I was very humbled recently when asked by good friend, Scott Esmond (who chairs the CO Make-a-Wish Foundation), to participate as a “celebrity waiter” for a Make-a-Wish fundraiser. I was, of course, happy to help in any way possible for such a noble cause, but was a bit nervous about being touted as a “celebrity.” Mostly, I was self-conscious of disappointing any big donors that would be “stuck” at my table vs. another, perhaps more-worthy-of-the-title celebrity. Fortunately, Peyton and some other big, local stars weren’t in attendance, so that helped ease the pressure a bit. Once I realized that my table was stacked with friends, I was able to relax and fully enjoy the evening. I suppose it’s easier to “disappoint” those you know well as opposed to complete strangers!
Regardless, it was a terrific evening. We ended up raising $220,000 in total for a great cause, significantly exceeding the initial $60,000 goal. I am proud to have played even a small part of such a great event. Special thanks to Scott & Laura Esmond, their wonderful parents, Ben & Suz Focht, and Rob & Annie Campbell for making it an extra special night.