JVMF Auction Admin
This is just a quick reminder that the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction ends tonight at Midnight CT!
Below is some more information (and the link), for those of you who don't know about it...
The Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Auction - 2015 - CLOSED! Time to Pay and Ship!
**A special thank you to BGG for, once again, giving us permission to run this charity auction outside of the Geek Marketplace.**
This is a charity auction. All proceeds generated by this auction go to the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund for our charitable work. You can check the JVMF website (www.jackvasel.org) for examples of how our organization is helping the gaming community. You can also read testimonials from members of the board gaming community in the comments at the bottom of the GeekList.
Last year we raised over $71,000 thanks to the donations of items and bids by the generous members of the BGG community - and have, since then, distributed over $69,000 to gamers in need. Can we do even better this year?
What is the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund?
One tragic event and two acts of generosity brought the BGG community together: the result was the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund. In January 2011, Cate Pfeifer (Cate108) posted an auction for Tom Vasel and his family to help with the financial hardship related to the unfortunate loss of his son, Jack. The generosity of the BGG community was amazing. Tom was touched and wanted to pay the kindness forward so he created the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund. He used some of the money that BGGers donated and spent to build this fund. The fund is a not-for-profit with a simple goal: raising and distributing funds to help gamers in their hour of need.
Are you (or is someone you know) a member of the public that is part of the gaming community who has suffered a personal hardship? The gaming community's generosity up to this point has been amazing, and we anticipate you will continue to amaze us. However, we are not just here to raise money, but also to do good.
Please visit the newly redesigned JackVasel.org for more information.
The auction runs from October 21st - November 14th.