Donate to the USSM Dave scholarship

DMZ · November 21, 2008 at 7:48 am · Filed Under Site information 

Dave lost out in the internet polling for the $10k fund, which obviously I regard as a pretty huge injustice in the world. If that org wants to award based on clicks though, it’s their money. Still, Dave ran up over 11,500 votes before the last day, when his candidacy got any attention for non-baseball reasons, and I’ve been asked here, elsewhere, and via email, to try and set something up for direct college donations.

I think this is a great idea: Dave is newly married, awesome, the money will make a huge difference, and I have every faith that he’ll do good works with his economics degree, here and elsewhere.

So, I give you the 2008 USSM Scholarship Fund. All contributions go to Dave except what Paypal skims. I’ll match the first $500 myself.

If you want to give Dave some cash directly, email us and we’ll work something out. Contributions are not tax-deductible because I have no idea how to arrange that on short notice.

Updated: hey, it’s a pledgie badge! I have no idea if or how this works, but check it out.

Click here to lend your support to: The USS Mariner Dave Scholarship and make a donation at !

Two things to note: this doesn’t count my $500, which you managed to match in apx ten seconds (brief digression: when that happened, I stared at the monitor with a huge grin of surprise on my face for a good half-minute). And it doesn’t count the not-in-Pledgie donations.

And let’s not rehash the scholarship voting here. If you want to support this, that’s great, and if you don’t, or you want to hate on the winner, this is not the place.

Or here’s the original paypal button if you think Pledgie is Sketchie or something.


64 Responses to “Donate to the USSM Dave scholarship”

  1. OppositeField on November 21st, 2008 10:32 pm

    That we do. I wish this Pledgie thing went to $10,500 so we could buy DMZ a year’s supply of Redhook ESB once Dave has his scholarship.

  2. Beniitec on November 22nd, 2008 12:00 am

    I think we shouldn’t put a 10k limit. I say we blow that scholarship out of the water. Donation coming soon…

  3. Typical Idiot Fan on November 22nd, 2008 3:04 am

    I think we shouldn’t put a 10k limit. I say we blow that scholarship out of the water. Donation coming soon…

    For the sake of all the shit that went down, I think $10,000 is where it should stay. It’s closure, if nothing else.

    By the by, DMZ, give us some updates periodically on the amount given. I know the Pledgie link shows the amount given to that account, but from what I’ve read thus far the Paypal donations don’t get recorded there.

  4. ooter on November 22nd, 2008 7:49 am

    I think we shouldn’t put a 10k limit. I say we blow that scholarship out of the water. Donation coming soon…

    I think donation over $10,000 should go the general ussmariner fund. Let’s not forget about the importance of that either!

    On a related note, what is the total received so far?

  5. Envirohawk on November 22nd, 2008 8:21 am

    Donation sent. Diggin’ the pledgie thingy.

    DMZ – thanks sincerely for putting this up, and for giving all of us another chance to say thanks for everything you both have put into this site. It’s honestly a privilege.

  6. JLP on November 22nd, 2008 9:56 am

    Thanks for listening to suggestions and setting this up, Derek. You know, it’s nice to know that there are actual people on the other end of the internet, not just some stuck-up dicks that don’t listen to their readership. There were plenty of us sending emails and writing suggestions in threads saying that this needed to be done. Dave is more than deserving. Maybe we could make this an annual thing.

  7. hairofthedawg on November 22nd, 2008 10:31 am

    Hell, Corco’s giving beer money, it must be a good cause…

  8. DMZ on November 22nd, 2008 11:23 am

    The initial Paypal donations didn’t get in there. I haven’t gone back and reconciled this.

  9. scotje on November 22nd, 2008 3:52 pm

    Cracked $1500 on Pledgie alone, keep it up guys!

  10. katal on November 23rd, 2008 2:56 pm

    Just threw a few dollars towards the cause. Great idea, Derek.

  11. Typical Idiot Fan on November 24th, 2008 3:39 pm

    2k mark came and went + whatever’s in the PayPal.

  12. Steve T on November 25th, 2008 9:35 am

    $2800 + whatever’s in the Paypal (including mine) plus Derek’s match — I’m very pleasantly surprised. It’s not $10k, but unlike an online click it’s genuinely out of our pockets. Money well spent, if you ask me.

  13. Evan on November 26th, 2008 10:39 am

    Since Derek’s matching target was apparently met before the Pledgie went up, that means the total so far is a minimum of $1000 above whatever the Pledgie says.

    So we’re at least 1/3 of the way there.

  14. Taylor H on December 1st, 2008 7:40 pm

    2662 smackers for Dave! I’d be happy to drive up the count.

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