Tomorrow I’m going to be telling you how the next phase of fundraising for Make Room for Kids is going to go, because you know me — it’s never without entertainment.
When we raised the first $10,000, I rewarded you with my NASA-themed senior picture. Would you like to see the Mustache of Rocket Science again?
Here you go:
You laugh, but somewhere Ken Rice is all, “Those are some sweet eyebrows.”
When I raised money to walk in Genre’s walk, I awarded you with additional awkward photos, like this one:
Uh. I’m the one on the left.
Now that we’re going to be raising money for the Adolescent Medicine ward at Children’s Hospital, where 27 beds share one X-Box and two laptops (That is unacceptable. We are going to fix that, you guys), you’re going to be rewarded as donations reach various levels.
In addition to donating directly to the Mario Lemieux Foundation via PayPal (or you can mail them a check, Grandma. Kidding. Checks are welcome and loved and smooched before being deposited.), you will also be able to purchase something (more info soon), or, you can right now donate to an awesome event taking place in February, all to raise money for this phase of Make Room for Kids.
Anthony Walker, known to his friends as Chachi, is well known in Pittsburgh’s social-media circle and is planning Chachi Plays for Kids, a game-a-thon, with all funds raised going to Make Room for Kids.
For every $100 raised, Chachi will game for one hour at Ninja Entertainment on Smithfield Street, up to 24 straight hours of gaming starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11. That means Chachi has the potential to donate $2,400 to the effort. Amazing.
Not only is he gaming, he is going to game against anyone who wishes to sit down with him, or in the case of the Wii, stand up with him.
Mikey and Big Bob from the KISS Morning Freakshow will be taking him on, as will Jim Lokay from KDKA, my butler Woy, Will aka @djlunchbox from Wrestling Mayhem Show, and more. I’ve heard rumors of some other local celebrities showing up to game, but Chachi will confirm those soon and will have a schedule of who will be playing when, so if you wish to stop by and watch the action, you can.
I will be taking Chachi on at Tetris.
I may show up wearing a shirt that says exactly that.
Tetris and I have a love/hate relationship in that I love it until about the tenth level when the sky starts puking fifty red Z-shaped blocks in a row and I panic and suddenly start stacking blocks like I’m building a tower to the sky.
So until the panic sets in and I start screaming like I’m facing heavy artillery fire, I will destroy Chachi.
Feel free to donate to Chachi via his site to help him reach his goal. Whether you donate to me or to him, the money is all going toward the $10,000 we need to outfit the kids on 9A at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
I’ll tell you more about those kids tomorrow.