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Christmas in Cripple Creek Contest 2018!
SERVPRO OF SOUTH COLORADO SPRINGS PRESENTS...
A CHRISTMAS IN CRIPPLE CREEK
Winner will receive a voucher good for:
Overnight stay for 2 at Bronco Billy’s Hotel
Dinner for 2 at The Steakhouse
$100 in gaming cash
How to enter:
Visit: www.SERVPROsouthcoloradosprings.com/community and click on the event link to register. Drawing will be conducted Wednesday, 12/19.
Good luck and Merry Christmas from your friends at SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs!
Last opportunity for your chance to drive a Lambo!
Hey everyone, just 4 more days until our Facebook Live drawing to raffle off the Lamborghini Experience! Broadcast will be at 10am, June 1st!
Don't miss your chance to win by liking our SERVPRO of Northern Colorado Springs / Tri-Lakes site!
Winner Announcement - MARCH MADNESS 2018
Villanova celebrates a well-earned victory
Hello SERVPRO March Madness players! Villanova rolled through the tournament winning all 6 games by at least 12 points. The Michigan Wolverines, who went from unranked to a second consecutive Big 10 title, deserve quite a bit of credit themselves by stacking up 14 straight victories before falling to Villanova in the national championship 69-62.
We've finished tallying the scores and are proud to congratulate our winners:
1. Jancarlos Del Valle - Ross Silva American Family Insurance (RCA Galileo Pro 2 11.5" tablet)
2. Diane Barker - FBG Service Corporation (2 tickets to Brunch at the Broadmoor)
3. Dean Skaret - Dean Skaret American Family Insurance ($25 Starbucks gift card)
All players placing 4th and up receive a $5 Starbucks gift card - your reps Chris and Jeff will be delivering these to your offices over the next month.
Complete standings are below. Stay tuned for our next contest coming in the Fall. Thanks for playing and we'll see you next time!
