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Sammy Fund grants top $150K

January 6, 2010

Thirteen groups share in nearly $19,000 awarded on what would have been Samantha Otte’s 20th birthday Jill Arnold Blickhan remembers how excited Samantha Otte was when a fundraiser was held for her to offset rising medical costs. “After it was over, she said, ‘Can we have a party like this next year?’” said Blickhan, executive director […]

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“Between Friends”

September 8, 2009

by Steve Eighinger Quincy Herald-Whig “Between Friends” effort trying to build on past success to raise funds to benefit children Suzette Krummel is hoping to make a good thing even better. Krummel and Vanessa Pulliam help coordinate “Between Friends,” an effort from a group of volunteer women who dedicate their craft making and artistic abilities […]

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Sammy Fund Weekend Plans

August 7, 2009

By Edward Husar Plans were announced this morning for the 10th annual Sammy Fund event that raises money for youth-oriented charitable causes. The event is held each year in memory of a 10-year-old Quincy girl who died in March 2000. This year’s Oct. 10–11 fundraiser features a running/walking event, a golf tournament, a dinner and […]

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Samantha Otte Grants January 2009

January 6, 2009

Grants totaling $21,500 issued to youth-oriented groupsDuring nine years, fund has handed out more than $137,000 to meet 100 requests Today’s Sammy Fund Grant Recipients: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Adams County for one-on-one mentoring relationshipsCornerstone:  Foundations for Families for youth service programs Girl Scouts of Two Rivers Council for membership assistance, outreach programming and “campership” […]

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Sammy Fund Weekend Results

November 20, 2008

Annual Sammy Fund event raised $47,726 The ninth annual Sammy Fund event in October raised $47,726 to benefit youth organizations and community betterment. Organizers gathered Wednesday night to thank volunteers and show appreciation to honorary chairmen Harold and Ann Knapheide.  The Sammy Fund honors Samantha Otte, who died at age 10 after a liver transplant […]

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Disaster Avoided

August 3, 2008

6 O’clock Follies:  When Chuck Otte was asked to speak at Thursday’s press conference, his first order of business was the prevent a possible disaster.  Wendy Bockhold, a volunteer for the Sammy Fund, spent about 10 minutes explaining the upcoming event, introducing the honorary chairmen and recognizing the event’s major sponsors, all the while nervously […]

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“On the Street”

August 3, 2008

“On the Street” Column, Quincy Herald-Whig Making a Difference:  Ben Bumbry, manager of the Jackson-Lincoln Pool in Quincy, spoke at a press conference Thursday for the annual Sammy Fund event on Oct. 18-19.   The pool is one of several organizations to receive grants from the Sammy Fund, which was started in 2000 by Chuck and […]

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Sammy Fund Weekend Planned

August 1, 2008

By David Adam and Rodney Hart Sammy Fund Honorary Chairmen introducedThe pain never goes away and the healing is never complete, but June Otte says the annual Sammy fund event that was created in memory of her daughter has given her “a thousand little blessings I would have never expected.”A news conference this morning at […]

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Community Foundation Awards Samantha Otte Fund Grants

January 25, 2008

Sammy Fund Grants Given to Groups, Programs One of Quincy’s biggest and best fund-raising groups celebrated this morning.   The Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund handed out nearly $20,000 in grants to local organizations. Samantha Otte was 10 when she died in 2000 after a liver transplant necessitated by cystic fibrosis.   Her parents, Chuck and June […]

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Sammy Fund event raises record $41,000

November 9, 2007

Organizers and Volunteers gather to celebrate the success of this year’s fundraiser for a charity that benefits childrenBy Rodney Hart Sammy Fund organizers announced Thursday that the annual fundraiser in October raised a record $41,096.85. The October 20-21 run, walk, golf tournament, dinner and silent auction benefited the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund.   The event […]

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