and keep the specialty A/V channel competitive. For additional information go to www.prosourceinfo.com.
Photo Caption: ProSource Summer Conference event raised $180K for Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas.
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