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Saturday AM Update: Chad set up a re-direction website http://www.lattishark.com It automatically redirects you to the gamecocksforgreatwhites.rally.org site where donations can be made. This makes it easier to spread the sites name, especially if we can get a shout out by some media.
In regards to the donation page, we will be getting some video and pictures of mary lee sometime today to put on that page and spruce it up. Would love a volunteer to aid me in that as I can't do this all. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can spare a little time there.
I have once again asked for help with media from Ocearch, hope to hear from them this am. I'm a little under the weather and didn't do anything last night. Probably need a joint press release that we can send to media outlets.
We are between $3,000.00-$4,000.00 estimated as it will vary by score significantly. If you know a business or individual who may want to join let me know. I'm thinking of possibly getting a Latti the shark plaque platinum donor made for donations of $250.00 or more. Would be kind of cool to have in your office or hanging at your bar. Who likes that idea?
One more quick note, Chris Fischer emailed me that he will have video and pictures sent today.
Friday Afternoon Update: I signed up at Central as well now. I am starting an inter-board challenge between 247 and Rivals(we are all gamecocks) All donations will be listed on both boards with your home site attached.
Friday AM news: I contacted Chris Fischer(perfect name) who leads the expeditions and also charters shark diving trips off guadalupe island, mexico which is supposedly the best place to see great whites due to clarity of water, and number of sharks in the area. Well, turns out Chris is a big college football fan(Louisville), slightly knows Kirk Herbreet and LOVES our idea to name Latti for a donation.
He has given me the name of their media relations people, and I will be in touch today. THIS IS HAPPENING, YALL ARE AWESOME. We are going to start contacting media outlets. Know that I have their help and support, it should be easy to get local and probably national attention. I will make sure the big spur gets its props, and all of the generous supporters have a way to be noticed. Anyone that cares to help, this may be getting too big for just me. Thanks, and can't wait for Latti to get tagged and track her/him. Oh and Mary Lee, is now following me on Twitter(thats so awesome) With new donation site, it will allow you to claim on taxes as it is a recognized 403c charity
Mary Lee, the official pet of the Gamecock Nation has been hanging off the Palmetto coast all winter. The data and research is collected via donations made to ocearch.org, Let's see how much we can raise and offer a sizable donation to ocearch from the Gamecock Nation.
My proposal :
I will donate $2 for every point Carolina scores in the Outback, plus $2 for every point we beat those rodents from Michygan by. So a 40-13 score(my prediction) would be $80 + $54 or $134.00. You can say $0.10 or $10.00, whatever you can afford. We send the money into the big spur and they make the donation.
I will say first in with a $2 pledge.
I have proposed to the people at Ocearch.org that if we can get $100/point pledged we get an Online Q/A session, where you can ask questions about the program(like why would the sharks be staying on the Carolina coast this time of year?)
If we get to $200/point pledged the research vessel flys a gamecock flag overhead during a tagging(believe it is filmed on History channel)
If we get $400/point pledged we get to name a tagged shark. The name chosen is Latti after #21
If any individual would simply like to make a set contribution, I have set up a secured account(neither I nor anyone else can access if anyone is concerned) Here: https://rally.org/gamecocksforgreatwhites/donate The money will get donated directly to Ocearch.org Those who participate in the point donation, should also use that site after the games completion.
The Following is a running list of donators:
Team Big Spur
Plano $3 .... BOOM
Chad Bryant $1
CailGamecock $1(points scored only)
FredJrjr $1 (point scored only)
SupaMan ($20 direct donation)
GamecockWorld ($400 direct donation, already made
garnetnblack and son $1
Tom Hewitt ($5 direct donation made)
Davey Crocket ($100 donation made)
Unknown ($25.00 donation made)
Bert Mollinari ($25.00 donation made)
McCocky ($25.00 donation made)
JaquesCock ($5.00 donation made)
CrowClub $50.00(direct donation to be made)
JBaker ($50.00 direct donation)
SpurrierBacker ($5.00 direct Donation)
Fripp Island($50.00 direct donation)
WeedLine ($10.00 donation made)
Team Gamecock Central
Kerry Stubbs: ($21.00 direct)
Some Popular Re-Tweeters
Other message boards involved
Bama On-Line refered by RolBamaBalls
For those not capable of donating, please tweet/facebook thread out(it's not VIP, so anyone can view) Those who have pledged, thank you, please tweet me @Game_Cocks21 or give me your twitter handle so I can shout you out.
