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2009-08-26 3:30 PM

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Subject: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
/6/09I am proud to announce that Pete and Kathy Alfino of Mile High Multisport will be hosting a swim race on the morning of 9/6/09. The details are not finalized as it is just coming together, but we have HUGE plans!Swim Race for DickDime & JuliaRegistration starts at 7:00 a.m.Race starts at 8:00 a.m.Distances 1/2 mile, 2 mile, 3 mileLocation: 7255 West Grant Ranch Boulevard, Littleton, CO 80123Charitable Donation: $25.00We will have amazing give aways for race participants, and a silent auction with incredible items that were donated already by generous sponsors.Things like: Season pass to Grant Ranch Lake ($125.00) 3 months of tri coaching,Bicycle Village is giving a $100 gift certificate,GU is sending product as is Specialized,Yanks will send items,USAT will make a donation, beginnertriathlete.com is giving 4 -6 month subscriptions, Saris is sending a trainer,This is only part of the offerings we are gathering to raise funds. Any suggestions for fundraising or tri related goods that can be donated to the cause are welcome!THANKS to BT and all the other fantastic companies and people who are donating time and goods!!!!

Edited by Z-dog 2009-08-26 3:32 PM


2009-08-26 3:56 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
We expect to have an online auction, as well as the silent auction onsite for people who are out of town and wish to participate in the giving!
2009-08-26 4:54 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

Great Job.  Can't wait.  Probably won't compete, but will come out cheer.  And I'll make sure to bring the wife who I'm sure will bid on items.  

2009-08-26 11:34 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
Here is the link for some of the bigger items we currently have for auction. We hope to be adding it to it daily. You can also donate directly to the cause through the site.

http://www.idonatetocharity.org/store/recoveryfund/

We have had a huge outpouring of support and some items up for auction at the race will be:
Retul bike fit, Profile Aerobars, Salomon running shoes, Mad Greens Gift Certificates, 4 Passes to the Royal Gorge, Beer from New Belgium, Swim lesson with Susan Williams, signed gear from pros, Handlebar and Grill gift certificates, wetsuits, goggles, Specialized helmets, pedals, coaching, Triathlete and Inside Tri Subscriptions, race entries to Breckenridge Octoberfest 5k etc etc etc.

We really appreciate everyone getting the word out and all the support we have received so far!
2009-08-27 9:47 AM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
Is there a way for people not in the CO area to register? So that they might 'race' virtually at their own location?
2009-08-27 9:54 AM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
My thoughts are with them both, I will be there!!Neil

Edited by neilur 2009-08-27 9:55 AM


2009-08-27 7:59 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

It would be great if those of us not in CO could register as Mike suggested.  All the money is going to the fund correct?  Then we can race in our own location and raise more money.

2009-08-28 10:33 AM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
We do want out of town support for sure! Donations are needed  from everywhere !!! I have to figure out if we have donations for the race raffle that could be shipped out. Some of our amazing gifts like coaching and the Grant Ranch Lake Swim Pass are only good if you are in Denver.

EVERY Dollar from the swim race, the silent auction, the online auction, wetsuit rentals (courtesy of TriOK), etc., etc., will got to the accounts for Julia and Richard.

I will get back to those of you who are interested.

THANK YOU

Edited by Z-dog 2009-08-28 10:34 AM
2009-08-29 5:30 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

How about setting up a 'virtual' category for each of the distances, so beyond-Coloradans can submit results for the distances?

You could set up/submit them like any other race, and BT users could file via race reports.  You could include a link to the Paypal Donation page there as well.

2009-08-29 5:47 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

Mike, FYI I've submitted the 2-mile swim as a race for the Race Logs, but wasn't sure about how to reference the 1/2 and 3- mile distances in the same event.

Also, the Paypal donations link was omitted from the race submission, I was unsure how/where you might want this included (or if you'd prefer this one).  It is referenced prominently througout the site.

Thought this might help facilitate participation beyond the local community...



Edited by StMaas 2009-08-29 5:50 PM
2009-08-29 5:56 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

Event submitted to Mike & Ron for the race logs.

How about a brief article on the home page with a link to the event in Race Logs for the beyond Colorado community?



2009-08-29 7:54 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

I don't know if this is true but I heard he recently lost his health insurance.  Is there a way someone could check and see if he could be eligible for COBRA?  Its a monthly expense but WAY less than what is bill is going to be and easily raised compared to a month in the ICU. 

2009-08-29 7:55 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

StMaas - 2009-08-29 6:30 PM

How about setting up a 'virtual' category for each of the distances, so beyond-Coloradans can submit results for the distances?

You could set up/submit them like any other race, and BT users could file via race reports.  You could include a link to the Paypal Donation page there as well.

