Coasting for Kids 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011 1:56 PM
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Thanks RGB! I know I'm a little late to the game on that, but I was out of town this weekend.


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Monday, July 11, 2011 4:15 PM

168 Participants have raised $19,750. if each of those participants also paid the $40 registration fee, that's an additional $6,720, for a total of $26,470.

When did I become a numbers guy?

Curious if anyone knows how many total riders/participants there were last year? Maybe we'll get to 200 for '11.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:34 PM
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Thanks Mike. I was curious. I have occasional access to the internet here in Deutschland. But, I really don't have time to look everything up. I was curious where we sat.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 4:16 PM

Jason Hammond said:
Thanks Mike. I was curious. I have occasional access to the internet here in Deutschland. But, I really don't have time to look everything up. I was curious where we sat.

Learned from the best. Numbers aren't my thing, but I'm enjoying this process..although...even though I wasn't involved in previous years...I get the sense the numbers in terms of participants and money raised are down.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:04 PM

I just put info for CFK out in a few industry groups on LinkedIn, and I'm especially hoping the Disney groups I put it in catch on (WDW partners with GKTW to help get volunteers over there, so most of the Cast Members know about it, and many actively volunteer at the Village).


Original BlueStreak64

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Friday, July 15, 2011 1:40 PM

Latest numbers:

184 registrants have raised $24,138. The $40 registration fee per person (if paid) adds $7,360.

Total raised: $31,498.

At least the person at Michigan's Adventure is no longer alone.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Friday, July 15, 2011 5:48 PM
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1 week to go. I seemed to have stalled out though.


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Friday, July 15, 2011 6:16 PM
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Me too! Part of me is starting to think about backing out actually being there, on the Racer at KI. We have to pay for 2 hotel nights and the gas and food. I almost would rather give some of that money to the cause and stay home... kinda in-between on that one.

I did have an anonymous donor from this site, but I'm not sure who it is yet! So - thank you!


Billy
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Friday, July 15, 2011 6:48 PM
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Me too. You'd think the well-to-do people I work with could spend a few bucks. Cheap bastards.

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/jeff-putz/coastingforkids-cedarpoint


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Friday, July 15, 2011 8:24 PM
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Unless a miracle presents itself, I will be staying home next Sunday.

I do expect a few more donations to come in. I have raised almost $300 so far. I don't really see making it to my goal of $500 this year, but I put in a good fight. :)

Last year, I raised $540, iirc.

Billy, Firstgiving e-mails the name of the anonymous person who made the donation, if you enabled e-mail notifications. I like to respect the person's anonymity. Sometimes I will thank them on a public forum, but not say what I am thanking them for. If that's no good, sometimes I thank them privately.

Now it you all will excuse me, I have a Facebook post asking for donations to create... :)


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Friday, July 15, 2011 8:56 PM
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Instead of donating to one person's account, I decided to spread it around a bit. Mrs. John got a little extra due to recent events.


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Friday, July 15, 2011 9:40 PM
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Favoritist!


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Friday, July 15, 2011 10:01 PM
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This is so exciting!

Some people who donated last year (onto mine or my mum's) didn't do so this year. But then we had reconnected with old friends who knew my brother when he went on his Wish trips to Florida, and they were eager to pitch in and donate. :)

Can hardly wait for next Sunday!


--Catherine

"You had a rollback? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?"

Coasting for Kids - "Team Erik!":
http://www.firstgiving.com/process/teamarea/default.asp?did=1785&teamid=147947

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Friday, July 15, 2011 10:29 PM

I really can't figure it out. I've put this in front of people and channels that I know, and that I know donate regularly to things like this, but I can't get a single glance for Coasting For Kids. I'm going to be lucky to hit even $50 after I throw in $35 of my own. Forget reaching my $200 goal.


Original BlueStreak64

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 11:02 AM
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kpjb said:
Instead of donating to one person's account, I decided to spread it around a bit. Mrs. John got a little extra due to recent events.

Don't listen to Jeff; It was very much appreciated! :)

Billy, Travis, and anyone else who needs to know: If you log in to your First Giving page, there is a link that enables you to see who has given to you. You will see the name of any anonymous donors and you'll see the email addresses of everyone who has given in case you want to get in touch and thank them.

My donations have tapered off, as well. I'm proud of what I've been able to raise, but it was a lot harder this year over last.

I'm proud of everyone's awesome efforts and commitment to this cause. And I'm grateful to everyone who has generously given!


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 4:16 PM
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I'm printing flyers to hand out to people I know, today :) A certain coaster "group" donated $100 to my account - proving once again a person isn't all bad. Whether or not they did it to make themselves look good, or not, it's still a nice thing to do. People who do jerky things can do nice things too. I guess I can be a jerk, specially when I was drunk all the time ;)


Billy
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Saturday, July 16, 2011 6:05 PM

I am very disappointed! After hanging up fliers at work and a couple of businesses, no one has donated. My place of work (which has close to 1,000 employees), put it in the plant newsletter as well. Still nothing. Only thing I raised is the minimum $35 for each of us. I am looking forward to riding. But was hoping to get some donations at least.


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Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:20 PM
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We've had a very similar experience on the fund raising front.

We've saved all year to be able to put down a good chunk on our own, but it would have been awesome if we'd had even more external support.


--Catherine

"You had a rollback? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?"

Coasting for Kids - "Team Erik!":
http://www.firstgiving.com/process/teamarea/default.asp?did=1785&teamid=147947

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 11:34 PM
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Way to go, Catherine. That's a lot of money! I read your Firstgiving page. Your story is very touching. Thank you for sharing it.


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Monday, July 18, 2011 10:56 AM

Well, you can't get blood from a stone, and my fundraising is Mount Rushmore right now. But as a first timer, I'm thrilled with my total, about 400% more than I hoped to raise. I put out the word on my company's intranet, but no bites. One tiny bite from someone on another forum. Several people that told me they'd contribute and did not. But that was offset by the unexpectedly generous contributions I DID receive. One co-worker who gave me five bucks cash was embarrassed about it when she saw what others had given..but I told her that was five bucks more than others gave.

I sent an e-mail to Kara last week with a couple of last minute questions, but I haven't heard back. Maybe someone here (Carrie?) can help?

Dorney specific:

1. Parking..covered?

2. I know breakfast is at the Food Fest, but is that where the actual registration table is placed?

General:

Should I turn the afore-mentioned $5 (and any other cash I get this week) into a personal check, or can I turn cash in with my other checks on the day of?

Looking forward to hopefully meeting a few of you folks Sunday. I'm staying Saturday night at my cousin's house in Easton/Bethlehem so I don't have to schlep my butt on a 100 minute drive Sunday morning...she's about 15 minutes from the park.

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Monday, July 18, 2011 12:15 PM

The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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