So as you could probably guess, I would like to have the support of ThePensblog to help me receive votes to win the contest. If you could help me with this, I would like to split the six sticks with you so that way you could have one to keep and use and one you could use in a contest (like Rinkotology or whatever else you want to use it for). Also Michael gave me the idea of trying to get the stick signed by some players or the entire team to auction off for the benefit of the Mario Lemieux Foundation (or something similar). Also I thought you might like the idea of jobbing a player in person if you wanted to come along and deliver the stick. (Especially since it appears that Henrik Zetterberg is the player) Also I figured this could help you gain a larger audience if you offered the stick in a contest and especially if you auctioned off a signed one stick through the site.
This is the link to vote for my design:
It is a somewhat Pens-themed stick with black and gold, which I do not believe Warrior has any black and gold stick designs, so the Pens need to be represented. (Making it even funnier if Henrik Zetterberg is the player)
Thanks in advance,
My name is Stephen Daniel and I am a professor at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. I have also been an avid Penguins fan ever since I was 5 years old (I am 25 now). Throughout the course of my life, I have been known for having a very obsessive personality. This means, if I get interested in something, I invest a substantial portion of my time and energy towards whatever my interests are. That being said, I have been criticized for my avid love and dedication to being a Pens fan. I am 25 years old, I have a Masters degree, and I read the Pensblog, I posted "Gary Roberts for President" in my office, I listen to WDVE Mario and Evgeni Malkin diaries, and I always know what youtube channels provide the best highlights for the pens, when am I going to grow up? I have pondered over my obsession for a while and I have come up with this conclusion...
I have been obsessing over the Penguins almost my entire life, and although I have written in various blogs, I feel like I have had nothing to contribute to the Penguins organization. Therefore, I would like to do something special (and potentially stupid to my own health) to contribute to the Penguins and to the Pensblog.
As aforementioned, I am a professor in South Carolina. I absolutely love my job, but I cannot market this profession outside the University. Therefore I wanted to help the Penguins with my 3rd obsession: distance running. Which is the reason I am contacting you at the Pensblog. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that this is the premiere place for Penguins fans to gather. I would like to propose an idea and I want to know what you all think.
Saturday, February 19th is the Myrtle Beach Marathon and I am registered to run in this event. On top of my rigorous training schedule, I wanted (hypothetically) to conduct a side project called: "The Marathon for Mario". In which, I could get sponsors for my race as I run. All proceeds would go to the Mario Lemieux Foundation (I do not want a dime, I just want to run and help a noble cause). Another reason I am contacting this website...
I have seen some amazing projects done by the Pensblog: fantasy playoff hockey, fantasy olympic hockey, and even helping the gentlemen with the free Q'doba burritos. I have experience with advertising and marketing, but I cannot maintain a high end website, I don't know how Paypal donations work, but I do know that you have donated money to the foundation, and I'd like to help. If I can get fans to donate, even 5 dollars a person, I think the profits will add up and we can give a substantial donation to the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Additionally, Myrtle Beach has plenty of Steelers bars, and I want to try to get some businesses around here to contribute some money.
The bottom line is, I have had friends that had to endure the hardships of cancer and cancer treatment. I have even lost a good friend to this disease. Throughout graduate school, I have encountered various students that have made remarkable steps to cures for this disease. I know it's out there, and I know that if we keep supporting these brilliant minds, we can truly make a difference.
I have provided a link to a "hype video" at the bottom of this e-mail. It is truly very cheesy, but the training is real. I am logging in 45-55 miles every week, I have run in 2 half marathons, and have run 20 miles twice in an outing. I take this very seriously, and I hope you and your readers will support me in donating just a few bucks out of their pocket. This website has already done so much for others, I think all together we can make a big difference for the team we love so much.
Thank you, and Go Pens!
Stephen sent us this video: