Did you say games & crafts? We have plenty of them! Some of our fun games for the kiddos and adults alike are listed below. Fun prizes at each game for the kiddos!
Don’t forget to enter our awesome cornhole tournament below!
Game & Food tickets are:
1 ticket for $1.00
15 for $10.00
30 for $20.00 (and an Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s pin)
TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE ENTRY BOOTH TO THE FALL FESTIVAL
All proceeds benefit Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s. Donation bowls will be stationed at each game should you want to donate a bit more to this amazing organization)
- Sack Race (1 ticket)
- Ring Toss (1 ticket – 5 rings to toss)
- Basket Toss (1 ticket – 5 balls to toss)
- Rubber Chicken Toss (1 ticket)
- Hook a Ducky (1 ticket)
- Face Painting (2 tickets)
- Coloring Contest (1 ticket per entry)
- Photo Booth (FREE)
- Milk Can Toss (1 ticket – 5 bean bags)
- Free Throw Contest (1 ticket – 10 shots)
- Bean Bag Target Toss (1 ticket)
- Tie Dye Shirt Booth (10 tickets)
- Nerf Gun Shooting Range (1 ticket – 10 shots)
- Football Toss (1 ticket – 3 tosses)
- Ping Pong Toss (1 ticket – 5 tosses)
- Giant Bowling (1 ticket)
- Mini Curling (1 ticket)
- Volleyball (FREE)
- Bocce (2 tickets per game – first to 10 wins)
- Craft table (3 tickets – make up to one fun craft project)
- Kids Bean Bag Toss (Cornhole) (2 tickets per game first to 10 wins)
- Giant Jenga (2 tickets – If you topple it, the other person wins)
- Giant Connect Four (2 tickets – You know the rules 4 in a row wins)
Cornhole Tournament for the Adults
50/50 Raffle for the Adults ($5.00/per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.00)
A HUGE thank you to EVENTive Brush for being our game sponsor and
for lending us their amazing custom games for the Fall Festival. Check
out this awesome local small business for your yard game fun!
Visit EVENTive Brush here on Facebook.
We won’t let you play on an empty stomach! Three tickets gets you a freshly grilled burger or hot dog by one of our amazing grill masters. Waters are one ticket and other snacks range from one ticket to three tickets. Food will be served all day long; so, whether it’s an early morning hot dog or a late afternoon burger, we are here to serve you! All proceeds support Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s.
All proceeds of the IGNITE Fall Festival of Games goes to Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s an Arizona based 501c3 that supports children’s cancer victims throughout the U.S. with their ComfyCozy’s, cancer support center and cancer community support. Every $30.00 raised at the IGNITE Fall Festival of Games provides an Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s ComfyCozy to a child with cancer to provide them dignity in their care.
Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s is a nonprofit, support and educational organization designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible, tax-exempt organization, founded in 2012 in celebration of Amanda Hope’s life that ended all too soon when she lost her battle against Leukemia. During her four year fight, Amanda Hope dreamed that one day she would design a fun clothing line for kids just like her that would provide comfort and dignity during chemo treatments. Amanda Hope’s life ended all too soon when she lost her battle with Leukemia, but her dream lives on!
Amanda was 9 years old when she started experiencing severe headaches and flu-like symptoms. Our visits to the pediatrician all had the same outcomes – flu, stomach virus, possible anemia. Finally, just to appease me, her pediatrician pricked her finger. Amanda’s Hemoglobin was only 2.6, which couldn’t be, so he pricked her finger a second time and then a third. He could not believe it was that low so he ordered more blood drawn and sent us home stating he would call when the result where in. Within a few hours, I received a call from her doctor saying “Mrs. Tallman, I am sorry to tell you Amanda has leukemia and I have a room waiting for her at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Our lives changed forever in that moment.
I was in shock and disbelief – never had Cancer entered my mind. I remember standing there thinking “Oh My God, there must be a mistake”. I called my husband, telling myself to breath, knowing I must keep it together because my sweet Amanda was just in the next room. I gathered some toys and her favorite blanket, gave her a big hug, and told her that Mommy had to take her to the hospital because her blood was sick and we needed more tests. She cried, “No Mommy, no more needles”. The next few weeks were excruciating because all our family and friends could do was pray for a miracle while we waited for more test results. It was confirmed. Amanda had an advanced form of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and it would require two and a half years of Chemotherapy. And so our battle began.
