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Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Update!

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019
by bigjohn
Getting close to the main event. Has the recipient been selected and chair ordered? I thought those things took a few weeks to manufacture and deliver

Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Update!

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019
by MaxGravy
bigjohn wrote:Getting close to the main event. Has the recipient been selected and chair ordered? I thought those things took a few weeks to manufacture and deliver


We've found several worthy candidates. I wish we could help them all, and maybe we can over time. Right now we're focused on a soldier who has a $2000 grant that's about to expire, and another group has raised about $1500 toward his trackchair. He still needs about $10k. That would leave us ~$5k for the next chair.

Hopefully we'll have an update in just a few days. I can't really say much until everything is confirmed. Don't want to get anyone's hopes up unnecessarily. Things are definitely happening in the background.

Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Update!

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019
by MaxGravy

Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Update!

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019
by bigjohn
So for a few years now, I’ve been saying that I really want to come out to this event and one day I would. This year is the year. I have tickets booked to make a trip from Seattle to Texas for the weekend with my 4-year-old daughter. Looking forward to meeting Randy and Splunky in person. Hope some others can make it as well. Really hope that there will be other kids there for my girl to play with, she’s been looking forward to this event for months

Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Update!

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019
by MaxGravy
bigjohn wrote:So for a few years now, I’ve been saying that I really want to come out to this event and one day I would. This year is the year. I have tickets booked to make a trip from Seattle to Texas for the weekend with my 4-year-old daughter. Looking forward to meeting Randy and Splunky in person. Hope some others can make it as well. Really hope that there will be other kids there for my girl to play with, she’s been looking forward to this event for months


Awesome! There are always a lot of kids at the event. Home Depot brings a bunch of tools and kits. They set up a workshop and keep the kids busy all day.

Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Update!

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019
by MaxGravy
Good news! Another charity, Bowlers for Veterans, raised and donated $3500 toward danmrf1962's trackchair! Dan also qualified for a $2000 grant. The total cost delivered with set-up, programming and orientation was $13,944. Bullionstacker contributed $8,444. The chair was ordered on March 22nd and expected to ship on April 17th. It will take 4-5 days to get to Texas. That leaves plenty of time for Dan to learn the chair and be familiar with it before the main event.

The chair is being customized to meet Dan's physical needs. It will also have a rifle rest, gun/tool holders, a fishing rod holder and of course, a cup holder. How cool is that? 8-)

This leaves us over $6400 towards the next chair. However, I propose that next we help Dan Peterson. (so many Dans!) This Dan already has a chair, but it needs repairs. Some of you know Dan. He's been mentioned here several times. His life was changed by the WFTW. Now he takes other wounded soldiers out wheeling and has a very important role with the WFTW. Who better to help reach out to wounded soldiers than another wounded soldier? Someone they can relate to. Someone who's been there and succeeded in turning things around.

After Dan P. then we'll continue to raise money to place another chair. We have a list of very worthy candidates. I'll share more on this after the main event.

One more thing, a few of us are meeting Dan (danmrf1962) next week for lunch. I'll have more info to share then.

What an amazing group we have here! Y'all are the absolute best!!! :thumbup:

Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Chair ordered!

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019
by smackvay
Maxgravy you are a good dude for taking the time to put this stuff together.

Mike

Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Chair ordered!

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019
by Yellek
Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.

Re: WFTW Trackchair Fundraiser - Chair ordered!

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019
by MaxGravy
Crossposting this here...

It was a most excellent day indeed! It was very cool to meet danmrf1962 and his wife. Always nice to put a name with a face. They're good folks. We made the right choice. Our goal with this trackchair project is to change a life and I'm very confident that we will meet that goal. Dan is very deserving. He's a fisherman and a hunter with no means to get out into nature. I hope he becomes a regular BS member. He's one of us ;) I gave him a BS bar today.

Dan-Stouttrout brought Dan Peterson's trackchair. (so many Dans!) It's 8 or 9 years old and has been very well used. The serial number is really low, 376 or something close to that. Melanie said they're well over 4000 now. We transferred the chair to our truck and today we're taking it to Action for refurbishing. danmrf1962 got to try it out in the restaurant parking lot. You should've seen him smile. He'll have his very own chair in just a few weeks. :thumbup: