Archives for February 2011

Community Spreads “Will Power”

The Brave Will Foundation would like to thank the Burnt Hills Ballston Spa Varsity Hockey team for their efforts in raising over $800 as part of the “Dump and Change” fundraiser. Students from all five schools in the Burnt Hills school district as well as Ballston Spa High School “dumped” their change last week in each building. This past Tuesday, at the BH-BS hockey game at Union College, the team presented the Brave Will Foundation with over $800 plus nearly $200 was raised the night of the game through a raffle and donations.

Kids helping kids–it’s an amazing thing to witness and we are blessed to be involved. Thank you to the boys and their families for their support!

An Evening of Will Power Tickets Now Available

You are invited to join the Brave Will Foundation on Saturday, April 30th for the 2nd Annual Evening of Will Power gala. The event will be held from 7:00pm to 12:00am once again at the Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. All proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Brave Will Foundation. In 2010, at the inaugural event, the Brave Will Foundation raised over $28,000 thanks to generosity and support from the nearly 300 people who attended the event.

The gala will feature live music from 2096 and The Lustre Kings. For your entertainment, there will be dancing, casino games and a crazy photo booth. Hors d’ouvres, terrific varieties of food, and a dessert station will be provided by Classé Catering, as well as an open bar.

Raffles and silent auction items, as well as prizes for “high rollers”, will be up for grabs throughout the night.

You can purchase your tickets online or by mail. Information on both options is available on the Gala page of our website. Tickets must be purchased by April 9 however, space is limited and we nearly sold out last year, so get your tickets early!

We look forward to seeing you once again on April 30th!

In Memory of Will

Two years ago today, we lost a beautiful baby boy whose spirit, courage, bravery, and strength far surpassed what any normal 6-month-old should have been capable of. Yet, his accomplishments and inspiration continue to push so many to do so much.

Our foundation is merely one way that we give thanks to Will for teaching us about the important things in life. Its one simple way to remind each and every one who followed his story that if you have a little “will power” in your life, you can overcome any obstacle that stands in your way. Finally, its a powerful way to let the name Brave Will live on and continue to empower those children who are fighting each and every day in their own pursuit of hope. Let these children have the same will power to achieve all their goals and dreams no matter how many or how tall the hurdles they have left to clear.

Thank you to our bravest and strongest angel, our little Brave Will. We continue to be brave, we continue to be strong, and we live every day in your love and memory.