-- Dave Kraszewski, Jeff Christensen, and Chris Rizzuto
Rank Name Total Score Champion
1 Jancarlos Del Valle 265 Penn
2 Diane Barker 254 Villanova
3 Dean Skaret 251 Villanova
4 Doris Wall 244 Villanova
5 Leslie Haren-Friesz 241 Michigan St.
6 Chris Rizzuto 238 Xavier
7 Yolanda Garcia 236 Villanova
8 Nancy Penaloza 235 Villanova
9 Will Wise 231 Villanova
10 Heather Smith 231 Duke
11 Jeremy Bergeron 230 Villanova
12 SHEBA MOBLEY 230 Villanova
13 Suzan Parra 230 Villanova
14 Mark Gerstenberg 230 Villanova
15 Erin Oroszi 230 Villanova
16 Whitney Johnson 225 Villanova
17 James Martinez 222 Villanova
18 bill camp 221 Virginia
19 Mary Kirks 217 Villanova
20 Andrew Walter 216 Villanova
20 Michael Rupp 216 Arizona
22 Dan Brandt 216 Villanova
23 Jeff Christensen 214 Xavier
24 Jessica Lastinger 213 Clemson
25 Marla Wilson 208 Kansas
26 April Allen 201 Kansas
27 Cory Town 199 Arizona
28 David Molchan 198 Michigan St.
29 Robyn Kilanowski 195 Michigan
30 Richard Beall 194 Houston
31 Zanda Raklinska 193 Virginia
32 Jeremiah Nease 191 Tennessee
33 Grant Burlingame 191 Duke
34 Kristin Chelin 186 Xavier
35 Lisa Kirwan 185 Villanova
36 Darrell Wilson 185 Kansas
37 Ross Silva 184 Virginia
38 Rob Schorzman 184 Michigan
39 Jared May 183 Virginia
40 Dave Mensing 182 Virginia
41 Sherri Stoltzfus 182 Kansas
42 Napoya Jones 181 Virginia
43 Martin Burlingame 181 Kansas
44 Judith Sedwick 180 Virginia
45 Lou Vitti 179 Duke
46 Jaime Klungtvedt 177 Cincinnati
47 Rita Dugan 177 Virginia
48 Laurel Fentanes 174 Virginia
48 tim kealy 174 Gonzaga
50 John Anderson 174 Xavier
51 James Rickman 174 Virginia
52 Mandy Campbell 174 Virginia
53 Cheryl Branch 172 Miami (Fla.)
54 Richard Kiedinger 168 Villanova
55 Natalie Martinez 162 Virginia
56 Dave Kraszewski 161 Alabama
57 Holly Koenig 160 Kansas
58 Corey Nakai 160 Virginia
59 Nelson De La Cruz 158 Virginia
60 Qiesha Lewis 157 Kansas
61 Denise Price 155 Kansas
62 Ashley Dodge 153 Kentucky
63 Patrick Loeber 153 Kentucky
64 L Malossi 151 Duke
65 Brittaney Grace 149 Gonzaga
66 Frank Gundy 149 Kansas
67 Sean Reeder 145 Kansas
68 Rod Smith 145 Duke
69 RUTH SCHLICHENMEYER 142 Duke
70 Adam Zeilder 139 Duke
71 Larry Zeidler 137 Duke
72 Dave Hammond 133 Kansas
73 Caitlin Gilkey 131 N. Carolina
74 clint christianson 130 W. Virginia
75 Chad Atherton 126 Arizona
76 Clara Loper 125 Xavier
77 Michael Schuneman 116 Xavier
78 Erica bazzy 114 Xavier
79 Tamara Bannister 100 Wichita St.
Elite 8 -- SERVPRO March Madness 2018 Contest Update
Greetings SERVPRO March Madness players! Kansas is going back to the Final Four. But it’s hard to argue Duke shouldn’t be headed there after what some are calling the most riveting show of the NCAA tournament. Yesterday Kansas knocked off second-seeded Duke 85-81 in overtime; it will be Kansas’ first return to the Final Four since 2012.
We had some shakeups in the standings with surely more to come with the Final Four this weekend and the National Championship on April 2nd. Here are our top ten contestants so far:
