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TigerTown
07-29-2011, 03:08 PM
Hello Fellow DIS’ers,

I was thinking of ideas for a fundraising event for GKTW and I thought it would be fun to play video games for GKTW. Our family's plan is to play video games (specifically World of Warcraft) from 9 AM to 9 PM on Saturday September 17th and ask friends and family for pledges to GKTW.

I have set up a first giving page for the event and I would like to invite any other gamers in the DIS community to join us and raise pledges from your own friends and family. I was thinking that when people make donations on the first giving page they can indicate which player they are sponsoring. I will try and track the donations and see if I can get someone to donate a prize for the person that raises the most money.

Feel free to play any video game that you would like and if you’re not able to commit to an entire day of gaming, you could form a team and commit to the 12 hours as a group. There are obviously no hard and fast rules as long as we can raise money for this great cause.



The address for the first giving page is below:

Gamers For GKTW- First Giving Page (http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/kylefisher/gamersforgktw)

I have set the goal for $1,000 and to get the party started my family has donated to the cause. Any thoughts or ideas about how to make this a better event please feel free to comment. Join us if you can!

Thanks,
Kyle

aykna
07-29-2011, 03:13 PM
I love this idea! I'm in. I have several characters to level up anyway!

TigerTown
07-29-2011, 03:43 PM
I love this idea! I'm in. I have several characters to level up anyway!

Excellent! I was thinking of creating a special Warcraft guild for the event if anybody wanted to play along with us. I plan on staring a new character to see how fast I can level in 12 hrs.

TigerTown
07-30-2011, 09:23 AM
If anyone else is interested in participating let me know in this thread. I'll edit the first post to add participants.:thumbsup2

TigerTown
08-01-2011, 02:49 PM
There mus not be too many gamers on these forums :laughing: Let me know if anyone else is interested in joining or pledging.

:banana::banana:

TigerTown
08-16-2011, 11:22 AM
Hello all,

Well it doesn't look like too many people are interested in this yet but the kids still want to do this so family and I are going ahead with our plans to play...I'll post on this thread once the play day comes around to let you all know how we hold up for 12 hrs:thumbsup2

Cherinva
08-16-2011, 01:46 PM
What a fun idea!!! I'll support you...have a great time with it.

TigerTown
08-16-2011, 02:35 PM
What a fun idea!!! I'll support you...have a great time with it.

WooHooo:banana::banana::banana: Our first donation...thanks so much!

aykna
08-16-2011, 02:35 PM
Well, I'll still do it to with my guild and we'll see how it goes. :thumbsup2

TigerTown
08-16-2011, 02:54 PM
Well, I'll still do it to with my guild and we'll see how it goes. :thumbsup2

Excellent...We will be online as well! We'll probably be bouncing back and forth between the Staghelm realm or Uldaman.

*NikkiBell*
08-16-2011, 03:02 PM
As this is a GKTW fundraiser, I'm going to move it over to our new sub-forum. Good luck, gamers!!!

TigerTown
08-16-2011, 03:24 PM
As this is a GKTW fundraiser, I'm going to move it over to our new sub-forum. Good luck, gamers!!!

Thanks Nikki!

Cherinva
08-17-2011, 08:31 AM
WooHooo:banana::banana::banana: Our first donation...thanks so much!

You're most welcome...be sure to report back and let us know how everyone did.

TigerTown
08-23-2011, 08:49 AM
Well we are getting our game face on so to speak. We had a mini marathon training session on Saturday (3hrs). I think twelve is going to be tough:lmao:

TigerTown
08-26-2011, 07:08 PM
We got another donation:banana: were 17% to our goal!

Cherinva
08-26-2011, 08:40 PM
We got another donation:banana: were 17% to our goal!

:cool1:

TigerTown
08-30-2011, 11:26 AM
We are getting closer....Got another donation last night and now were 27% to our goal. I also have received some off line donations and promises from other people that I'll submit closer to the actual marathon date!:cool1:

TigerTown
08-31-2011, 09:49 PM
Another donation came in last night. We are now 32% to our goal:thumbsup2

TigerTown
09-01-2011, 05:50 AM
We got another donation:) currently 39% to our goal.

