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Gentlemen/Mods,

I am trying to drum up some additional support for PMSteve's wife Ula and her fight against liver disease.

My intent is to put this up on several different pages so it gets optimum exposure. If this is a problem, please do let me know.

There is an ongoing auction which includes several guns, ammo and accessories.

Below is a plan to enable us here at MO to help out a brother without hurting our individual pockets too much. I will thank all in advance for consideration for the propsed deal.

MO member dag and I are each willing to put up $100.00 and would ask 18 additional members to do the same. This would bring the winning bid on the auction to $2,000.00 which would be donated to Ula's fund. I am willing to front the 2K in a one time donation if I can get commitments from 18 others. Just send me a check for $100.00 and I will provide proof that I indeed made a donation on our behalf to Ula's fund.

Now, once the auction is over, and we have all the rifles offered and the accessories as well, our intent would be to raffle off each respective rifle and its associated ammo and accessories. So three separate raffles. To date there is a Savage combo gun in 22Mag over 20 gauge, A JM marlin in .35 Rem and a 1956 Mountie!

Each of the individuals that commit to putting up $100.00 would be re-imbursed after conclusion of the 3 raffles and anything over the original $2,000.00 amount would also be donated to Ula's fund.

My guess would be 50 tickets for each auction @ $20 per ticket. After re-imbursement that would leave another $1,000 to donate.

I still have a couple of small details to work out, but I am convinced it is something definitely doable.

This has got to happen pretty quickly as the auction ends Friday night at midnight.

Any of you willing to put $100.00 up front can simply contact me via PM. If I can get 20 total to do this, I will make the bid late Friday evening.

We can then solidify the loose ends and move forward with the raffles.

Thanks for your consideration guys and looking forward to hearing from many of you.

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I like the idea of an auction helping out Steve and Ula, but sending money and reimbursements back and forth along with raffles and an auction could be quite confusing for some of us simple minded MO members. Can there just be an auction page for individual items to support PM Steve and the contributions go directly to PM Steve?
 

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basset,

With all due respect......Of course it could go as you are suggesting. In fact there is an ongoing auction at this time, started by midBigWest. The proceeds will go directly to Steve.

However, there are 2 other rifles that are at stake if the final bid exceeds xxx amount.....As the bids have been rather slow, and we are no where near a price where all 3 guns come into play.....I am simply attempting to make it possible to increase our donations to Steve and Ula.

I do realize it will take some work to get right, but I am willing to take on the project for a good cause.

Also am pretty sure I can keep it all straight.

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Raindawg,

It took me a while but I finally found the PM Steve Auction in the sticky's. For some reason I always overlook the sticky's. Anyway, all I wanted to do was donate some things for auction to help out Steve and Ula. I've never pm'd PM Steve or talked with him personally, but I've always enjoyed reading his posts. I lost both of my parents within the last two years and I realize how difficult it can be financially. I'm still confused on the auction/raffle thing, but if a $100 check will help, I will gladly send it. Otherwise, I would gladly donate some nice items for auction. I just don't know who is in charge of this, or how to do it on my own.

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Great idea but the current high bid is already at $2,000.
 
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