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If you pledged to Martavious Odoms' #Eating Kickstarter campaign, you probably received an update via email today. If not, here is the latest:
I know it has been awhile and everyone has been asking for updates but we didn't want to update until I had confirmed some of our plans for the Garden. I just met with our partner Roger from Urban Greenworks about the layout of the garden and talking to the land owner about getting the land. A big part of setting up the Garden is to get the land approved by the City as a place we can do the project and also we needed to reach an agreement with the land owners about the use of the land.
We also drove around Pahokee through the different projects where I grew up because an important part of the Garden is involving the community. I want each garden to be a representation of a project in Pahokee. In the next few days and weeks we will have blue prints of how the garden will look to share and a timeline of when the garden is being planted and how we are going to do it. We will post some of the garden plot names soon because I know people have been asking.
Just so you all know we received all the rewards but the shirts are missed printed so we had to send them all back and get them done correctly so please stay patient with us. We apologize for the delay. We wanted to have them a lot sooner and this is taking a long time and we know that it can be frustrating but we are working our hardest and sometimes not everything goes according to plan and all we can do is keep working hard to get everything right.
Was just browsing through some titles on Amazon.com and came across Muck City by Bryan Mealer (no apparent relation to Elliot & Brock), which was just released Oct. 23, 2012. It apparently centers on high school football in Belle Glade, Florida, which is about eight miles from Pahokee (and also in the muck). I have to wait 5-7 days for my copy to arrive, but can promise an mgobookreport after that (if nobody beats me to it). Here's a LINK to the amazon page for anyone else who wants to check it out.
Felt great to be back in the "Big House",even though I wasn't on the field with my gear on playing. It felt great to watch my brothers get that win. I'm very proud of them. We're still undefeated in the "Big House". We all know what this week means. 11-24-2012. Words can't explain "The Game". Go Blue!!
First I want to apologize for missing the tailgate part of the game, I tried to get back from Florida as soon as possible and got stuck at the Atlanta airport. But that won't happen this week. I am in Ann Arbor already and I am ready.
We want to visit as many tailgates as we can so if you see me running around outside the stadium or wherever and want me to stop by just let me know. email@example.com.
For all MGoUsers out there who showed their generosity and contributed to Tae Odoms' Hope for Pahokee Kickstarter, you probably received the following update via email. I'm posting it here just in case you have a heavy duty spam filter or for some other reason may not have gotten the update:
We wanted to check in and say hi.
Just trying to make sure we keeping everyone updated with the status of everything going on with the rewards and garden. We want to apologize to all our backers and supporters because the rewards took a little longer than we expected. We want you all to know that we have been working around the clock to get everything ordered and soon as we receive the order back we will make sure you all get your rewards as soon as possible hopefully in the next 10 days. We appreciate your support and patience.
We have been meeting with Urban Greenworks and are working hard to try to get our garden installed in the next month or two. We are working on some updates for that and when everything is finalized we will let you know about more specific details..
This is our first kickstarter and we wanted to thank you all for giving us this opportunity to do our project. We know everything is taking a little longer and it is thanks to all the great people we have helping us get our rewards completed and you, our backers, that we are getting this chance to share this project.
Since I know we had issues with this during the HTTV Kickstarter and people asked about this repeatedly during the Hope for Pahokee one...
If you purchased any kind of reward in the Hope for Pahokee Kickstarter you need to go complete your reward survey. That survey was emailed out at 2 pm this afternoon (at least mine was). The survey is to provide information about size, color, mailing address, etc for your reward. Until you give Kickstarter this information, your reward won't ship. So go check your email, whichever address you registered with kickstarter, and follow the directions to complete the reward. The email comes from: firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to search for it.
As a FYI, Odoms said he thinks everything will ship out by early Nov. Remember he's not running a large organization and 999 are getting shipped t-shirts, hoodies, etc, so this could take awhile. Plus he needs to get those gardens planted.