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Charity Raffle - Entries closed, winners declared, prizes shipped.Thanks all!!

Discussion in 'ChipTalk Contests and Tournaments' started by JM, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. JM

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    Its that time of year again, time to run another raffle to raise money for breast cancer research! In the past, ChipTalkers have been VERY generous in donating both money and items for this cause and I hope this year is no exception! We've already gotten some great items donated from some or our sponsors and from a few members who took part in the last one I did.

    Just one of the MANY prizes will be a FULL 12 CHIP SET of MINT President Casino New Yorker chips, including BOTH $1000 43mm Chips! See post #2 for the complete list of prizes!


    In case anyone doesn't know what they look like, here they are again. You get one of each chips pictured below:

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    Many other prizes too including BRAND NEW NEVER BEFORE SEEN DAL NEGRO SETUPS in both bridge AND poker size! These have not even hit the market yet!!

    Prizes will be listed in the next post of this thread since I will be adding to them as we go.

    What's the catch you're asking? Well my best friend is going to be walking 60 miles over 3 days this October in San Francisco to raise money for Breast Cancer research.

    This will be her 5TH year doing so, which means she'll have walked 300 miles for the cause so far! To do this, she needs to raise a certain amount of money for the charity. If she doesn't raise enough, she needs to make up the difference out of her own pocket. Her own out of pocket expenses for travel, etc. also come out of her pocket and not from the donations. All money donated goes to the charity and is TAX DEDUCTIBLE! I've already made a good sized donation to get the ball rolling for her, but she still needs to raise almost $2000 as I write this.

    So I'm helping her raise money for her walk and to do so I'm going to offer up some of my stuff to a lucky CT donor. I'm going to hold a lottery/raffle for these chips and if you would like a chance at them, you simply need to make a donation of at least $10 using the following link to her personal donation page on the charity website:
    Susan's 3day page

    You'll get the following number of entries into the drawing for the corresponding donation amount:
    $10 - 1 entry
    $25 - 3 entries
    $75 - 10 entries
    $100 - 15 entries
    More than $100 - a bunch of entries! (I'll have to figure it out on the fly)
    If you donate at least $75, I'll include some kind of free gift (~$15 value) along with entries to the drawing (e.g. a setup of cards or something cool you'll like)


    I'll assign your ticket number(s) starting with number 000 as soon as you PM me with your donation confirmation. In the PM include the donation amount and your name or some other way for me to confirm your donation. Numbers will be assigned chronologically in the order I receive your PMs. I'll update the thread with a list of everyone's CT name and entry numbers once a day or so. I'll also keep a spreadsheet on my end, to keep track of everyone's entries.

    Since I want to make sure we raise some serious funds, I'm going to let this run until Friday July 31st 2009 at 3:59pm Eastern time.

    Winning number will be based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing quote for that day. The last 3 digits will be used as the winning number, so if the closing quote is 12345.67, the winning number is 567. If there are less than 101 entries, then the first number will be considered a 0, and in this example the winner would be 67. If there are more than 100 entries, then the winning number will be determined as follows: If the ONES digit is odd, then it is considered a 1, if it is even, it is considered a 0. So in the example above, the winning number would be 167 since the ones digit is 5 and odd. If the winning number doesn't correspond to someone's ticket number, then we'll use the next day's closing quote and so on until we have a winner.

    None of the funds raised goes to me or my friend, it all goes to the charity. Donations are handled by the charity itself and are Tax Deductible. The website uses SSL encryption and all transactions are safe & secure.

    NOTE: If we get over 200 tickets, I'll post a new formula for figuring out the winning number. Its based on the same method HPT uses for their giveaways if you're familiar with theirs. Any other questions, feel free to post here in the thread.

    If it goes well, I may do this again as we have until late September to get all of her funds raised.

