Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 01/03/10 at 10:36 AM ET
I’ve alerted Dave Bing. Oddly, he hasn’t written me back. But I felt it was my displaced civic duty to let him know that March 26th may be a date he should go ahead and circle on his Detroit calendar. No less than 50 of you will converge on Hockeytown and it just seems like a good call to let the authorities know a brouhaha may be in the making.
I’m gonna give you an update on where we stand with the Herm to Hockeytown project and this will also serve as your formal notification that H2H is no longer an A2Y-specific initiative. We now have a website in development (thanks Gabe) dedicated specifically to H2H. There’s a Twitter account created specifically for H2H. We have members of the A2Y family who have taken this project on and expanded it across multiple blogs, several community ogranizations, media outlets and the team itself.
With three months until the game, it’s time to put the pedal down.
We’re right at $2,000.00. That’s enough to get Herm to Detroit and take care of some incidentals. In other words, our original goal has been accomplished.
But now we have a chance to really have an impact. Every cent raised from this point forward is going to go straight to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, via their Wish Club and every dollar raised will help out a great and most-deserving group of kids.
It’s now up to each of you to spread the word. Email, Twitter, Facebook, bar stool to bar stool. And if you have a Wing blog and you want the code to the donation graphic, let me know. And when you write about it, be sure and tell your readers that this isn’t just about getting a Brazilian kid to Osrt’s couch. It’s much more. It’s about taking advantage of an opportunity to help an awesome charity. Also, Wing bloggers…we’d like to point readers of the H2H site to specific write-ups about the project. So if you’ve posted about it, send me the link.
We’re going to have a raffle soon. If you have Wing memorabilia you’d like to donate to the cause, be ready. The NHL has been contacted and it looks like they’re ready to play. The folks who organize those Tweet-up deals? They’re going to promote this as well. We’re looking into a location for a meet-up on the 26th. Hockeytown Cafe is an obvious choice, but there are other options. More to come on that too.
More on media. There are things in the works. Awesome things. Trend and precedent setting things. Like The Obstructed View? You’re going to like it a lot more on 26 March. All I’m saying about that for now. You think Herm is a mild-mannered kid no one’s ever seen or heard? Stand by. That’s gonna change. Oh, and for those of you doing the heavy lifting on this? Better be ready to face the cameras and the microphones too.
The website should be up very soon. If something significant breaks prior to then, we’ll pass it along here. But like we said at the top…this has moved way beyond A2Y. It’s now an entity all its own. We’re going to talk about it here because it’s awesome. But by the time Herm touches down at Metro it’s going to be a Detroit Red Wing fan project.
There is a core group of people working this and they deserve some thanks: Jennifer MacRostie, Mike Serven, Matt Saler, Gabriel Porras, Ellen Manuszak and Brent and Tyler from the Triple Deke.
You’ve probably already donated and we’re not asking you to do so again. Now it’s communication time. Get on it.
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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977. No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y. Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation. There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature. Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org