A great, supportive idea. Thank you Marshall and George!
UPDATE - UPDATE..... 12/20/201
George Ralls just donated a 28th to the Newtown, CT benefit. Thank you George!
The Ticket Raffle now includes as 12/28 and a 12/30 ticket to Phish at MSG on NYE! We are almost at $1300! (spreadsheet link below)
After numerous phone calls and emails to/from the people in the Newtown area I have decided on sending the donations to The United Way of Western Connecticut.
United Way of Western Connecticut is committed to providing support and resources where and when they become identified and needed. As people from our area and beyond respond to this heartbreaking tragedy, they are turning to United Way looking for ways to help. In response, United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank has created the "Sandy Hook School Support Fund" that will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected.
100% of the donations will go directly to the Fund.
Please be kind enough to forward this email on to both phish fans and non fans.
It is $10 per entry and the drawing will be on Christmas. I have a few entries who told me they didn't want the ticket if they won. So if that person wins, it will be raffled off again.
firstname.lastname@example.org is the PayPal address. (please send as gift)
Here is the link to the spreadsheet:
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With the tragedy this past week in Newtown, CT I have decided to do something positive. I am going to be raffling off a Phish ticket for December 30th. I like many of you, couldn't even imagine what it would be like in the parents shoes of the students at Sandy Hook. Now many of these parents who were lucky enough not to have children be victims, will have children who will have to deal with this type of horrific memory for the rest of the their life. I want attempt to make the student body/staff enjoy their life. I am going to donate all proceeds to the Sandy Hook Elementary c/o Connecticut PTA. Maybe the PTA will decide to hold an assembly in the future to make these kids laugh and smile. Or maybe they will look into bringing in outside psychologists to talk with the students/staff to help them cope with the situation.
You can enter as many times as you want, it is $10 per entry. My goal is to reach $1000. The ticket winner will be randomly picked out of hat on the 29th.
*it should not matter if you love phish or hate phish or you are all set with tickets or ticketless.
Please send all payment via paypal to email@example.com (send as a gift).
For any questions or concerns or donation info, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, email, cell # and city,state.
I have created a spread sheet so you can track the donations over the next week;
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