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Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes!
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I really hope this post isn't against the forum rules.

I'm putting this out there because I've got some pretty neat TRIATHLON raffle prizes.

I am looking to raise $3500 for SmileTrain, which will create 14 SMILES for kids born with cleft lip. $250 creates 1 SMILE!

From now until APRIL 1, ALL DONATIONS WILL BE COUNTED TOWARDS A RAFFLE. EVERY $25 WILL = 1 RAFFLE TICKET.

DONATION PAGE IS HERE: https://my.smiletrain.org/...onmanarizona14smiles

If you donate, please make sure you leave some contact inf. ALL $ goes through Smile Train.

PRIZES:
1) A GWEN JORGENSEN RACE-WORN TRI-SUIT
2) A "JESSE THOMAS/PICKY BARS SURPRISE BOX"
3) 3 MONTHS FREE COACHING + AP HAT BY ANDY POTTS. ( https://www.andypottsracing.com/apracingteam )


Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [steeeeeeeve] [ In reply to ]
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Is prize #1 washed prior to delivery or no? That's an important detail, no?

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [domingjm] [ In reply to ]
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domingjm wrote:
Is prize #1 washed prior to delivery or no? That's an important detail, no?

Either way it enters into weird fetish territory, IMO.

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [steeeeeeeve] [ In reply to ]
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you come here and this is your first post?..I'm donating to James H for this..bye
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [mike s] [ In reply to ]
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mike s wrote:
you come here and this is your first post?..I'm donating to James H for this..bye

Great! Thank you for donating to SmileTrain!!
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [mike s] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah, how dare he not pay his dues by making a post about Lionel or telling someone their seat is too high. F'ing bastard comes in here like he owns the place and tries to raise money for charity with his first post.
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [domingjm] [ In reply to ]
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domingjm wrote:
Is prize #1 washed prior to delivery or no? That's an important detail, no?

Which would you prefer?

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [jamlo] [ In reply to ]
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jamlo wrote:
Yeah, how dare he not pay his dues by making a post about Lionel or telling someone their seat is too high.

i resemble that comment.

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [steeeeeeeve] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for the post here and welcome to the forum. Administration is currently reevaluating mike s' position as greeter. Apologies on his behalf.

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [domingjm] [ In reply to ]
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He come here soliciating garbage ,asking for donations for his entry in IM Arizona. Agree to disagree, I think it’s not a classy thing..someone’s already doing the same thing here, for the same charity, he didn’t make a post about. But since he’s offering stuff as a raffle it’s fine?..if he didn’t have that he would’ve been out on blast
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [mike s] [ In reply to ]
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mike s wrote:
He come here soliciating garbage ,asking for donations for his entry in IM Arizona. Agree to disagree, I think it’s not a classy thing..someone’s already doing the same thing here, for the same charity, he didn’t make a post about. But since he’s offering stuff as a raffle it’s fine?..if he didn’t have that he would’ve been but on blast

Donations go to charity or to fund his IM entrance fee?

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [domingjm] [ In reply to ]
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domingjm wrote:
mike s wrote:
He come here soliciating garbage ,asking for donations for his entry in IM Arizona. Agree to disagree, I think it’s not a classy thing..someone’s already doing the same thing here, for the same charity, he didn’t make a post about. But since he’s offering stuff as a raffle it’s fine?..if he didn’t have that he would’ve been but on blast


Donations go to charity or to fund his IM entrance fee?

Good question. I come to ST for information and the drama/humor is a plus. Kind of interesting that the OP starts out with a mea culpa...

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [domingjm] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, goes to both. If he doesn’t raise the donation amount then the entrant will be charged the difference.
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [domingjm] [ In reply to ]
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domingjm wrote:
mike s wrote:
He come here soliciating garbage ,asking for donations for his entry in IM Arizona. Agree to disagree, I think it’s not a classy thing..someone’s already doing the same thing here, for the same charity, he didn’t make a post about. But since he’s offering stuff as a raffle it’s fine?..if he didn’t have that he would’ve been but on blast


Donations go to charity or to fund his IM entrance fee?

All donations go to Smile Train. All donations are tax deductible. If OP (or myself) do not raise the required funding ($3500 in both our cases), we are responsible to make up the difference. That would then be a tax deductible donation to Smile Train.

I'm racing 2019 IM Arizona as part of Team Smile Train. Will I implode? Will I finish strong? Donate to find out more!
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [jkhayc] [ In reply to ]
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jkhayc wrote:
domingjm wrote:
mike s wrote:
He come here soliciating garbage ,asking for donations for his entry in IM Arizona. Agree to disagree, I think it’s not a classy thing..someone’s already doing the same thing here, for the same charity, he didn’t make a post about. But since he’s offering stuff as a raffle it’s fine?..if he didn’t have that he would’ve been but on blast


Donations go to charity or to fund his IM entrance fee?

