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Charity Raffle to benefit Make-A-Wish - up on the block is Backpacker Luke w/ lots of goodies!

Discussion in 'FanForce Community' started by Jada, Oct 6, 2007.

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  1. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    approved by Jedi_Dajuan

    Starting last October Darth Breezy's Backpacker Luke went on a tour of the US and Canada.

    [image=http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n290/CharlotteFanForce/Luke%20Backback%20Tour%202006/2006_1020.jpg] this picture was taken on I-485 in Charlotte, NC

    Well, Luke's travels are over and now he is being raffled off. The proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish. The following is the blurb I've put out to get the word out about the raffle.

    Please, please consider this. Luke's belongings are worth over $250!! :eek: And even if you don't win the money is going to a great charity and in memory of Katie Johnson.

    [blockquote]Backpacker Luke traveled around the USA and Canada from October 2006 to July 2007 visiting different fan forces and even attending Celebration 4. Luke is going to be raffled off and the proceeds will go to Make-a-Wish in memory of Katie Johnson. The donation will be made by FanForce.net.

    Tickets are going to be sold as follows:

    $5 - 7 tickets
    $10 - 15 tickets
    $15 - 25 tickets
    $20 - 30 tickets
    $25 - 40 tickets
    $50 - 100 tickets


    Payments are going to be accepted through PayPal using the charlottefanforce@yahoo.com email. Each donor will receive an email confirmation with their numbers. The deadline for payments is November 1st.

    Backpacker Luke acquired many trinkets and tokens to commemorate his travels. They are valued at over $250! :eek:

    Luke?s Belongings

    Handmade:

    Sleeping Bag
    Scarf and Hat
    Poncho
    Cloak
    Passport

    Autographed Pictures/Memorabilia

    Ralph Brown - Ric Olie
    Zachariah Jensen ? Kit Fisto from Attack of the Clones
    Gerold Home ? Aqualish
    Dave Barclay ? Jabba (puppeteer)
    Paul Blake ? Greedo
    Tem Morrison ? Jango Fett
    Ray Park ? Darth Maul
    Peter Mayhew ? Chewbacca
    Daniel Logan ? Young Boba Fett

    Official Pix Limited Edition Prints:

    Various Aliens, Ackbar and other Calamari, Jabba and Friends, Chewbacca and Ewoks (signed by Peter Mayhew)

    Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure t-shirt with runner tag & sunscreen ? size XL
    Silver Sneakers Fitness t-shirt ? size XL

    USPS Star Wars Envelope with roll out card in it
    R2D2 mini paper mailbox from Buffalo, NY

    Celebration 4 items:

    Hotel room key
    Fathead Flyer
    The Art of John Alvin
    NWA Airline brochure
    A Guide to Another Universe magazine
    Insider?s Guide to Celebration IV
    Droid Hunt Badge
    Spaceballs ? The Animated Series card
    Star Wars Galaxies card
    Star Wars Skinit.com card
    Mimobot Star Wars Flashdrives card
    Star Wars 30th Anniversary Sideshow Gift card
    Jedi Academy card
    Brian?s Toys Star Wars 30th Anniversary catalogue
    Hasbro Star Wars Short Story Collection ? Clone Wars
    SW Pocket Model TCG Game (Sealed)

    Trading Cards [some in sealed packages]:

    Topps - #65 ? ROTJ A Family Made Whole
    Topps # 93 ? AOTC Troubled Young Lovers
    Top Trump Cards [about 5 in sealed package]
    Celebration 4 ?playing cards? [sealed in packaged, about 3 or 4 cards]
    Star Wars 30th Anniversary Promo Card
    SW Game Cards # 2 ? Luke and Yoda (A Jedi?s Strength), #3 ? Luke (I have a very bad feeling about this) and #4 ? Luke (Size Matters Not)


    Postcards from:
    North Carolina
    Arizona
    California
    Alberta, Canada
    Spokana, WA
    Rochester, NY
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Items from Tombstone, AZ

