When I had decided that I wanted to organize a fundraiser for MDA in honor of Morgan the summer after my senior year of high school, I realized that I had not seen Morgan in six or seven years. It took me a while to finally find his family and get permission to do the fundraiser in honor of Morgan. Luckily, I worked at a recreation center and they let me hold the fundraiser there. I started calling around local businesses to get sponsors, prizes, food, publicity, and entertainment. I spent the better part of three months lining things up for a three-hour event. Subsequent years, the fundraiser has been held at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, a facility that typically houses the governer's school and business meetings. The fundraiser has grown from having a small crowd of 200 people to over 700. The second year, Mayor Wayne Williams came to present the prizes to the children. We also have a professional LEGO artist come in from Richmond, VA. More of the local businesss are getting involved. This year, we had Virginia International Raceway sponsor a "LEGO Drag Race", Piedmont Credit Union sponsored a "LEGO Bank", and Mike's Performance Audio had a car show out in the parking lot. Hosting a successful fundraiser proves to be challenging, especially starting out. A lot of people are unwilling to help out with something new because they haven't heard anything about it. As more contacts are established, organizing an event like this one becomes much easier.