Despite Mother Nature, the 11th annual Grass Roots & Cowboy Boots fund raiser was once again a great success. Although Hurricane Dorian picked up as the evening progressed, it did not dampen the spirits of those 1000+ people who joined together to raise funds for medical equipment for Prince County Hospital. The event raised an astonishing $872,388 in cash and future pledges that will help the foundation close in on its goal this year and will help for several years to come. In fact, this influx of funds brings the Foundation to 54% of the $2.2 million goal for 2019. Following such a successful event, we would like to thank everyone who made it possible. Whether you bought tickets, donated or purchased an auction item, made a generous donation on stage or on our website, or if you turned out to volunteer, we thank you for your support. We would also like to thank the City of Summerside for their major contribution to the success of this event over the past 11 years.
We would also like to extend a special “thank you” to event organizer Warren Ellis, his family and his business Summerside Chrysler Dodge and its employees. Warren brought this idea to us many years ago, and it has grown into something that no one could have imagined. What began as plans for a small dinner has become a true community gathering with a huge impact for our hospital. What this means to the patients of PCH cannot be measured in dollars alone, but in the critical medical equipment that can be purchased because of this event and its community support. For this we are truly thankful to everyone involved.
Photo : Warren, Marlene and Brody Ellis (photo by Royer Photography Pro)