Thank You, 2018 Sponsors and Donors!

The businesses, individuals and families listed below have all contributed to the success of this organization by donating funds, goods, and even their time and services to make this Foundation and its events possible.


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Lead Event Sponsors

Manbir S. Sandhu, Esq. President –

Sandhu Law Group

Courage for Carina Sponsors

Judy and Mark Giuliano

Berkman, Gordon, Murray and Devan Attorneys At Law

John R. Bourjaily, Strongsville Optimist Club

Badge of Courage Sponsors

Jen, Julia, Emily Bosworth & Chris Walsh

Cup of Courage Sponsors

Strongsville Optimist Club

Bonnie Britz-Thurnauer

Joseph Hanna of Stifel Nicolaus

Kevin & Sharon Kilbane

Debbie Varhol

Brian Fristik – Brown Wood Fish

Dragonfly Friend Sponsors

Sheila and Steve Hryszko

Meredith Holt

Don and Ann Britz

Lucy Woyshville

Ted Joyce

Katie Spenthoff

Caitlin DeSantis

Madalena Cavanaugh

James Cutre

Jane Johnston

Melissa Cavadas

Kristen Gollinger

Christine Riggle

William S. Zitelli

Sprocket Metals, LLC.

Lisa & Marc Pignataro

Barry Kirk

Melanie Knapp

Dawn Kotalik

Teresa M Dolinar


Special Thanks

Old Trail School (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades)- $5000 Donation of the proceeds from their 2018 Craft Fair
Click here to read more about this wonderful donation

Live Auction Items

  • Myrtle Beach Condo Getaway(valued at $3000!) – Enjoy a one-week stay in an ocean-view condo. Click here for more details.  Donated by Mark Straffen.
  • Sail Away with Courage(valued at $5000!) – Spend a day of sailing aboard the yacht, Instrumental.  Click here for more details.  Donated by Rick and Michelle Schultz.
  • Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt Tickets(valued at $350) – Cheer on the Fighting Irish with two tickets to the game on Sept. 15.  Click here for more details.  Donated by Rich Wanders.
  • Notre Dame vs. Stanford Tickets(valued at $450) – Score two tickets to the game on Sept. 29 in primetime!  Click here for more details.  Donated by Rich Wanders.
  • Lake House Getaway(valued at $700) – Enjoy up to three nights of rest and relaxation at a peaceful lake house on Lake Erie in Vermilion, OH.  Click here for more details.  Donated by Karen and Gary Ramba.
  • Browns Legend Package(Priceless!) – Score two club seats with club lounge access and parking pass to the Browns vs. Jets game on Sept. 20 along with priceless memorabilia from Browns legend and first-ballot Hall of Famer, Joe Thomas.  Donated by John Frain.
  • You’ve Got Mail Package(valued at $1500) – Win a custom, cast stone flat top profile paired with select modular bricks. Complete with two address stones and a paper slot.  Click here for more details.  Donated by Norm King Construction.
  • There’s No Place like Home Package(valued at $2300) – Freshen up your home with an interior and exterior makeover including a Gerber pedestal sink, Moen chrome faucet and Gerber toilet donated by Welker-McKee, a Mansfield vanity sink and Delta chrome faucet donated by Cleveland Plumbing, an Outdoor Brick Fireplace donated by Mason-Steel, Interior or Exterior paint service donated by Tim Conroy, Master Carpentry service donated by Chris Walsh, Carpet, Wood or Tile flooring donated by Prosource of Cleveland, Carpet or Tile installation services donated by Tony Bustiani, Gift Certificates donated by Fish Furniture, up to 5 hours of Interior Design consulting by Mark Simon, Troy-Bilt Trimmer & Accessories donated by Roberta Park, MTD.