    Once again, the link to make donations is at Susan's 3day page

    Thanks in advance to everyone who participates! :happy:
     
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  2. JM

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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Here are the prizes. I think we'll have enough prizes for multiple winners so some items like the Dal Negros will go to first & second place. For instance, first will get their choice of the bridge or poker sized setup, second will get the one not picked. Complete prize pool breakdown will come once I have everything compiled, things are still rolling in.

    Prizes include:

    One of each chip in the President Casino New Yorker set, including the rare $2.50, $20 and primary & secondary $25s, $100s, $500s AND $1000s all in mint condition! chips pictured below:

    Won by aj1405

    2 setups (1 bridge, 1 poker) of a BRAND NEW Dal Negro design. These have not even hit the market yet, but you can win a setup here!!

    Big thanks to ChipTalk sponsor Alex at Trident Cards (Buy playing cards at Trident Cards) for providing these cards to the raffle!!

    Bridge size (in green/brown, my scanner is a little off): Won by aj1405

    Poker Size (in Red/Blue, again scanner is a little off): Won by MikesDad


    Here's a sampling of the faces:

    I'm adding a Foxwoods solid metal engraved dealer button. This is 2" across and about 1/4" thick and has some nice heft to it. I'm not sure what the metal is, I'm assuming brass. Its still in its original plastic wrapper so any marks or blemishes you see are on the plastic. The button itself is highly polished and has the same design on both sides. I haven't seen these for sale anywhere, got mine as a thank you gift when I entered some tourneys during their Foxwoods Poker Classic events a couple of years ago. Hard to get a good picture of it because it is so shiny. - Won by MikesDad



    Our very own Josh has generously donated a Ritz sample set (shown below) INCLUDING the $1000 AND ULTRA RARE $5000 chips!! Near mint condition too! Thanks Josh!
    Won by MikesDad


    Another CTer donation!! Kimert has generously donated a 650 chip tournament set of Palm's Private Cardroom Solids. Thank you Kimert!

    Breakdown:
    200 x 25 Solid - Green
    200 x 100 Solid - Black
    100 x 500 Solid - Purple
    100 x 1000 Solid - Orange
    50 x 5000 Solid - Grey


    Won by MikesDad



    I'm adding another sample set - a rare FULL 6 chip Bud Jones Mirage Springs sample set including the Grand Opening $5 and the 43mm $100 chip! These will make you fall in love with BJs. :wink:
    (regular $5 shown but your set includes the Grand Opening $5)
    Won by B.C.

    Big thanks to ChipTalk sponsor Jim at The Chiproom (The Chip Room - Texas Hold'em and other poker supplies) for donating TWO chipsets, 500 chips each! Both are the injection molded variety, one is the Desert Palms series and the other is the Dunes Commems. Cases are included! Breakdowns under each picture.

    Desert Palms Set $5 - 100, $25 - 175, $100 - 75, $500 - 25, $1000 - 25. Total = 500 chips
    Won by krafticus


    DUNES Set $5 - 200, $25 - 175, $100 - 75, $500 - 25, $1000 - 25. Total = 500 chips
    Won by aj1405

    Thanks to K ALL IN 9 for generously donating a Paulson Zodiac sample set to the pool!

    Won by B.C.

    And thanks to JLDecarlo for his generous donation of a rack of $1 Freddy's chips! (used but cleaned up nicely!)

    Won by MikesDad

    Big thanks to ChipTalk sponsor Josh at Apache Poker Chips (www.apachepokerchips.com) for providing this plaque to the raffle!!


    Won by B.C.

    Thanks to imthatguy for his generous donation of a nice selection of sample chips & buttons! Thanks Matty!

    That's a Riverboat sample set, a Chiptalk dealer button, An official Matty TRK large crown chip, an STFU chip, a Battle of Ontario quarterpie ASM chip, an Avalon $1 FDL mold ASM chip, a $5 TRK Nevada Club chip, and a Chelsea Room sample set.

    Won by B.C.


    I'm adding this Modiano Poker Club setup in red/blue bridge sized jumbo index!

    Won by B.C.
     
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  3. Steiner

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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Ok I am in.


