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Rockies Sweep Pays Off in Flowers for Charity

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DENVER, CO October 12, 2007 -- On Thursday morning, Bouquets owners BJ Dyer and Guenther Vogt received the payoff on their successful wager against the owners of Philadelphia's Kremp Florist. Both florists bet a box of locally-grown posies on the outcome of the Rockies' series with the Phillies.

"The sweep by our home team put a permanent grin on my face," said Dyer "And now it's time to pass on my joy to those in need." Bouquets incorporated the payoff flowers, fresh from the City of Brotherly Love, into special bouquets to accompany meals delivered by Project Angel Heart this week. Dyer is the president of the non-profit agency that annually delivers over 350,000 nutritious "meals with love" for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in Denver and Colorado Springs. 

As Colorado prepares to take on Arizona for the National League Championship, Dyer and Vogt are negotiating the details for their next wager, this time with Ken Young of Phoenix Flower Shops, located a few miles from Chase Field. Young anticipates receiving a similar payoff this week of Wrigley's Field Ivy plants from a Chicago florist located blocks from the Cubs' ballpark. "Ken's a confident Diamondbacks fan, so we're pushing him for a maximum ante to back-up his team," attests Vogt. "We've proposed a myriad of possibilities. Free flowers for Rockies fans living in Phoenix is a strong possibility," Vogt said .

Eight florists, members of Society of American Florists, from the cities with playoff teams all agreed to a wager on the outcome of the World Series. Should their team take a final spot, the loser of the series has agreed to work for a weekend in the winner's flower shop, including the creation of a grand floral arrangement to congratulate the 2007 World Series Championship team. "We're setting up a design table in our store window so Denver fans can watch Rick Canale of Boston's Exotic Flowers design that flower bouquet for the Rockies," taunts Dyer, still smiling.

Bouquets, established in 1985, is an award-winning florist with locations in Denver, Belmar and Beaver Creek. Their LoDo store at 15th and Wazee Streets is just blocks from Coors Field.

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Ken Young - PHOENIX FLOWER SHOPS, Scottsdale, kyoung@phxemail.net 602-469-7800

Rick Canale - EXOTIC FLOWERS Boston, rick@exoticflowers.com 800-706-1200

Chad Kremp - KREMP FLORIST, Philadelphia, chk@kremp.com 800-345-7367

Rick Fracci - FRACCI FLORIST, Cleveland, fracciflorist@sbcglobal.net 440-255-7673

October 4, 2007 - Denver Post Blogs - Joanne Davidson - Rox n' roses
October 5, 2007 - The Rocky Mountain News - Penny Parker - Pennsylvania Guv balks at Ritter's offer of wager
October 4, 2007 - FOX 10 News at 5:30 - Phoenix, Arizona - MP4 file available on request.

October 11, 2007 – MMD Newswire - Boston http://www.mmdnewswire.com/exotic-flowers-bets-red-sox-cll-lilies-ginst-clevelnd-florist-2371.html

October 11, 2007 - KTAR News Phoenix

October 12, 2007 – Denver Post Blogs – Joanne Davidson – It’s Payoff Time

October 121, 2007 - Rocky Mountain News Day in Pictures 

SAF eBrief 10/3/07

SAF eBrief 10/10/07 

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Published Friday, October 12, 2007 11:02 PM by bouquets


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