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Northern Bowhunter

Post by Northern Bowhunter » Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:09 am

Your probably right Woody, what's a suit worth down there?

Darrin

Red Label

Post by Red Label » Sat Jan 18, 2003 1:45 pm

Here's a link to Bass Pro's kid's camo prices:

http://ww2.basspro.com/catalogs/outdoor ... pparel.cfm

Red Label

Post by Red Label » Mon Jan 20, 2003 5:56 pm

Received today:

Woody's Taxidermy, with thanks....Mike

PS - I have to assume that everyone who is on board and "not received" has their cheque in the mail by now. I don't want to end this campaign, but it IS going to end all on it's own soon. I will post the totals probably by next week, and I will have to assume at that time that everyone had their chance to help out. After that, your payments will have to go directly to Steve. (I will forward anything that happens to grace my mailbox)

Thanks to all, this has been a resounding success so far!

Mike

Red Label

Post by Red Label » Tue Jan 21, 2003 1:00 pm

All,

We are making the exchange this Thursday 1/23/03 (see email below). I will post the totals for you before then.

"Steve,

I will see you at 1:00 Thursday. Thanks.

I have everyone's donations in the original envelopes so your list will not be a problem.

Cheers,

Mike

>>> "Benefit4Kids" <[email protected]> 01/21 12:43 PM >>>
Mike,

Just got off the phone with Bill and I'll be meeting him at Excalibur this Thursday at 1:00 as long as that works OK for you. If not let me know and we can reschedule as both Bill's and my schedule are pretty open this week. Thanks my friend.

Steve

P.S.
One more thing. Can you have a list with you of everyone's real name who donated to B4K and Chase. I'd like to add everyone to our Supporter's page on the B4K web site. Thanks.



PS - The Archer's Nook doesn't currently have a bear target in stock so I may get the deer instead. It will be used for raffle so a deer should work just as well. I will call them when they open today.

Red Label

Post by Red Label » Tue Jan 21, 2003 2:22 pm

Just spoke to Richard at "The Nook".

I will be picking up an Aimrite Deer tonight instead of a bear.

I'll have pictures of all this stuff for you guys on Thursday.

FYI,

Mike

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Post by Woody Williams » Tue Jan 21, 2003 3:52 pm

Red Label wrote:Just spoke to Richard at "The Nook".

I will be picking up an Aimrite Deer tonight instead of a bear.

I'll have pictures of all this stuff for you guys on Thursday.

FYI,

Mike
Our thanks to Archer's Nook.

We will BE WAITING on a full report... and pictures..
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Red Label

Post by Red Label » Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:33 pm

All,

PLEASE READ. Sorry for the long post. This will be my last post on this thread until I have the pictures for you.
I never went to the post office tonight because I had to go to Archer's Nook, so there MAY still be something there that I will pick up tomorrow.

I will be getting together with Steve Pray, Bill and Kathy on 1/23/03 to hand over our collected donations to B4K. As such, I will have to
terminate my involvement in this particular campaign as of now. Please
note, Chase's campaign isn't over, and neither are the other great
programs B4K puts on. On this note I ask that if you still want to
contribute anything, please contact Steve directly (his address is on his website and can be gotten from the opening post on this thread) and send your payment there. If anything happens to arrive in my mailbox from now on, I will forward it to Steve immediately. Steve if there's more I can do for you, just let me know anytime.

This effort has gone far better than I had hoped when I submitted my
initial offer for a donation. I thought, "hey, if I chip in 5-10% of
the cost of a Vixen, and 10-20 others do the same, we can easily make
this happen"so that was my goal initially. Right from the start, a
couple of you came forward and stated:

"Mike , this is going to happen. Whatever you are short, I will pay the
difference. We are GOING to buy that kid a bow."

"Mike, why don't I just buy the bow out of pocket and you can reimburse
me with whatever donations you get"

Needless to say I was flabbergasted at the responses I was getting.
Shortly thereafter Bill T jumped in and offered up the Vixen, and I was at one instant both happy and sad. Although I thought it was a superb and generous offer and really took the pressure off of us to achieve our goal, I also thought the other donations would immediately dry up. Boy was I dead wrong on that one! There were some key players (you know who you are) working hard behind the scenes to make this big snowball roll. ALL participants should be proud of what was accomplished here!