If you want to track Mary Lee or any of the sharks, here's where you can find them : http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/
Last update on Mary Lee: Currently heading straight south about 20 miles offshore of Myrtle Beach
Thanks to all.
This post has been edited 35 times, most recently by yellowfin 15 months ago
I will consider it, but there are so many ninjas starving in Africa and Japan that I will wait to offer my support. Since the demise of martial arts and the increase in gun violence, many ninjas are at home on their couches, out of work. If we can come up with some sort of fiscal cliff compromise that has extended unemployment support for these lazy ninjas, count me in for $5.00.
If we can get donations high enough, i will request two things 1) Q/A session with the man in charge of the tagging B) Get naming rights to the next tagged shark as Cocky or Ms Cocky
This post was edited by yellowfin 16 months ago
I have invited Go Blue to challenge us. I will keep updated who is in (I nominated Wes to be the money man, he doesnt know it yet)
Chad Bryant $1
CailGamecock $1(points scored only)
Once we are twenty people pledged I am making proposal to naming rights to Ocearch. Any number works $0.25 to whatever.
This post has been edited 13 times, most recently by yellowfin 16 months ago
Meh, I'm in. 1and 1.
If I can get a video of C&L tagging a great white I am in.
I am in 1 and 1 (same as you). But I am not sending some orange envelopes and sending cash. Sorry Fin.
My son's message to Obama, Clemson, and Georgia
4 people? We have thousands on this board
I am in 1 and 1. Can we get a gamecock flag on the boat that we can see in a pic flown. Even if its for a few minutes. Better yet can we name the shark they tag cocky.
This post was edited by carolinainsider 16 months ago
thats a great idea, for naming rights. I may be able to swing that, but we need a lot more people signed up. I think thats an awesome idea.
I can't say I'm in full support of naming this shark our pet. Its been around all winter... but winter's only been about 5 whole days now. If I'm donating, I'd rather donate to something else to be honest.
You can't see! I can't see! All that matters is can the f*&%ing horse see! That's a raid!
Your choice. She's been around for 2 months though, and Mary lee already has been named, it would be a shark to be tagged this summer off Cape Cod
As an avid surfer and diver, I'm not sure I can do this.
You should be first in, tells you behavioral patterns of Greta Whites. Where they are and when. I probably wouldnt be surfing too much off southern NC and northern NC in November/December based on what little we know from the first two tagged sharks
I'll go $1 and $1
Thanks. Lets keep this going, I love the idea of cocky swimming off the water of Cape Cod
Yellowfin, I love the idea. I hope we can get a few more people involved here.
I think if we do this right, get enough people on board, it would make a great espn side story for bowl(about our adopted Great White) get some great pub for TBS as well as Ocearch
I, personally, would much rather us gather money to give to a local no-kill animal shelter. I love all of God's creatures, but I would prefer we take care of the puppies and kittens in the area. Any animal shelter would do, though.
This post was edited by steve miller 16 months ago
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
do it then. Plenty of good causes out there. Honestly, I could care less what you "would" do. this is about a research project that I and others support.
I am in for $1 plus $1...
Awesome, keep it coming 13 more pledges and I am going to contact them. If you have twitter send out a tweet this is not a VIP message.
I'm from the country. How does my money get to the shark instead of yellowfin's new year's bash? Does the shark accept visa? Walk me through this again.
What the hell. Count me in.
Wth is up w my username?
? what is your normal user name and how much are you in for?
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