    Steiner
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Woohoo! That's what I like to hear! For being the first to jump in, you get a bonus entry Steiner! Thanks for the support.

    Everyone don't forget to PM me with your donation confirmation. In the PM include the donation amount and your name or some other way for me to confirm your donation. Numbers will be assigned chronologically in the order I receive your PMs. I'll update the thread with a list of everyone's CT name and entry numbers once a day or so. I'll also keep a spreadsheet on my end, to keep track of everyone's entries. I'll post the ticket numbers here and update them as we go along.

    Ticket Numbers - Name
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    000-003 - Steiner
    004-006 - gcrissman
    007-012 - unvmyset
    013-015 - Mistakenly
    016-018 - legend
    019-021 - B.C.
    022-024 - Tosh
    025-027 - Krafticus
    028-030 - JoseRijo
    031-033 - atsoat
    034 - K ALL IN 9
    035 - Steiner
    036 - gcrissman
    037 - unvmyset
    038 - Mistakenly
    039 - legend
    040 - B.C.
    041 - Tosh
    042 - Krafticus
    043 - JoseRijo
    044 - atsoat
    045 - K ALL IN 9
    046-055 - jldecarlo
    056-070 - MikesDad
    071-073 - Starem Down
    074-076 - EmptyPocs
    077-086 - UW85
    087-089 - bluesman250
    090 - cac252
    091-093 - StarmanXL5
    094-096 - Irish Se7en
    097-102 - aj1405
    103-105 - Thom325
    106-130 - abby99
    131-133 - gmunny
    134-136 - squiggly
    137-139 - osumike11379
    140-141 - corn2019
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Great Idea!!! My wife is doing the 3 day walk here in DC and we are having a charity poker game tonight. Additionally I committed to donating half my poker winnings from May thru her walk in Oct; which has gotten me the OK to go play more often.

    I'll donate, I'll send a PM as soon as I go through the process
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Added a solid metal engraved Foxwoods dealer button to the prize pool.
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    If no one donates within the next 24 hours I will donate another $25.

    Let's keep it going.

    Steiner
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    New prize added, a Ritz sample set!! Check post #2 for pics. Thanks to Josh for donating this set to the cause!
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Donated!
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    I will donate in the next couple of days it is certainly a worthy cause

    Also, if I do win a prize, I will gladly pay for postage :)
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Better pic, my camera :heart: the sun.
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Thanks unvmyset, Mango! Its great that we're getting supporters from all over the world for this. CTers definitely don't disappoint!

    And Josh, thanks for the updated pics, I didn't think they could look even better but they actually do! YUM!
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    3 day rocks. Wife is doing her 3rd one. I gave out free sets of Copags for all the NH\MA guys who donated any amounts but I got them cheap. She did 10 miles this morning for preparing while I had the kids and dogs. Good stuff and good luck.
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Woohoo, good luck to her Tim!! She's doing the one here in Boston I'm guessing?
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Yip. Will be there on Sunday to pick her up with the kiddos. Always so damn hot during the speeches. Last year two girls in front of me passed out and fell onto the parking lot pavement and they weren't even walkers. So crazy.
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    JM, great campaign! Just want to check If I can raise some funds for you here on the other side of the ocean. You will hear from me the next days :)
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    That would be great! The raffle is definitely not limited to US or North American residents only, we welcome anyone from anywhere to join in. :happy:
     
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    Re: Charity Raffle - Win FREE RITZ & PNY sample set, Dal Negro cards, and more!!

    Another great CTer has just stepped up and donated an awesome prize...

    Kimert has generously donated a 650 chip tournament set of Palm's Private Cardroom Solids!

    Breakdown:
    200 x 25 Solid - Green
    200 x 100 Solid - Black
    100 x 500 Solid - Purple
    100 x 1000 Solid - Orange
    50 x 5000 Solid - Grey

    Pics from the GB thread...
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    Thank you so much Kimert!! :laugh:
     
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