RANK NAME CORRECT BEST CHAMPION
1 Jancarlos Del Valle 249 282 65 Penn
2 Leslie Haren-Friesz 241 42 241 Michigan St.
3 Chris Rizzuto 222 238 Xavier
4. Bill camp 221 221 Virginia
5 Heather Smith 215 231 Duke
6 Jeff Christensen 214 214 Xavier
7 Jessica Lastinger 213 213 Clemson
8 Marla Wilson 208 256 Kansas
9 Diane Barker 206 254 Villanova
10 Dean Skaret 203 251Villanova
11 April Allen 201 249 Kansas
12 Michael Rupp 200 216 Arizona
13 Cory Town 199 199 Arizona
14 David Molchan 198 198 Michigan St.
15 Doris Wall 196 244 Villanova
16 Richard Beall 194 194 Houston
17 Grant Burlingame 191 191 Duke
17 Jeremiah Nease 191 207 Tennessee
19 YOlanda Garcia 188 236 Villanova
20 Nancy Penaloza 187 235 Villanova
21 Kristin Chelin 186 186 Xavier
22 Darrell Wilson 185 233 Kansas
23 Ross Silva 184 184 Virginia
24 Will wise 183 231 Villanova
25 Erin Oroszi 182 230 Villanova
25 Jeremy Bergeron 182 230
25 Mark Gerstenberg 182 230 Villanova
25 SHEBA MOBLEY 182 230 Villanova
25 Sherri Stoltzfus 182 230 Kansas
25 Suzan Parra 182 230 Villanova
31 Martin Burlingame 181 229 Kansas
32 Judith Sedwick 180 196 Virginia
33 Lou Vitti 179 179 Duke
33 Robyn Kilanowski 179 227 Michigan
35 Jaime Klungtvedt 177 177 Cincinnati
35 Rita Dugan 177 193 Virginia
35 Whitney Johnson 177 225 Villanova
35 Zanda Raklinska 177 193 Virginia
39 James Martinez 174 222 Villanova
39 Laurel Fentanes 174 174 Virginia
39 tim kealy 174 174 Gonzaga
42 Cheryl Branch 172 188 Miami (Fla.)
43 Mary Kirks 169 217 Villanova
44 Andrew Walter 168 216 Villanova
44 Dan Brandt 168 216 Villanova
46 Jared May 167 183 Virginia
47 Dave Mensing 166 182 Virginia
48 Napoya Jones 165 181 Virginia
49 Natalie Martinez 162 178 Virginia
50 Dave Kraszewski 161 161 Alabama
51 Holly Koenig 160 208 Kansas
52 James Rickman 158 174 Virginia
52 John Anderson 158 174 Xavier
52 Mandy Campbell 158 174 Virginia
55 Qiesha Lewis 157 205 Kansas
56 Denise Price 155 203 Kansas
57 Ashley Dodge 153 153 Kentucky
57 Patrick Loeber 153 153 Kentucky
59 Rob Schorzman 152 216 Michigan
60 L Malossi 151 151 Duke
61 Brittaney Grace 149 165 Gonzaga
61 Frank Gundy 149 197 Kansas
63 Rod Smith 145 145 Duke
63 Sean Reeder 145 193 Kansas
65 Corey Nakai 144 160 Virginia
66 Nelson De La Cruz 142 158 Virginia
66 RUTH SCHLICHENMEYER 142 142 Duke
68 Adam Zeilder 139 139 Duke
69 Larry Zeidler 137 137 Duke
69 Lisa Kirwan 137 185 Villanova
71 Dave Hammond 133 181 Kansas
72 Caitlin Gilkey 131 131 N. Carolina
73 clint christianson 130 130 W. Virginia
74 Chad Atherton 126 126 Arizona
75 Clara Loper 125 125 Xavier
76 Richard Kiedinger 120 168 Villanova
77 Michael Schuneman 116 116 Xavier
78 Erica bazzy 114 114 Xavier
79 Tamara Bannister 100 100 Wichita St.
Just a reminder, your SERVPRO reps Jeff Christensen and Chris Rizzuto are listed but not eligible to win. To view all of the standings, click here. Stay tuned for your final update and tournament winners list after the National Championship!
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SERVPRO March Madness 2018 Contest Update
What a kick-off to the tournament! UMBC made history by becoming the first 16th seed to beat #1 seed Virginia. Reigning national champion North Carolina fell to Texas A&M yesterday night, it's the second straight year the titleholder has been bounced prior to the Sweet 16. More action to come!
Here are our current standings. Stay tuned your next update after the Sweet 16!
RANK NAME SCORE CHAMPION
1 Leslie Haren-Friesz 208 Michigan St.
2 Jessica Lastinger 200 Clemson
3 Chris Rizzuto 194 Xavier
4. Jeff Christensen 193 Xavier
5 Jancarlos Del Valle 184 Penn
6. Bill camp 181 Virginia
7 Heather Smith 172 Duke
8 Diane Barker 171 Villanova
9 Marla Wilson 170Kansas
9 Ross Silva 170 Virginia (
11 Dean Skaret 168 Villanova
12 Cory Town 167 Arizona
12 Michael Rupp 167 Arizona
14 Grant Burlingame 166 Duke
15 Doris Wall 164 Villanova
16 Jaime Klungtvedt 163 Cincinnati
16 Rita Dugan 163 Virginia
18 Nancy Penaloza 162 Villanova
19 David Molchan 161 Michigan St.
19 Kristin Chelin 161 Xavier
21 April Allen 160 Kansas
22 Erin Oroszi 156 Villanova
22 Jeremy Bergeron 156 Villanova
22 Mark Gerstenberg 156 Villanova
22 SHEBA MOBLEY 156 Villanova
22 Suzan Parra 156 Villanova
27 Richard Beall 155 Houston
28 Lou Vitti 154 Duke
29 Jeremiah Nease 150 Tennessee
29 Whitney Johnson 150 Villanova
31 Zanda Raklinska 149 Virginia
32 Dave Mensing 147 Virginia
32 Martin Burlingame 147 Kansas
32 Yolanda Garcia 147 Villanova
35 Judith Sedwick 145 Virginia
36 Cheryl Branch 144 Miami (Fla.)
36 Darrell Wilson 144 Kansas
38 Andrew Walter 142 Villanova
38 Dan Brandt 142 Villanova
38 Jared May 142 Virginia
38 Laurel Fentanes 142 Virginia
38 Mary Kirks 142 Villanova
38 Robyn Kilanowski 142 Michigan
44 tim kealy 141 Gonzaga
45 James Martinez 140 Villanova
45 Sherri Stoltzfus 140 Kansas
45 will wise 140 Villanova
48 Patrick Loeber 139 Kentucky
49 Qiesha Lewis 138 Kansas
50 Dave Kraszewski 136 Alabama
50 Denise Price 136 Kansas
52 Ashley Dodge 133 Kentucky
53Caitlin Gilkey 131 N. Carolina
53 Napoya Jones 131 Virginia
53 RUTH SCHLICHENMEYER 131 Duke
56 Brittaney Grace 129 Gonzaga
56 Rod Smith 129 Duke
58 L Malossi 126 Duke
59 Clara Loper 125 Xavier
59 clint christianson 125 W. Virginia
59 Holly Koenig 125 Kansas (115)
62 James Rickman 124 Virginia
62 John Anderson 124 Xavier
62 Mandy Campbell 124 Virginia
65 Larry Zeidler 121 Duke
66 Lisa Kirwan 116 Villanova
66 Natalie Martinez 116 Virginia
68 Frank Gundy 115 Kansas
68 Rob Schorzman 115 Michigan
70 Adam Zeilder 114 Duke
71 Sean Reeder 113 Kansas
72 Chad Atherton 110 Arizona (127)
72 Corey Nakai 110 Virginia
72 Michael Schuneman 110 Xavier
75 Nelson De La Cruz 107 Virginia
76 Richard Kiedinger 106 Villanova
77 Tamara Bannister 100 Wichita St.
78 Dave Hammond 98 Kansas
NCAA March Madness 2018 is here!
