Tomorrow morning at dawn, road hockey will be taking over Concord Pacific Place. From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer will be the only hockey worth watching. Also, it will be the only hockey. The event is open to the public, so come down and watch some road hockey, listen to some music, and meet some former Canucks greats like Cliff Ronning, Orland Kurtenbach, Geoff Courtnall, and Richard Brodeur.
Pass it to Bulis will be there with our team of highly-trained and talented readers. Please note: they are highly-trained and talented at reading, not at playing hockey. We make no guarantees of how good we’ll be at playing hockey.
While our team is already stacked with celebrities (Harrison and myself, obviously, as well as Dean Back, bassist for Theory of a Deadman), we had the opportunity to participate in the Celebrity Draft as a wild card entry. With the 19th selection in the first round, we selected Scott Rintoul, Team 1040 radio host and actor. You might not be familiar with his work as an actor, but his portrayal of Trainee Guard #1 in Alcatraz was sublime.
In all seriousness, Rintoul is a quality guy and one of my favourite hosts at Team Radio. His morning show was my go-to jam during my drive to work before I started blogging full-time. We have already had a chance to play road hockey with him at the Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer kick-off event back in February and the guy can flat-out play. He’ll be a quality addition to Team PITB.
So far we have raised $7,441 as a team, an incredible amount considering we only started seriously fundraising just over a month ago. It’s just a further sign that we have awesome readers and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who donated to this worthy cause.
We are still short of our $10,000 goal, so we hope that you will consider donating to help us out. There will be a game day fundraising area on-site, so if you want to come down to the event to meet us and make your donation in person, that would be awesome.We will also be continuing our fundraising efforts after Saturday’s event, so if you are unable to make a donation by tomorrow for any reason, please consider making a donation later on.
As a reminder, here are the special incentives for donating to Team PITB:
$25 – Team Player: We will officially announce on Twitter to our over 8,500 followers that you are awesome. If you include your own Twitter handle with your donation, we will recommend that our super-cool followers also follow you. We will do this for all levels of donation starting at $25.
$50 – Goal Scorer: We will extend our heartfelt thanks in a post on this blog, sure to be seen by thousands of people. In this post, we will be sure to say how much we love and appreciate you, so you can show your friends and family that you’re best buds with PITB.
$75 – Clutch Player: The exact same as the “Goal Scorer” incentive, except you’ll have the knowledge that you really are best buds with PITB, unlike those posers who just think they are.
$100 – All Star: We will write you a personalized poem. For an example of previous PITB poetry, see Daniel’s Worst Christmas. If you haven’t already read it, you are in for a treat. Your poem will likely be shorter.
$500 – Hall of Famer: We will write you a personalized song and record us playing it and post it on YouTube. And it will be a good song too! Harrison was the lyricist and lead singer for now-defunct funk band, Cinnamon Toast Funk. I have been in multiple bands, including The Neverknown, Hooray for Gooba!, and jacqueline/deepsearch. I currently write songs, sing vocals, and play guitars for Minnesota Nice. Also, I have a new camera, so it will look and sound better than “I Want A Girl Like Trevor Linden.”
$1000 – Honourary Captain: You will appear in an I Watched This Game in reference to something awesome. For instance, if the Sedins collaborate on a wizardous goal, we might say, “This goal was incredible, but not as incredible as Your Name, who is really, really incredible.” We’ll also write you a song and a poem, because, y’know, you’re awesome.
$1500 – Retired Number: What’s better than appearing in an IWTG? Appearing in the ongoing Canucks vs. Zombies saga. If you are unfamiliar with this ongoing story, catch up on Parts I, II, and III. It is silly, grotesque, and crazy. And you can be a part of it. We will write you into the story and, for good measure, we’ll also mention you in an IWTG, and write you a song and a poem. If this sounds like a lot of work for us, keep in mind that there’s likely to be a lockout to start the season. Also, it’s 1500 bucks.
$2000 – Legend: If you live within driving distance, we will make you dinner and watch a Canucks game with you, either at your place or one of ours. It will be like a live IWTG, which means you’ll get to hear all of the lame jokes that we come up with that don’t make it into our posts. We’ll even bring beer. On top of that, you’ll get an oddball piece of Canucks paraphernalia that has come into our possession and other gifts, because holy crap, you donated $2000. We’ll also get you into the Canucks vs. Zombies story, an IWTG, a song, and a poem.
$3000 – Wow: For one week during the season, we will change the name of the blog to “Pass it to Your Name.” The URL won’t change, but we will change our header images, Twitter profile picture, and all of our graphics to reflect how awesome you are. You’ll also get every single other incentive, obviously.
Tags: Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, Scott Rintoul