Recently, Project Jai Play was selected to be the recipient of proceeds raised during the Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza led by employees of Cargill in Wichita. The annual Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza is on December 12, 2012. One of the event’s sponsors is PT Plus Physical Therapy of Augusta and Andover.
“We wanted to help Project Jai Play because we believe in keeping kids safe,” stated PT Plus co-owner Troy Waltemath. “I am on the SSE board and they needed a local non-profit that benefitted children. I suggested Project Jai Play and teaming up made perfect sense.”
Waltemath asks that local businesses get involved as well. The Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza allows businesses to donate directly to Project Jai Play or help in other ways like purchasing stockings for $5, filling them with goodies and gifts and returning them for an employee silent action during the Extravaganza. Another way to participate is to make a donation to receive the opportunity to win one of 40 prizes with a combined total of $6,000. The grand prize is a $5,000 gift card. This event is not open to the public but Augustans can make donations and participate as winners do not have to be present to win.
"We are thrilled to have Cargill's staff supporting our cause," expressed Jaime Simpson, PJP co-founder. "We hope that the success of the Cargill Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza allows us to complete Phase 2 of Garfield Elementary and then move on to the next school in USD 402."
If you are interested in being a part of this exciting event, please visit www.projectjaiplay.org/stockings or contact Troy at PT Plus Physical Therapy at 775-0700.
“We have a long way to go but all the support from Augusta’s businesses and the upcoming Stocking Stuffer Extravaganza will make a huge difference on the success of our goal to soft surface our playgrounds,” shared Lycrecia Garrison, PJP co-founder.
For more information on how to donate to or become involved in Project Jai Play, please visit their website at www.projectjaiplay.org. Donations to Project Jai Play are tax-deductible under the Central Kansas Community Foundation of Augusta.