Wednesday, January 2, 2013

5th Annual Super Bowl Pool

It feels like we just watched the Giants win the Super Bowl but a year has passed.  The Giants will not be winning this year but we are back to have some fun and raise some more money to find a cure for cancer.
Every year there is a personal story behind the fundraising. Last year the funds went to support the fundraising of my wife, Crea Wilno, a 2x cancer survivor that was competing in the 2012 Lavaman triathlon.  Thanks to your help, she was able to raise more than $10,000 which earned her a top 10 fundraising spot for the race. This year we are raising funds for Ryan Mattingly. I am racing 216.8 miles for Ryan who in 2012 was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma........a result of having a kidney transplant at the age of 8 years old. Ryan is now 19 years old and fighting a different battle. You can read all about this story by going scrolling back 2 blog entries or by clicking HERE. In the meantime, we hope you have a blast........we wish you luck.............and please know your proceeds are going to a great cause.

In case you have never participated in a Super Bowl is very easy.  Each pool has 100 boxes that are assigned a number for each team in the Super Bowl.  For each $20 box you play, you will be randomly assigned two for the AFC and one for the NFC.  Using last year as an example, you may have been assigned a 4 for New England and a 0 for the NY Giants.  If this were the case you are rooting for any score that has New England ending in a 4 and the Giants ending with a zero (NE 4 - NY 10, NE 24 - NY 0, NE 14 - NY - 30, etc, etc, etc).

The pool is a great way to spice up game day.  As always, half of the pool goes to the winners and half goes to find a cure for cancer via a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Based off the $20 per box entry fee, $1,000 will be donated to charity and $1,000 will be split as follows:
  • 1st Quarter = $125
  • Halftime = $250
  • 3rd Quarter = $125
  • Final Score = $500 
The Super Bowl will be held on February 3, 2013.  We sell out the pools very fast so get in as early as possible.  Last year we actually sold out two pools.
To recap the rules:
* 100 Boxes per pool
* $20 per box to play
* We randomly place you in a box on a 10x10 grid. Each box contains two numbers - one for the AFC champion and one for the NFC champion. If the numbers match the score at the end of each quarter you win! Just to be clear, we literally randomly place your name in the grid and then randomly pull numbers for the grid.  It takes a while but it is the most fair way to do it.

How to pay:
1) Email Lori Jomsky or myelf (we can DM you our email addresses if need be) how many boxes you would like. The more you buy the more chances to win and fight cancer. You can also reach out via FB or Twitter @lj3000 and @run2savelives (me)
2) Give Money directly to Chris or Lori if you happen to know us IRL
3) Mail Check to Lori Jomsky: 4211 Via Entrada, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Thanks! And, Happy New Year!

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