Now Accepting Your Handouts

Jason Priestas's picture
February 14, 2011 at 3:33a
10 Comments

You probably noticed a new "Donate" button on the sidebar today and I wanted to take a minute to explain its presence.

For the longest time, the revenue brought in from Google ads and the random t-shirt sale here and there suited our needs just fine. We were able to cover all of our hosting and related costs with a little coin left over to throw a party.

As we've grown, however, we've taken on coverage of more live events. Whether it's been home football or basketball games, we're blessed to have a press pass and have done our best to bring you as much of the games as possible. But, we have our sights set higher and are planning on sending two guys to cover the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, among other things in the near future. As such, we have begun accepting donations to help offset some of the travel costs for this event and others like it going forward.

So, if you feel like we add even the slightest bit of information or amusement to your life, please consider donating. The money will go towards live event coverage, tech improvements and whatever else we can do to make this the best possible Buckeye experience on the web.

If you can't or don't want to, it's all good as well. One of the goals of this site is to prove that the non-subscription model can work and we'll continue doing just that.

Comments

Nik's picture

wtf, I didn't get my free hug!

Jason Priestas's picture

You should have received a confirmation code that you can redeem at the tailgate this fall. Corey will be handing out the hugs.

Thanks for your donation, Nik.

RBuck's picture

Would be glad to send a check rather than go that on-line route. Pertinent info?

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

Jason Priestas's picture

Thank you very much. You can send a check to:

1751D W Howard St #255
Chicago, IL 60626

RBuck's picture

Thanks, but who do I make the check payable to? 11W? Note: forget it the rest of you guys.

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

Jason Priestas's picture

Yeah, "Eleven Warriors" is fine. Thanks again.

btalbert25's picture

Great idea.

I took part in the blogs on CNATI.com last year which was providing great coverage of local sports.  They did a donation request with a goal of 4000 to send a writer and photographer to spring training for the Reds last year.  They wound up getting 7,000.  While not long after the site fell on it's face because the founder took another job and left us all scratching our heads, we did get some GREAT coverage from spring training.

Nappy's picture

I could offer up this bedroom for a few nights free of charge. Just tell my girlfriend we've known each other for years...

http://s1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee509/OSUmuncie81/

I guess I should mention I live 10 mins from downtown Indy. 

 

Fan of bacon since 1981

Chris Lauderback's picture

Perfect. I call futon!

jfunk's picture

If the Bucks ever do an exhibition game in Germany or you're just looking to hit up Oktoberfest I'm your man.

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