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Online bluestreak

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Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Topic Start: April 14, 2019, 12:41:07 AM »
So everyone knows I’m a SSS person. Last year I made bets with anyone who was willing as to whether the Nats would make the playoffs.

Here’s how it works. I think the Nats will make the playoffs. If they do and you bet with me that they won’t, you have to give a amount we determine to the charity of my choice. If the Nats don’t make the playoffs, I’ll make a donation to the charity of your choice.  We have to both agree on the charities. No political charities allowed.

Last year this was fun and we got to focus on and publicize some great causes.

If you’re interested, DM me with the amount you want to bet and the charity (I don’t want to necessarily publicize amounts) and I’ll post the charities publicly in this thread so others can donate if they choose.

Let’s have some fun!

Offline NatNasty

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #1: May 01, 2019, 11:44:03 PM »
Great to see this continued.  I'm in.  However, were I you, I'd demand odds this time around.  Especially if you plan to attend a lot of games.

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #2: May 20, 2019, 12:16:23 PM »
Is this offer still open?

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #3: May 20, 2019, 12:26:52 PM »
How about the proceeds all go to a 501(c) to provide for a safe retirement for Davey somewhere far from baseball where he can't cause any damage?  Say a tree-trimming business in the desert.   

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #4: May 20, 2019, 12:36:05 PM »
Is this offer still open?

He'll have to cut this off soon or he'll go broke.

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #5: May 21, 2019, 10:31:57 PM »
Yeah, this is closed. I’ll re-open it if they fire Martinez

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #6: June 05, 2019, 12:20:26 AM »
I’m opening this up again.

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #7: June 05, 2019, 09:31:37 AM »
I’m opening this up again.

I'm in...I'll leave the stakes up to you...

Offline NatNasty

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #8: June 09, 2019, 01:55:41 PM »
I'm in...I'll leave the stakes up to you...

ditto

Online bluestreak

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #9: June 22, 2019, 01:05:59 AM »
VaRK and I have made the first bet. He is picking St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

https://www.stjude.org/

I am picking Highland County Humane Society, which is where I got my dog Sophie.

https://www.highlandcountyhumanesociety.org/

Please look at both and consider donating to these worthy causes on your own.

I’ll pick different charities for each bet someone makes to give exposure to different causes.

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #10: June 22, 2019, 01:46:19 AM »
NatNasty and I have made a bet.

He is choosing Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center, a charity that provides equestrian therapy for disabled veterans.

https://ldequestrian.com/

I am choosing So Others Might Eat, a DC charity for the homeless.

https://www.some.org/

Please look at both and consider donating to these worthy causes on your own.

Offline NatNasty

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #11: June 22, 2019, 01:48:48 AM »
Cute pup.  Jack Russell mix?

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #12: June 22, 2019, 01:51:05 AM »
Cute pup.  Jack Russell mix?

She’s like a mix of like 4 random hound breeds. I think she also has some dachshund in her. The DNA test was quite the smorgasbord.

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #13: June 23, 2019, 01:17:23 PM »
I wish I had the spare cash to make a wager. I"m living paycheck to paycheck at this point, but that's four absolutely awesome charities supported so far. If I had the cash, it'd be the American  Cancer Society in honor of my mom who died from cancer in 1993.

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #14: June 23, 2019, 01:17:50 PM »
Cute pup.  Jack Russell mix?

Looks like a min pin.

Online bluestreak

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #15: July 16, 2019, 11:47:18 PM »
I wish I had the spare cash to make a wager. I"m living paycheck to paycheck at this point, but that's four absolutely awesome charities supported so far. If I had the cash, it'd be the American  Cancer Society in honor of my mom who died from cancer in 1993.

Someone has made an anonymous bet in honor of dracanal’s mother. The selected charity is the American Cancer Society.

https://www.cancer.org/

In order to make it a bet, I’m picking the DC Youth Orchestra.

https://www.dcyop.org/

But I imagine we might have some donations to the ACS regardless of the outcome.

Offline dracnal

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #16: July 17, 2019, 01:32:13 AM »
Someone has made an anonymous bet in honor of dracanal’s mother. The selected charity is the American Cancer Society.

https://www.cancer.org/

In order to make it a bet, I’m picking the DC Youth Orchestra.

https://www.dcyop.org/

But I imagine we might have some donations to the ACS regardless of the outcome.

Oh wow. Thank you! I know the board can be a bit negative at times, but there is really a wonderful community here.

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #17: August 29, 2019, 02:33:08 PM »
Bump

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #18: August 29, 2019, 02:40:07 PM »
Yeah, this is closed. I’ll re-open it if they fire Martinez


I’m opening this up again.



:hysterical:

So Martinez got fired and instead of making it public they're using a cardboard cutout of Martinez. That explains the turn around.




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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #19: August 29, 2019, 02:44:17 PM »



:hysterical:

So Martinez got fired and instead of making it public they're using a cardboard cutout of Martinez. That explains the turn around.

Why you against charity?

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Re: Nationals Playoff Charity Challenge
« Reply #20: August 29, 2019, 02:57:07 PM »
Not at all. I just think it's funny that you put the blame on Martinez and declared you would be back on board if they fired him (because that would solve the team's problems) and now you're bumping the thread and Martinez is still here. Then again, you also said you'd become a birds fan if the Nats signed Rodney. :crackup: