Wouldst sir or madam desire some lower-level Pens/Flyers tickets?

We are buzzing along here quite nicely, raising funds for Make Room for Kids so that we can give some much-needed gaming to sick children in the dialysis, infusion, and cancer units at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, as well as to update the gaming we’ve already provided for a bunch of other units at the hospital.

As I write this, we’re only $1,250 from the halfway mark.

As I promised you, MORE GIVEAWAYS …

Let’s recap what we already have to give away to celebrate this phase of Make Room For Kids! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DONATE TO WIN. Anyone who donates via the “Donate” button under the thermometer on the left side there is automatically entered to win, and anyone who comments on the original post here is also entered to win, so make sure you comment with a real email address that I can reach you at should you win. However, I sure would appreciate any amount you could throw in the pot to help the sick kids. 

Pirates Home Opener tickets


And now I can tell you where those tickets are: section 116, Row Z, seats 1/2

Which puts you right here about:

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You almost can’t handle it. But there’s more!

The Penguins Foundation/Mario Lemieux Foundation Charity Gift Bag that I bought with my own money because I love you all very much and I want you to have these things:

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Yes, that’s a Bortuzzo-autographed puck. Bortuzzo who was just traded away today. Let’s call it a collector’s item. Also four fantastic bobbleheads, a Rick Tocchet-autographed puck and lots of other cool items.

But wait! There’s more!

— The Penguins are giving me a prize-pack to give away that includes …

  • Two lower-level tickets to the April 1 Pens/Flyers game at the CONSOL (Section 120 Row S)
  • A Kris Letang game-used hockey stick
  • An autographed Hornqvist jersey
  • And a Sidney Crosby-autographed 8 x 10 photo

And that’s not all!

— This INSANE 24 x 36 metal print from Pittsburgh photographer Dave DiCello. Look at it. You can own it!


But wait! There’s more!

— And finally, I’m still waiting to hear back from the Pirates. I think they’re hiding from me. I will be relentless and hopefully succeed in getting a gift bag from them too.

There’s also one other option for giving! Until Friday of this week, the incredibly generous Dave DiCello is donating 100% of his photography profits to Make Room For Kids. Go here to purchase some gifts for yourself or your loved ones and know that you’re also helping sick kids at the same time.

Or go here to comment.

Or click on that Donate button up there and spread some goodwill and positive karma.

Group hug for sick kids.


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  2. Tina Fey
    March 2, 2015 6:30 pm

    Can family members win? If not, I’m willing to disown you.

  3. Liz
    March 2, 2015 7:20 pm

    Just donate – thanks for all you do for kids!

    • Liz
      March 2, 2015 7:21 pm

      Ugh, that’s “just donated,” as in “I just did,” not “just donate” as in a command.

      But while I’m here, I’ll command everyone else, just donate.

  4. janet barnard
    March 3, 2015 12:38 am

    Happy to donate, found you by DiCello’s FB page. Love from Northern California!

  5. bluzdude
    March 3, 2015 8:14 am

    OMG, that metal print is gorgeous…

  6. Rose Field
    March 3, 2015 4:30 pm

    Just donated to your cool cause. I read about another project that would be great for you to piggyback onto this (in your spare time, lol). In Nashville, they have a Maker Space project that brings a mobile cart to kid’s hospital rooms, filled with simple tools to make science and technology products. It’s fun and teaches STEM skills at the same time. Many sick kids are stuck, unable to leave their rooms, so this is a great idea. I’ll bet some of our dynamic Pittsburgh techie startups would donate materials! I guess it’s a no-no to post a link on someone else’s blog, but if you’d like to read the article about the project, please DM me on Twitter @RoseFieldWrites. Thanks and good luck meeting your goal.

  7. Suzie-Q
    March 3, 2015 5:48 pm

    I donated …I’m not just hanging around here waiting for you to call my name for a prize!!!

    No child should have to go through the pain that these kids must endure…they are the true hero’s and so are you Ginny!!

  8. Dave W
    March 3, 2015 9:05 pm

    Wife and I donated! Keep up the great work!

  9. Eric66F
    March 3, 2015 9:26 pm

    I’m happy to support such a wonderful cause. Thanks for bringing awareness to it!

  10. Beth Sprague
    March 4, 2015 1:54 pm

    Thanks for all you do! This swag looks awesome – I’m happy to donate to such a worthy cause. God bless those kids!!

  11. Maryanne T
    March 4, 2015 4:28 pm

    It is great what you are doing for the kids. Also I pray that they all get well so they can enjoy the great can accomplish. Fight kids fight!!!

  12. jason
    March 4, 2015 9:40 pm

    The wife donated. Hope you reach your goal!

  13. Bridgett
    March 4, 2015 10:27 pm

    Just donated, thank you!

  14. Cheryl
    March 5, 2015 10:40 am

    I’m in the thermometer thingy – way to go to take care of the kids. LOVE all the swag…..and will make a trip to the ‘burg on opening day gladly!

  15. Andrew
    March 5, 2015 1:44 pm

    Just donated, this is a great thing that you are doing!

  16. Jason kress
    March 5, 2015 2:56 pm

    This is awesome!

  17. David Rubbico
    March 6, 2015 1:23 am

    What a wonderful cause !

  18. David Rubbico
    March 6, 2015 1:24 am

    Superb cause !

  19. Maria T.
    March 6, 2015 5:41 pm

    Twice the heartwarming! Helping children and thinking of the Pirate opener in just 31 days!!!

  20. SusanV
    March 8, 2015 4:32 pm

    Keep up the good work!

  21. Charles Miller
    March 11, 2015 4:49 pm

    Keep up the great work Ginny…from a misplaced Yinzer in N.Ga