Trudy Salinas, Designs On You Embroidery, Screenprinting, Spiritwear & Gifts
How Did Grant Cheerleaders Make $500 Getting Messy?
Wildwood, IL – August 6, 2012: On Saturday, July 28th, from ten till one, the parking lot at Designs On You was full of 127 Grant Jr. Bulldog cheerleaders and their families having fun, enjoying team bonding with their squads, and making money for the Fox Lake based cheerleading program. Kirsten Innes, Vice President of the Jr. Bulldog cheer program, remarked with enthusiasm on the success of the event, “We just completed our very successful, second annual fund raiser at Designs On You. They had a great staff helping us out, we had a good time and made close to $500 in just a few short hours!”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better day” said Salinas, owner of Designs On You Embroidery, Screenprinting, Spiritwear & Gifts, 33277 N. Highway 45 downtown Wildwood, as she recalled the prior year’s event. “Today was nothing but blue skies and sunshine, which was a welcome change from the storms we just missed last year.”
Money from fund raisers such as these is critical to helping defray the costs of cheerleading competitions that the cheerleaders will attend in the fall. In two years Grant has made over $1,000.00 with this program and the kids love it. “We gather testimonials from everyone after the class and the reoccurring theme in them all is the word “fun!” Salinas said with a smile. “That’s important to us, because it really is our primary mission with the tie dye parties. We want everyone to leave feeling successful about what they’ve created, and that just naturally leads to it being fun.” She goes on to say, “I think everyone has a whole lot more fun doing this kind of fund raiser and they get a cool shirt to take home with them at the end of it.”
One young cheerleader said of the party, “I loved that I could make a mess and not get in trouble!” Salinas couldn’t hold back a laugh as she recalled that testimonial. “I laughed out loud when I read that and thought to myself that I had learned something very new about the allure of the tie dye table!” She then talked about her favorite video clip they took that day. When a first time tie dyer was asked how excited she was to see her finished shirt she replied, “Um, probably from one to a hundred…it would be a hundred!” followed by a little girl giggle and a smile.
The first of three sessions began at 10:00 a.m. with the last session finishing about 12:30 pm. "I couldn’t have been more happy with the crew we hired for the event" said Salinas, "We wanted to make sure that we had enough people on hand to keep the event completely organized and moving smoothly, and they lived up to my every expectation."
Along with tie dye fund raisers, Designs On You conducts weekly tie dye classes for customers as well as private classes for groups such as girl scouts and birthday parties. For more information or to request an interview contact Trudy Salinas from Designs On You. Visit http://www.youtube.com/