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Young Financial Professionals

3rd Annual NYC Expect Miracles Kan Jam and Cornhole Classic

Friday, April 26, 2019
Chelsea Piers Field House | 62 Chelsea Piers, NYC 

 

 

On Friday, April 26, over 100 young professionals came together at Chelsea Piers Field House for NYC’s 3rd Annual Expect Miracles Foundation Kan Jam and Cornhole Classic. This year’s tournament had the addition of Cornhole, giving participants the choice between the two games. Fourteen Kan Jam and fourteen Cornhole teams committed to this year's fundraising goal for cancer research and the Expect Miracles Foundation college scholarship, awarded annually to a student who has been affected by cancer. 

Thanks to the efforts of all our teams, sponsors, volunteers, and spectators, this year’s tournament raised over $25,000! And a special thank you to our Premier Sponsor: Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, and the highest fundraising team, the Beach Bums led by YPEM Leadership Team member Emily Roberts from BlackRock with a team fundraising total of over $3,900.  
 
Teams of 2-4 battled for the trophies in the Kan Jam and Cornhole competitions while spectators relaxed and enjoyed additional activities provided by Chelsea Piers Fitness. Throughout the evening it was easy for players and spectators to stay hydrated with a variety of drinks from Vita Coco, Hint Water, Icelandic Glacial and a selection of alcoholic options provided by Yuengling’s, Owl’s Brew, Kombrewcha, Goslings Rum, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

No one went hungry thanks to the large variety of food from our generous vendors:  Alidoro, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Dos Toros, Filaga, Ribalata, Bar9, Oaxaca Taqueria, Kind Bars, One Bars, and the Doughnuttery

Guests tried their luck in the chance table to win some great prizes such as tickets to the Yankees and Mets, a snack package from Nuts.com,  a beach bag donated from PIMCO, and various gift cards to restaurants and workout studios. Congrats to all the winners!

During the halftime speaking program, Expect Miracles Foundation thanked the event supporters, volunteers, vendors and sponsors. The speaking program culminated with the presentation of the YPEM Award. The YPEM Award is given in recognition of a young professional whose exceptional contribution of time, resources, and energy rallies the next generation of financial executives to support the life-saving mission of Expect Miracles Foundation. This year's recipient is Luci Strauss Garren from Goldman Sachs - congrats Luci!!

Congratulations to the top Kan Jam and Cornhole teams who walked away from the night with bragging rights and trophies! This year the honor of Kan Jam Champion went to team Floppy Discs . This was after a close match with The TW Titans (from PWC) who came in second. In third place was The Custodians (from BNY Mellon). From the Cornhole tournament team Floppy Discs (yes, you heard us right, they had teams in BOTH tournaments) took home the championship trophy for first place beating out the Beach Bums Team B followed by Team Harambe in third place.

As always, special thank you to our amazing volunteers who donated their night to help support Expect Miracles Foundation and the fight against cancer. We couldn’t do it without you!  This year has been off to a great start with amazing events and fundraising efforts hosted by YPEM. Expect Miracles Foundation is so grateful to all of the generous companies and individuals who support us. If you did not get a chance to donate, but still wish to do so, you can donate here.

To like, share, and view more photos, visit our Young Professionals Expect Miracles Facebook page. Contact Jaime Waldecker at Jwaldecker@expectmiraclesfoundation.org  if you have any questions regarding events, volunteer opportunities, or getting more involved in Expect Miracles Foundation through our young professionals group.

 

 

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