hey all, i figured i'd start a new thread to try to keep the organization of this effort as straight as possible. here's the deal.... if you don't know, for the dc united game, 'make-a-wish' foundation brought a girl by the name of tasha sanders and her sister to spartan to meet the quakes and see a game. she lives in missouri. the idea came up on these boards to try to get the $$$ together to bring her and her sister/mom/friend to the last game of the year vs. the galactoscum. i contacted her mother today, and she thought it would be a great idea. so now, all we need to do is raise the $$$, get her and one other person a plane ticket here and back, and that's it. quakes front office has graciously volunteered to kick in the game tickets as well as the hotel fare for one evening (just heard that 2 minutes ago...cheers, quakes front office!!!). so here's where we stand. 'keepit0' did some research, and we should be able to get airplane tix for +-$230 each, that totals to +-$460 total for this great event for this very nice girl. so, we need to come up with that amount... i've volunteered to give $50, as has LDB. 'keepit0' is in (i'm presuming) for some cash, but has not said how much (and really, it doesn't matter, the contribution's what counts). so that leaves us somewhere around $350 short. that's where we need your help. please post here if you'd be willing to help w/ cash, all other facets will be taken care of. you can send the checks to the quakes office (so you know i'm not just cashing them and buying beer), care of: erika guth san jose earthquakes 3550 stevens creek blvd., suite 200 san jose, ca 95117 please make the checks out to me (steve battcher), however, as there are some rightful concerns about co-mingling funds, affiliations, etc., w/ the quakes, so they will merely be a collection place for this quest, and i will be given the checks post the sept 21 game. we would need to have a majority (if not all) of the $$$ in b4 i'd personally be willing to put the plane tix on my credit card, so i need name volunteers soon (w/in a week or so). please post here if you'd be willing to contribute, and how much (whatever amount helps). again, our goal is a mere +-$450, if every member of club quake were involved, that would equate out to less then 1 beer at spartan per person (working w/ the 400 member number). now, i don't expect to get help from everyone, but i'd love to hear it! so far people involved... battch $50 living_dead_boy $50 keepit0 $??? step up folks!!! this is good stuff, and you could be very proud of yourselves for helping. btw, there is no compensation/free stuff that i'm getting for this either, i just liked the idea and ran w/ it. can we do it? i think we can! BRING TASHA BACK TO 'FORT YALLOP'!!! cheers, battch GO QUAKES!!!