Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2014 KTKC Recap

At the time this is scheduled, we don't have an official total yet. Unofficially, I heard that we topped last year's tally sometime around 8:00 PM. That's AWESOME. That's about the best news I heard this week. As for the winner, I suspect by the time this posts we'll know who raised the most money, but for me, the most important thing is that we beat last year's total. We improved on what was already a great fundraiser.

To that effect, a list of "thank you"s is in order:
  • York Arms, for the one-of-a-kind lower that I know got a bunch of people to donate in support of Team JayG. 
  • Glenn B., for the kind and generous addition of .22LR to the prize package. It's a rare commodity these days, and greater love hath no man who donateth his precious rimfire.
  • JFT, for tossing a Magpul PMag into the prize pool.
  • Brownells, Virginia Arms, Dragon Leatherworks, The LED Warehouse, Atlanta Arms, Coast Portland, Richardson Reloading, Dreadnaught Industries, and the Atomic Nerds for the fundraising challenge prize packages. While we certainly don't do this to win prizes, it's nice to have something to shoot for. It's also great for bragging rights... :) Also to AltKilt for their continued support of KTKC.
  • The Kilted to Kick Cancer guys themselves, for all the hard work they put into the fundraiser to make it fun, silly, and yet meaningful at the same time. I've only had the pleasure of meeting Ambulance Driver out of the group, but I feel like I've known these guys for more than 3 years. I think getting set up as an actual charity was a HUGE step, and I know that dealing with the IRS can't be fun...
  • Lastly, and this is a big one, to everyone that donated to KTKC. Sure, I'm especially thankful for everyone that donated on behalf of Team JayG, but, really, we're all on the same team here. Cancer sucks. I hate it. It has taken far too many people far too early. This is one that affects men, in fact it's the second-largest cause of cancer death in men (after lung cancer; we apparently can't stop inhaling carcinogens fast enough).

One last note: The fundraiser. Tallying up my donor list last night, I'm still substantially short on donations between the amount I get when I add up the e-mails and the total as displayed by KTKC. I know that some folks (like my mom) didn't send an e-mail because they have no interest in a lower, but I would like to give everyone a chance to get me their information.

With that said, I'll pick the winner Saturday night. That's three more days to e-mail me and let me know how many chances you have coming to you. I have all names and amounts in a spreadsheet, with the total number of chances allocated. A random number generator (Random.org) will be used to determine the winner.

Thanks, once again, from the bottom of my cancer-hatin' heart!

That is all.

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