GUYS START GETTING HYPE WE GO LIVE FRIDAY AT 1200 GMT/0400 PDT
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There will be a fair amount of personnel crossover between Extra Life and the Community Endurance Run next month, so be sure to tune in to Extra Life as well! There will be hot new info on CER4 after this weekend's festivities! Fresh!
My party's rogue from years ago caught a giant spider in combat, wrestled it into a bag of holding, painted the bag white and red, and during fights would through the bag shouting I CHOOSE YOU ARCHIBALD. The spider would then take basic commands from him.
If you wish to donate directly, visit our Fundly page.
- @thatpinguino is presently taking bids on character names and goals for his Final Fantasy VIII Endurance Runhere.
- Also worth noting, every donation puts you in one of three drawings (to beheld at 0000 GMT each night) for game keys! Furthermore, we'll be giving a grand prize of ANY NEW TITLE (up to $60 USD*) on Sunday's drawing!No donation too small! Any help to our goal of $3000 is appreciated!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS, CHILDREN OF ALL AGES,
Giant Bomb Community Endurance Runs, Incorporated proudly brings to you;
The event which has raised thousands of dollars for children's hospitals and sleep apnea research;
The event which has given you Vampires, Charles Barkley, Tommy Versetti, Zork, and so much more;
The event that was built around YOU, the Giant Bomb Community;
WE BRING YOU GIANT BOMB COMMUNITY ENDURANCE RUN GOES FOURTH.
This time around we've decided to work with Pencils of Promise, a non-profit which works with communities in developing countries around the world to build schools and change lives. Thanks to their policy of funding administrative work through gala events, one hundred percent of funds donated to Pencils of Promise go into building schools, training teachers, and improving sanitation.
We are collecting funds once again through Fundly, the flexible fundraising platform which allows us to collect money for organizations that do not get the massive exposure of groups like Child's Play.
Last April we raised over $2,500 for the American Sleep Apnea Association. This time around we plan on doing one better...
We aim to raise no less than $3000. That's enough to educate twelve children for an entire year, or to train six new teachers, or to fund participation in the WASH program for thirty children.
We're also doing another thing a bit differently this time. GBCERG4 kicks off on 14 November at 1200 GMT/0400 PST! That's right, we're timing this thing for the Eurozone! You Old World Bombers better be on point for this thing, or so help us, we will never let you have anything again.
(j/k you're all lovely people)
And now, in the words of Minnesota's finest son...
*$60 is relative based on the prize of new games in markets outside of the United States, so this is somewhat flexible. It does not, however, include any limited edition or value added editions of new games.
Hello all, Jeff here. I'm still pretty blown away by the response to the third Giant Bomb Community Endurance Run last month. We raised thousands of dollars, made the front page of Reddit, hosted a grip of awesome interviews, and even pulled off some sick Skylanders Mad Libs! If that's not a success story, I don't know what is.
I left the Fundly page open for several weeks after the event in the off chance that we'd raise a little more money, and we wound up having a couple donations trickle in well after we went off the air in an official capacity. In the end, we raised $2,672. For those of you keeping score, that's $829 more than we raised in two different events last year. And that was with a week's notice!
(for serious we'll announce the next one a little more in advance)
The only real downside to using Fundly is there are a few fees they take out of money raised. First, for a group our size (i.e. not an actual corporation or registered nonprofit) there is a 4.9% service fee. On top of that, there is an additional 3% fee to service donations made with cards. The good news is, seeing as we managed to get a bit over our original goal, we managed to have $2,544.02 to donate to the American Sleep Apnea Association. That is a fantastic number, still above our original goal, and the Executive Director of the ASAA is thrilled to know that the funds were raised to support the CPAP Assistance Program.
The funds were moved from WePay into my own checking account. I then had a temporary transaction limit increase set (turns out I'm only authorized to move $2500/day without notifying my credit union), and submitted the money just before 1200 PST today. At this point MasterCard and the ASAA's payment system will do their handshake and your money will have gone precisely where you intended it to go. I was hesitant to act as the Treasurer of whatever the hell this little project has become, but working this way through Fundly allows us to be much more flexible about what charitable organizations and nonprofits we work with when the #EnduranceRunGoesForth.
(I know, brilliant, right?)
As for those of you who won copies of games from me, yes I am an asshole and haven't shipped a damn thing yet. I have stuff in my bag right now; had I not left it at home, I'd be mailing things off today. As it is, tomorrow I'll hopefully get everybody squared away.
Thank you all once again for hanging out, dealing with my wrestling references, and helping us provide breathing equipment to those in need.
And thanks again Ryan.
EDIT: In response
Jeff, I see the donation came through on GiveDirect. It’s very much appreciated.
The donation letter and receipt will come to you, at the address you listed. If it need go elsewhere, just let me know.
Please let the participants know that this donation will be used to assist patients in great need of CPAP equipment who otherwise would not be able to afford due to lack of insurance or employment. The donation will save lives.
American Sleep Apnea Association
THE FUNDLY PAGE IS CLOSING FRIDAY 9 MAY XX14 AT 1200PST. If you want to make a last minute donation or convince others to do so, here's your chance!