Hello all I have a friend named Richard.
The Australian pinball Community know him simply as RGR because he leaves his initials everywhere he goes. He is ranked 116th in the world but doesn't travel too much does to costs involved...if he did it would be a lot higher.
RGR has been struggling with his weight for over 10 years.
He won the Australian championship this year and
he wants to go to pinburgh in 2020. He is using it as motivation to shed a massive 50kgs (110lbs).
He has started a gofundme that will help pay for the trip and expenses and he will only get access to the funds if he drops the weight.
I've opened a bank account with him to ensure that he cannot access without me and vice versa. No one is running away with any money.
He has weighed himself and filmed his starting weight as proof (pic attached)
If he doesn't reach his target all funds go to charity
If he does and you are the closest guess to his start/end weight then you can take a portion of his potential winnings at the words biggest comp.
The full write up is here.
Only reason I'm posting is that the pinball community does such awesome things all the time. RGR doesn't need to go to pinburgh, but to live a healthier life he needs to drop some weight and keep it off.
Hoping his eventual weight loss will inspire others as well.