It’s that time of year again… time for March Madness!
First Prize: RCA Galileo Pro 2 in 1 – 11.5” HD Touchscreen Flagship High Performance Tablet | Quad-Core | 1GB RAM | 32GB HDD | Detachable Keyboard
Second Prize: 2 Brunch Tickets at The Lake Terrace Dining Room for the BROADMOOR SUNDAY BRUNCH
Third Prize: $25 Gift Card for Starbucks
Consolation Prize: All players placing 4th and up receive a $5 Starbucks gift card -- you can’t lose!
If you would like to get in on the action, just follow the instructions below. No sports knowledge required. If you are unsure who to pick or don’t have time to fill in a bracket, use the easy “auto-fill” button and let the computer pick for you.
Eligibility: Must be a SERVPRO business partner; i.e. (customer, business owner, agent, agent staff, insurance adjuster, property manager, realtor, broker, or staff)
To play simply visit : http://SERVPRO-southcs.mayhem.cbssports.com/e/41b1b27b2b83b…
Log in with an existing CBS Sports account or click on the blue “Register” button to create a new account.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Brackets can be filled in starting Selection Sunday, 3/11. PLAYERS MUST FILL IN THEIR BRACKETS BY 11:59PM WEDNESDAY, 3/14.
If you have any questions or trouble registering please don’t hesitate to contact me. THERE IS NO COST OR OBLIGATION TO PLAY, if there are any additional team members in your office who you think may enjoy playing, please feel free to forward this email to them.
Have fun and good luck!
30 Years Since Shuttle Disaster
Published January 28, 2016Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd.
June Scobee Rodgers -- widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee and longtime spokeswoman for the group -- is passing the torch to daughter Kathie Scobee Fulgham.
Fulgham -- not Rodgers -- will be on the stage for Thursday morning's ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
And making a rare appearance in the audience will be schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe's son, Scott, with his own family.
"It's going to be wonderful to watch the pages turn," Rodgers said earlier this week. The second generation "can now speak for our family and speak for the nation," she said, adding that she's looking forward to these grown astronauts' children "sharing their stories, their beliefs and their leadership."
For the seven astronauts' loved ones, Jan. 28, 1986, remains fresh in their minds.
Steven McAuliffe, a federal judge in Concord, New Hampshire, still declines interviews about his late wife Christa, who was poised to become the first schoolteacher in space. But he noted in a statement that although 30 years have passed, "Challenger will always be an event that occurred just recently. Our thoughts and memories of Christa will always be fresh and comforting."
McAuliffe said he's pleased "Christa's goals have been largely accomplished in that she has inspired generations of classroom teachers and students." She would be proud, he noted, of the Challenger Learning Centers.
McAuliffe is presiding over a trial this week in Concord, and so son Scott will represent the family, part of the next-generation shift. Scott and his sister are now in their 30s. The McAuliffes normally do not take part in these NASA memorials, so Scott's presence is especially noteworthy.
Along with the other Challenger families, Rodgers established the Challenger Center for Space Science Education just three months after the shuttle disintegrated in the Florida sky. Unusually cold weather that morning left Challenger's booster rockets with stiff O-ring seals; a leak in the right booster doomed the ship.
Today, there are more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, mostly in the U.S. More are being built.
"They're not just a field trip for kids. They're actually lessons learned," said Rodgers, an educator who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "That's why they've lasted."
McAuliffe's backup, Barbara Morgan, a schoolteacher from Idaho, rocketed into orbit in 2007 aboard Endeavour as a fully trained astronaut. Morgan was invited to speak Thursday at Rodgers' request.
Besides Dick Scobee and Christa McAuliffe, the Challenger dead include pilot Michael Smith, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka and Gregory Jarvis.
Seven more shuttle astronauts died Feb. 1, 2003, aboard Columbia; that commander's widow, Evelyn Husband Thompson, will attend Thursday's ceremony.
The event will honor the Columbia Seven as well, along with the three Apollo 1 astronauts killed during a launch pad test on Jan. 27, 1967. NASA also plans observances at Arlington National cemetery, Johnson Space Center in Houston and elsewhere.
At Kennedy, the Scobee contingent will number 12, including June's son Richard, a major general in the Air Force, and a 16-year-old granddaughter.
Dick Scobee was 46 years old when he died aboard Challenger barely a minute into the flight. Both his children are now in their 50s.
