Saturday, March 2, 2024

7th Annual Burnin' for Bucks

Our 7th Annual Burnin' for Bucks was one week ago, and I am still overflowing with joy, gratitude, and love!  This event continues to get bigger and better every single year, and for that, I am so very thankful.  I don't think Jeremiah or I knew what this event would grow into when we started it 7 years ago.

A big thank you to...Jeremiah who made sure the events were challenging and ran smoothly, Caitlin for organizing the best group of judges ever, Christine for ordering our shirts, awesome raffle prizes, and so much more, Chelsea for making sure our parking situation didn't get out of control again this year, and Lori for opening up her gym and supporting us like she always does.  It is truly a team effort to pull this off every year, and we've been blessed with the best!

We had 56 teams of 3 compete, about 15 judges, and lots of loved ones there supporting their athletes.  We were packed in that gym tight, but the energy was unbelievable!

We were honored to have Dr. Doyle there again to help us kick off the day, along with CHD heroes Colby, Elliot, and Gracie.  Watching Colby take the mic to welcome everyone and thank them for being there to support CHD research made me so very proud.  I just watched and listened to him in total awe.  

Last year, we raised around $10,000 and we weren't sure we'd be able to top that.  I'm happy to say we were wrong!  Burnin' for Bucks 2024 raised $16,562 for CHD research at the Monroe Carrel Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.  This Burn community is making a huge difference in the lives of those with congenital heart disease.  Thank you Burn Boot Camp Hendersonville family.  You are all the real MVPs!  Colby, Elliot, Gracie, and so many more appreciate you all!

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