Supporting Charity – Buttons for sale!

May 27, 2010

In the blog entries below this one, Trevor is currently accepting HRC items to raffle or auction at the upcoming Florida 2010 HRC Shot Glass Collectors Event.   We are supporting 2 great charities:

The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and The Vitas Hospital in memory of Andy Juhl.

At the Pre-Party, there will be buttons sold to raise money for the Vitas Hospital (amongst raffles and auctions).  There are 4 buttons, known as the Monster Series, which will be sold for $3 each.  If you are attending the Florida events, track down Lois M., Carmen F. or Paul H. as they will be selling them.

If you are not attending the events but would like to get your hands on the buttons, the set of 4 buttons is now available on e-Bay.  The set is $15 US, which includes shipping.  Check out auction: 220613044696 to get your set.   A minimum of $12 US will be given to the Vitas Hospital Charity for each set sold ($3 has been set aside to cover shipping and auction fees).  There are 2 different round 2.25 inch and 2 different square 2 inch buttons!

Currently, 100 of each button has been made.  As the sale is for charity, there will be no limit on purchase (buy as many buttons as you like).  Buttons will be reordered if necessary – so if you want the button set, fear not, buttons will be made to cover every order!

Charity round 2.25 inch buttonsCharity square 2 inch buttons

But don’t wait around, mail orders won’t be taken past Wednesday, June 09.  Order now if interested and thanks for supporting our charity efforts!



Further update to the 2010 Shot Event!

May 27, 2010

Just over 2 weeks away!  Thank you to those that have already registered.   For those that haven’t – get on it!

Charity Update:

The HRC charity will be the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.  The Pre-Party charity will be the Vitas Hospice in memory of Andy Juhl.  I am following up about items donated by Corporate and other cafes.  Thank you to those that have e-mailed about donating items for the charity.  It’s not too late to contact me for anyone that hasn’t already and would like to donate.  Those that donate items for the charity will receive a recognition with their laminate (if you donate and can not attend, I’ll mail it to you after the event).


Laminates for each part of the weekend are being finalized.  Soon I should be able to report on the arrival of the official shots for the cafes.  The arrival of the pre-party shot is also close!

Event times and locations:

The time has been set for HWD-FL and MIA as 6 pm to 10 pm

Friday, June 11 is “The Money Shot Event” in Hollywood, FL:

Hard Rock Cafe
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Saturday, June 12 is “A Shot in the Dark Event” in Miami, FL:

Hard Rock Cafe
401 Biscayne Blvd. R-200 @ Bayside Marketplace
Miami, FL 33132

Thursday, June 10 – The Pre-Party “Casting the Flock” Unofficial Event will be at John U. Lloyd State Beach Park with a reserved pavilion.  More details to come with dinner menu.  We have an after hours permit and will have the part to ourselves after sundown.  The party is slated to begin at 4 pm!

More “contests” will be organized.  Besides the “Drinking for Royalty” King and Queen on Friday, other “contests” will begin Thursday and run thru the weekend. 

More info to follow as it is finalized so check back here for updates!

– Trevor

2010 HRC Shot Event Registration Is OPEN!

May 12, 2010
Hi all,
Well the 2010 HRC Shot Event is just around the corner.  If you’ve somehow missed the news, HRC Collectors will descend on Florida, June 10 – 12.  We will be in:
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Thursday, June 10 from 4 pm – late
John U. Lloyd State Beach Park “Casting the Flock Event”
Hollywood, FL – Friday,  June 11 from 6 – 10 pm
Hard Rock Cafe “The Money Shot Event”
Miami, FL – Saturday, June 12 from 6 – 10 pm
Hard Rock Cafe “A Shot in the Dark Event”
If you’re coming, let us know!  You need to register to attend.  There are goodies at each event and if you want to be guaranteed to get them all, put your name down!
There will be a shot glass at both Hard Rock Cafes as well as the Pre-Party event.
As a further bribe to get you motivated to register, there will be at least 1 Early Bird door prize for those of you that register by next Tuesday, May 18.  Each person who registers between today and next Tuesday will receive 1 ticket into a draw for a door prize, which will be awarded at the Hollywood, FL cafe event (if you are only registered to attend the Miami event, the prize will be brought to Miami for you). 
Now just a quick explanation, we are having some issues with our hosting service, which they have been unable to solve in time so the 2010 registration page has been published to the test server.  It has a different web address so don’t freak out, this is still managed by me.
Ok, stop reading and go register!
From the website –, click the Event Registration button.
Go directly to the page: 
Updates for the event will be posted to the group as well as the News blog, so keep checking back!

2010 Shot Event Charity News

May 9, 2010

We are getting close to this year’s shot event down here in South Florida!

Besides all of the fun and getting to see everyone, an important part of the event, in my opinion at least, is that it is also a charity fundraiser.  The cafe(s) are still finalizing which of their local charities they will choose for the official event.  It’ll probably be a local Children’s Hospital. 

The unofficial pre-party charity will be in honor of Andy Juhl, Jr. and will benefit the Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund.

If you have any Hard Rock Cafe items that you can donate, the proceeds will be going to a good cause.   Please keep donations to Hard Rock items (shot glasses, pins, bears, t-shirts etc. – preferably new or valuable) or collectable shots of value.  If you have access to high value items such as plane tickets, hotel stays, etc. then please contact me.  I am looking to set up some silent auctions, live auctions and raffles.  Whether you are attending (or unfortunately unable to make it), you can send any Hard Rock Cafe donations in advance for the charities (side note from Denise: address previously listed here has been removed as event is over – thanks to everyone that donated items!).

So please look thru your Hard Rock collections and send in those extra shots or pick out some good ones to raise some good money for a charity in an auction.  If you are sending something in advance, it would be helpful to send me an email of what you are sending so that I can confirm I received it.  If you are donating items in person at the event, please let me know with an email as well so that we know what we’ll have and can have it organized.

I hope to be able to send out an email in advance of the event to let people know what they can expect in the auctions – stay tuned for more info!

– Trevor