Posted by Lanier Partners - 08/16/11 03:47PM - 1 Comments - -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lanier Partners of North Georgia and AIS Media, Inc. Team up for the
2011 Castaways Poker Run
Atlanta, Georgia – August 16, 2011 – AIS Media, Inc. announces it has been selected by Lanier Partners of North Georgia, Inc., a Georgia non-profit organization, to serve as the organization’s official digital marketing agency and help promote the August 26 – 27 “2011 Castaways Poker Run” event. Proceeds will benefit the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund and Camp Sunshine.
“On behalf of the entire team at AIS Media, we’re thrilled to team up with Lanier Partners to promote the 2011 Castaways Poker Run event”, said AIS Media CEO, Thomas Harpointner. “I feel that social media and social good truly go hand-in-hand. My team and I look forward to leveraging our digital marketing expertise to help make the 2011 Castaways Poker Run the most successful event yet.”
“AIS Media came to us highly recommended to our organization”, said Rea Williams, Lanier Partners of North Georgia Director. “We’re excited to have AIS Media’s energy and digital marketing expertise at our disposal this year. Thomas Harpointner’s personal passion for our organization is much appreciated.”
AIS Media will design, execute and manage an integrated social media marketing strategy that supports the organizations efforts of attracting sponsors, volunteers, attendees and press and media coverage.
About the Castaway Poker Run Events
The event sets sail on Friday, August 26, 2011 with the Castaways Poker Run Captain’s Party. A $25 donation gets attendees an entire night of great food, drinks, live music, and fabulous prizes. In addition, entertainment includes the inaugural Miss Castaways Swimsuit Pageant. To register for the Castaways Poker Run Captain’s Party visit: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161200363954384(registered boat captains attend free)
$1,500 - 1st
$700 - 2nd
$500 - 3rd
$200 - 4th
$100 - 5th
On Saturday, August 27, 2011, the Castaways Poker Run Competition sets sail. This is not a race or timed event. The Poker Run Competition is about laughter, a fun day for you, your family and crew and giving to the kids. Boats of all shapes and sizes are welcome (except house boats). Crews are encouraged to dress up in their best pirate costumes and decorate their boats. Winners will receive a trophy and cash prizes.
1st Place: $2,000 Best Hand
2nd Place: $500 Second Best Hand
3rd Place: $250 Third Best Hand
4th Place: $100 Worst Hand
5th Place: $250 Blind Draw Hand
About AIS Media
AIS Media (http://www.aismedia.com) is an award-winning creative digital marketing agency that designs, executes and manages performance-driven digital and social media marketing programs. Clients are leading companies, governments, organizations and brands.
About Lanier Partners of North Georgia, Inc.
Lanier Partners of North Georgia, Inc. (www.lanierpartners.org) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to helping families in need throughout the Atlanta area. Lanier Partners of North Georgia, Inc. is classified by the Internal Revenue Services as exempt under IRC Section 501(c) and as a public charity under IRC Section 509.
Nascar Hood Raffle
Posted by Lanier Partners - 07/30/11 04:00PM - 0 Comments - -
Lanier Partners of North Georgia Announces A NASCAR Hood raffle – Great Clips #38 Hood to be raffled for the Benefit of a Local Hall County Sheriffs Deputy
Buford, Georgia, July 30, 2011 - Lanier Partners of North Georgia, Inc., a Georgia non-profit organization in association with a local donor will hold a raffle to benefit a local sheriff’s deputy. The prize is an Official NASCAR Hood from Turner Motorsports belonging to the #38 Great Clips car. Raffle tickets may be purchased online at http://lanierpartners.org. The raffle tickets will only be $20.00 each and you can buy as many as you like. The proceeds of the raffle will benefit a local Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy who has demonstrated not only excellence in the field and serving Hall County, but who’s family has faced one of life’s greatest challenges.
Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Joey Haban and his wife Kristina were expecting the birth of their daughter to be a joyous occasion. The difference is that she was born at only 24 weeks and weighed a mere 15 ounces. Katie Jo has endured many surgeries and overcome many obstacles in her first year of life. She wasn’t expected to survive, however she was only 1 of 12 born in the same period that survived this long. Katie Jo turned 1 year old in May!
Through this entire process, Joey and his wife have endured many sleepless nights, trips to the hospital and well over 1 Million dollars in medical expenses in saving their daughter’s life. They have also lost their family home due to these expenses and Kristina has had to resign her position with the Arcade Police Department to take care of Katie Jo full time. Joey is working as many 12 hour shifts as he can get with the HCSO and taking any part-time job he can as well as laying tile and construction – anything he can to help make ends meet for his family.
The donor, Mr. Tom Petska, is a local resident on Lake Lanier in Hall County. He won the hood in a previous charity auction and is paying it forward again. The winner will also have the opportunity to take the Hood to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend to get it signed by Kasey Kahne. Other signatures of the Great Clips Racing Team could be Reed Sorenson, Jason Leffler, and Justin Allgaier and possibly James Buescher. “I try to do something nice every year for someone or some group. I feel blessed and I am thankful that I am healthy and have 2 beautiful healthy girls” said Mr. Petska. “It’s our responsibility to step up and do what’s right for others – Pay it forward however you can. Please help support our local hometown hero’s.”
The drawing will be conducted by Lanier Partners associates on Sunday September 11, 2011 at 6 pm. The Hood may be picked up in Buford at the conclusion of the drawing.