Kukla's Korner Hockey
With a recent donation today, I am happy to say we have reached 70% of our goal at GoFundMe.
Thanks to all who have donated and again, any amount will help.
If you need more information, start here.
As of this morning, the KK donation drive sits at $6650. The goal remains $10,000 and I feel confident it will be met.
I am looking forward to KK 2.0 sometime in the summer months and I am sure it will be one which will carry us forward.
To follow all the previous donation updates, you can start here.
Thanks again to all of you who have donated and I do hope more of you will be able to add to the total. Any amount will help and a donation of at least $25 will get the majority of ads removed for you.
As I have mentioned in the past, KK software is getting old or in hockey terms, it is like a 45 year-old verteran not named Chelios who is trying to keep up.
We have increased the server side of things to relieve some of the strain, but it can only do so much.
A complete re-build is scheduled for the summer months and KK will look a very different when released.
KK depends on you, the members and readers more so than other hockey site. We have no corporate backing so we depend on ad revenue and donations like the one going on now.
We are getting there slowly so if you use KK on a regular basis, any help would be appreciated.
Previous post on this topic is here.
If you follow the Detroit Red Wings, you are probably aware of the partnership they have with the Flagstar Bank.
I am pleased they have decided to develop a relationship with Kukla's Korner too and I do hope you check out all the services they offer to the hockey fans of the Detroit Red Wings.
Below, check out the services they offer you when it comes to a checking account/debit card.
To all of the mothers who visit KK, I wish you the best day of the year.
Too many times your work goes unnoticed but many of you are responsible for great things, little things and for holding your family together.
Wishing all a great day and one of happiness.
It has been quite the last 30 hours or so for me.
Long story short-
Yesterday morning while sitting at the computer I felt a short but painful shot to both sides of my jaw.
It went away quickly and I brushed it off as so...
But a few hours later, I felt like fainting a couple of times then decided to head to the local emergency room.
Now back home but did undergo a procedure which cleaned out a 75% blocked artery to my heart.
I do need some rest but will do a few posts before I call it a night. Hopefully things will be back to or close to normal tomorrow.
All in all, I feel lucky I went to the hospital when I did.
Time for another push for the KK Donation Drive.
At this point we are at 53% of a very lofty goal of $10K. To all of the 132 persons who have made a donation, I can't thank you enough.
I am planning a complete rebuid of KK over the summer and funds donated will allow me to achieve that goal.
If you can spare any donation amount, it will be greatly appreciated and will be put to good use.
Here is the original post kicking off the GoFundMe drive along with numerous comments made by KK members.
Also, do remember if you donate $25 or more, I will remove the majority of ads for you over the next year. Also, if you have donated in the past, $20 will get the ads removed for you too.
We are going to do a quick server upgrade starting at 1:00pm ET today and KK wll be down for about 15 minutes at that time.
You may also see sporadic outages for 2-3 hours after the upgrade.
Unfortunately, KK is getting old software wise and the software is putting a strain on the server. This upgrade may help or may not but I am willing to take that chance.
Donations continue to come in but at a slower pace, so if you can help it is much appreciated. One way or another, KK will be going through a major build over the summer which will put us in a great position moving forward.
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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
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