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    The Tony-a-thon. It. Has. Begun! Full info on post #69.

    I know there is a few people wanting to do this. I have been laying down the ground work for something in his memory since yesterday morning. I was planning on making an announcement on this next week after all of this stuff settles down a bit, but there seems to be a lot of cooks in the kitchen and a concentrated effort is probably the best way to ensure a big turnout. I have already reached out to a few of you guys and i appreciate your commitment and promises.

    Here is what I am planning:

    I want to hold a charity auction of various gaming items. From Big Tymer stuff to small less expensive stuff so anyone can afford to bid/ win on an item. I have personally reached out to Game Gavel and Mike Kennedy (The man behind the curtain at Game Gavel) has upgraded my account to being fully free and without fees. There will also be a place to contribute just money if thats your thing. I have also reached out to a friend at Chicago branch of the ACS to see about some marketing to help make this known, but I have not gotten a response back yet (it's only been a day, after all).

    I will be organizing a collection of items for auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society (per Tony's family request). Some people have already pledged donations in both item and monetary terms which is awesome and I thank you for it.

    My goal is to raise a $10k total donation not just from us but from the whole gaming community. I will be personally putting up the Ghosts 'n' Goblins Prototype board that I received from Tony himself (from his Romstar days). I feel an item of that magnitude can help make the $10k goal achievable.

    Donations to the cause will be accepted, but this will all come to be after his services are over. I will be rebumping this thread next week when it is an easier time to move forward with this. He has been a tremendous friend to me personally and to this community. I feel this is the least we could do to honor his memory. Lets all remember him well but tackle a large scale donation after the dust settles.

    Thanks in advance for any support I may receive.

    -c.
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    what's the paypal for the tony fund?
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    I havent set one up quite yet. Like i said- i was just laying the groundwork for this thing now. It will all be put together in the next couple of weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdamm View Post
    I havent set one up quite yet. Like i said- i was just laying the groundwork for this thing now. It will all be put together in the next couple of weeks.
    :thumbsup:
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    I didn't even talk about how you live in a shack and shit in the fucking forest.
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    I mean, at least I didn't say your wife should divorce you or comment on your need to play RE while shitting or whatever else was said.

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    I'll happily donate some games for the cause.
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    very cool cdamm, I will be contributing for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphagamer View Post
    I'll happily donate some games for the cause.
    I'll set up donations and all the details in the next couple of weeks, but thanks i will absolutely take you up on this!

    Like i said- im just trying to get a concentrated effort from those that want to do something and im only announcing this now, so we all know something is being done. Im working on it as i type. Putting something together of this size is not something that is done overnight. so please, everyone expect updates in the coming days.
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    I think donating games for the cause would mean more since Tony repaired games. He told me that he loved repairing games because he knows it made people happy when playing them.

    I need to go through my stuff and see what I have.

    We should make it a $10k minimum goal. Once we hit it, go for the sky on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander Crews View Post
    what's the paypal for the tony fund?
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    I havent set one up quite yet. Like i said- i was just laying the groundwork for this thing now. It will all be put together in the next couple of weeks.
    I'd be a little leery of PayPal after the trouble VT ran into with them the last time he set up donations for Tony a few months ago but if you can make it work, I'm in for a donation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcademan View Post
    I'd be a little leery of PayPal after the trouble VT ran into with them the last time he set up donations for Tony a few months ago but if you can make it work, I'm in for a donation.
    i have already contacted them personally and am working on it.

    edit: I am being furnished with a 'donate button' and its privileges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcademan View Post
    I'd be a little leery of PayPal after the trouble VT ran into with them the last time he set up donations for Tony a few months ago but if you can make it work, I'm in for a donation.
    I could just send money to the ACS directly. I would rather do it as part of the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdamm View Post
    i have already contacted them personally and am working on it.
    Cool.
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    I could just send money to the ACS directly. I would rather do it as part of the site.
    That works as well. Either way count me in

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    You know I'm in. I'll message you on FB &/or text you tonight after the kids are in bed.

    Good on you for heading this up.
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    thanks, mike. You're the best.

    This link will go active when it starts up.
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    I would like to donate some games/pcbs. I'll hit you up on facebook later. We're also visiting Milwaukee soon so maybe I can just drop them off at your place before we head up north.

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    It was a bit of a cluster fukc the last time we collected $$$ via PayPal.

    Please let VT or c weigh in, w/ how we should proceed.

    Not at all sure if the addys from the last round of giving are still live- so i'll get in touch w/ them, & ask.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wataru330 View Post
    It was a bit of a cluster fukc the last time we collected $$$ via PayPal.

    Please let VT or c weigh in, w/ how we should proceed.

    Not at all sure if the addys from the last round of giving are still live- so i'll get in touch w/ them, & ask.

    Thanks.
    I already let them know and cdamm will let us know of how the collections will proceed this time but yeah...clusterfuck it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcademan View Post
    I already let them know and cdamm will let us know of how the collections will proceed this time but yeah...clusterfuck it was.
    Right on, Arcademan. My gracias, be mucho. ^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcademan View Post
    I already let them know and cdamm will let us know of how the collections will proceed this time but yeah...clusterfuck it was.
    I've arranged for PayPal donate status already. Also working on other options to pay and donate to as well. But the pp donate status will prevent the aforementioned clusterfuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdamm View Post
    I've arranged for PayPal donate status already. Also working on other options to pay and donate to as well. But the pp donate status will prevent the aforementioned clusterfuck.
    Very nice. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdamm View Post
    I've arranged for PayPal donate status already. Also working on other options to pay and donate to as well. But the pp donate status will prevent the aforementioned clusterfuck.
    Let us know when that's up and good to go.

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    So I just left tonys house and what a treasure trove that was.

    Anyways...

    We have his family's blessing for this little shindig. His brother will be furnishing us with some tony pics for the tribute page on gg. He also says thanks for the thought and he really appreciates what we are doing.
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    Only 80 miles till I get to lax! I got a flight to catch, so I will be updating more when I get back home. I'll recap my trip too then.
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    These are in the donate pile. More to follow...
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