In just a couple days the ticket sales for Blazersedge Night will be complete. You're down to your last few hours to help us send 500 underprivileged kids to the April 1st game against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. This will be a night these kids never forget if you'll help make it so.
The Mailbag below this took about three hours to compile and answer. That's par for the course on many nights between research and writing, let alone looking at games besides Portland's. And that's just me, not counting what Ben does here. For all those hours of work there's no charge to you. We ask nothing except maybe once a year that you'd remember to help someone who might not have had the same opportunities as we have to become Blazer fans, to spread the love and hope to a new generation. If you total up all of those hours spent on the site, a ticket for a kid is probably about a $0.01 per hour pay rate for either Ben or I. Whether you're a regular commenter or a lurker, here for years or new to the site, I'm hoping that you get a penny per hour enjoyment out of what we do here...not for us, but for those kids. All we want (besides to enjoy talking with you) is to see those faces in the arena that night because of this community. If you haven't yet helped, please consider doing so.
Here's the info once again:
Blazersedge Night: April 1st, 2011 versus the Oklahoma City Thunder
Ticket Cost: $25 per ticket plus a $5 service charge per order whether you buy 1 ticket or 100 with that order.
Ways to Purchase:
- Call Lisa Swan at the Portland Trail Blazers office at 503-963-3966. Tell her you're purchasing for Blazersedge night FOR THE KIDS or FOR CHARITY. You can also purchase tickets for yourself to attend in the B.E. section that night, which is why you need to make your intentions clear. If you tell them it's for the kids they set the tickets aside instead of mailing them to you. If you want to attend yourself, make that clear as well. You can purchase in all the usual ways: credit card, check, what have you.
- You can also donate money via PayPal to the Blazersedge Paypal Account: firstname.lastname@example.org We accumulate your donations and pay for the tickets in one big chunk at the end. This allows you to donate non-standard amounts (like $20 or $80) and also avoids that $5 order fee, as we make one bulk purchase.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me.