Raffle Item Donations

  • Designed by You
    Valued at $375
    Custom Amish Furniture handcrafted in Ohio – $200 Gift certificate
    Coasters, Meteor Bowl, Firestone candle, home accessories
    Donated by Eastwood Furniture
  • Chef’s Delight
    Valued at $150
    Farberware® BBQ wok topper, nonstick grater, 3-piece paring knife set, additional kitchen accessories and 14-piece cutlery set – donated by Joe & Lisa Bluemel
    Olive Scene® olive oil and gift card – donated by The Olive Scene Strongsville
  • R&R Basket
    Valued at $300
    Walden Spa Gift certificate $250 and spa accessories
    Donated by Rich Wanders
  • Pamper Yourself at Sola Salon Package
    Valued at $355
    Hair service + products – donated by Dianne Mennemeyer, Main Addictions (Sola Spa Salon)
    Oxygen facial – donated by Erin Stephans, Skyn Spa (Sola Spa Salon)
    Spa manicure – donated by Stephanie Kash – Beauty & Grace Salon (Sola Spa Salon)
    Airless Blowout revolving style and misc. prestige brand hair products –
    donated by Anonymous Friend of Courage for Carina
  • Fore!some Golf Package
    Valued at $360
    18 Holes and cart for a foursome at Good Park G. C. – donated by Rich Wanders
    18 holes and cart for a foursome at Coppertop G. C. – donated by Coppertop G. C.
    Golf shirts and balls
  • The Gift of Better GOLF Package
    Valued at $500
    GolfTec 1-2-3 Golf Package
    (1) 90-minute swing evaluation, OR a 90-minute club fit session OR 90-minute driving performance session
    AND (2) 30-minute follow-up lessons
    AND (3) 30-minute practice sessions
    Golf stand bag
    Donated by GolfTec
  • Symphony Under the Stars
    Value $175
    2 Cleveland Orchestra Tickets at Severance Center for May 24th “18th Annual American Salute” – donated by Dave Andrews
    Michael Kors Clutch – donated by Susie Geiger
  • Vino Cart
    Value $575
    Garden cart filled with wine
    Donated by Jim Werner, Heidelberg Distributors
    Donated by Sheila Hryszko
  • All Around Town Gift Card Tree
    Valued at $600
    Donated by Don’s Pomeroy, Lolly the Trolley, J Bella, A Slice Above, Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Spa Finder, Carloni’s, Mr. Hero, iTunes, Regal Cinemas, Beet Jar, Alley Cat Oyster Bar, Petitti’s Nautica Queen, Dante’s of Akron, and Square 22.
  • Pet Lovers Package
    Value $150
    Electronic pet toys
    Dog bed
    Gift card
    Donated by
  • Tribe Town
    Valued at $350
    Donated by Susie Giuliano
    Cleveland Indians tickets (4), on-field batting practice prior to game, and Indians merchandise.
  • Caffeine and Cake
    Value $120
    3 Tower of bundtlets with gift card for a free bundtlet once per month for a year! – donated by Nothing Bundt Cakes
    Professional French Macaron Making Hands-On Workshop for one person – donated by Jennifer Thornton, Buttercream & Olive Oil
    Coffee basket
    Starbucks Gift Card
  • Come Wine with Me
    Valued at $300
    Wine bottle cheese tray – donated by Rose Ascherl
    Wine gift basket – donated by Wine Down & Sweets Café
    Vintage wine rack, wine and accessories – Donated by Criss Markulis – CJM Workshop
    Wine gift basket + wine tasting for two – The Olde Wine Cellar, Bistro & Bottle Shoppe
  • To Be A Kid Again
    Value $650 + FUN!
    Five Star Gymnastics Birthday Party for up to 12 kids – donated by Wendy Kouvaras
    Five Star T-shirt and water bottle
    Area 51 Laser Tag – Party for 10 kids – Value $175 – donated by Area 51
    Area 51 Laser Tag gift certificates – Value $45 – donated by Area 51
    Castaway Bay Water Park – 6 Day Passes valued at $174– donated by Melissa and Jed Cavadas
    Echo® Dot
    Kids games
  • “The Joy of Gardening” Garden Basket
    Valued at $250
    $150 Petitti Garden Center gift card and various gardening access
    Donated by Aimee & Dave Arrighi
  • Custom Stained Glass
    Valued at $250
    Gift certificate for custom-designed, hand-crafted stained glass.
    Donated by Jim Ascherl – Ascherl Studios.
  • Courage Columbus Tailgate Basket
    Valued at $450
    3 Autographed OSU photos
    1 Yeti cooler
    2 Long sleeve Ohio State t-shirts
    1 Ohio State football
    1 Ohio State car flag
    Variety of IPA beers
    Donated by Dave Giuliano
  • Put Your Best Face Forward
    Valued at $600
    20 units of Botox – donated by Dr. Lisa Elias, D.M.D.
    Professional Teeth Whitening System – donated by Gary Coloian, D.D.S.
  • Sake & Sushi
    Valued at $150
    Valued $150
    $100 gift card to Shinto
    Sake and glassware
    Donated by Shinto Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
  • Shop and Salt
    Valued at $115
    (2) Salt Experience visits – donated by The Salt Experience
    Salt Experience gifts and accessories basket
    Mare Athletic & Swimwear shop gift card, Corkcicle bottle and towel – donated by Mare Athletics in Avon Lake
  • Browns “Season”
    Valued at $550
    Tailgate with Cleveland’s small batch Pope’s Kitchen goodies before the Brown’s versus Chargers game.
    (4) Tickets to Cleveland Browns vs. Chargers on October 14 at 1p.m.
    Section 107, Row 7 – Seats 13-16
    Cleveland Browns cooler
    Donated by Sparano-Savage Family
    Variety of Pope’s Kitchen favorites – donated by Pope’s Kitchen
  • Triv’s on the Town
    Valued at $325
    $100 Gift Card to Triv’s
    Reserve Wine
  • Bye Bye Wrinkles
    Valued at $310
    Botox Treatment – donated by Mary Pat Gallagher, Associates in Dermatology
    $50 Gift card and basket of accessories – donated by The Spa at Springfield

Time or Services Donations

Greg Kencson – Mulligan’s Bar & Grille, Strongsville
Vicki Willman – Chick-fil-A, Strongsville
Joe Bucci – J-Bella, Strongsville
Debbie Amata & Dianne Mennemeyer – Bianca’s Brunswick
Jenny Smith – Giant Eagle Strongsville
Liz Rowan – Nothing Bundt Cakes Strongsville
Drew Bowman – Tommy’s Pizza & Chicken
Amy Hudson – Amy’s Arbors

Michael Rich – Event Lighting Specialist
Ted Joyce – Next Day Signs & Graphics
Front Porch Solutions – Web, Digital & Social Media Design, Development & Marketing
Scott & Steve Spinhirn, Spin Production DJs – DJ, Entertainment and Auction Services
Ralph Lowmiller – Auctioneer Services
Hazel Eyes Photography



Past Sponsors and Donors

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