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Client gives back over holiday season

Choosing the right clients is just as important as it is for a client to choose their agency. In my short time as a PR and Communications Consultant I have been fortunate enough to come across some very amazing people. It is important to me that my clients share the same vision and goals as I do. It allows for a more mutually beneficial working relationship, and gives clients a chance to tap into a deeper awareness of hidden opportunity. Billingslea Media client Terrance Copper knows how important it is to give back to his community. Since returning to Eastern NC after retiring from the NFL, Copper has made it a point to give back on a regular basis. His constant care and concern for area youth helps inspire young people who are in need of positive role models, morale boosters, and proof that hard work does pay off. This holiday season, Copper donated time and gifts to area organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House of Greenville NC and the EXCEL organization (Exceptional Children Enjoying Life) of Washington NC. When asked about the Shop With a Safety Officer event for the EXCEL organization, Copper replied to the Washington Daily News “Just to see the kids, the looks on their faces when they get their gifts — it feels so good to be able to give back. This is not everyday. What they do in Washington — this doesn’t go on everywhere. I feel like the community is very lucky to have a police department and fire department like we have.”.

Copper participates in various fundraisers and speaking engagements throughout the year, and holds a FREE annual football camp for area youth in Eastern NC during the summer. For more information, or to contact Copper for your next fundraiser or speaking engagement contact Billingslea Media at

(c) Vail Stewart Rumley, Washington Daily News

(c) Vail Stewart Rumley, Washington Daily News

Greenville NC Ronald McDonald House

Copper donated electronics for children at the Greenville NC Ronald McDonald House

Triangle Charity Polo Classic

triangle polo classic

The Guiding Lights foundation presents the Triangle Charity Polo Classic on June 8th 2014. The event is a fun filled day of polo and fundraising.  There will be contests for the best tent,  best dressed, best hat, and of course the traditional divet stomp. Tickets are only $20 and go towards resources for the Raleigh based charity. Take a look at the video below with organizer Nicole Bruno.

Kentucky Derby Events Give Back

Image     Big hats, Seersucker suits, and Mint Julips will be all the rage this weekend as the 140th annual Kentucky Derby takes place at Churchill Downs. It is known as the best 2 minutes in sports, but this year many organizations are figuring out ways to extend those 2 minutes into a year of funding success. Known affectionately as a “party with a purpose”, charitable organizations across the country are combining the Kentucky Derby festivities with fundraisers. It’s a great way to make the giving process more fun and exciting, and also allows some who may not be able to travel to still take part in the annual event.

Although the Kentucky Derby is considered primarily a Southern cultural event, the allure of the Derby has spread as far as NYC, with local athletic clubs and art galleries holding parties this weekend. Tickets for these events can range from as low as $50 to hundreds of dollars per person, with guests enjoying their fill of Southern fair and competing for prizes for ‘Best Hat’ or ‘Best Bow Tie’. With proceeds going to charities such as Arts & Entertainment or Medical Facilities, your ticket price is a small price to pay for a contribution to a well-deserved organization.
Check out which organizations in your area are holding events with proceeds going to charity.