Cherinva
09-01-2011, 08:04 AM
Awesome !!!

TigerTown
09-12-2011, 07:27 PM
Less than a week to go! I will post updates during the marathon.:cool1:

Cherinva
09-13-2011, 06:59 AM
Keep us posted

TigerTown
09-16-2011, 11:02 AM
One more day to go and were still at 39%. The kids have been collecting quarters from friends and teachers so we should have a little more to add to it.

I'll be posting on my FB page as well as this thread all through the day. I'm really hoping we can get some more donations during the event:thumbsup2

Cherinva
09-16-2011, 02:44 PM
One more day to go and were still at 39%. The kids have been collecting quarters from friends and teachers so we should have a little more to add to it.

I'll be posting on my FB page as well as this thread all through the day. I'm really hoping we can get some more donations during the event:thumbsup2

Sent you a PM.

MomlvsGoofy
09-16-2011, 06:58 PM
Excellent...We will be online as well! We'll probably be bouncing back and forth between the Staghelm realm or Uldaman.

I can't believe I am just seeing this post. My family would love to join you playing Warcraft for Give Kids The World. Unfortunatly since I just found this I have plans on Sat. but my 10 year old will be playing and when I get home I will play. Are we just playing on our own or meeting and starting new characters? Let me know.
Sharon

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 08:03 AM
I can't believe I am just seeing this post. My family would love to join you playing Warcraft for Give Kids The World. Unfortunatly since I just found this I have plans on Sat. but my 10 year old will be playing and when I get home I will play. Are we just playing on our own or meeting and starting new characters? Let me know.
Sharon

We are just starting now. Your welcome to come find us. We have characters on both Staghelm (Allaince "Zarlon") and Uldaman (Horde "Nightwish").

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 08:05 AM
The games have begun......We are starting off playing World of Warcraft! We got a few more donations overnight! The total is now up to $442 :banana:

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 09:08 AM
Hour one is in the books and we are up to $458:thumbsup2 The kids and I are still playing Warcraft and my wife is on the couch playing on her iPhone. This is Fun!

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 10:12 AM
Hour number two complete. We are hanging strong at $458. My wife and daughter have now moved upstairs to play Rock Band.

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 11:08 AM
Done with hour number three! Nine more to go...

bkoehl
09-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Made a donation, have fun!

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 02:01 PM
Made a donation, have fun!

Woo hoo...Thanks so much:worship: We are closing in on $500 :goodvibes

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 03:02 PM
Hour number seven is history...Still going strong. :dance3:

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 05:02 PM
Nine hours down...getting a bit tired but still going.

Still at $480...hopefully we can at least make it to $500. That would be really great.

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 07:02 PM
One more hour to go...Still at $480pooh:

SamSam
09-17-2011, 07:16 PM
Just donated....good luck!!

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 07:29 PM
Just donated....good luck!!

Thank you so much:thumbsup2

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 07:31 PM
Half an hour left...Who would have thought playing video games would be so tiring:eek:

TigerTown
09-17-2011, 08:06 PM
Well its been a long day but we are finally finished. The final tally for the day $501


Thank you to all who donated and thank you to my family for lasting all day long...Good job guys!!!!:hug:

SamSam
09-17-2011, 08:32 PM
Great job, thanks to you and your family!!!!

wdwscout
09-18-2011, 07:19 PM
Great job!! :thumbsup2

SamSam
09-18-2011, 10:44 PM
Wahoo $501.00 more for GKTW!!! yay, great job! It was awesome of you and your family to do this. :goodvibes

Cherinva
09-19-2011, 09:10 AM
Well its been a long day but we are finally finished. The final tally for the day $501


Thank you to all who donated and thank you to my family for lasting all day long...Good job guys!!!!:hug:

Awesome job Kyle...every dollar counts. You and your family did a wonderful thing!!!!

TigerTown
09-20-2011, 06:12 AM
Great job!! :thumbsup2

Wahoo $501.00 more for GKTW!!! yay, great job! It was awesome of you and your family to do this. :goodvibes

Awesome job Kyle...every dollar counts. You and your family did a wonderful thing!!!!

Thanks for the kind words:thumbsup2 We did have a lot of fun for a very good cause!