PLEASE READ: One Dollar-One Day Fundraiser Push

11W Staff's picture
March 16, 2012 at 12:30p
57 Comments

Dear 11W Community,

As you know we have been running the Respect the Basement Fundraiser for a while now and are winding down towards the end come April 1. We have done an outstanding job and we appreciate everyone's help thus far, but we are so close yet so far from achieving our goal to hire a beat writer.

We realized on National Signing Day that we would have hit our goal if every single person that visited 11W that day donated just $1 to the cause, so we thought, why not actually try designating a day where each person to visit this site donates $1. Assuming people get paid either weekly, bi-weekly, or the 1st and 15th of every month, we thought that next Friday, March 16 would be a good day as most of our readers that have jobs will get paid around then. 

Obviously this is completely optional, but we are fully committed to keeping this site as it is, with free content. To bring you the best free Ohio State content on the web, we need your help in bringing 11W to the next level and if you can spare just one single dollar on March 16 towards the fundraiser, it would be greatly appreciated. Of course, you don't have to ONLY donate $1 and can give more if you can afford it, but please know every penny helps here and $1 per person will go a long way.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop them in the comment section below. Please spread the word and help us reach our goal of hiring a beat writer by the spring game.

Thanks,

11W Staff

Comments

hodge's picture

Challenge Accepted.

Alex's picture

thank you Hodge

capn's picture

I'M IN!!!!!!

Capn, Make It So...

bassplayer7770's picture

I've already given, but I could probably give at least an additional $1 next Friday.

Alex's picture

Thanks...yeah we know a lot of people have donated but if you can just even give $1 next Friday that will help...

ArTbkward's picture

I probably won't donate that day, nor will I visit the site.  I'll be happily in route to a bachelorette/St Patty's weekend of general debauchery in Chicago.

If it's ok, I'll throw in my $1+ on the 15th.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

Alex's picture

have fun...thanks for your help

M Man's picture

I donated today.  I challenge every other Michigan fan on this board to do the same.

Alex's picture

Thanks M Man....your money may not be accepted by Woody but we will gladly appreciate your donation

741's picture

That challenge might add up to $2! Hahaha

Taspra's picture

I've asked this on Twitter to one of you but I don't remember who....Is there anyway I can donate via paypal? I would like to donate but really hate having all these accounts and didn't really want to create another. Paypal seems to be the standard way. I'm not saying I won't donate any other way but to me it would just be easier.

 

Thanks for all you do!

Alex's picture

We prefer if you donate via the link on the right hand bar of the site. If you cannot, please mail a check to: 

Eleven Warriors, LLC.

180 Brandon Dr

Pataskala, OH 43062

We appreciate all donations

capn's picture

ONE DOLLAR FOR A $30.00 SITE YES.....

Capn, Make It So...

BuiltfortheNuthouse's picture

That sounds great

" I went for two cause I couldn't go for three." 
-woody Hayes 

Taspra's picture

Donation made. Thanks to the staff for everythig you do. :) I'll try to donate another $25 next week. This site is well worth it.

Alex's picture

thank you very much

BuckeyeVet's picture

Feeling inspired. This is only the second time I've commented, since I have just joined, but have been lurking here for the past year. The 11W community kept me sane during the 2011 crash and burn of the OSU football program. So...... in recognition of this being the best Buckeye site on the web, I just made a donation.   In addition, I will match up to a $250 additional total donation by the other readers here - in any $ shape or form (250 $1 donations, or 10 $25 donations, etc...) by March 16th. Love this site and want to thank all the staff for their hard work & keeping it free. If 11W will just keep me posted on the tally I'll ante up!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx 
 

Alex's picture

Thank you do much. Greatly appreciated

buckeyefanatic's picture

BUCKEYEVET, myself another person each donated $100 today; I think the fundraiser is up about $1200 in the last 24 hours.  So I think you're on the hook to match it!  Haha.

See my blog post for more on matching donations ... I am doing something similar for each win the Buckeyes give us in the men's tourney.

Buckeyefanatic's Respect the Basement March Madness Challenge

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

Maestro's picture

Will donate again before April 1st.  Does the t-shirt apply if your donations add up to $100?  Just wondering, thanks.

vacuuming sucks

Alex's picture

I believe it does just email Jason

Jason Priestas's picture

Yes, we can absolutely do this.

