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    Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    Congratulations Heifer International

    Well, it's been a long time coming, but finals got in the way. Sorry.

    Money's collected. Donation's been made.

    Congratulations again to Sara and Heifer International -- The inaugural winner of The Bleeding Ear's "Play For A Cause" March Madness pool.

    This year proved a great success. The tournament had some amazing games, our pool had some ups (MoJo) and downs (StudentsForAFreeTibet ... i.e. me). All in all, it was a lot of fun and a worthy cause was helped.

    Through some generous gift matching, the $50 raised by our pool will actually be two $50 contributions! So, our actual donation raised for Heifer International is $100. Congratulations to all who played.

    Here's the final results for posterity:

    Many of my readers, friends, and family have expressed a desire to play next year. I expect a much larger pool, and greater gift for charity next year. What better way to watch March Madness?

    ***Business: Cards commemorating the donation will arrive in about a week, and receipts for tax purposes (it's a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) will arrive in two weeks. I called in the order instead of processing it online so that individual receipts could be mailed and those who want to deduct their donation may do so.***

    As always, TBE is more than open to ideas on how to improve this pool for next year.

    Once Again, congrats to Sara from Raising My Ebenezer and Heifer International!


    Sara said...

    Woot! :) Thanks for heading this all up and doing all the work to make sure it was a success.

    Sara said...

    *pokes you*

    Are you alive??