Hope For Pahokee Kickstarter (Odoms - #eating)

Submitted by Quail2theVict0r on September 5th, 2012 at 11:44 PM


Odoms has started a kickstarter to try and get money for a garden in Pahokee Florida. They've gone well beyond just the #EATING shirts and have all sorts of new stuff that you can get for donating. There's a video in it of Odoms himself talking about the project. I tried to embed but the code isn't working.

It must have just started today because they have $0 donated. But if you wish to donate some money and get a T-shirt, or laser tag with Odoms?, then you can donate some money. They have a pretty big goal of $35,000. Just thought I'd share since it's a project for a former, and loved, Michigan player.



September 5th, 2012 at 7:11 PM ^

This is what being a Michigan fan is all about! So let's provide a little incentive for MGoWorld. How about we make donations under our MGoBlog names and 1 point is awarded for each dollar given. I bet we could hit $35,000 by the ND game. Let's do it for Pahokee and billy goats everywhere!


September 5th, 2012 at 7:23 PM ^

I wish every community had a young man that was this committed to making a change for the better. Feed your neighborhood with food from its own soil. America would never be the same.


September 5th, 2012 at 7:27 PM ^

That's a really cool kickstarter, I will definitely contribute once I pick what I want (lots of cool options).  The personalized thank you card is awesome (and probably very profitable).


September 5th, 2012 at 7:28 PM ^

How fast did we get $20,000 for Brian and HTTV Magazine?  One day?  We can definitely do this and it's for a better cause.  I think this should be on the front page like the HTTV kickstarter was.


September 5th, 2012 at 7:39 PM ^

How about this? We set up a swear jar for the liveblogs. Each curse word is assigned a dollar amount and donated to Hope For Pahokee. Then next year we start another drive to end the obesity epidemic we created down there... 


September 5th, 2012 at 7:45 PM ^

If I still lived in AA (or close by) I promise I could find 11 guys who would pay 120 bucks to go play laser tag with Odoms one weekend.  Have it be for somebody's birthday or something.


September 5th, 2012 at 8:13 PM ^

Yeah, you don't it because it's a bargain, you do it because it's for charity and it's with a Michigan football player.  And I meant paint ball, not that it makes a big difference.  

I played paintball a handful of weekends ago and it was about 50 bucks.  None of my money went to charity, and it wasn't with Martavious Odoms.  I'm not saying everyone I know would sign up, but get a fraternity with 80-100 guys, and I bet you find 12 of them who want to do it.  


September 5th, 2012 at 8:15 PM ^

...Hope For Pahokee is backed. Great Kickstarter idea and an awesome cause - great to see a former player and alum giving back to his community,  taking what he learned here back there. Good luck and "Go Blue" to Odoms and Pahokee!


September 5th, 2012 at 8:16 PM ^

I just donated 25$. Thats pretty good for a grad student, but the cause is definitly worth it. Its great to see a young guy like Odoms become such a leader and role model within his communitee.


September 5th, 2012 at 8:19 PM ^

The nice thing is that I see on there that Tae Odoms has 3248 facebook friends.  I hope he pushed them to donate, because if he even gets half of them to, he's there (assuming they donate an average of about 20 bucks).


September 5th, 2012 at 8:24 PM ^

I'm not going to tweet at a recruit, however would it be appropriate for someone to ask Morris to retweet this cause? feel like he has a lot of michigan followers and it could help. 


September 5th, 2012 at 8:30 PM ^

Just donated.  So glad to see him working on this and the Michigan community supporting it.  I really hope it takes off.  Odoms is a credit to the University and the football program.


September 6th, 2012 at 1:45 PM ^

Watch your email post 26 Sept.  If this gets funded you'll get a survey to fill out regarding your size, color, etc.  If this doesn't get funded, then you aren't charged anything.  

A lot of people on Kickstarter seem to miss that followup email and then never get their swag since they never said what they wanted.  It's kind of a dumb system, but is how KS works.  


September 5th, 2012 at 8:46 PM ^

Does anyone know if you can donate multiple times?  I really want the postcart but also a few t-shirts.

Posted this to my facebook.  Really hope my M friends will donate, or really anyone in general.  This is a great cause.