Hello Smogon, I'm sure the majority of you know about EVO, being the biggest FGC event, but what many of you may not know is this year EVO decided to allow the 8th and final game to be decided by who ever donates the most to Breast Cancer.
For a little background on myself, I've been an avid member of the SSBM(Melee) community since 2005, entering my first tournament back at MLG SF. Through the years I've had many ups, downs and overall great times. But that's not what keeps me playing, no this community is like a family. I've never been a part of something so huge that it can span so many walks of life. The people of melee, will literally give the shirt off their back if its for one of their own, they open their homes for those traveling out of state, they subject their families and friends to the rowdiness that we all can get when together. And its for that very reason why I've made so many lifetime friendships and connections.
Now currently we have raised 16,000 as group. Smashers from every region of the world are coming together to get our shot to hang with the big boys in FGC. Unfortunately, we are always looking for help and others to get us to the ultimate stage in Vegas.
Now I'm asking for just one of two things, and there will be prizes for either of these!
First and foremost, if you can, if you know someone who can, hell if you know anyone who knows anyone who can donate, it would be huge to our cause and we would all be eternally grateful. Remember in the end, even if we don't win, we do because in the end we are donating for the greater good. To find a cure, to save a life, to help a family. Even something as simple as $5 will go a long way in helping us help the fight against breast cancer.
But I know times are rough, and money is not abundant or unneeded. So if you cannot donate, I ask that you please spread this link anyway you can:
That means Facebook, Twitter, TwitchTV, hell if you have a Youtube channel you use for battling we'd be honored if you just mentioned us.
WE only have until the end of January
to make this happen so please if you can help it'd be awesome!
Now I know no deed should ever go unrewarded, and that's why I'm offering the following for the following:
If you share and post the screenshot here you have a choice of:
If you donate $1-$5 and post the screenshot here(or PM me if you'd rather) you have a choice of:
- 2 RNG bred/capture Pokemon from 4th Gen(anything your heat desires)
- 1 hour tutoring for online battling or wifi(I currently have sat in the Top 50 multiple times). I will help you improve and overall make better decisions
- 2 RNG bred/capture Pokemon from 5th Gen(Black/Black 2)
For those of you who donate anything from $5-$20 a choice of(screen shot your receipt and either post it here or send it to me in a PM) :
- 3 RNG bred/capture Pokemon from 4th Gen(anything your heat desires)
- 2 hour session of tutoring for online battling or wifi(I currently have sat in the Top 50 multiple times). I will help you improve and overall make better decisions
- 3 RNG bred/capture Pokemon from 5th Gen(Black/Black 2)
For anything over $20 your choice of 2 options(screen shot your receipt and post it here or PM it to me) :
- 5 RNG bred/capture Pokemon from 4th Gen and 2 RNG bred/captures from 5th Gen
- Custom built team, fully trained(EV'd) with Items as well as critiques and suggestions(subject to event limitations but I can get most anything)
- 3 1 hour sessions of 1 on 1 practice of any format you want via simulator or wifi for 2 hours to help you better understand battling a real live person.
- Any combination of bred and capture Pokemon up to 7(mix and match!)
- Any 6 EV trainings for Pokemon.
And lastly, the highest donor($20+), will receive a free copy of either White 2 or Black 2(your choice) Don't forget to screenshot that receipt and either post it here or send it to me via PM!
- 10 RNG bred/captures Pokemon from Gen 4
- 10 RNG bred/capture Pokemon from Gen 5
- 3, 2 hour sessions 1 on 1 in any format to practice or better your playstyle
- Any 10 EV trainings of your choice
- 1 Pack of Pokemon Trading Cards(must PM address to receive)
If this is in the wrong section please just let me know, or if this breaks some rule I'm sorry. I just want to reach out to another community I love for help.
Again all donations must be received by January 31st 2013, 23:59:59 PST
Also to those of you interested, there are other incentives for being the highest donator. Everything is listed here as far as incentives and matching go. Please take some time and look through this if you are considering donating.
SSBM Melee Breast Cancer Drive Info
Final Note Upon conversing with the community, I will also be giving these incentives for ANY donation, whether it be to SSBM or not. The only prize I'm taking off the table is the free copy of BW2. So please help us or others defeat breast cancer!