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

cdamm

Trust the French?
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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cdamm

Trust the French?
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.
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
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! :D

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.
 

Xian Xi

JammaNationX,
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.
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
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.

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

that is exactly my thoughts on it.
 

Evil Wasabi

Master Cylinder
Staff member
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.

I only have cash to donate. my game collection is ridiculously small.
 

wataru330

Mr. Wrestling IV
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.
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
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thanks, mike. You're the best.

This link will go active when it starts up.
 

Adderall

Leona's Therapist
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.
 

Arcademan

Clow Warlord of Neo-Geo...for one glorious day!,
what's the paypal for the tony fund?
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.
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
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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Evil Wasabi

Master Cylinder
Staff member
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.
 

channelmaniac

Mr Neo Fix-it
Please do not count the donation I made to the ACS already. That was personal and separate from this.

I have 1, maybe 2 refurbished 2-slot MVS boards to donate. I'll know more when I get home from California. I may have some more stuff too.

RJ
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
Please do not count the donation I made to the ACS already. That was personal and separate from this.

I have 1, maybe 2 refurbished 2-slot MVS boards to donate. I'll know more when I get home from California. I may have some more stuff too.

RJ

how much and to where and why you donate is up to you (this is a no-pressure thing i thought this would be a nice thing to do as a group). I really appreciate the support, man. Anything you want to add to the fray would be more than welcomed.

and again. because i cannot say it enough. Mike @ gamegavel - you are a true class act! thanks for coming through for a total stranger!
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
The outpouring of support for this has been great! Thanks for it.

That being said. I have a ton of stuff on my plate right now, so this really needs to be shelved until Monday. I'll continue to work on this in the background, but the private correspondence needs to chill a bit. I'll make a full call for donations to the tony-a-Thon on monday with plans to make it live a week from Sunday.

Thanks again for the offers. They mean a lot.
 
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loegan43

I've served my time in the Dark Army., Have you?,
Awesome. I've definitely got some boards to donate. Looking forward to seeing this happen.
 

Domino-chan

, Certified Gamer Chick,
Would you be willing to take beer as a donation? My store gets a ton of limited Texas microbrews and I'd be happy to grab them and donate them to the auction.
 

OrochiEddie

Kobaïa Is De Hündïn
When I go back home for Thanksigiving break I'll take a look around to see what can be donated. I may be able to stop by your place personally since I'm in the same area.
 

neo_moe

Been There., Done That., It Was Shit.,
I'm in, I'll be keeping an eye this thread for details on how to proceed.
 

Rot

Calvin & Hobbes, ,
Staff member
It goes without saying that i will be here for Tony's fund raising...

I will contribute Cash and games... TBH.... I felt a bit bad posting here... even tho I respect Chris... I felt it too soon...

Chat is family... and Tony was family to us.... we will be there for whatever has to be done...

Lots of Love to Cdamm aka. Chris the Big Hearted....

xROTx
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
i know, rotty.

i originally wanted to wait. i know we talked about waiting until monday, but then every one started talking about doing their own individual thing and i thought a concentrated effort could have a bigger impact (not that those that do not wish to participate can't do their own thing or participating members can also do something on their own). I just announced my plans, but i will be proceeding with this later on and after the services.
 

Ukee

Geese's Thug
I will see if I even have anything that is worth donating, most of my collection is cheap stuff that I would feel ashamed to use. I may end up just donating to a fund but I really do respect the idea of the auction more, it just feels fitting.
 

wataru330

Mr. Wrestling IV
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.
 

Arcademan

Clow Warlord of Neo-Geo...for one glorious day!,
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.
 

Arcademan

Clow Warlord of Neo-Geo...for one glorious day!,
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 :)
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
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.
 

cdamm

Trust the French?
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.
 

wataru330

Mr. Wrestling IV
Is that a Sky Shark?

Aye, it is...and a special story behind this one.

My absolute favorite STG ever; granted, for nostalgia more than anything. The game that made me an arcader...my 1st Pizza Shop crush. A cocktail cab of this game saw more action in the late 80s than Madonna.

This pictured PCB was a special gift, from special friends...my 1st PCB, to celebrate my 1st candy cab.

I *love* this game...I love Nightmare Tony.

To give up this board is bittersweet; but to a better cause, I can't imagine. Peep the RomStar sticker...this very board could've passed thru Tony's hands.

It's why I want to donate it.
 

Xian Xi

JammaNationX,
Aye, it is...and a special story behind this one.

My absolute favorite STG ever; granted, for nostalgia more than anything. The game that made me an arcader...my 1st Pizza Shop crush. A cocktail cab of this game saw more action in the late 80s than Madonna.

This pictured PCB was a special gift, from special friends...my 1st PCB, to celebrate my 1st candy cab.

I *love* this game...I love Nightmare Tony.

To give up this board is bittersweet; but to a better cause, I can't imagine. Peep the RomStar sticker...this very board could've passed thru Tony's hands.

It's why I want to donate it.

Weird, Sky Shark did the same for me as well. I put so much into that game. I loved it.
 
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