The Crowd Gets a Little Wild Last Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway
It wasn't just your average Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway. It was Pink Out Cancer Night and the crowd was excited from the very beginning. They knew what was coming, a night of silent auctions, a 50/50 raffle, and the BUCK might make an appearance!
The Buck? Yep. The Buck helps Deer Creek Speedway and Campground raise money for Join the Journey, a home-grown non-profit that promotes breast cancer awareness and supports individuals on their breast cancer journey. That last bit is especially important in my opinion. Part of the support is a program called Pink Ribbon Mentors. JTJ connects breast cancer survivors with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Jessica Williams and I hit the scene and got on the mic to push the silent auction, the shirts for sale, the big raffle...and then, The Buck appeared!
You may remember, it was a cloudy evening, but for just a bit, it was foggy, too. We could hear The Buck before we could see it, those great hooves beating a rhythm as that massive beast made its way to the platform. Then, I swear, a crack of thunder, a bolt of lightning, and the buck was before us. Majestic, proud, powerful!
The Buck had been placed on various lawns, and for $5 you get could it the buck off your lawn. For $10 you could buck someone else's lawn, and for $15, you could buy some bucking insurance so you didn't have worry about getting bucked in the middle of the night! Altogether they raised $333 bucking dollars! Well done!
A huge thank you to everyone, but especially Shannon Jo Merkel for making it so easy for us to be wacky!