ThanksGaming Day: Literally Everything You Need To Know

Here's literally everything you need to know about the ThanksGaming Day fundraiser dinner, raffle and game marathon, all neatly gift-wrapped in a single blog post.

What's in it for you?
Reserve your seat by clicking here to make a $25 donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (via Extra Life), and you'll get:

  • A T-Shirt; 
  • Dinner and beverages (adult and otherwise);
  • A ticket in an excellent prize raffle; and
  • An evening of fun and games.
The next 10 people to donate $25 to sign up will also receive a voucher for a free small pizza from Pizza Hut, and I'll tack on an additional $5 donation match of my own!

The details?
It's on Saturday, Dec. 9th, at 5:00 pm at 1307 Kasold Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049. Dinner will start at 5:30 and the raffle will last until 9:00. Heather and I will be completing our 24-hour Extra Life gaming marathon (and coinciding Harry Potter movie marathon) through 9:00 am the following morning , and you're welcome to stay the whole time. Please park in the church lot two blocks north.

You haven't officially reserved your seat until you've donated, and there are only about 10 left, so donate and reserve today!

The goods.
The grand raffle prize is a twin-bed size Sonic the Hedgehog quilt hand-made by Heather! Other prizes include video drones, a PS1 gift set, a $25 gift card to Gamer's HQ, a set of booze-giftables, a grill accessories gift set and, at 9:00 pm, we'll raffle off the majority of the remaining food and beer! Additional raffle tickets will cost $5 each, and contest winners will receive additional tickets. The dinner menu includes plenty of pizza, breadsticks and wings from pizza hut, and the beer menu features a smattering of everything (but don't expect anything fancy).

It's worth peeking at the awful green-screen pictures we took of the raffle prizes if you have a minute to spare.

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The rest.
You're encouraged to bring your own video, board and card games of any type. Email any questions to or catch me on Facebook.

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Thank You!
I'd like to extend a big thank-you to Gamer's HQ, Pizza Hut of Lawrence, Thrivent Financial, Westlake Ace Hardware, Cristy Taylor-Holloway, anyone else who has helped and contributed, and most importantly, to my beautiful wife Heather.