2013 Donation Report

Date: April 4, 2013

From: Gary Bentrim, Solon Beef Days Committee President

Subject:  Beef Days Press Release

Solon Beef Days Committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients of their annual donations which are requested up thru February and earmarked each year in April to be given back to the community and surrounding area.  The following organizations and activities were chosen on the merit of their projects as this year’s recipients.

Solon Post Grad Scholarships $2,500
Solon Spartan Stadium ($2,000, 2nd of 5 years) $2,000
Solon Park & Recreation ($2,000, 2nd of 3 years) $2,000
Solon Senior Advocates $1,500
Solon Spotlight $2,000
Lake MacBride State Park $1,500
Win with Reading Program (Author Sponsor) $1,200
Lake MacBride Fireworks (sponsored by Cottage Reserve) $1,500
Solon Dance Team $500
Boy Scout Camp Fund $800
Solon wrestling (running Bag tourney) $750
Hillside Wesleyan Church (Tony Green to Guatemala) $750
Music on Main Street $500
Project Prom $300
Solon Public Library (Summer Reading Program) $250
Lakeview PTO (Spartan Dash and Fun Run) $350
2013 Total Committed: $26,400

The Solon Beef Days Committee has donated approximately $365,000 over the past 41 years to local organizations, activities and projects.  “Our charter is to touch as many worthy projects and activities within the community and surrounding area,” said Gary Bentrim, President of Solon Beef Days Committee.  “We look at the number of people we are going to impact along with the betterment of the community”.  “We view our committee as the organizer and catalyst to put on the annual celebration where most of the  non-profit organizations within the community that take part in Solon Beef Days have their largest fund raiser.”  “Many, without Beef Days would not have the funding to do all of the great things they are doing.”  “It’s the one event each year that the whole community can be proud of that funds many of the activities that go on throughout the year.”

This year Solon Beef Days will be celebrating their 42nd Anniversary to be held on Friday/Saturday, July 19th & 20th

2012 Donation Report

The 41st year of Solon Beef Days is fast approaching.  This year the Beef Days Committee is expanding form business partner donations to add personal donations.  Any donations will be recognized in various publications and on the back of the Beef Days T-shirts, if sent by June 18th to:  Solon Beef Days, P.O. Box 355, Solon.

Expanding to Personal Level donations will help support the community and surrounding area’s projects that Solon Beef Days support.  Last year’s project and activity funding includes the following:

Solon H.S. Scholarships (4) $2,500
Solon Spotlight $2,000
Solon Community Outdoor Event Center (5 yr commitment) $1,000 each yr.
Veterans Memorial $2,000
Solon Dance $1,250
Beef Days Infrastructure Items $2,200
Boy Scout Camp Fund $800
Solon Wrestling – Running bag games $500
Solon Park and Rec. (1st of 3 yr commitment) $2,000
Music on Main Street $500
Lake McBride Fireworks $1,500
Project Prom $300
Solon Senior Advocates $1,500
Lake McBride St Park $1,500
Food Pantry $1,500
Win With Reading $1,200
Lakeview PTO Fun Run $250

As always, if you would like to donate time working at Beef Days or on a committee, please contact Gary Bentrim @ 624-2918.Thank-you for all of your support.

2011 Donation Report

2011 Funds given/Requests Granted

Solon Post Grad Scholarships $2,500
Win with Reading Program (Author Sponsor) $1,000
Project Prom $300
Solon Legion Memorial (4th of 5 year commitment) $1,000
Science Fair $500
Solon Community Outdoor Event Center 5 year Pledge of $2K/Yr $10,000
Solon City Parks & Rec. Bleachers for Park and Nature Center $2,000
Solon Spotlight $2,000
Lake MacBride State Park (Primitive campground upgrades) $1,000
Lake MacBride Fireworks $1,000
Music on Main Street $500
Solon Senior Advocates $500
David Coberly Boy Scouts Eagle Project @ Nature Center $2,500
World Leadership Conference, Raiden Takeuchi $250
Solon Dance Team $500
Total $25,550

2010 Donation Report

Date: April 26, 2010

From: Gary Bentrim, Solon Beef Days Committee President

Subject:  Beef Days Press Release

Solon Beef Days Committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients of their annual donations which are requested till February and earmarked each year in March to be given back to the community and surrounding area.  The following organizations and activities were chosen on the merit of their projects as this year’s recipients.

