by Jane Wilson, Engaging Family Specialist
If you ask TEAM staff what the best part of Simply Talented was, it was not the gourmet food, a captivating performance on stage, or the fact that this event raised over $40,000 for our organization. (These all (of course) rank high on the list!). The best moment came backstage after the last performer, Macy, walked off the stage. A few of the other contestants ran to her and congratulated her on her performance, and within seconds, all 12 Simply Talented acts formed a circle around each other, put their hands in the middle, and yelled “Simply Talented!” At that moment, they were bonded together from a powerful, shared experience.
This moment embodies why we created Simply Talented. It is a celebration of youth in our community. It is a celebration of the youth talent that is undiscovered. It is a celebration of youth rising up and choosing to live a life free of substance use. Our mission at TEAM is to empower youth to live healthy and vibrant lives, free from substance misuse and dependency. Simply Talented was so much more than an annual fundraiser; it allowed us to put our mission into action. We certainly could not have done this without our loyal sponsors, invested partners, and every single attendee who came to cheer our contestants on.
TEAM would like to congratulate and thank of of our contestants and the hard work each of you put in to get to the finale. We appreciate you and your talents and hope to see you next year!.
We can’t end this without congratulating our winners of Simply Talented 2019!
1st Place: Macy Warner
2nd Place: Bran Schneider
3rd Place: John Hebert
TEAM Wellness and Prevention look forward to 2020 Simply Talented, where we get to witness first hand a community coming together and our youth lifting each other up and celebrating one another.
On how you can participate in Simply Talented 2020 please contact email@example.com or by calling 970-224-9931 ext 710