It looks like we’re going to have to cut our pledge drive a game short. All donations need to be received BY MARCH 23RD to be eligible for the prize drawings. Originally, we had planned to do the dozen games before H2H approached, but logistically it won’t be possible to prepare all the entries in time for the big day.
So, the Pittsburgh Penguins game on March 22nd is the final TPL H2H pledge game. After the game, I’ll add up the pledges (and by “I,” of course, I mean “Excel Spreadsheet”) and send each of our pledgers an e-mail (or Twitter direct message) with their 11-game total. It is imperative that action is taken immediately and that donations are received by the Herm 2 Hockeytown Paypal account in a timely manner. In the e-mail, I will include step-by-step directions and you can always e-mail me if you have questions.
When Rob and I began this thing, our goal was $1,500. With your unbelievable generosity, we’re only $36 off of that number already. We’re excited to be just a tiny part of this movement, and we’ve had so much fun that we’ve decided we’re going to do it again next season. We haven’t thought far enough ahead to pick a reason or a charitable organization — but since H2H might become an annual thing, I sense we’ll have a reason soon enough…
Sad that we have to cut it short, but I sure as hell wanna win a prize, so I get it 😛
Looking forward to next year's
At least even cutting it short there is no way of falling short of the goal. What fun.
Andy, totally. You nailed it. I wish we could keep going — hell — forever, but we all want everyone's generosity to be rewarded with at least the CHANCE to win some prizes.
Baroque, I'm with you. It's been so much fun and I can't wait to do it again. We don't know the who/what/where/why yet, but if you have suggestions, I'd love to hear 'em.
I feel like this could be an important question: If you're not interested in the prizes, can you still donate after the 22nd?
Totally fair question. The donations that are headed to Children's Hospital as part of H2H need to be into their Paypal account relatively soon after. You're welcome to continue donating for a few days, but they will be closing the account at the end of March.
My recommendation would be to donate your pledge by the 23rd (or 24th if you're not interested in the prizes) and if you still feel like donating, contacting the Hospital to make an outside donation.
Rob I've taken care of (despite my better judgment on the phrase he wants), the Petrella clan I've taken care of, but your blogging co-conspirator is a deadbeat. 🙂
If I don't get the information for the three people in the Hollis party, they will have to rely on their own handwriting to identify themselves for the shindig next weekend – which may be a lovely script worthy of its own font name, or may look like the scrawls of a drunken marmoset fingerpainting.
I'm engaging badger mode – and I'm a big sister, so I'm very good at it. 😀