Local Non-Profit to Host Event For National Foster Month

Courageous Connection, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting foster youth, will hold its inaugural Kick Off to Natio...




Courageous Connection, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting foster youth, will hold its inaugural Kick Off to National Foster Care Month event on Wednesday, May 1 at the Elk Grove Events Center.

This event will feature an introduction to Courageous Connection and the important work the organization is doing with current and former foster youth. A City Proclamation will be presented by Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis supporting local foster youth, and special guest speaker Daniel Heimpel, founder of Fostering Media Connections will deliver the keynote address. 

In addition, the unveiling of the Foster Tree will take place. The Foster Tree is a commissioned public art piece representing the lives of the approximately 500 foster youth that live within the Elk Grove Unified School District. An auction of wines, sports memorabilia, and donated items will accompany the program.

Light appetizers will be served from local restaurants, and a wine bar will feature local vintners. Tickets are $30 per person, available online at www.gobrickevents.com, or at the door (advance online purchase recommended). Net proceeds will benefit Courageous Connection in its ongoing work to assist and mentor current and emancipated foster youth.


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Anonymous said...

Got a Constant Contact email this morning from Vice Mayor Steve Detrick promoting this event and one other.

What do they have in common? Both are being planned by Brick Events.

Who is the owner of Brick Events? Brian Detrick, Steve's son.

Using one's elected office to make money for his son. Isn't that against the city's ethics code? And I wonder how much of the donation is going into Detrick's pocket?

Funny, no mention of Western Festival in his newsletter today. Why is that Mr. Detrick? Your son didn't get that contract?

Anonymous said...

Events just don't happen all by themselves. There is Management, Planning and Coordinating to make them possible. Now could some other organization do that..most likely! In all fairness, below is other information about this event that was omitted....

"Welcome to the Kick Off to National Foster Care Month presented by Courageous Connection. This event will feature an introduction to Courageous Connection and the important work they are doing with current and former foster youth, a City Proclamation presented by City of Elk Grove Mayor; Gary Davis, for supporting local foster youth, special guest speaker Daniel Heimpel, founder of Fostering Media Connections, and the unveiling of a commissioned public art piece representing the lives of the approximately 500 foster youth that live within the City of Elk Grove." Just sayin'


Anonymous said...

I beg to differ with the above post. Just this month, Running of the Elk and the Walk to Remember were both highly successful and also made a lot of money that went straight to their respective charities.

Every bit of work was done by volunteers and no one received a paycheck.

In the case of Brick Events, this is not altruistic community charity work, it is a job!

Anonymous said...

That may be true...I have no idea, but I am not so naive to believe that all charitable events are held with zero costs associated with them. There may be people who volunteer their help, donate goods, etc., but they're never held totally free and I have no problem with that.

Perhaps you fight is with Courageous Connection in why they can't hold a cost free event with everything being donated and volunteers selling the tickets, collecting the funds & everything else associated with the event.

I just never like to see any person being attacked in this manner whether right or wrong. Why not take it to the person and ask for an explanation regarding the process if there is a concern. Seems fair to me........

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