***UPDATE: user yakmidi and I will divide up the donations. yakmidi to the Humane Society, and I will donate to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Thank you so much for stepping up! #TheMichiganDifference***
***UPDATE #2: DONE! :) ****
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Not even sure if META is the way to categorize this, but here goes!
I probably didn't think this through - so need a little help!
Before the game against Illinois, I challenged the MGoAudience with a guess the score contest - with the winner receiving $20 towards their favorite charity.
No one guessed the score correctly, but a couple folks got close and that's good enough for me for my contest!
Closest Guess to the Final Score Tomorrow vs. Illinois, and I will make a $20 Donation to your favorite charity! (No Human Funds, please).
Before, during or after the PSU game on Saturday, stop by the Cancer Support Community's Charity Beer Garden and save on a pint of craft beer flowing from 10 taps. You can also grab some Slows Bar BQ and a seat out of the sun and in front of a big screen.
Mention MGoBlog a the ID/ticket table and your $6 craft beer is $5.
Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field, immediately east of the railroad tracks (used to be Purchase Radio Supply) and kitty-corner from the MMB's Revelli Hall
This and every game day, you'll find:
- 10 taps with local craft beers (plus bottled water, Coke/Diet/Sprite)
- indoor seating in the warehouse
- two big screen TV's for GameDay, pe-game, the game, post-game,
- family-friendly--bring your kids
- cash or credit cards
...and 100% of beer sales benefit the charity!
Thanks, in advance, for the support of the MGoBlog community.
We all have our gameday routines, right, but what do you do when you're already on your way to the Big House and you feel a sudden urge for great barbeque or a cold pint? Head to the south end of Elbel Field and visit Detroit's own Slows Bar BQ food truck and a Charity Beer Garden hosted by the local Cancer Support Community (100% of beer revenue goes to the CSC).
Closest beer to the Big House...and for a great cause!
Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field and immediately east of the railroad tracks.
What to expect when you arrive:
- Slows Bar BQ, a Detroit destination, parked a block from the Big House
- 10 taps flowing with local craft beers (bottled water if you need a non-alcoholic thirst quencher)
- indoor seating in a warehouse converted into a yard bar: LED string lights, ceiling fans, community tables...you know the deal
- two big screen TV's showing College GameDay, the early game, the Michigan game, and the late game
- an atmosphere welcoming to home and visiting fans
- family-friendly--yes you can bring your kids
- don't want to carry too much cash--yes, you can use credit cards
- open before, during and after the game
- and yes...bathrooms
Eat and drink for charity!
***EDIT BECAUSE APPARENT CONFUSION***
This thread is for people who like a wager but prefer to have their dollars go to charities rather than bookies. The Chicken Little vs. Pollyanna thing is just pessimists vs. optimists -- either one can bet. Last week I made some Pollyanna-ish bets and lost. I'm sticking to my optimist guns this week, see below. Here's a link to last week's thread.
Continuing from last week, wherein I lost both bets, got overexcited about donating to one of the recipients, and ended up giving away $30 more than I was supposed to. I will be more careful this week. If I lose, of course.
Same rules: Posters can offer bets on this weekend's game against BYU, and the first person to accept the bet locks it in. Loser of the bet gives the agreed-upon amount of money to the non-political charity of the winner's choice.
As with last week, I will open the betting with the following Polyanna bet: $20 says Taylor Mangum will have under 220 yards passing. If you accept and lose, please donate to, per usual, the Washington Animal Rescue League. They're still matching donations 1:1 through the end of the month. This week, do it for Luke Skywalker.
SUCH A NICE PUPPY DOG. YES YES YES, YOU ARE A GOOD DOG.
reshp1 started this last year and I thought it was a really cool idea, and all the talk of Draft Kings and week 3 betting has gotten me in a gambling mood. But I'd rather get the thrill of a bet with the added bonus that, win or lose, someone will donate to charity.
The idea is that members offer bets related to the game that week, which can be taken up by anyone else. First to accept the bet is in. The loser of the bet donates to the charity of the winner's choice, as named in the initial offer. Last year, I bet $25 that Harbaugh would not come and it was the happiest $25 I've ever given away.
Only one rule: In keeping with MGoBlog policy, no overtly political or politicized charities allowed.
I'll go ahead and start with TWO bets, you can take on either or both. Losers' donations to the Washington Animal Rescue League, please.
- I'll bet $20 that Drake Johnson has 6 carries or more against UNLV.
- I'll bet $20 that Michigan rushes for more than 300 yards against UNLV.
Nino is waiting for your donation: