Tuesday, January 10, 2017

9th Annual Super Bowl Pool

It is hard to believe this will be our 9th year.  Time flies.  A lot of progress has been made in the fight against cancer over those years but the road ahead is still a long one. Friends and family continue to receive life changing and perhaps life ending diagnoses. That is why we keep fighting and keep raising money. This year I will be interviewing soon to represent Team in Training at the 2017 Ironman World Championships.  I wrote about it here.  If I am successful, the funds raised here will go towards my $130,000 goal.  That will leave a long long way to go but it will be a start.  For now, we hope you join us and add a little spice to game day.

In case you have never participated in a Super Bowl Pool..........it 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 buy, you will be randomly assigned two numbers........one for the AFC team and one for the NFC team.  Using last year as an example, you may have been assigned a 4 for Carolina and a 0 for Denver.  If this were the case you are rooting for any score that has Carolina ending in a 4 and the Broncos ending with a zero (Carolina 24 - Denver 10, Carolina 24 - Denver 0, Carolina 14 - Denver - 30, etc, etc, etc).

The pool is a great way to add some excitement to the Super Bowl. As always, half of the pool will be distributed to the winners and half will go towards finding 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 5, 2017.  Last year we sold out 3 pools and this year we are working on our 2nd one as I write this post.  It would be amazing to match last year but we are grateful for everything whether we do or do not.

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 assures every aspect of each grid is by chance.

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 (Lori) and @run2savelives (me)
2) Give Money directly to Chris or Lori if you happen to know us IRL
3) Mail a check payable to Lori Jomsky (so we can divide the money for charity/winners): 4211 Via Entrada, Newbury Park, CA 91320

Thank You!!!! We hope 2017 is off to a great start for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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