You Heard it Here First
Unless, of course, you read Penny Arcade and did so before you read this blog. Or read any number of more popular blogs. Or know others who read other popular blogs. Actually, chances are you heard it here last.
So, what is it that is already old news? Well, tonight Eric and I attended the annual Child’s Play Charity auction. The event was markable different from auctions like the Washington NARAL auction Danielle (I’ve decided to start using Lindsay’s middle name to refer to here in the blog… this is your only warning) used to take me to, the HRC Dinner, or even the Public Interest Law Association. All political/social cause events design to squeeze the turnip of ever last drop of blood.
Child’s Play, while certainly a social cause event, is unlike the others because of the audience. It’s not about getting the big donors to open their wallets. Instead, the fine folks at PA use it as an opportunity to revel at the fact they are even putting on a charity event and that every single person in attendance is a gamer. As it would turn out, this is a great way to make money. In total tonight’s giving broke $82,000… taking the total giving for the year to more than $350,000. All of it goes to hospitals serving children who are either terminally ill or spend a whole ton of time in their facilities.
Here’s the kicker though… one guy bid $20,000 (yes, FOUR zeros) to have his likeness appear in one of the 156 annual PA comics strips. Absolutely amazing!