(Topic ID: 229098)

Black Friday VFW Toys for Tots charity pinball event


By cfh

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    For the last 5 years or so we have held a charity pinball event at the Ann Arbor MI VFW facility on Black Friday. Most of the time it's been for a local food bank and/or Toys for Tots. As a continuation of this service, this year, Nov 23rd 2018, aka Black Friday, we will be doing that again. Time did change this year though, it's from 7pm to 11pm (an hour earlier than prior years.)

    Here's how it works... Go to the VFW web page at http://vfwpinball.com/?p=128 and get a ticket reservation for $5 via paypal. We do this so we can control the number of people coming to the event (paypal has a nice inventory system). The $5 fee frankly gets largely eaten up by paypal fees (we end up with $3 and some change), and that money goes to related expenses for the event (mostly food, we usually get a load of pizza).

    But you're not quite done... Since the charity is Toys for Tots, you need to get an unwrapped toy to bring with your ticket reservation. Bring both to the event (or you won't get in!) Also the toy should have a $20 retail value (or more). Each person must have a toy. Don't be cheap! we have turned people away because they got some crap dollar store junk. This is a charity event, be kind! "Screaming" Scott Randal from radio station WRIF will be there collecting the toys for Toys for Tots (his favorite charity.)

    So what do you get in return? You get a night of pinball at the VFW's main building. All games are on free play obviously. Most people comment this is their favorite VFW event. Why? We keep the numbers low for this, usually around 100 people or so (plus the orange shirt guys.) So there's plenty of room to play games and have fun. Thanks!

    #2 7 months ago

    Those of you who haven’t attended, this is a great event for an even greater cause. Thanks again Clay!

    #3 7 months ago

    If you want to go get your reservations soon, numbers are getting thin.

    #4 7 months ago

    I would also like to add that you need TWO things to attend this event... A ticket reservation and a new unwrapped toy. You need both! thank you.

    #5 7 months ago

    There are very few tickets left for the VFW black friday "toys for tots" charity event.
    YOU CAN NOT COME WITHOUT A TICKET (or a toy!)
    details/tix: http://vfwpinball.com/?p=128

    JM is coming with his friend....
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    #6 7 months ago

    SOLD OUT.
    remember you *must* have a ticket to attend! (in addition to a toy.)

    #7 7 months ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    SOLD OUT.
    remember you *must* have a ticket to attend! (in addition to a toy.)

    bummer just found this thred.

    #8 6 months ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    JM is coming with his friend....
    [quoted image]

    Which one is JM?

    #9 6 months ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    Which one is JM?

    The "Big" one

    #10 6 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    The "Big" one

    Which one is that?

    #11 6 months ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    Which one is that?

    THAT'S what I'm looking for

    #12 6 months ago

    looks like the BIG one is going to have to lay down thelaw come friday

    #13 6 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    ... lay down thelaw come friday

    You kinky fucker

    #14 6 months ago
    Quoted from crlush:

    bummer just found this thred.

    send me a direct email with your request. do not use PM i don't check that.
    cfh@provide.net

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    #17 6 months ago

    Another fantastic night of pinball at VFW!!! Thanks for making it a charity event. It's always cool to see the WRIF crew, 'Screaming' Scott should have had a t-shirt cannon to launch shirts at unsuspecting people throughout the night, though.

    #18 6 months ago

    Great show for a great cause Clay! I loved that it wasn’t crowded. Literally no wait time for machines.

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    #21 6 months ago

    Toys for Tots is an amazing charity! Good luck with everything!

    #22 6 months ago

    It wouldn't be a VFW Pinball event without
    a major malfunction of a Gottlieb Star Series 80 machine. Eight weeks ago, it was Haunted House. This time it was Black Hole.

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    #23 6 months ago

    Big thanks to vfw and rif for a great event!

    #24 6 months ago

    Since Jerry was busy with the Black Hole issue, we had a board repair temp help out....

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