Bumped from the Fanposts. Let's all get behind this. Here is the direct link to DONATE NOW. Let's get this going and turn up the heat on Chianti. GO BRUINS. - BN Eds.
UPDATE #10- It's been posted elsewhere, but this story is very interesting regarding the Wake Forrest fan base putting up a billboard to get their message across. Guess what happeened? It got picked up by the national media. This will be us soon once we hit our goal.STORY
UPDATE #9- $2825......we are climbing the mountain. Slowly, but surely.
UPDATE #8- Thanks to all your generous support, we are approaching $3,000. Awesome work all. Keep it up. Additionally, after countless mock ups (HT to ArchiBruin), many back and forth passionate debates internally, going back to the drawing board, more debates, more decisions, more agreements and more disagreements,etc,etc,etc......we have a mock up that we feel will sum up the feelings of Bruins all across the world and right here on BN. It's a direct and open message to Chancellor Block (Who is seeing his fair share of criticisms as well). It gets to the point quickly. Check it out here on our Donate Page, While you're there fell free to throw a bucks to the cause :)
UPDATE # 7- We surpassed the $2,000 mark as of May 7th. Keep it coming. We are almost a third of the way there.
UPDATE #6- Almost at $2000 since this weekend. Whoohooo! Cmon folks!
4 5: It's not even noon in Los Angeles and we are about to hit the $ 1,500 $1,700
UPDATE #3: A few commentors asked about more transparency for the donation process. I couldn't agree more. As a result, I have taken all the current donations paid through PayPal, and moved them over to a GoFundMe account that can be found here. And yes, you can donate anonymously if you don't want your name out there in the open. Current total is at $615. Additionally, we will not be moving forward with the Bill Walton idea for the billboard but we have a few other ideas that we are looking at right now that will take a "straight to the point" approach. We will share those with you as soon as we can.
UPDATE # 2: As of 4:47pm PST, we have raised
$380 $477. A good start, but we still have ways to go. Cmon everybody. Avoid starbucks for a few days, or skip that candy bar at 7-11. Put that money towards this cause for this week. We can't do it without all of you.
For those of you following the fanposts lately, you will see previous threads over the week regarding the idea of putting up a giant billboard by the beautiful UCLA campus to get our message across loud and clear to Chancellor Block, the Athletic Dept., and UCLA supporters and alumni all across the land. We will not stand for mediocrity anymore. It's time we take our message outside the blogosphere and into the mainstream.
For various reasons, I don't want to dispose of too much specific information yet regarding the billboard. I can tell you that there have been three locations on major boulevards by campus that have been selected as possible sites. Depending on when we raise all the funds needed for this project, I will be able to check the availability of the three locations and make a final decision based on proximity to campus, availability date for the billboard to go up, and amount of traffic that will see the billboard. For this initial billboard, the plan is to have our message posted for 30 days.
The company I am working with that owns the billboard is very particular about what can go up. Because of that, some of the fine ideas you have all come up weren't able to get approved.
The billboard that will go up will be a quote from Bill Walton with his infamous "If I were in charge, things would be different." along w/ an image of Dan and a link to a website that will soon be the public facing URL of this movement. I truly believe this is going to catch the eye of folks driving by, sports talk radio, and the mainstream media.
How much we need to raise?
Approximately $6500 all in. If we raise more than $6500, the money will be put towards the next billboard idea or another "big statement" project.
When will this billboard go up?
Depends on how quick we can raise the funds. If we can get the funds raised by this week, I can sign the paperwork to get everything started and put up by the end of May.
How do I donate?
Donate $10. Donate $100. Every bit helps.
How can I get a hold of you? I have a few questions.
Ask away in the comments section and I will do my best to respond quickly. If you want to email me directly, you can reach me at FireDanRightNow at gmail dot com.