I can’t believe it’s Texas Cup time again already! Event thread HERE.
Doing something a little bit different this year in that the raffle to raise money for our selected charity is going to happen AFTER the event, for a few reasons. I think we can get some more donated items in the next few weeks if we really push, and secondly with some things in my world next week, there’s just no way to host this damn thing before the event.
By virtue of taking the trophy home last year, the Austin/San Antonio team retains the charity choice. The 2023 NLU Texas Cup will again benefit the Austin Firefighters Relief and Outreach Fund (afrof.org).
There’s definitely a personal connection here. My wife is a firefighter here in Austin, and together we’ve been heavily involved in fundraising for both AFROF and other firefighter-related organizations. We’re blessed in that she’s never gotten seriously hurt, but we’ve unfortunately had brothers and sisters come down with serious diseases and injuries from their time on the force, and AFROF has been absolutely indispensable in getting some financial relief to those families. While insurance may cover the medical bits, the kids still need to eat, and house payment still needs to be made, and the lights still have to stay on. I can also personally vouch for the leadership at AFROF - the money donated goes straight into either operating the charity, or directly into the hands of the families they’re helping. Thank you all for your donations this year.
Everyone can play in the raffle! If you buy a ticket, you could win, you just have to be on the thread on the 9th to claim your prize should your number be drawn! You do not have to be playing in the event to be in the raffle!
We will be holding a charity raffle on TUESDAY MAY 9th at 8 PM Central right here on the Refuge in this thread.
Raffle tickets will be $5 each. You can buy an unlimited amount of tickets (see below for process).
Tickets will be drawn through an online randomizer and results posted in the thread.
Winner picks their item. Once it’s selected, the item is gone. If you are not present, you get moved to end of line or can show up and pick.
Since you get your pick, you can only win once. Shares the wealth and keeps everyone invested. (edit - organizers reserve the right to let people win multiple times if we have more items than we do people purchasing tickets)
DONATIONS STILL ACCEPTED
We are still accepting items for the raffle. If you have some golf (or non golf) adjacent items to donate, please DM me!
one last bump for the raffle! Get your tickets tonight.
Reminder that you need to be online tomorrow during the drawing to pick a prize. You do NOT need to be online to win, however, when your name is drawn and you don’t make a pick, you’ll go to the bottom of the list, and I’ll reach out to you with the last of the available prizes.
The @Geaugolf headcovers and the Jones bag for those that are interested. Brenda’s work is fantastic as always. It felt like she had these complete and in the mail as soon as I told her what I was looking for.
Zoom link for tonight, so everyone can audit my randomization of ticket numbers, and then my random drawing of winners.
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@Here first winner will be drawn at 810 central (so 6 minutes from now). Winners will have 5m to pick, or will be bumped to the pending queue. If you come online, you can pick after the current winner picks.