the last two years,
TechSideline.com has raised money for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association by participating in the MDA’s yearly “Lock-up.”
Over that two year span, we have raised almost $8,000, and we’re back again this
year! This year’s event is on January 29th, so we have roughly two weeks to
reach our target goal of $5,000.
The event is the 2009 New River Valley MDA Lock-up. Yours truly (TSL GM Will Stewart) be thrown into a maximum security jail
(cleverly disguised as the Christiansburg Hampton Inn), and the only way I can get out is to
raise money for “bail” for MDA. I’m counting on you, TSL’s readers and
subscribers, to donate enough money to get me out.
This is a
fundraiser, of course, one that we have participated in for the last two years, and it was a huge
success, bringing in approximately $8,000 total. TSL has
gotten so huge over the years, that with the number of people we reach, raising
money for charitable causes should be easy. We really think that TSL’s vast,
generous readership can make a lot of difference in the community, and this is
your chance to prove us right.
This year, we have
set a goal of $5,000.
It’s very simple:
just click on the link below to make a donation and help me get out of jail that
day. Every dollar donated by TSL’s readership through the link below will be
collected together and credited to my “bail” (TechSideline.com’s
donation to the MDA) and will be used to help LOCAL MDA families. This
particular lockup event is to benefit the New River Valley area.
Here are some other
notes and details:
- The link below enables you to donate via credit card only (VISA, MC, AMEX,
and Discover). We’re checking into making donations via check, but we have
not heard back from the local MDA chapter on that.
- All donations are tax deductible (by you, not me or
TechSideline.com) as a charitable contribution. You will receive a tax
receipt when you donate.
- My bail goal of $5,000 is very modest, and the TSL faithful should be able
to donate much, much more than that. If every TSL reader donates just $10
… holy smokes, that would be a lot of money.
- For details on what your donation will be used for, see the “MDA In
Your Community” button located at the link below.
even if it’s a small amount — individuals, consider donating $25 or more, and
businesses, please consider donating $100 or more.
For the last two years, TSL has been the top donor of the event. When I walk
into jail on January 29th, I want it to be as the top donor in this lockup
event for the third year in a row, and the money won’t be donated in my name;
it will be donated in the name of the TechSideline.com community.
Thanks for your