Proposal to CANCEL Commander-In-Chief ( C- I -C ) Visit to STL CARDS Game Sunday 3 JUNE due Lack of Sales/Donation. VFW in Illinois bought only 145 Tickets & MO has Bought 12. Honor Guards
O’ Fallon MO/IL are sending me their RESERVATION Count.
MUST Sell 600 Tickets to have the Pre-Game Ceremony at Home Plate before the Game with the C-I-C and the Flag (HONOR Guard) for the National Anthem with the C-I-C and State Commanders.
Cardinals want any unused Tickets by Next FRIDAY 18 May Due to a
big demand from the General Public because there is a Special Bobblehead Giveaway that Day. My Post 1300 cannot Afford the BIG Financial Loss expected due to Lack of Sales by the VFW in both States.
The Tickets sold so far are good and people can attend with Good Field Level Seats that the CARDS sell for $61 but the VFW was able to buy for ONLY $33!! (NEED DONATIONS)
The ONLY Way we can continue with the C-I-C Ceremony and have the VFW to be HONORED is IF each Post makes a $100 DONATION to my Post and we will send Tickets to the Posts to use or Giveaway to Police, Fire or EMT for Publicity. At this Point, we just want to Break Even.
I mailed Flyers to the bottom 2/3 of Illinois Posts closest to St. Louis in Jan & this month and to Central, Southwest, Southeast & Northeast MO they could Announce and Post the Info. I have sent emails to the State Commanders 4x and to 600 emails in Illinois & 100+ in MO with very little response. URGENT need 450 NEW Reservations by Thur 18 May.
I have spent well over 100 Hours in getting the Word Out and I have asked that every Post & Member to FORWARD the Info to their Family, Friends
Co-workers as well as Vets, Vet Supporters and the their personal Email Networks. My own experience with other VET Group Games is 60% of the Sales COME from sharing their INFO with their Network. I have also paid the expenses for Copy & Mailing.
NEED by ((Thursday Night 17 MAY)) New RESERVATIONS or I will SADLY cancel the Event of HONOR with the Cardinals for the VFW.
Bill Kiefer, Junior Vice Commander Post 1300 – Granite City, IL
314/395-2788 Home 314/363-8707 Cell KieferVVA794@yahoo.com