Monday, January 4, 2010
Happy New Year!!!
Happy New Year everyone!
I hope your holidays were as memorable and enjoyable as mine! I spent Christmas in Maryland with my boyfriend’s family. As always, they treated me like one of their own and I never encounter anything less than fun when I’m spending time with him and his family.
On the 29th of December, Ketia4Kidz held its' Second Annual Fish Fry fundraiser in my father’s hometown, Pass Christian, Mississippi where I spent most of my childhood life. One reason I love this event is because I’m able to see family members that I don’t get to see on a regular basis. They are my foundation and largest support group behind my parents. They are a huge part of my success thus far. Thank you family for your continued support!
The Fish Fry was a success in my eyes. It continues to grow every year, and this year we reached more people. The event is typically scheduled from 11AM-3PM, and we have people from all over the area (and businesses) coming out to enjoy good food and a good time. I saw a lot of my family, and the Army came out to support us. I look forward to building a stronger relationship with the Army in 2010. We have some great work to do together for military children. If you are ever in the area during the event I encourage you to grab a fishplate or two because the fish tastes amazing! We will be sure to post pictures soon!
A homecoming gala was added this year as a part of the event. The gala began late in the evening. It included a raffle, giveaways, and silent auction. This is one of the ways that we raise funds for the programs that my foundation serves. Whether it's a basketball camp, an autograph signing, the Adrian & Corena Swanier Education Fund, or give-aways, the fundraiser represents a worthy cause. Even better, individuals do not have to be present to participate in the raffle or giveaways, so more people get involved with this fundraiser. Our silent auction was one of the highlights of the night. We auctioned off signed items from some of my WNBA Champion teammates, and even a signed football from this year's New Orleans' Saints! That was the biggest item. For those of you that weren't able to be there, no worries, we have an online auction coming up through Twitter and Facebook with some more great items.
Next year's planning has already started with IP Biloxi Casino wanting to help out even more next year with the gala, so I can't wait to see how much better 2010's event will be! Stay updated on Ketia4kidz.org. Just click on events to learn more!
My FAM 3D, DJ Dow Jones, Brandon and J. Bracy held it down at the homecoming gala performing for everyone who came out. I strongly encourage everyone to check these guys out when they perform in a city near you!! Thank you guys for showing love and support!! I also want to thank former New Orleans Saints' All-Pro Mike Lewis for coming out and showing his support as well! He's the big brother in FAM, and he's doing some amazing things in the community, and helping other
Happy New Year to all again. Thanks to all who support me! Much love,