One lucky winner will take home a collectable Child's Play auction program (lists all of this year's auction items), a Child's Play Charity CD ($10 value with 14 tracks from nerdcore artists including Jonathan Coulton, MC Frontalot, The OneUps, Freezepop and The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets) and the chance to help me donate to the hospital of YOUR choice.
As fans of this site know, we've been boosters of this cause since its start, attending every auction and then donating an additional amount in gifts to various hospitals. The first few years, there was only our own local Seattle Children's - which we love, but they get plenty of attention now. They've since opened up the giving program to benefit hospitals all over the world, so the past few years I've donated to the Washington, D.C., Children's Hospital (which helped me out when I was little) and GrrlGotGame to the one in her hometown.
This year, you get to pick. We gave a bit more than we had planned at the auction event on Tuesday, but we still have $100 set aside to donate.
As they say on Survivor: "Worth playing for?" Here's how to enter:
Simply post a comment on this page that states which hospital you are playing for. If you like, go ahead and select items from that hospital's wish list totaling up to $100 (before shipping and tax). This second part is optional; if you win, you can choose the items then or leave it to me to decide what to give. Either way, I'll post the full listing of purchases here once it's done. (I'll reserve the right to make substitutions if items aren't available, exceed the hospital's requested limit or don't add up to the promised amount, though I'll try to consult with you if feasible.)
As usual, say whatever is on your mind as long as it's not an ad or profane. Be sure to read the Sweepstakes Rules to ensure you are eligible to win and don't get disqualified by double-posting or forgetting to provide an e-mail address. (You may also want to whitelist my domain; after several near misses, I finally had someone lose out because they never responded to their prize notification!)
Note that unless you're an authenticated poster who has been active on the site and marked as trusted, your comment will NOT appear immediately. It will go into a queue for me to approve, which I'll do several times a day. Do NOT double-post. We'll extend the entry period for this until 8:01 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, December 18 to ensure you have plenty of time to enter and verify your entry was accepted. Then watch your e-mail on Thursday to see if you won, and check back the next day for another giveaway!
Here is the full track listing for the Child's Play 2008 CD:
- "Go Go Power Rangers" by Armcannon
- "Kill the Chupracabra" by The Darkest Of The Hillside Thickets
- "Underbeard" by The Grammar Club
- "Terra" by Select Start
- "Crash Man" by The OneUps
- "The Lint Song" by MC Lars
- "Dawn Metropolis" by Anamanaguchi
- "Korobeiniki" by Michael 'Piano Squall' Gluck
- "Pop Music Is Not A Crime (Mustin Mix)" by Freezepop
- "Better at Rapping" by MC Frontalot
- "Still Alive (live)" by Jonathan Coulton
- "Onett" by The Smash Brothers
- "Game Store Girl" by Beefy
- "Plasmatextor" by Jake 'virt' Kaufman