We are incredibly grateful for the donation of that fabulous Super Bowl package and excited to announce that the tickets were sold today for a total of $15,000. (Our original ask was too high, but $15,000 will do an INCREDIBLE amount of good work for Janesville youth.)

We made the decision to pay to “boost” the Facebook post in other cities, which had two results: 1) it netted us our highest bid, from Massachusetts, and 2) it resulted in some crass comments that demonstrated a lack of understanding that this was, from the beginning, a fundraiser for our Boys & Girls Club. We chose to put these tickets to use to benefit the largest number of Janesville kiddos, and if that made us seem “greedy,” we know that those in our community who follow the club know that we are just the opposite. If you, as a community member, have any questions at all about this wonderful donation, please reach out to us. We would MUCH rather have a conversation than a negative comment.

Thanks once again to our spectacular ticket donor, who is always pushing us to do more, dream larger and serve more of the kids who need us most. And thank you, Janesville, for supporting the club and our kids in so many ways.

SARA STINSKI

Executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Janesville

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