as a "Pope of Hell", I should get my a$$ up there to represent! lol I would love to go to Hell and back again, again. but that being a Sunday, I don't see it happening. if I would have had a little more of a heads up, I might have been able to make it happen. oh well, maybe next year.
I shold have posted earlier, but just wasn't sure if I was going to be going or not. I'm also a bit bummed cause I just found out that there will be no Detroit Bike Week this year at all
So it's Hell and our gathering that are the only bike related events it looks like I'll be going to this summer.
Stone Poet, good to see you back posting.
Thanks Vulcan, yeah I'm around just crazy busy, actually recently just got finished doing a 1200 mile ride down to NC.
I realize it is a fundraiser. I'm all for a good cause. I just prefer not to attend larger organized events that donate to them. I've seen lots of good charitable organizations only receive a portion ( a small portion) of funds raised. I donate, but I prefer to do it directly to the cause.
Mike I'm only going as and excuse to to do something that day first of all. Also as for the charitable element here is my perspective.
I've been an organizer for years, over this time I've have worked on my events that were fundraisers for something or another. I also donate our of pocket to many things, as well as in-kind. You are somewhat correct as for the small portion actually going to the cause, but that is not always the case. Also, look at it this way many fundraisers are sold more on the event rather than the fundraising itself, and often times that's just an added bonus to let people know there is a purpose behind the event. Many fundraiser events bring out people in a social way to have a good time, and these people may not actually be people who would actually reach in their pockets to donate to a cause directly. I'm in the midst of seting up some fundraisers for the Poetry Slam Team at the moment. I can assure you we raise more money this way rather than just asking for donations. Hell, in April we had our Slam finals, it was a fundraiser for us. People bought tickets to come see a show, and after expenses we still brought in over $1700. There is no way we would have gotten that much money in 1 day had we just asked for donations alone.