Camp Courageous Pineapple Sales and Gala – 2010

Fresh pineapples will be in Iowa for the 33rd Annual Pineapple Sale for Camp Courageous the weekend of August 13, 14, and 15th.  The pineapples will be on sale at nearly 30 Hy-Vee Stores in Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Clinton, Coralville, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Marion, and Waterloo.  Sales are Friday, August 13th, Saturday, August 14th, and Sunday August 15th. Most locations will have the ability to core and place the pineapple in a container for the customer.

The 32nd Annual Pineapple Gala, will be Saturday, August 21st at the Cedar Rapids Crowne Plaza Five Seasons Hotel beginning at 6:00 p.m. This is one of Iowa’s largest charity silent and live auction with nearly 400 items ranging from $5 to condos. An exceptional Hawaiian dinner, entertainment, and door prizes, including a trip for two to Hawaii, are planned for this year’s Gala.  Volunteer Emcees for the evening will be Gary Dolphin, the voice of the Hawkeyes and Lisa Bluder, Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach.  And the volunteer auctioneer will be Todd Smith.  Tickets are $50/each or a table of 10 for $500. Auction items can be donated, or tickets can be obtained through the camp by calling Charlie Becker at 319/465-5916, ext. 2100 or e-mailing at Many auction items can be viewed at: Special Camp Courageous overnight rates are available by calling the Crowne Plaza at 319/363-8161 or 888/363-3550.

This year Camp Courageous will be honoring the 30-years of support from the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa.

To date sponsors include: Major Sponsors: Regions Bank,  J & P Cycles, Norb Bahl, Lynch Chevy in Mt. Vernon,Toyota Financial Services, and Kay Pitlik. Other Sponsors include: The Ar-Jay Center, Aegon, Citizens State Bank, Phililip’s Pharmacy, Rockwell Collins, Dave Schmitt Construction, Virginia Bailey, Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa, Ohnward, and In Memory of A.J. Ziskovsky.

Non-Monetary Sponsors: Crowne Plaza Five Seasons Hotel, Hy-Vee, KMRY, Pratt Audio Visual, Travel & Transport, The Ar-Jay Center, and WMT.