The Haines DDF team’s success in recent tournaments continues to be matched by community support at fundraisers to support the team’s traveling expenses. Last Thursday our annual dessert auction/performance netted over $4,000! The incredible spread of desserts contributed by "DDF families" were accompanied by decadent cheesecakes, rum cake, cream puffs, and pumpkin cake brought in by Shelley Hodnick, Annette Smith, Marcia Scott, and Nelle Greene, and of course no DDF gathering ever goes without coffee donated by Mountain Market. (I’m personally praying Shelley Hodnick’s chocolate espresso cheesecake will still not be considered a controlled substance this time next year.) Unfortunately there weren’t enough desserts for all 70 who attended and so we also want to thank the many folks who simply made cash contributions to support the team. The invaluable coaching assistance we continue to get from Iris Kemp and Michael Stark and fundraising coordination by Lisa Schwartz are helping make this a stellar year for the DDF program.
DDF coaches Gershon Cohen and Tim Shields