When we set up Game Night, we decided to sell tickets to reduce our risk. However, we didn’t have a good way to easily match up the ticket price with the costs of drinks. As a result, we ended up with about $105 extra from our ticket sales over the bar bill.
When Andy (b|t) and I work on putting together an event, it’s not usually to make money. In fact, we often joke that our best ideas have no way to make money. That’s OK, since part of what we believe is that we need to make a difference in the world at times. We work to earn money for our families, but we also want to spend time trying to do some good in the world.
As a result, we wanted to take the extra money and help someone. We had a few ideas, and contacted some people, but eventually settled on this.
Don Kolenda needed eye surgery. He’s a member of our SQL Server community, and we decided to donate the $105 to Don. If any of you want to help Don, please feel free to do so.
Thanks to everyone that supported Game Night, and know that a little bit of your ticket sales went to help someone in need.