A Note from Fatty: Today is National Guacamole Day. Yes, really! Be sure to celebrate responsibly (i.e., by eating a bare minimum of three avocados-worth of guacamole). My how-to video should give you all the information you need to participate in this international celebration.
A Note from Fatty About the Contest: If you’ve already read about the new prize that’s being offered and now you just want to find the link to donate and enter the contest, it’s right here.
Over the next month or so, I’m going to be revealing prize after prize for the Grand Slam II project. The biggest problem I have, in fact, is what order to reveal these prizes.
But I need to talk about one of these prizes right now, because I’ll be awarding that prize in less than a week.
Let’s Go to New York and Eat and Look at Art and Stuff
As you may know, I’m a very suave and sophisticated person. I’m very comfortable in big cities and have no difficulty finding my way around.
Also, when visiting places like New York, I don’t stick out like a yokel from a tiny town that boasts, as its entire retail district, a gas station, a candy store, and two sno-cone shacks (we love our sno-cones around here).
Oh, and I look super sharp when I dress up, too. Totally like I didn’t buy my going-out-on-the-town outfit in the mid-90’s.
Hence, I’m the perfect person to fly you out to New York on November 29, meet you for dinner — along with The Hammer, Katie from World Bicycle Relief, and some SRAM hotshots — and then take you to the one-night-only SRAM pART Project art show, where artists are required to incorporate bike parts into their art, and the proceeds from the show all go toward World Bicycle Relief.
For most people, entrance to this show costs $268. In other words, people get into the show by buying a couple bikes for kids in Zambia. But the winner of this contest will get in free.
And as a bonus, you’ll get to hear my very enlightened observations and commentary on the merits of each work. (Hint: I’m very astute and make extremely insightful . . . um . . . insights.)
Hey, let’s take a look at a few of the works that will be on display:
Free Wheeling, by Lewis Tardy (I should mention that I got to meet Lewis last summer. He was the grand prize winner in the show last year, so he got to come to Zambia the same time I did. He’s a great guy and I love his work.)
Singletrack, by Jonathan Sanders
Ostrich, by Rob Millard-Mendez
Heart Lode, by Mark Castator
You can check out other pieces that will be on display here.
OK, Let’s Get Specific
So here’s what you can win, and how. Let’s start with the “what” part:
- Round-Trip Airfare to NYC (from within US; if you’re outside the US you can still win, but it’s your responsibility to cover airfare to the US)
- Dinner at the Half King with Fatty, The Hammer, Katie of WBR, and Mike Kollins (COO of WBR)
- Entrance into the pART Project Show
- Hotel for 1 night: Don’t worry, you don’t have to share.
It’s going to be an awesome time. And not just because I intend to wear suspenders and a monocle, as I’m given to understand all patrons of the art do when looking at artistic objects and saying very eloquent things about those artistic objects.
And in short, It’s going to be a lot of fun.
So how do you enter? Easy. Just make a donation at my Grand Slam for Zambia II page. That’s all you’ve got to do. For every $5 you donate, you get a chance at the prize.
And yes, if you’ve already donated for the Grand Slam II, you’re already entered for this contest (and for the others that are going to be coming soon). So that’s kind of a cool bonus, isn’t it?
But here’s the thing. We’ve got to have a little time to take care of buying plane tickets and stuff, so the drawing has to happen on 11/21. Which means that you need to make your donation by Midnight, 11/20.
More prizes are coming soon, so even if you don’t win this one, donating now sets you up for winning what’s coming down the pike. (Hint: there is no pike coming down the pike. A pike makes a terrible prize.)
Good luck; I hope to see you in NYC!
PS: If you’re in the area and would just like to see the show, a few tickets are still available.