Two exciting updates!
1. The Make Room for Crazy portion of the Make Room for Kids/Christmas Crazy for Kids fundraiser has added exciting new prizes:
- Two RIP Packages for The Scarehouse. The RIP Package includes four RIP tickets, meaning you don’t have to wait in line, plus a free CD and a free shotglass. Each RIP package is worth $140, so this is a grand total donation of $280 through the generosity of The Scarehouse’s owners Scott and Barb Simmons. The Scarehouse dates and newest attractions have not yet been announced but you can watch the website for details in the coming months.
- In addition, Burgh Baby has secured a Pirates Fan Pack as a prize.
- And finally, reader Eileen donated a $50 Pirates/MLB Gift Card good to use to purchase tickets or merchandise from PittsburghPirates.com. Also good to use to purchase tickets directly from the ticket office.
If you haven’t yet chosen a side, you can click on that GIANT YOU CAN SEE IT FROM SPACE YES button in the side bar or you can go to Burgh Baby’s site and click the NO button, you rainbow-hating, bunny-punching, puppy-kicking terrorist.
2. This morning I met with Luke Sossi from Microsoft and Nancy Angus of the Mario Lemieux Foundation at the MLF offices and I would like to applaud myself for the self-control I showed in not licking any of the autographed hockey sticks hanging on the walls there. I also did not lick any autographed pictures of Mario and I did not show my boobs to any autographed hockey jerseys. I also did not try to steal anything. I am so proud of me. I was like, totally professional n’at.
When I arrived, Luke informed me that the Pittsburgh Microsoft employees donated an additional XBOX to Make Room for Kids, which would be matched by Microsoft, so that brings it to two additional XBOXs since last I updated you. Then he said that Microsoft corporate pitched in ANOTHER free XBOX in addition to the two it was already donating.
All said and done, Luke showed Nancy and I this snazzy graph picture chart thing he did illustrating that via an office of 30 Microsoft employees, they have donated 19 XBOXs and 2 mobile gaming kiosks and extra controllers and lots of games. Luke couldn’t even estimate how many games because his office is filled with games for this project.
After explaining it all to us, Luke, who came bearing gifts and flowers for us, says, “Are you comfortable with that?”
And I said, “NO, LUKE! I AM NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THIS. THIS IS VERY VERY AWKWARD!” This guy.
But seriously, what an amazing snowball of generosity this is. And yes, Burghers, I gave Luke a big hug on your behalf.
We’re hoping to get everything finalized, ordered and delivered in about three weeks time.
I’ll keep you posted.