August 18, 2019
In episode 37 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast, Matt and Jason announce their plans to work with Project Pinball to place a pinball machine in a St. Louis Children's Hospital named "Cardinal Glennon" that Jason reveres for it's important role in his past. See the summary below for the details. We also discuss the trials and tribulations of our first stream last week, talk float trips, family trees that model flag poles AND we have a 2016 edition of Flip, Bolt or Torch! We plan to stream Gorgar this week to promote our campaign described below. More details will follow as they become available.
The summary of our plans:
Jason and Matt will be donating all funds from a sale of a very special collector quality/near collector quality Gorgar and many extras to Project Pinball to help fund them placing a machine in a local children's hospital. It will be listed on Pinside and Facebook Marketplace in the next couple of days.
It has a clear coated playfield, beautiful backglass, new flipper mechs and a nearly perfect cabinet. I plan to list it for sale and donate 100% of the proceeds to Project Pinball for the purpose of funding the placement of a new machine in the hospital. I plan on asking 2500K OBO in the hopes that someone is generous enough to offer that, or more, to know that they helped make this happen. In addition to the great machine you will take home, we plan to:
-Provide a premium framed certificate commemorating the sale of the machine and describing the funding and thanking the purchaser.
-A public display of the receipt showing the ENTIRE amount and 100% raised for the machine was given DIRECTLY to Project Pinball. (A pure donation, not raffle purchases)
-A HUGE swag pack of everything I can get my hands on. Other manufacturers are helping by providing giveaways that can be bundled with the machine to help in interest and encourage a generous donation in its sale price. I am working on more. The machine will list very soon!
-An offer, if the end purchaser desires, to be interviewed by Matt and I on our podcast and thank them personally.
-Thank yous, repeatedly, to all vendors, manufacturers, media and collectors that either offer something to bundle with the machine, make a donation towards our goal or promote it through mentions or articles.
-If the buyer wishes to pick up the machine in person, I will put them up in a local hotel, and offer my game room for their use the entire time they are in St. Louis in addition to joining us in person, on a special stream (our stream should be launching this week). In addition, join Matt and I for dinner and drinks. We will pick up the tab.
-More that has yet to be determined I hope. It will be a helluva deal for $2,500 bucks. I hope so much so, that people quickly make that price laughable.
NOTE: There has been some confusion about the machine being placed in the hospital. Gorgar is NOT being placed in a children's hospital. Gorgar is being SOLD to give the funds to project pinball so they can choose the machine that is appropriate for Cardinal Glennon.
If you would like to help us help some very deserving children take their minds off some of the battles they face, but do not wish to be in the running for Gorgar, please consider a donation, large or small, to Project Pinball. In the memo or notes for you donation, please mention the Slap Save Pinball Podcast campaign or "Cardinal Glennon" so the funds go to this particular machine.
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