Darts: Darts for Dreams 2009 a Great Success!
Congratulations to Gary Yourman, the Greater Trenton English Dart League, the sponsors and everyone who attended the Darts for Dreams charity event on Saturday. It was another record year with over $16,000.00 raised for the New Jersey Make-A-Wish Foundation. Click here for Gary^s report. Some highlights were that 18,300 darts were thrown. Paul Seladones of the Quaker City English Dart League had high score on the day with 2,780 scored in 100 darts. Many winners donated their winnings back to the cause.
My seven year old son Oliver and I attended the event and had a great time. Oliver and I practice at home but he has never thrown in a formal dart event before. It^s great that his first experience is a charity event. He had no trouble throwing 100 darts for a score of 745. I have no doubt he will improve on that for next year. He was also thrilled because everyone got a gift bag and he won a door prize. I was able to throw my hundred and ended up somewhere around 2250. I had a couple of 140^s but a few too many 26^s and 45^s!
One of the families whose wish was sponsored by the funds raised in last year^s Dart-A-Thon appeared and gave a moving talk about what it meant for their young daughter to get her wish. The young girl had an incurable metabolic disease and her room needed a complete makeover for the medical equipment that she needs to function. They gave a heartfelt thanks for the support provided by the generous darters and sponsors.
Gary and the untiring folks at Make-A-Wish and the GTEDL are already setting goals to raise $17,000+ next year. Congratuations again and best wishes
Story By: New Jersey Darts