Happy August Team Kayley Fans! It would only be fitting for the month of August that we do a recap of the funds that have been raised in the past year by Team Kayley and the total overall continued goal of our efforts.
The founding year of Team Kayley in 2012 was able to raise over $500.00, which sparked a fire to continue Kayley’s passion to find a cure for SMA. Fast forward to the past two seasons that Kayley has worked for the Sioux Falls Storm Indoor Football team, she set herself even bigger goals.
The 2016 season that the Team Kayley fundraiser was done by the organization, there was over $5,000 raised and gifted to the Cure SMA group. Kayley also received the game ball from that evening honoring her hard work.
Coming into the 2017 Storm Football season, Kayley set the initial goal of at least raising $6000, and to her surprise, there was just over $10,000 raised, doubling the amount from the previous season.
Now what does this mean for the Team Kayley organization going forward?! We have decided to discontinue the Storm Game fundraiser and set sites on creating a new Team Kayley event that we can continue to hold year after year. Stay tuned, bigger and better things are coming for Team Kayley for the end of 2017 and the 2018 year!
Blog writer, Emily Rommann is a close friend of Kayley. They met at the end of the 2015 Sioux Falls Storm Indoor Football Season, and have a close working relationship and friendship since.
They also enjoy their college rivals University of Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State University Cowboys.
“I’m honored Kayley has asked me to help write part of the blog, it has been an amazing getting to know her, and truly love being able to call her one of my best friends. She truly has a no excuses attitude, which I admire. Her passion and drive continues to inspire me, and I just love her!” –Emily Rommann