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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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Sammy Fund Extends Reach Well Beyond Annual Event

October 19, 2007

Quincy Herald-Whig By Rodney Hart Seven hundred children are able to take swimming lessons.   A young mother and child take the trip of a lifetime. The reach of this weekend’s annual Sammy Fund event goes far beyond just numbers of dollars raised. Sure, there’s the 73 youth-oriented grants of nearly $97,000 since 2000, and the […]

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Plans announced for annual Sammy Fund events

July 19, 2007

Richard and Patti McNay will be the honorary chairmen of this year’s fundraiser, scheduled for Oct. 20-21 in Quincy, to benefit the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund Chuck and June Otte still believe they can make the event named after their daughter bigger and better. The eighth annual Sammy Fund event takes place Oct. 20 […]

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Fashion Show will benefit Sammy Fund

May 7, 2007

By Steve EighingerQuincy Herald-Whig The Sammy Fund will benefit from a Mother’s Day weekend fashion show sponsored by Ally & Co. on Saturday at Washington Park. This is Ally & Co.’s third major fundraiser fashion show in the last two years that targets assistance for a local non-profit organization.   Its most recent effort was last […]

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Fashion Show to Benefit the Sammy Fund

April 30, 2007

A Mother’s Day fashion show sponsored by Ally & Co. will take place May 12 in Quincy’s Washington Park.   Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Sammy Fund. Ally & Co. is at 515 Maine.   Reservations can be made by calling (217) 223-2600.   Invitations have been sent, but the event is open to the public.  Allison […]

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Sammy Fund Awards $15,015

January 7, 2007

Quincy Herald-Whig Sammy Fund Awards $15,015Twelve area agencies are better off financially with today’s disbursements from the 2007 Sammy Fund event in Quincy. The Sammy Fund is organized by friends and family of Samantha Otte, who was 10 when she died nearly seven years ago after a liver transplant necessitated by cystic fibrosis.   Twelve grants […]

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Sammy Fund Event Raises Record Amount

November 21, 2006

By the Herald-Whig Staff Organizers announced Monday that October’s annual Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund event raised a record $38,066. Fundraising events October 14 – 15 involved a golf tournament at Westview, a walk and run around Madison Park, motorcycle poker run, concert and dinner and auction at the Knights of Columbus. Samantha Otte died […]

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