Register your pledge here: Playoff Game 1 #SensMotB Pledge Form
Please make your donations here: the Sens Foundation
Follow the campaign on Twitter: @SensMotB
Current donation total:
$1,712.07 $2720.35 as of April 28th
Radek Bonk's bad bed head here.
The reaction to the Sens Money on the Board campaign has been more shocking than Dr. Chow's magical healing powers. In case you missed it, here's a description of the campaign started on April 25th on the night of Erik "No Achilles Heel" Karlsson's return. We've seen huge donations from fans, as well as prizes donated from local businesses.
What we've accomplished so far
On the first night of the campaign, 53 Sens fans made pledges to support the Sens Foundation. The intriguing aspect of #SensMotB is that donations are contingent on in-game events. It's similar to gambling, except nobody loses. For example, $376.37 was pledged on the condition that the Ottawa Senators won and clinched a playoff spot against Washington. Overall, 42 out of 53 pledgers ended up with a donation on the table.
On the second night of the campaign, Ottawa screwed the pooch against Philadelphia. Steve Mason, known hater of charity, stopped 44 of 45 shots put up by the Sens, most of which were directed precisely at the Flyers logo on his chest. Luckily, the generosity of Sens fans overshadowed Mason's thoughtlessness.
Artist rendering of Steve Mason
60 Sens fans made pledges on Saturday, although only 28 of those have been translated into donations so far. I'm still waiting for final counts on how many times Senatron appeared on the jumbotron, and how many times Kyle Turris kicked himself out of the faceoff circle.
That brings our total donation to over $1700 so far after only two games. I'd love to see this pace maintained for the playoffs.
Sens fans have truly made it rain. Note the resolve on Zibanejad's face.
Although the outpouring has been generous overall, a few fans have gone above and beyond the call of duty to Sens Army.
Thanks again to @C_RORRIS, a Sens fan from Saskatchewan, who donated $257 on the first night. Also, congratulations to Saskatchewan on getting Twitter!
A second hip hip hooray goes to @ChrisKardy and @ChristosTheod. They donated their 200-level tickets to Saturday night's game, which raked in $180 for the Sens Foundation. We also thank the sucker that paid $180 to watch that hockey game.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Tix sold for $180! Will donate to @<a href="https://twitter.com/sensfoundation">sensfoundation</a> shortly! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SensMotB">#SensMotB</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/sensmotb">sensmotb</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/bonksmullet">bonksmullet</a> @<a href="https://twitter.com/christostheod">christostheod</a></p>— Chris K (@ChrisKardy) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisKardy/status/328211561539858432">April 27, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Scot McCormack (@scotmccormack) has offered to donate a Sens jersey signed by Alfredsson, Karlsson, Spezza, Michalek, Phillips, Regin and former-Senator Matt Carkner. He will be selling it on eBay with all the proceeds going to the #SensMotB campaign. We'll post a link to the auction once it's up.
Hefty Brennan-sized balls donation of the night goes to @VeroDaoust and @SimonBob who pledged for every PIM in Saturday night's game. Over 40 PIMs were handed out on one play when , but they were generous enough to uphold their donations.
Canada's Flag King (@Flag_King) has graciously donated 3 foot by 5 foot Ottawa Senators heritage flags. These will be raffled off during the playoffs to a few lucky donors. If things go as planned, we may have another collaboration with the Flag King. Stay tuned.
We encourage you to support these local businesses who have made contributions to #SensMotB.
Kevin Lee aka @SensForLife11, a must-follow on Twitter (thanks to Kevin for creating the GIF above), has just become a must-thank in life. His hoarding merchandise-collecting addiction has turned into a positive for #SensMotB donors. Mr. Lee has offered up prizes for each of the guaranteed games left on Ottawa's schedule. Here's a link to his description of the prizes. For each game, every donor whose pledge turns into a donation will be entered in a draw for the relevant prize. Prizes include:
- a Brian "former all-star" Elliott rookie card
- a signed Pascale Leclaire card (in as mint condition as a Leclaire card can be)
- a signed photograph of Brian McGrattan, which is considered rare because it actually depicts him on the ice
- a signed photograph of Anton Volchenkov demolishing a hobbit
- a signed Colin Greening card, which still contains his DNA and can be used to make more superhumans
- a card signed by God himself.
We'll follow up with details on how you can win prizes. We'll try to mix it up a little bit. Thanks again everyone,
Radek Bonk's Mullet
P.S. If you know any local businesses that might want to get involved, shoot me an email at BonksMullet@gmail.com