The totals are:

Cash, cheques, money orders:
Canadian $715.00
plus
U.S. $375.00

Accessories:
-Vixen bow, shortened for youth c/w drop zone scope & mounts
-Padded case
-Quiver kit
-Rope cocking aid
-stringer
-spare string
-Dozen custom bolts emblazoned with bear & "Chase"
(above bolts supplied with broadheads & target points)
- bear claw memento
- magazine space for B4K article and ad in "Crossbow Connection"
- embroidered "Bear hunter" patches for Chase's jacket
- Woody's cap
- treestand for raffle
- MacKenzie deer for raffle
- custom knife with "Chase" logo
- camo scope cover (added 1/22/03)

A few of you told me stories about your lives, your losses, and your
ongoing personal struggles. I won't betray your confidences here, but I
will honestly say I appreciate your openness as much as your generosity.
More than anything else this campaign has made me reflect on how truly
lucky I am. Like all of us, I get bogged down and depressed with life
once in a while, but at the end of the day I have a loving wife and 4
healthy, happy kids to go home to, a good job, good recreational
opportunities along with my own personal good health. My problems seem
totally insignificant when compared to what some others have to deal
with. Man am I selfish!!

Good luck to Chase, and to all the other kids B4K is helping out!
Our hopes and dreams are with you.
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Post by dw » Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:44 pm

AMEN!!!!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by Woody Williams » Tue Jan 21, 2003 9:47 pm

Red Label,

.....and a hearty THANKS TO you for taking on the awesome responsility of being the POINT MAN on this VERY worth while endeavor.


We have all been truly blessed to be able to help Chase in his quest for a bear.

I can hardly wait to see a picture of him and his bear in the Excalibur Trophy Room......
Woody Williams

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Post by ComfyBear » Tue Jan 21, 2003 10:52 pm

It's times like these that helps one realize what is really important in life. Granted we all have our ups and downs. Some days are better than others. At times we complain about our misfortunes. Perhaps some of us are envious of other's seemly better lot in life, instead of focusing on how fortunately most of us actually are, just to have our health, our families and the time to be able to enjoy both. In the end is not how much money or "toys" we accumulate, but rather the difference we can make, not only in our lives, but the lives of other, while we're on this earth.
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Post by Guest » Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:43 am

ComfyBear wrote:It's times like these that helps one realize what is really important in life. Granted we all have our ups and downs. Some days are better than others. At times we complain about our misfortunes. Perhaps some of us are envious of others' seemly better lot in life, instead of focusing on how fortunately most of us actually really are, just to have our health, our families and the time to be able to enjoy both.

In the end is not how much money or "toys" we accumulate, but rather the difference we can make, not only in our lives, but to the lives of others, while we're on this earth.

Red Label

Post by Red Label » Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:49 pm

Here's some pics of our exchange today. Steve had a fairly brutal drive in from Michigan, and I am trusting he made it home safe. We'd like to hear from you Steve upon your return.

Here's Bill showing Steve how to cock and shoot the bow:

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Here's Steve dialling in. He almost Robin Hooded a couple:

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Here's Kath & Bill handing the bow over to Steve:

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Here's Steve taking receipt of all your donations:

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Here's the whole collection of our efforts. That really is a Vixen bow. It is a new model which will be available in hardwoods camo. Bill T even had Db bars put on it. The case, accessories, deer target and treestand are also all shown.

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Here's the bow with quiver and scope cover installed. Note how the stock has been shortened by about an inch immediately ahead of the butt plate. It was a flawless job, well done, Bill! (sorry for the flash glare)

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Post by Rick » Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:56 pm

:) :) :) GOOD WORK RED. JOB WELL DONE :) :) :)

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THE PICS SOO SOON FOR EVERY ONE TO ENJOY.

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Post by GaryL » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:00 pm

Man Red Label some A-1 pictures 8) And the xbow should have SN#00000000001 :wink: :twisted:
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Post by Digger » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:34 pm

Mike

Great pics of all the donations, you have done a great job co-ordinating this great task. WELL DONE

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