    Jr. Marshall stickers
    Death Certificate
    Shot Card with flower pin
    Personalized Sheriff?s Badge with Luke?s name
    Poker Chip
    Bullet casing

    Various other belongings:

    Bark from the General Sherman Tree
    Star Wars Valentine?s Day cards
    Star Wars minis Stormtrooper
    Galactic Heroes Darth Vader Keychain
    Calgary Flames bracelet
    Star Wars Holiday Special trading card
    Spokane, WA Keychain
    Plastic Yoda Ring
    New York City keychain
    Star Wars bracelet
    Metropolitan Transit Authority Map and Metro card
    Brooklyn Cyclones schedule
    New York City Magnet
    SpatCon III flyers
    Body Worlds book marks
    Mini bottle of Heinz ketchup
    Mighty Taco coupons
    Buffalo News Stanley Cup playoff insert (article)

    Fan Force Items:

    Mos Eisley Port
     
  2. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    So for we've sold $101 in raffle tickets! [face_dancing]
     
  3. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    Jada - You guys ROCK!!!!!
     
  4. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    Actually it is my Pesky Jawa that sold most of the tickets! [face_dancing]
     
  5. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    Yes!!!!! Thank you to Commander Choad of the PFF who bought $25 in tickets!!! [face_dancing]
     
  6. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    We are now up to $136 in ticket sales and a few items have been added:


    [ul]
    [li]Pin from MonsterCon[/li]
    [li]2 Trading Cards from SW 30th Anniversary pack including card #1[/li]
    [/ul]

    Luke is also planning to go to the YMCA and take a water aerobics class! :eek:
     
  7. DarthBreezy

    DarthBreezy Force Ghost star 6

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    Do we have Pictures???[face_laugh]
     
  8. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    Not yet but we will! [face_skull]

    Are you ready for a new total? [face_mischief]

    $161 [face_dancing] :D [face_dancing] :D [face_dancing] :D [face_dancing] :D [face_dancing] :D

    And we've added in some temporary tattoos from the Rebel Legion!
     
  9. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    We are now up to $171 [face_dancing] We have a little over a week before the drawing.

    Yesterday Luke decided to go to take my water aerobics class:

    [image=http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n290/CharlotteFanForce/Luke%20Backback%20Tour%202006/0710230030.jpg]

    Luke got carried away and jumped into the water with Yoda on his back:

    [image=http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n290/CharlotteFanForce/Luke%20Backback%20Tour%202006/0710230031.jpg]

    Yoda: Water dump me in Not!!!!!

    Luke: It could have been worse . . . this could have been the YMCA on Dagobah!

    Yoda: Humph!

    Luke: Oh no, it's worse. Jada'a teaching! [face_worried]
     
  10. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    OK, you have 2 more days to PayPal us for tickets!

    This just added to the inventory . . . a patch from the Buffalo, NY Fan Force aka The North Ridge! [face_dancing]
     
  11. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    The winner is the former CR of Tucson . . . cathiecat! =D=

    I will have the video of me drawing the name up sometime tomorrow.
     
  12. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    FINALLY I got the video uploaded:

    http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=21440855
     
  13. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    How much was raised in the end?
     
  14. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    The final check was for $239.70 and has been mailed to Make-A-Wish!
     
  15. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    That's great. Well done. :)
     
  16. crystal2027

    crystal2027 Jedi Youngling

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    I am in fond of what you are talking about , but i would like to say I am a layman. haha, i am a Java game lover. and you?
     
  17. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    Just to update -

    I received a fairly standard letter from MAW thanking us for our donation. For me this brings closure to this whole project. I never thought when Breezy began it that I'd end up handling the raffle but I'm glad I was able to help.

    Thank you to everyone who hosted Luke, donated items and purchased raffle tickets. I'd also like to give a special "shout out" to my own little one who sold over $100 in raffle tickets. Not bad for a 10 year old. ;)

     
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