I have too many of these damn VE's. I don't have any '02s, but am looking to give away at least 1 03-11 set, and up to 3, with some possible extras thrown in there. However, I figured I'd might as well see if I can put some money towards a good cause in the process. The cause: Animal Rescue League (http://www.animalrescue.org/), an animal shelter in Pittsburgh, and not coincidentally, the place where I found my roommate and best friend of 7 years, Blue. If you care at all about dogs and cats and probably some other miscellaneous creatures, this is a worthwhile thing to throw a little money at regardless of the chance at free beer. And if you hate dogs, cats, etc., you should donate because your money will help keep those filthy mongrels off the streets. "But I don't live in Pittsburgh," you say. "Why should I care about an animal shelter there?" What difference does that make? You selfish dick. The event: I'm a lazy piece of shit. I don't run or do active things nearly enough. I don't think I've run in a sanctioned event since we had to run a mile for an 8th grade fitness test, and I'm pretty sure I walked most of that. So I decided this would be a good opportunity to run my first 5K. I know, I know. All you runners out there are laughing. "5K? Does that even count as a race?" Kindly reread the first few sentences of this section. Also, I'm planning on legitimately running the entire thing (no walking, hopefully not even any light jogging), and shooting for a reasonably respectable time. Which will, I suppose, involve some amount of training ahead of time. Which is pretty much a completely new concept for me. The race isn't actually until May 5, but I will post a follow-up to this after running for anyone who actually cares. The rules: I will give away at least 1 set of the 03-11 Vertical Epics. If only one person donates, I, along with hundreds of adorable animals, will be very sad (picture a Sarah McLachlan SPCA video), but that person will automatically win said beers. To enter, you must donate at least $20 (see below). I will find some completely random way of picking a winner (or winners) from those who have donated. If there are more than 12 donations, I'll start adding additional prizes as follows: 1-12 donations: 03-11 VE for 1st 13-20 donations: 03-11 VE for 1st, and 03 and 07 VEs for 2nd (I've got extras -- might throw in some other bottles too, but these for sure) 21-30 donations: 03-11 VE each for 1st and 2nd, and 03 and 07 VEs for 3rd 31-35 donations: 03-11 VE each for 1st and 2nd, and 03 and 07 VEs for 3rd and 4th 36-40 donations: 03-11 VE each for 1st-3rd, and 03 and 07 VEs for 4th and 5th If somehow I get more donations than that, not only would the back of my head probably blow off, which could affect my ability to run the race at all, but I'll find a whole mess of other stuff to give away. To donate / enter the LIF: 1. Go to: http://www.crowdrise.com/pawsoverpgh2013/fundraiser/benmusher 2. Donate at least $20. 3. Post in this thread with the name you donated under (I understand if people think that posting in this thread that they donated is tacky and want to message me privately instead, but I would actually prefer to keep it all in the thread so I can keep all the info conveniently in one place and don't have to clear out more room in my BA inbox.) 4. Smile knowing you beat the system by doing a good deed AND having a chance to get a bunch of beer out of it. Thanks for reading! P.S. If you're in discussions with me for a trade for some or all of these, you're welcome to postpone said discussions until the completion of this LIF. I'm certainly okay with getting more donations for animals at the risk of not getting more beer for myself. That said, I have enough VEs for this and the trades I'm working on, so don't worry about me giving away a set you wanted to trade for.