Recap: Curveball For Cleveland Clinic Children Clinic Strikes Out The Sadness

August 18, 2018 by RobertPalmerPlore

If you had told us three weeks ago that our insane idea to help some sick kids in Cleveland would be a far bigger success than the 11th Phish festival Curveball; chances are we would have laughed and called you another word that starts with the letter c. However, just shy of a week after announcing our campaign on JEMP Radio here we are overwhelmed by not only your generosity but the fact that our favorite band was forced to cancel their three day party due to a lack of clean water. So in the event you are feeling blue, here are a few of the highlights of our first (and without a doubt not the last) attempt to give back some of the love you make us feel every time you laugh at a tweet.

As far as we can tell, Twitter user @kmmccorm didn’t even follow us last Sunday, yet he sent the clinic 47 copies of I Love You To The Moon and Back, completing the grand total of 50 that the clinic needed.

The Quiz Daddy himself Scott Rogowsky gave the drive a heady 6pm shoutout during HQ Trivia. We were never so happy to be eliminated that night on a silly Kardashian question.

Slight negative. We got next to no response on our Facebook page. We were offered to promote it but we would rather give that money to kids over that massive twat waffle Zuckerberg.

We also had a type II Zito Curveball thrown our way that left our jaw on the ground much like Matt Holliday in game 5 of the 2012 NLCS. Twitter user @ErieGreenDeep held a raffle. For every $25 spent you had a chance to win a limited edition Baker’s Dozen poster. The winner (besides the Children of Cleveland) ended up being @kmmccorm. Talk about some serious Karma on a Soul Planet!

Big thanks (and sorry I am sure we will forget a few folks) to the likes of YEMBlog, Phish Net, Brian from Downpour, Julia, and the pride of Cleveland – @stecks7.

A few more stats for you:

With a hefty price tag of $36.99 our community fulfilled the request for 10 washable watercolor paint sets with 16 colors per pack. With this set featuring 36 sets of 16 colors, we were able to donate over 300 watercolor kits.

We went 10 for 10 on bead stress balls.

We went 50 for 50 on a personal favorite of mine, Guess How Much I Love You.

6 copies of Pie Face Showdown ended up in Cleveland this week. We apologize in advance for the mess.

Plenty of other toys, books, teething items, DVD’s, and art supplies found their way to these children as well, all thanks to your generosity. We here at The Phunion simply can’t thank you enough for your generosity over this past week. Where we still encourage anyone who feels the urge to help to do so by clicking this link to the Clinic’s Amazon Wish List, we would like to leave you with a message from Cathy who works for Cleveland Clinic Children and was extremely helpful in setting this drive up with us.


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