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November 23, 2011

Joyce Food Shelf Food Drive

Outsell Brings in Over 5000 Items for Joyce Uptown Food Shelf

When: November 7th 8:00 am thru November 21st 5:00 pm

What: Donation of dry goods, pastas, canned items, toiletries, cosmetic aids, cereals, non-perishables, and other sundries to help the less fortunate who use the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf during the upcoming winter months

As we approach Thanksgiving Day we have a lot to be thankful for here at Outsell along with the excitement of going home to visit family and friends. Eating all that delicious food is great…but it’s also a time to remember those that are less fortunate or have fallen on tough times.

Last year we started the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf Food Drive and Outsell Charity Competition Fundraiser. The premise of the event is to bring in items for the local food shelf, but also awards the team that brings in the most items with $500 for their respective Outsell Charity.

Outsell’s original total goal of 600 items was quickly doubled to 1250 during the competition, but by the end, the combined teams hit well over 5000 items, a total of 3250 pounds, which almost tripled our amount from the year before, along with a monetary donation for the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf.

Teams were separated amongst departments, with a member of the senior leadership team on each. Mike Wethington, Founder & CEO of Outsell, however, was quickly ‘voted off the island’ from his team and placed on his own Team Outsell to better ensure fairness. The other teams included Outsell Charities: Make-A-Wish, Feed My Starving Children, The Humane Society, Bridges to Learning, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

After some tough competition and much email smack-talking, a winning team came ahead victorious: Bridges to Learning. Congratulants to everyone who participated, making this holiday season a true example of giving. Stay tuned for more on our Christmas fundraiser yet to come!

Team Outsell

Twin Cities Enjoy 5th Annual Event

2011 marked the fifth annual U.S. Bank Skyway Open in downtown Minneapolis to raise money for The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. The Clubs’ mission:


“to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”


Outsell sponsored 5 teams for the 18-hole mini-golf tournament, featuring professionally designed golf holes by leading Minneapolis-based architects and contractors set up throughout the downtown skyway system.

The course was open to the public Thursday, February 24-26, including a 19th Hole party held on Friday evening. Capital Grille and Rock Bottom Brewery hosted happy hour specials for participants. Saturday completed the event as Family Day, offering a special family rate, popcorn, games, and prizes compliments of Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center.

Clubs and golf balls were provided at each hole courtesy of U.S. Bank and Centennial Lakes Park. Awards were presented to golfers at the end of each day including a Best Dressed category.