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#BootsNBBQgala - What a Ride!

We blew the barn doors off Boots 'N Barbecue!

What a ride that was!

We hosted our 18th annual Boots ‘N Barbecue gala virtually with championship worthy success. With the support of our sponsors and community, you helped us raised just over $114,000 to fund Grants For Teachers. We’re so proud of how everyone joined together for this cause.  Together, we rise!

We're still digging into the data but we believe we had around 780 viewers.  If you missed the show, it’s about 52 minutes long if you linger to watch the end credits and can be viewed here > https://fb.watch/3YWfBESn9j/

During the show, we got a hitch in our giddy up.  The engagement platform that allowed donors to give and participate in the auctions froze - yup, FROZE - and we could not move to our final two auciton items or accept donations for the remainder of the show. We're grateful our emcee was able to keep his calm as we worked to find an alternate solution. The reason for the freeze is still being investigated by the fundraising platform but we wrapped our final two auciton Monday night. We hope you received the texts sent your way.  

Like any good cowboy, we jumped right back on the horse and wrapped up what we hope you feel was a successful event of storytelling, fundraising, and celebrating.   

If you see our sponsors out-n- about, give 'em a high five. If you know a Steering Committee member, a kind word goes a long way. If you were hoping to support our efforts but didn't get a chance, we always raise funds to enhance education righ on this site. Just find our DONATE button. We don't hide it from you. 

 
 
Lori Villarreal
lori.villarreal@wisdfoundation.org
972.429.3025