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If You Help Me Raise Money, I Will Do ________

International Money Pile in Cash and CoinsSo, here’s the deal – I haven’t raised nearly as much money for my big long hockey game to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis as I would have liked. Right now, I’m sitting at about $2,000 raised, which, while very awesome in itself, still only works out to like $8/hr1, since I’m going to be playing hockey for 243 hours! I need to do better than that!

I know that times are tough and lots of people are competing for your charitable donations, so I think I need to up the ante a bit. I need to offer something more than just my undying gratitude. But what to offer?

I could offer to write a blog posting about whatever you want. I could offer to wash your car. I could offer to bake you cookies! But really, I guess what I need to know is what you’d actually want, potential donor. What do you want??

Actually, I have made one deal with someone – basically, I agreed to do something that someone has been bugging me to do for *ages* in exchange for a donation…. (Nothing like *that*! Get your mind of the gutter!) And it gave me the idea that if I could bribe one person, why not many?

So make me an offer, blog reader. Comment, email me, Facebook me, tweet @ me, text me, or send me snail mail or a messenger pigeon to let me know what you want me to do in exchange for a donation. No reasonable offer will be refused!

Image Credit: Posted by on Flickr.

  1. For the record, I am immensely appreciative of everyone who has donated so far – $2,000 is a lot of money to raise and I couldn’t have done it without each of you! []


LG4CF Launch Party – Who Wants To Come With Me?

Saturday is a launch party for the Longest Game of Hockey for CF! Who’s coming with me?


Things To Bring When You Are Going To Be Playing Hockey For 10 Days – A List

At a recent players’ meeting, we were given a list of things we need to bring to the 10-day hockey game. Given that we are not allowed to leave the premises of Burnaby 8 Rinks for the entire ten days, it’s pretty important to remember everything you think you’re going to need1 The list that we were given included the following items:

  1. plate, bowl, set of cutlery, coffee and juice cups [labeled with your name]
  2. 2 sets of skates [blade cracks can take time to fix]
  3. 2 sets of equipment [recommend gloves, shin pads if available]
  4. favorite snacks–nuts, pop, chips, granola bars. [We have a selection of food, but it might not be your favorite]
  5. cooler–to keep your favorite beverage cool
  6. bathing suit–for the hot tub!
  7. games, magazines, camera [kill time staff]
  8. laptop–for your wireless communications
  9. sense of humour
  10. iPod
  11. sunscreen
  12. fold up chair for lounging
  13. that time of the month stuff
  14. sunglasses
  15. shower staff [shampoo, soap, etc.]
  16. towels–bring a few
  17. undergarments [just like brownies, put your name on your clothing so longer volunteers can wash and return your clothing]
  18. your own pillow and bed sheets
  19. earplugs

Things that  I’m adding to my own personal list include:

  1. PJs2
  2. thank you cards and stamps – to write thank you notes to all the fine people who have donated to my fundraising efforts!
  3. umbrella – it’s Vancouver, right?
  4. flashlight – for dark nights in the RV!
  5. hair dryer – rinks are cold, so the last thing I need it wet hair. Plus, I want to look good for the cameras!
  6. hair elastics – because I do my hair in braids for hockey
  7. flip flops – though the hockey dressing room showers will be sanitized for us… they are still hockey dressing room showers!
  8. Advil
  9. bandaids – for blisters, which I believe are almost an inevitability in an endeavor like this one
  10. Body Glide – so hopefully I won’t need the bandaids3
  11. white board and markers – for impromptu sign making
  12. melatonin4
  13. moleskin5.
  14. Tiger Balm6.
  15. The Inspiration photo – for inspiration, obviously!

I’ve already picked up a few things that I’ve seen on sale recently – like my favorite snacks (dark chocolate, potato chips, and diet Pepsi, I’m looking in your direction).

But there are still a few things on this list that I need to acquire–notably, a second set of skates, other some spare pieces of hockey equipment as back ups, and a folding chair. I think I can probably borrow most of this7, except a second pair of skates because I don’t know anyone who owns size 6 hockey skates8 that they won’t be using. I’ll probably head to Sport Junkies at some point this week to grab a spare pair of skates. Hopefully I won’t need them, because I love the skates I have right now9, but I really need to be prepared just in case.

As for killing time stuff, I imagine that between sleeping, hot tubbing, blogging, and visiting with all you wonderful people who are going to come visit me, I’ll be able to fill my breaks with very little trouble.

Is there anything else that you can think of that you think I should bring?

  1. Of course, there will be legions of volunteers and friends that I could call on if I forget something that I really need, but I’d prefer to not have to bother them. []
  2. I had to add PJs specifically given and usually wear PJs and I would totally forget to bring them if they weren’t on the list. []
  3. I know that “Body Glide” sounds dirty, but it’s a miracle potion for avoiding chaffing and blisters! []
  4. Suggested by my friend Lianna, as it might be useful in helping get to sleep during the day because our sleeping schedules are going to be all mixed up with our off ice shifts being at night sometimes and during the day other times. []
  5. Props to Lianna for this suggestion. []
  6. Props to Nancy for this suggestion. []
  7. Going over to Kim’s place soon to see what pieces of her gear I can borrow as back ups []
  8. That’s size four in boys. []
  9. Granted, I’ll probably hate *all* skates by the end of the ten days. []