All donations go to Smile Train. All donations are tax deductible. If OP (or myself) do not raise the required funding ($3500 in both our cases), we are responsible to make up the difference. That would then be a tax deductible donation to Smile Train.

The difference from 3500?! Jesus, that's high risk generosity. I almost feel obligated to donate now.

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [steeeeeeeve] [ In reply to ]
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I really don't want anyone to feel obligated to donate and am definitely not trying to ruin anyone's ST experience.

I found 3 world class athletes that wanted to help me out by donating something of value for my raffle. Jorgensen was going to give Oakleys but actually switched it at the last second because she thought I would make more $. I thought many would jump at the opportunity to be coached by Andy Potts. I thought ST of all places would be an OK place to post a raffle about some Triathlon Prizes.

I am an Arizona teacher who raced IMAZ last year through SmileTrain. My race didn't go as well as I would have hoped, but at the end of the day, I was able to raise $3k and create 12 smiles. THAT is why I believe in SmileTrain. It's bigger then just the race.


MIKE S- I would hope that you follow through with your public claim to donate to James H. It'd be a shame just to say that just to prove a point.
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [steeeeeeeve] [ In reply to ]
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for what its worth the BBB has good ratings for smile train.

im going to chip in a little for this and i dont even care about the raffle prizes. the way i see it, my daughter is 100% healthy and happy and im extremely blessed because of that. i dont mind at all helping out a cause that can help kids live a better life.

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [damon.lebeouf] [ In reply to ]
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damon.lebeouf wrote:
for what its worth the BBB has good ratings for smile train.

im going to chip in a little for this and i dont even care about the raffle prizes. the way i see it, my daughter is 100% healthy and happy and im extremely blessed because of that. i dont mind at all helping out a cause that can help kids live a better life.

Much Appreciated, thank you!!
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [steeeeeeeve] [ In reply to ]
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MIKE S- I would hope that you follow through with your public claim to donate to James H. It'd be a shame just to say that just to prove a point.

yes steeeeeeeve, I did donate. thank you for your concern
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [steeeeeeeve] [ In reply to ]
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [jkhayc] [ In reply to ]
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jkhayc wrote:

All donations go to Smile Train. All donations are tax deductible. If OP (or myself) do not raise the required funding ($3500 in both our cases), we are responsible to make up the difference. That would then be a tax deductible donation to Smile Train.

And if you don't pay the difference??? Do you just walk away and not do IMAZ or are there legal consequences?

Are you just getting free entry or are there other expenses (travel, hotel, etc) that are covered as well?
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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [hobbyjogger] [ In reply to ]
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And if you don't pay the difference??? Do you just walk away and not do IMAZ or are there legal consequences?
Are you just getting free entry or are there other expenses (travel, hotel, etc) that are covered as well?

If I don't pay the difference? They have my credit card, so there will be "consequences" for sure. Whether they are "legal" or not I suppose is up to me and whether or not I pay off my credit card balance.

You don't actually get "free" entry at all. You pay a registration fee with your charity of choice and you have to meet minimum fundraising goals across a few deadlines throughout the year. I've also donated to my own fundraiser in addition to paying the registration fee. All in I will probably pay about 2/3 of what a Tier 1 entry would cost. Thanks for asking about this, I'm hoping this clears things up for you.


Does the charity pay for my expenses? Is that a real question? Of course they do not. That would take away from the charitable part of the charity.

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [jkhayc] [ In reply to ]
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Maybe less than 2/3 as I've not donated yet. Need to wait until after tax season. You are on 2019's donation list.

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Re: Raffle! Gwen Jorgensen, Jesse Thomas, AP Prizes! [jkhayc] [ In reply to ]
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jkhayc wrote:
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And if you don't pay the difference??? Do you just walk away and not do IMAZ or are there legal consequences?
Are you just getting free entry or are there other expenses (travel, hotel, etc) that are covered as well?


If I don't pay the difference? They have my credit card, so there will be "consequences" for sure. Whether they are "legal" or not I suppose is up to me and whether or not I pay off my credit card balance.

You don't actually get "free" entry at all. You pay a registration fee with your charity of choice and you have to meet minimum fundraising goals across a few deadlines throughout the year. I've also donated to my own fundraiser in addition to paying the registration fee. All in I will probably pay about 2/3 of what a Tier 1 entry would cost. Thanks for asking about this, I'm hoping this clears things up for you.

Does the charity pay for my expenses? Is that a real question? Of course they do not. That would take away from the charitable part of the charity.

It's a fair question because there are many charities that pay for event entries and other benefits including hotel rooms and more. The more you raise, the more the athlete gets. Team in Training is notorious for this; and the athlete is a major beneficiary of the donations they are seeking. Attached is an example of the athlete goodies from the Chicago Marathon. And you are absolutely correct; it takes away from the charitable part of the charity.
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