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Flip Off Hunger Raises $9,572 and provides 28,716 meals for the Hungry


By Xerico

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Hi Pinheads!

    I had a an idea to help the poor and hungry by hosting tournaments that drew in pinball players with the idea of donating all tournament entry fees to a local food bank. Others believed in the idea, and quickly joined forces with me.

    Now we are in December 2013, and 14 cities have hosted Flip Off Hunger events. T

    We raised $9,572 as of 12/16/2013. Based on a $1 donation creating 3 meals, Flip Off Hunger has donated over 28,716 meals!!

    I am hoping that we can push past $8,000. If you are interested in adding to the total, simply donate to a local food bank and send me a copy of the receipt. I will add your donation to the Flip Off Hunger fund.

    We smashed our goal of $8,000. Next year, our goal will be $11,000!!

    Next year, I hope to organize even more cities. This was a smashing success and it was a great feeling helping families in need. I want to personally thank every host that stepped up and organized a local event. I also want to thank Josh Sharpe and the IFPA for recognizing the value of Flip Off Hunger and granting each city a full value IFPA Event. And a special shout out to Jared Guynes (Bakushan) for taking his time to create the Flip Off Hunger Logo. Without the support of the pinball community, this would have been a single event that raised a few hundred dollars for the hungry. Together, we raised thousands!

    Thank you all who hosted or attended a Flip Off Hunger very, very much!!

    The main Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/324029571067423/

    Event Pages

    11/9 Flip Off Hunger Lafayette, IN *RAISED $710 plus Food* -- https://www.facebook.com/events/591837247524673/

    11/15-16 Flip Off Hunger DFW, TX *RAISED $610 plus Food*-- https://www.facebook.com/events/534157463304055/

    11/16-17 Flip Off Hunger NYC, NY *RAISED $1,300 plus Food*-- https://www.facebook.com/events/571234926259667/

    11/16 Flip Off Hunger New Orleans, LA *RAISED $552 plus Food*-- http://mystickrewe.com/tournaments/flipoff/

    11/16 Flip Off Hunger Austin, TX *RAISED $600 plus Food* -- https://www.facebook.com/events/146350465575589/

    11/16 Flip Off Hunger Portland, OR *RAISED $400 plus Food*-- https://www.facebook.com/events/311040575705199/

    11/17 Flip Off Hunger Kansas City, KS *RAISED $200 plus Food*-- https://www.facebook.com/events/506815776073542/

    11/17 Flip Off Hunger Columbus, OH *RAISED $611* -- https://www.facebook.com/events/435795913197571

    11/17 Flip Off Hunger Columbia, MO *RAISED $270 plus Food* -- https://www.facebook.com/events/234651603353349/

    11/17 Flip Off Hunger St. Louis, MO *RAISED $1,058 and Food* -- https://www.facebook.com/events/232457190244051/

    11/24 Flip Off Hunger Springfield, MO -- *RAISED $440 plus Food* --https://www.facebook.com/events/173693759486782/

    11/30 Flip Off Hunger Oklahoma City, OK *RAISED $660 plus Food* --https://www.facebook.com/events/202528469929233/

    12/14 Flip Off Hunger Cleveland, OH *RAISED $600 plus Food* -- https://www.facebook.com/events/1424950207717229/

    12/14 Flip Off Hunger Seattle, WA *RAISED $1,561 plus Food* -- https://www.facebook.com/events/458656147585275/

    #2 5 years ago

    I had a lot of fun and cant wait for next years!

    #3 5 years ago

    All set for the tournament in Cleveland on Saturday! We're expecting a good turnout and I'm excited to see how much we can raise for the Cleveland Food Bank.

    Details at the thread here for those not on Facebook: http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/flip-off-hunger-cleveland-sat-dec-14

    Main Tournament Bank:
    FISH TALES / TAG TEAM / KICKOFF / DRAGON / BIG GUNS
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    Side Tournament on SPIN OUT!
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    #4 5 years ago

    Seattle raised $1,541 and three rather sizeable boxes of food and non-perishable items!
    Gameroom pics to follow. Hell, I think I'll post those up in my Gameroom Photos instead!

    Steve

    #5 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazed by Seattle's Flip Off Hunger results!

    Wow is simply not sufficient.

    With the Seattle donations, Flip Off Hunger has raised $8,952. With Cleveland, I am sure we will raise more than $9,000. That will generate over 27,000 meals to hungry families this holiday.

    All of the Flip Off Hunger cities are an amazing collection of pinheads that represented themselves as well as pinball very well!

    Thank you for an awesome conclusion to our battle against hunger!!

    Marcus

    #6 5 years ago

    Oops. Made a mistake there with the posted amount.
    The correct amount was $1,561.
    Sorry about that.

    Maybe some of the other Pinsiders can cut me some slack for being an EM/SS person now, eh?

    Steve

    #7 5 years ago
    Quoted from LaughingOtter:

    Oops. Made a mistake there with the posted amount.
    The correct amount was $1,561.
    Sorry about that.
    Maybe some of the other Pinsiders can cut me some slack for being an EM/SS person now, eh?
    Steve

    I gave you slack because you helped raise $1,500+ for the hungry.

    Thanks for the correction!

    Marcus

    #8 5 years ago

    Glad we could help in Lafayette, IN.
    Thanks Xerico and IFPA!
    Thanks Main Street Amusements and Phil for the awesome Lafayette tournament!

    #9 5 years ago

    Cleveland is reporting $600 plus food!!!

    That bring us to $9,572!

    If anyone is interested in helping Flip Off Hunger Pinball Style reach $10,000 please donate to your local food bank and then send me a copy of the receipt and I will add your donation to the balance raised!

    This was a smashing success!!

    Marcus

    #11 5 years ago

    It was fun to be a part of. It was a great idea, Marcus!

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