25 November 2010

Fight Dysentery, Help Kids & Win nerd JERK Awesomeness - A Challenge

This doesn't have to be you - Fight the good fight and help
some kids this Holiday Season while geeking out.

The cool people will know where this image is from.

And if you're not cool enough to remember the sheer AWESOMENESS of the old computer game, "Oregon Trail" in all of its marvelous glory, you're really missing out.

But you don't have to be in the dark anymore... nor must you die of dysentery.

nerd JERK has donated a TON of items to Geeks With Issues in order to help raise money for "The Battle Against Dysentery III" - an annual event that these guys put on in order to raise money for worthy children's charities!

Said Tuck the Producer of the event:
“The Battle Against Dysentery” is a live 24 hour charity webcast and “telethon,” the donations from which are given to two children’s organizations (Child’s Play and Hillcrest Educational Centers) helping younglings in need. The event itself includes special guests, musical performances, prize giveaways and a healthy dose of topical discussion that is the trademark of the Geeks With Issues.
And during this 24 hour charity webcast & "telethon," they'll be playing... you guessed it: "Oregon Trail"!!!

I've been approached my several different organizations that were asking for donations this Holiday Season, but when I read up on what Tuck was really saying (i.e. nerds would me playing this game for 24 hours straight), it made me want to look into the whole event. And as someone who used to play the eff out of this game throughout my entire elementary school career, they won me over!

And I'm glad they did!

As a sponsor, I donated 5 of my items to be given away during the event! All you need to do to win is tune in & donate some funds to a great cause!

The items I've donated include:

Retail Value - $68 USD

1-Up Mushroom
Retail Value - $42 USD

BOOBS Convo Calculator
(recently in Etsy Finds)
Retail Value - $38 USD

The Classic - Mix Tape Journal
Retail Value - $16 USD

Mini Goomba
(recently in Etsy Finds!)
Retail Value - $16

It's not too often that I do giveaways for my own items, but how could I not donate to a bunch of geeks playing old school educational computer games for 24 hours in order to raise money for children?

I hope that you'll feel the same. In fact, right now, you may be asking yourself:
This Is Awesome – How Do I Help?
There are three ways that our viewers can help us make “The Battle Against Dysentery” a rousing success. The first is to donate - the entire reason we do what we do is because we want to give two big fat checks to our charitable organizations. Every dollar you can spare helps us make those checks fatter. The second is to tell other people, and ask them to donate. We’ve always believed that if all you can donate is a dollar, but you tell ten people who also donate a dollar, the kids get $11, and that’s some powerful stuff. Third, you can watch the show – sure, we’re looking for donations, but we’re also hoping to entertain you. We think that you will really enjoy the show, and we look forward to sharing it with you as much as you do to seeing it every year.
If you're a true nerd like me, you'll be stoked to know that the show this year not only feature comedians, but a professional Jean Luc Picard impersonator, from Star Trek: The Next Generation!

This, in itself, is pretty awesome. Add everything up and prepare to have your mind blown away!

If you'd like to donate to the cause and earn some swag from either yours truly or some other rad sponsors, feel free to do so online.

But if you'd like to tune into the awesomeness, GeeksWithIssues.com says:
If you live in Pittsfield, Dalton or Richmond, Massachusetts, you can watch the program live on Time Warner channel 18. If you live outside of that area, you can see the show [on the GeeksWithIssues] website – shortly before the show starts, our blog will switch over to a UStream Player with a chat window, ready for anyone with a computer and a high-speed internet connection to enjoy!

So, if you're stuffed with turkey, too lazy to play the video games yourself, tune in to GeeksWithIssues.com to join "The Battle."
“The Battle” [will be] starting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Noon EST. This year, that means the action starts on Saturday, November 27, 2010. As we run for 24 hours non-stop, the show will end at Noon EST on Sunday, November 28, 2010.
Rock on and good luck!

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