"For so many people, 30 years, it's definitely history. It's in the history books," Rodgers said. For the family, "it's like it's just happened, which in a way keeps Dick Scobee young in our hearts, and the joy and excitement he had for flying."
Red Cross Helps the East Coast
We proudly sponsor the Red Cross and their efforts.
Here is a recent article that shows the Humanitarian efforts of the Red Cross….
Life is slowly returning to normal on the East Coast as people dig out from the weekend’s historic snow storm, but some still need help and the American Red Cross is hard at work across multiple states, lending a hand.
The Red Cross still has shelters open in several states to help people affected by the storm. In New Jersey, Red Cross workers are helping assess the damage after the flooding in the southern end of the state.
PLEASE GIVE BLOOD The extreme weather has created an emergency need for blood donations and platelet donors, as many donation centers had to be closed during the blizzard.All eligible blood and platelet donors of all types are urged to make an appointment to give as soon as possible. See full details here about how you can help.
WINTER DRIVING Many highways and streets are still snow-covered. The Red Cross urges people to avoid driving if possible. If someone has to drive, they should have a window scraper, kitty litter or sand, extra clothes and a Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk in case they get stuck. Pack high-protein snacks, water, first aid kit, flashlight, small battery-operated radio, an emergency contact card with names and phone numbers, extra prescription medications, blankets and important documents or information you may need.
- Fill the vehicle’s gas tank and clean the lights and windows to help you see.
- If you have to drive, make sure everyone has their seat belts on and give your full attention to the road. Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
- Don’t follow other vehicles too closely. Sudden stops are difficult on snowy roadways.
- Don’t use cruise control when driving in winter weather.
- Don’t pass snow plows.
- Know that ramps, bridges and overpasses will freeze before roadways.
- If you do get stuck, make sure your tailpipe is not buried in the snow. Dangerous carbon monoxide can get in the car if it is. Don’t run your engine and heater constantly to help avoid running out of gas. Don’t use things like lights or the radio without the engine running so the battery doesn’t conk out.
- If you can, move your vehicle off the roadway. Stay with it – don’t abandon it. If you have to get out of your vehicle, use the side away from traffic.
POWER OUTAGE If you are without power during the cold, you should go to a designated public shelter. If you are going to use a generator, never use it indoors, even in a garage, carport, basement or crawlspace, as fumes from the generator can be deadly. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.
Other safety tips include:
- Use flashlights for light, not candles.
- Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Check refrigerated food for spoilage and if in doubt, throw it out. Your refrigerator will keep cold for about 4 hours. If the freezer is full, it will keep its temperature for about 48 hours.
- Have coolers on hand and surround your food with ice in the cooler or refrigerator to keep food cold for a longer period of time.
- Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment and any appliances, equipment or electronics to avoid damaging them when the power is restored.
- Leave one light turned on so you’ll know when the power comes back on.
- Watch animals and keep them under your direct control.
- Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic lights will be out and roads will be congested.
- If using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
- Place space heaters on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
AFTER THE STORM As people begin to dig out from the snow in the coming days, the Red Cross cautions them to be very careful. Shoveling snow is very strenuous work and people should consider their physical condition before taking it on. Take frequent breaks and stay hydrated. Other safety steps include:
- Watch for hypothermia and frostbite. Hypothermia symptoms include confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. Frostbite symptoms include numbness, flushed gray, white, blue or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, or waxy feeling skin.
- Check on those who might need special help, such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.
- Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm.
DOWNLOAD RED CROSS EMERGENCY APP Download the free Red Cross Emergency App for winter weather alerts and warnings and location of shelters. The app’s Winter Storm section contains expert advice for what to do before, during and after winter storms.
HOW TO HELP You can help people affected by disasters like winter storms or countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Donate by visiting: www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Taken from: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Helps-as-East-Coast-Digs-Out-After-the-Storm
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs Gives Back to PTSD dog training program
"Duece" riding for Wings and Warriors
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs partners with non-profit to benefit PTSD dog training organization.
SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs was proud to sponsor the Annual "Get the Buck Off the Road" motorcycle ride to benefit a local charity, Wings and Warriors, who rescue doomed dogs from shelters and train them to be service dogs to those suffering from PTSD and SBT. Raising $1,155.00 SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs has been a sponsor of this event since 2014 and has been instrumental in helping to donate $2,655.00 back to our local community!
Tri-Lakes Ambassador of the Year Award 2012
Tom Hilfers wins Ambassador of the Year Award from the Tri-Lakes Chamber.
Tom Hilfers, Lead Sales Rep., Ambassador of the Year Award for 2012.