Ms. Scarlet Gray's picture

Donating tonight in memory of my dad, an OSU grad and loyal fan. And I will try to be back on the 16th.

gosolow2000's picture

As I am unable to be online next weekend, starting Friday, I went ahead and donated today. Will we be able to donate past the current deadline?

Alex's picture

thank you....I'm not sure about the deadline etc but there will always be ways to make a donation to 11W past the fundraiser deadline...

bucknasty's picture

As a student at tOSU, I love the fact that 11W provides us with such terrific coverage of tOSU sports.. FOR FREE! I sacrificed a couple cases of Nati a few weeks ago to donate.. So I guess I could sacrifice another buck!

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Consider me in for $1+

do have a question though. do you guys plan on doing this each year to continue to hold onto this writer? i have no problem with it at all obviously, just an honest question.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Jason Priestas's picture

Thank you.

The goal is to have this be a one-time thing. Our growth should put us into position to take care of this on our own next year.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

very cool. Thanks for the feedback

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Jason Priestas's picture

Thank you, everyone.

Alex's picture

Two more days....get your George Washington's ready!

bassplayer7770's picture

Just gave a few more bucks.  Come on, everybody!

BucksfanXC's picture

Bump. Just gave a few. Get in on this people!

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Alex's picture

TODAY IS THE DAY...let's do it!

NYC Buckeye's picture

Respected the basement.

Looking at hotels for Thursday up in Boston, you thinking about heading up there Alex?  Our showing in Pittsburgh last night was pathetic, I assume just because it was the 1st round though...

Lincoln's picture

I thought the dollar idea was great. Everyone can afford 1 bean and with all the people that visits this site it could add up really fast.

GIVE A BUCK!

I personally "owe" this site alot more since I spend way to much time on here without contributing anything.

labuck's picture

Basement Respected...dont comment much but do read a lot...thanks for the hard work...I will try to donate again on the 1st.

buckeyefanatic's picture

LABUCK, I think March 31st is your last day to donate!

I just added a hundy ... I promised that donation as part of each Ohio State win but it all goes to the same place right??

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

labuck's picture

The 31st will work as I will get paid that Friday.  Yes it does.  I meant to put something in the memo but forgot.

labuck's picture

The 31st will work as I will get paid that Friday.  Yep it all goes to the same place. 

buckeyefanatic's picture

No biggie ... I was just trying to think of a way to round up more interest in donating and I figured that I would post a blog entry about it.  Doesn't seem to be doing much good but never hurts to try.

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

RBuck's picture

Just threw in some additional bucks.

Come on people, it's worth it.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

factor11's picture

220 Total Donors (with people who donated more than once listed more than once)?  Am I reading that correctly?

Baroclinicity's picture

Ok, threw another couple bucks in there.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BoFuquel's picture

Hey TSUN goes down to OHIO, that should be worth a buck or two.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Alex's picture

THANKS ALL MAKE IT RAIN!!!!!

Jason Priestas's picture

Thank you very much, everyone. 

Scott's picture

Is buying an 11W shirt as good as donating straight to the basement fund?

Class of 2008

Alex's picture

actually it's not....Skreened gets a solid chunk of some coin there....but whatever works for you

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Made my $100 dollar donation. How much do we have to pay to get rid of a certain writer. I keed I keed.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

JasonBuck's picture

Made my donation yesterday, it will be good to see it go over 12k.  Alex, are there any plans to maybe extend the fund raiser through the summer?  I think many of us would like to continue to contribute as we can.

Alex's picture

Thanks....there will definitely be an opportunity to contribute always to the site...we will end the fundraiser in 9 days but will probably keep a DONATE button up

ArTbkward's picture

You know with people donating per Buckeye win, Respect the Basement should be extended two or three days to get thru the championship game on April 2 if (and that's a big "if", I know....*knocks on wood*...) the Bucks make it to the end.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...
(Also, I'm not a dude)

BucksfanXC's picture

I second her thinking. It's just a few more days

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

Alex's picture

If that happens we will make it happen.....and maybe we can multiply our donations if we win the whole damn thing?