$21,800

Solon Historical Group (Solon History Books) $3,000
Solon Living Roadways (North Entry Sign way) $3,000
Solon Spotlight (middle school drum set) $2,500
Solon Post Grad Scholarships $2,500
Solon Clock Tower (2K/yr for two years) $2,000
Lake MacBride State Park (Primitive campground upgrades) $1,500
Win with Reading Program (Author Sponsor) $1,000
Solon Legion Memorial   (3rd of 5 year commitment @ 1K/Yr) $1,000
Lake MacBride Fireworks (sponsored by Cottage Reserve) $1,000
Lakeview Playground (Playground Equipment) $1,000
Solon Boy Scouts / Venture Crew (Equipment trailer) $1,000
Solon Econ. Dev. Council $1,000
Music on Main Street $500
Solon Dance Team $500
Project Prom $300
2010 Total $21,800

The Solon Beef Days Committee has donated approximately $342,000 over the past 38 years to local organizations, activities and projects.  “Our charter is to touch as many worthy projects and activities within the community and surrounding area,” said Gary Bentrim, President of Solon Beef Days Committee.  “We look at the number of people we are going to impact along with the betterment of the community”.  “We view our committee as the organizer and catalyst to put on the annual celebration where most of the non-profit organizations within the community that take part in Solon Beef Days have their largest fund raiser.”  “Many, without Beef Days would not have the funding to do all of the great things they are doing.”  “ It’s the one event each year that the whole community can be proud of that funds many of the activities that go on throughout the year.”

This year Solon Beef Days will be celebrating their 39th Anniversary to be held on Friday/Saturday, July 16th & 17th.

2009 Donation Report

Date: May 11, 2009

From: Gary Bentrim, Solon Beef Days Committee President

Subject: Beef Days Press Release

Solon Beef Days Committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients of their annual donations which are earmarked each year in April to be given back to the community and surrounding area. The following organizations and activities were chosen on the merit of their projects as this year’s recipients.

Solon Beef Days 2009 Project and Activity Funding

Solon Living Roadways $2,500 Solon Student Activities $600
Solon Spotlight $2,000 Church Mission (Tony Green) $500
Solon H.S. Scholarships (4) $2,000 Solon Economic Development $500
Solon Senior Advocates $1,500 St. Mary’s Youth Camp $500
Solon Educational Foundation $1,500 Solon Science Fair $500
Win with Reading Program $1,000 Solon Dance Team $500
Lake McBride State Park $1,000 Methodist Church Youth Group $500
Lake McBride Fireworks $1,000 Project Prom $300
Veterans Memorial $1,000/yr/5yr $1,000 Solon Athletic Booster Club $250
Solon Historical Preservation $750 TOTAL $18,400

The Solon Beef Days Committee has donated approximately $320,000 over the past 37 years to local organizations, activities and projects. “Our charter is to touch as many worthy projects and activities within the community and surrounding area,” said Gary Bentrim, President of Solon Beef Days Committee. ” We look at the number of people we are going to impact along with the betterment of the community”. “We view our committee as the organizer and catalyst to put on the annual celebration where most of the non-profit organizations within the community that take part in Beef Days have their largest fund raiser.” “Many, without Beef Days would not have the funding to do all of the great things they are doing.” ” It’s the one event each year that the whole community can be proud of that funds many of the activities that go on throughout the year.”

This year Solon Beef Days will be celebrating their 38th Anniversary to be held on Friday/Saturday, July 17th and 18th..