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Take a look at that headline folks. Savour it. Yesterday, everyone who commented and donated helped us pull together a mighty impressive total (thus far) of $2,001 either already donated, collected, or pledged in just over 16 hours by the following people (these are the ones that let me know, if you do then let me know):
Stucky, Birky, Jrwendelman, El Monstruo, Loser Domi, MF37, BetterthanBester, Mattblack, Kim Jorn, Godd Till, Down Goes Brown, Fergus30, Leafer1984, Blindfolded Tank Driver, Pensblog, Cornelius Hardenbergh, SkinnyFish, 1967ers
How did this happen? Well, even the longest journey begins with one step or in this case with one very good idea from Silver Seven Sens and one determined Overlord:
10:06 AM Chemmy: We need to one up the Ottawa blog. We need to donate SIX CENTS for every comment in our GDT tonight
With that message on a sleepy Monday morning a whirlwind of events were put in motion. By the end of the morning Chemmy, SkinnyFish, and I had framework for our plan which boiled down to spam the heck out of Twitter. Something this big doesn't come together through the efforts of just three people. We got a lot of help! By lunch a gentleman known as "Anonymous and Handsome Chelsea Supporter and Therefore Better Than All Liverpool Supporters Ever" informed us that he would be making a $300 donation to the Red Cross for our efforts. A few minutes later came the bombshell that pushed the venture into overdrive: DGB was going to match the Barilkosphere's donation of $0.06 per comment up to 10,000 comments.
It was really a Twitter-led movement as, in addition to Chemmy, myself, and you fine folk, fellow puckheads Erin Nicks, Greg Wyshynski, James Mirtle, The Pensblog, Eric McErlain, Japers' Rink, Leafspace Monika, and Steve Dangle helped spread the word. There were many others that helped and it was certainly instrumental in raisingawareness during the game as we picked up a ridiculous amount of momentum as fans from across the spectrum dropped in to help us reach our goal. Guests came from St. Louis Game Time, Japers Rink, Second City Hockey, Silver Seven Sens, Nucks Misconduct, Fear The Fin, The Battle of California, Jewels from the Crown, and many other corners of SBN and the internet. We even got a pledge to donate from the Pensblog during the game to match what we had collected up to that point!
We had seventy people join the site today and a large number of those look to be Leafs fans that just found the site or were lurkers coming into the light. I hope that you guys stick around and if you're around you might as well jump into the fray today and introduce yourself!
It was great to see people of such varied backgrounds come together to put their internet goofing around to good use in helping people that are facing serious challenges. It's certainly food for thought about how you can help out those less fortunate. This was definitely at the easy end of the scale but I'd encourage you to see what other options are available locally as well. There are a lot of great options that require only a small time commitment but can make a world of difference.
After the jump, are the full details on who participated, final comment count, and two special offers:
Final Post Count: 10342 comments
There are two websites that were inspired to donate parts of the proceeds of the sales of their goods:
- Likely's PuckingHilarious.com will be giving $2 from the sale of each What Would Wendel Do? shirt to the Canadian Red Cross until January 25th.
- twoeightnine design will be donating 50% of the profits from the sale of each Truculence shirt until the end of the week.
Re-Live The Insanity:
210 people stopped by and made at least one comment thereby helping us reach our goal and ensuring that DGB's generosity did not go to waste. Thanks to each and every one of you
|A Kadri of Talent||JohnnyG|
|Aditya T (smashville)||Joshtech|
|Angst vorm Nichts||Kats Hockey|
|Another Good Kingston Boy||Kent K|
|balancingact||Knee high to a duck|
|Belligerent Burkie||Leaf in Habland|
|blindfolded tank driver||libour|
|Brad Ackerson||Mark Parisi|
|BReynolds||Mike @ MHH|
|Brunswick Bruiser||Mike Martin|
|Buds'n'Syrup||Mike Pelyk's Hairdo|
|Casusby||my son has a choice|
|Connie Kim||not norm ullman|
|DingDongCareyPrice||Peter de Chatham|
|Down Goes Brown||psamms|
|Elfremi||Rock Outta SoCal|
|fat_daddyo||Sarnia Leaf fan|
|Fehr and Balanced||Saugus|
|FenixL||Say *plan the parade one more time*...|
|general borschevsky||Space Weed|
|HockeyJoe||The Universal Cynic|
|Its Cold In Here||TorontoMapleLeafs|
|Jay32600||Van Ryn's Neurologist|
|JayLo Biafra||Von Lincoln|
|JFein||wrap around curl|
|Jibblescribbits||wrap around curl|