Sadly, because Amanda’s white blood cell counts were so low resulting in numerous infections, the majority of our first 18 months were spent in the hospital. The pain she suffered with endless hours of screaming is a memory I will have forever in my heart. Insane is the only word I can use for the side effects Amanda endured. She started getting stronger, laughing and smiling, our last 18 months being better than the first. Our brave Amanda withstood 3 long years of intense chemotherapy and we were in remission!
To celebrate, we had a huge “No More Chemo Party” in March of 2011 that was attended by her family, friends, nurses, and doctors. It was the best day of my life! Amanda started school again with her friends, started back up with her karate lessons, built a Star Wars Lego Battleship with her sister, and found a passion for skateboarding and yoyos. Her “no more chemo” gift was an English Bulldog she named Bruiser who was just like his name! We had studied and looked at English Bulldogs for almost 2 years and he was her dream come true. Our life was finally at peace and I went back to work so we could start to pay off the debt associated with Amanda’s illness. Life was good!
On June 23, 2011, Amanda came with me to work for “Bring Your Child to Work” day. She was having a great day; however, after lunch she started getting a headache saying “Mommy, I don’t feel good at all.” By 3:00pm, her pain had increased so I took her to her pediatrician who didn’t find anything and told us to take her home, give her Tylenol, and call if it worsens. About an hour later, the left side of Amanda’s face was paralyzed and she could not swallow. We rushed her to the hospital and our second nightmare began. After a crazy night of doctors, MRI’s, and CAT scans, they informed us she had a mass in her brain that required a biopsy. After hours of waiting, the surgeon came out and told us it looked like cancer and they were running tests on the biopsy. Our world of chemo and radiation began again. Amanda’s two sisters were tested to determine if they were candidates for a bone marrow transplant. Her oldest sister was a perfect match! New Hope. We spend our time preparing for transplant including receiving more chemo and radiation and another surgery to insert a Broviac® port intended for fluids, medications, and blood work during her transplant and recovery – so now we have a Broviac® and another port resulting in 8 to 10 IV lines running from her body almost daily. All this time she kept smiling, praying for other children, patting me on my back telling me “Mommy, everything’s going to be okay”. We mourned the loss of her hospital friends along the way and celebrated with those who were still in remission.
A week before her scheduled transplant in January 2012, Amanda’s cancer cells mutated. Chemo was like candy and we went from 0.05% cancer to 80% so she was no longer a candidate for transplant. Amanda never gave up hope and always believed in her healing. As one of her doctors said, “Amanda has more Mojo than I have ever seen before”! Amanda fought hard all while making everyone around her smile and laugh. She also had a dream. Amanda’s dream was that one day when she was healed she would make a clothing line for kids going through chemo that would allow them to keep their “modesty and dignity “. You see, Amanda always hated her body being exposed to a room full of strange doctors, nurses, and others and wanted better for other children.
On March 30, 2012, 11:29am, Amanda Hope lost her battle to Leukemia.
HER DREAM LIVES ON
Amanda Hope Rainbow Angel’s was created to honor Amanda by realizing the here and now needs of pediatric cancer care. Our Mission is to bring dignity and comfort into the harsh world of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Amanda had dreamed of a simple design, Comfycozy’s for Chemo, and today, over 6000 children are grateful recipients of Amanda’s dream.
ABOUT IGNITE DEVELOPMENT GROUP
IGNITE Development Group is a group of entrepreneurial leaders in Scottsdale, Arizona with the purpose of strong entrepreneurial development among the member businesses with a focus on giving back to the community through the IGNITE IGNITION Mentorship Program. This first annual Fall Festival of Games is IGNITE’s first large scale fundraising endeavor and we want to thank you for your support and participation.
To learn more about IGNITE, please visit: www.ignitedevgroup.com