 

SOunds awesome.  I'll try to sign up my masters program

2009-08-30 9:31 AM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

The swim is now available in the race logs 

Thanks to the mods for get this posted so quick!

2009-08-30 3:58 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

We need to spread the word to everyone who can attend or donate money for these two!  Thanks!

2009-08-31 11:12 AM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
A patient of my sister's is a triathlete that apparently gives out coffee at races.  He sent this out about the race--buy some coffee from him while you are there!

Hi everyone,

I will be there selling cups of coffee for $1.00 per cup. All proceeds will go to them. I usually give cups for free at the races I sponsor, however, this time I thought selling the cups would be appropriate.

I will also be selling bags of coffee as well and 50% of the proceeds from the bags will go to them.

I know it will not be much, however, I feel I am part of the effort.

See you guys there,

Paulo



2009-09-01 5:46 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
Big news!!!

Aquaphor is officially the coolest company! They have graciously offered to match donations for the swim race Sunday, dollar for dollar up to $5000.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2009-09-01 8:01 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
I got an email from Kathleen Allen that Aquaphor is matching donations up to $5,000 for Julia and Richard!

Ha ha Zev beat me to it -- never mind

Edited by skarl 2009-09-01 8:01 PM
2009-09-02 1:39 AM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
Several announcements, including one huge one!

1) Remember to bring cash and/or checkbooks if you plan to bid on any items in the silent auction.

2) I am still looking for five  more volunteers to help make this fundraiser 18,987% better than I ever imagined when this began last Monday!!!! ....

3) Wetsuit rentals should be available from www. speedforrent.com  Send a PM  to TriOK for more info

4) Tonight we had all these ADDITIONAL items donated:


Here is a partial list of the inventory of items (in addition to the online auction), most of these items are Denver-centric:

two Avalanche pre-season tickets, a Valet parking pass to Cherry Creek Shopping Center (valid for six months), Six tickets to the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, A Membership to the Museum of Dolls, Toys and Miniatures, Travel Mugs and 12 Packages of Starbucks’ Anniversary Blend Coffee, An American Adventures Rafting Trip in Buena Vista, Two Adult Passes to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Two Family Sitting fees and two 8x10 portrait to Monty Nuss Photography, Two Gift Certificates for a Twosome of golf, with a cart, to Lake Valley Golf Club, Gift Certificate to Lifetime Fitness, 2 Adult Lift Tickets to Ski Cooper (in Leadville), Two Tickets to any regularly scheduled concert at Aspen Music Festival and School, Four Guest Passes to Landmark Theater at Greenwood Village, One First Class Ticket for Indoor Sky Diving at Sky Venture Colorado, One Weekend Nights’ Stay at Marriott West Hotel, One Year Membership to Sassy Golf (women’s only golf club) , Gift Certificate for Family Dental Cleanings and Exams, and A Foursome of Golf with Carts at Cole Creek Golf Course.


Thanks again to Pete and his wife at Mile High Multisport for making this race happen and hosting this benefit!!
2009-09-03 5:29 AM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

I would love to do this remotely but I cannot figure out how to register online.  I can't do paypal.  Paypal hates me.  I had an account once which after hours on the phone I canceled but their computer wont' let me make a new account because it thinks I already have one. Is there some other way?

2009-09-03 9:06 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

Just add the event to your race logs & swim one of the distances locally, and PM z-dog about where to send a check...or use the detail at the bottom of the page at http://www.dickdime.info/donationsdetails.html

 



Edited by StMaas 2009-09-03 9:10 PM


2009-09-04 4:23 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington
FYI - the paypal account on the web site (http://dickdime.info) is for Dick Dime only. This particular fundraiser will benefit both Richard and Julia. Since Aquaphor will match everything, your $25.00 will essentially mean that both of them will get $25.00 thanks to you. That's why we can't accept registration for this event through Paypal. Out of town participants should mail their checks. Details on where to mail to come. I am sure we can allow a window to mail the checks during the week after the event, but I'll let Z-dog fill in the details as well as the address where to send the checks.

If I can't figure out a flight out to CO, I will definitely be swimming here in Seattle. Would anyone from Seattle area like to join? Thinking either Lake Sammammish or Lake Washington depending on who shows up.
2009-09-04 4:39 PM
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2009-09-04 5:49 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

I sent checks in the mail today to the addresses listed just after the accident, one to Dime's bank account and one to Julie's.  I will be swimming on Sunday at my gym in Pearland, TX.  Probably only the 1/2 mile distance but I will be swimming.

These two people have some wonderful friends, hats off to you all!!!

2009-09-06 1:14 PM
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Subject: RE: BENEFIT for Richard Paradis (Dick Dime) and Julia Purrington

By all appearances this event was a HUGE success!

Many thanks to everyone who made this morning possible!

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