Jonathan Groetsch's Journal
Written Apr 25, 2013 11:06pmThanks to everyone for coming out to the Wayzata Legion on April 20th and Getting your rear in Gear on April 21st! With all of your support JB's Poo Crew was able to secure the over $12,300.00 and become the #1 team to generate the most funds for Get your rear in gear in 2013!! Thanks again to everyone who made this possible:)
JB's POO CREW 2013
Written Feb 10, 2013 3:20pmHello friends and family,
As you know our team participates in the 2013 Twin Cities Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk, a event to benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition. We want to make a difference for the thousands of people in our community touched by colon cancer. A huge thank you to all of you that donated and supported us last year. We were one of the top teams last year thanks to everyone of you!
This year the event falls on what would have been Jon's 33rd birthday, April 21. We decided to change it up a bit this year so we are hosting a Karaoke contest and silent auction on April 20th at 8:30-11:30 pm at the Wayzata Legion. We wanted to get as many people involved this year to raise Colon Cancer awareness and celebrate Jonathan Groetsch's legacy.
We welcome anyone that wants to stop by to raise awareness for a great cause-the more the merrier! All donations are appreciated from local businesses and individuals like; services, products and if you are interested in donating your time we'd welcome that too.
**Every donation counts and we know that many of you are so creative and talented! Some examples; baked goods/cookies, music lessons, tutoring, books, creative baskets, house cleaning, taking someone ice fishing...the list is endless:)
We have 3 ways to get involved this year:
1. April 20th at 8:30-11:30 we are having a silent auction along with a Karaoke Contest at the Wayzata Legion for the first "Sing & Party your booty off"!
All donations are appreciated from local vendors, services, products and time. If you are interested please email:email@example.com or call 612-723-1007. I have attached a TAX donation form that you can complete.
Please send the completed donation form and I will coordinate the pick of all each donation the first 2 weeks of April. I will have the person picking up the donation be sure to give you a TAX donation number for your records.
We have a facebook page that we have established for more details:Looking forward to exceeding our goal this year, raising awareness and kicking Colon Cancer's butt!
2. You can donate to our team by clicking on this link:
3. Would love to have you join us at Get Your Rear in Gear on April 21 at Southdale (see details below).
To register for the event:
Date: Sunday, April 21Race Day Schedule
Registration Opens: 7 a.m.Location
Survivor Photo on the Main Stage: 7:50 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 8 a.m.
Presentation of team and fundraising awards
Kids' Fun Run: 8:30 a.m.
5K Timed Run: 9 a.m.
5k Walk: 9:05 a.m.
Entertainment: 9:45 to 11 a.m.
Top Finisher Awards: 9:45 a.m.
$100 Top Finisher Award for both Male and Female runners.God bless and hope to see you there,
The Groetsch Family
Written Apr 16, 2012 8:40am
Hello friends and family,
I just wanted to send out a quick reminder that the Colon Cancer Walk/Run is a little over a month away. We'd love to have you register to walk/run with us on May 20th. As always we appreciate any and all donations too if you are unable to join us:)
It's that time of year again and we are getting started fundraising early this year. We wanted to give everyone time to register and encourage others to get their rears in gear! It's hard to believe it has been 6 years since Jon was participating with us in this event. He would be so happy knowing we continue to honor his legacy and raise money to help others fight Colon Cancer. Thank you to everyone that has supported our family...it means the world to us to see you all support this cause year after year! We miss Jon dearly but it does bring comfort and joy to get together and share stories each year of the best friend, colleague, nephew, brother and son we lost way too soon! We miss you JB!!! We are also walking/running in honor of Jenny Fairbanks brother (Garrett) that also passed away from Colon Cancer. I know that Jon and Garrett are smiling down on us as we get out there and get our rears in gear. Please pass this along to anyone that I might have missed.
The Groetsch Family
For those of you who want to donate and are unable to join us on May 20th here is a link to our Team's page:
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Registration: 6:30 a.m.
5K Timed Run: 8:00 a.m.
Awards Ceremony: 9:00 a.m.
5K Walk: Following Awards Ceremony
6901 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435
Pre-registration through May 14
Children (12 and under): $12
After May 14 and on Raceday
Children (12 and under): $15
Friday, May 18
Southdale Center - Center Court
Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, May 19 - 20, 2012
6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Leisure Lane Shopping Center Bruegger's
7101 France Ave ~ (952) 926-2696
15% of the purchase will go to the Twin Cities GYRIG
Download this flyer to present at the restaurant.