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13th Annual 4th of July OpFTH CAT Challange 2019
ypetryna Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
Its that time of year again, so i would like to personally invite all of you to the kickoff of this years OpFTH 4th of July CAT!!!. 2 years ago it was an instant "into the fire" learning experience, last year helped starting early. so lets get it going this year and by the 3rd time i should figure this out.

First and formost

THE LIMITED EDITION T SHIRTS ARE BACK THIS YEAR!!!!

There is change this year where the shirts will be available for about 4 weeks, and will end before the CAT Does on the 4th. the logic behind this is so you gals and guys could have your T's to herf with on the 4th, so...

**Tshirt window shuts at June 17. That's the date they gaurentee delivery by July 3**




CAN PURCHASE HERE :
https://www.customink.com/fundraising/opfth-annual-t-shirt-fundraiser?ref=copy-link_social_desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3&utm_campaign=desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3&utm_content=opfth-annual-t-shirt-fundraiser&utm_medium=social&utm_source=copy-link&side=front&type=1&zoom=false

must hi-light/select entire link and right click. then select go to.
or copy and paste into your internet browser window.


Here is the link to last years fund raiser:
http://www.cigarbid.com/...8-COMPLETE-PRIZES-DRAWN

And to the 2017:
http://www.cigarbid.com/...ETE-PRIZE-WINNERS-DRAWN

And to the 2016:
http://www.cigarbid.com/...pFTH-CAT-Challange-2016

And a Link to the 2015 fund raiser.

http://www.cigarbid.com/...y-OpFTH-CAT-fund-raiser

Copied and pasted, with minor editing, from last year.

Allrighty folks lets get this party started!!



It is time for the "Official" Start to this year's festivities.

As many of y'all know Operation From the Heart is a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to our soldiers serving abroad. OpFTH is 100% donation driven, when the donations stop Bill and the other agents fund our shipping costs out of our own pockets.

All donations go the Operation from The Heart shipping fund!


Here are the "General" rules

Once again this year is all about shipping funds as Smitty informed me that the OpFTH account is basically EMPTY


This year's goal is a minimum of, NOPE, not this year. I know that all will give till they bleed and we don't need the added pressure of a goal. I will work on keeping a much better count on donations to give final count as some people have asked me for one in the past.


YOU CAN PLEDGE ANY AMOUNT!
Here is how you can make your contribution.

Personal or Certified check, or money order.(Send to schmitty but make them out OPERATION FROM THE HEART or OPFTH (not schmitty))

OpFTH
29456 Groesbeck Hwy
Roseville MI 48066

After the CAT last year, there was a upgrade to the web page that allows someone to pledge a donation every month directly from the website via paypal. super easy to do! and no need to keep track of paper or deal with snail mail.

Cigar donations can be sent to

schmitty (at the same address above)

please be sure to add a note with your CBid handle, # of cigars and that this is for the C-A-T if sending cigars (will make verification much easier)

The preferred method for monetary donations is paypal. goto Paypal and send money to: donations@opfth.com if that is easier for you Techies REMEMBER TO INCLUDE YOUR CBID HANDLE

^^THIS EMAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED FROM LAST YEAR SO PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THAT DETAIL!!!^^
Instant, Secure, online contributions VIA Paypal VIA Credit Card on the OpFTH website!

www.opfth.org
Click on the Paypal or JustGive Logo’s on the left hand side of the page.
WE prefer PAYPAL, you get an instant receipt for tax purposes!
The paypal will provide Schmitty with real time verification, and lets try to make his life easier.


Paypal is the prefered method (DO NOT list Cigars or Cigar Bid anywhere in the donation...Title donations "C-A-T 2018" Email your confirmation receipt to Ypetryna, PM for e-mail.

Prizes determined based on random draws

Tentatively only one prize per donor (this could change though) and just because a donation is made does not guarantee winning a prize.

Fund raiser will run up until July 4th Prize drawings will take place a few days later, Donations MUST be confirmed to be eligible.

The Prize Structure will follow shortly

No prize tiers this year and while there is no "minimum" donation amount please remember that we are talking about cigar prizes that for the most part are worth at least $50 and much more considering all the Full boxes of smokes being offered.


Each box cost roughly $15 to ship. That is as easy as winning one less fiver this month, or sending one less PIB/Trade/RAOK etc


Now just a few bits of FYI

OpFTH is a 501(c) Non-profit
None of the Agents or Directors take a salary, we are 100% volunteer
The main office (smitty22 in Roseville MI) spends roughly $500 a month in shipping give or take.
close to 80% of OpFTH's shipping funds come from the fine B/SOTL here on CBid
The annual 4th of July C-A-T accounts for roughly 60% of the Annual funds used each year
Right now There is very little funds in the OpFTH account, which means smitty self funds shipping cost until more funds come in.
As long as there are Soldiers fighting abroad OpFTH will continue to send packages
There are currently about 20 on our shipping list

If you know of someone serving over there, please get me their APO and expected ship home month (as best as OPSEC rules allow) and I will get them added to the shipping list

And as always I extend my, Bill and the rest of the OpFTH family's MANY THANKS to ALL that continue to donate and allow us to keep sending as many packages as possible to those Soldiers that are risking their lives for our better good.

and finally here are some links to help

on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/opfth?fref=ts

on Crowdrise
https://www.crowdrise.com/OperationFromtheHeart

Cafe Press (link through and buy OpFTH themed goods)
http://www.opfth.com/

Good Search (search engine that donates for every search to the charity you choose, and also has many online partners that donate for purchases)
http://www.goodsearch.com/

And as always...THANK YOU for your continued support of OpFTH


disclaimer, I, ypetryna, am not an agent of OpFTH. Todd usually throws this party but he is unable to do so but it needs to happen so I volunteer, not that I do much other than get this started and keep track of the prize donations and drawing.

Thank You

PS – any suggestions or if you find any errors with this post please let me know so I can update the thread appropriately. Thank you.

PPS - thanks for helping me successfully run this for the last couple of years. I know Schmitty appreciates all your help too
dstieger Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 06-22-2007
Posts: 9,947
Thank you, ypetryna!
ypetryna Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
dstieger wrote:
Thank you, ypetryna!



No, Thank you !
Cigarlady7 Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 11-03-2018
Posts: 546
Thank you. I will be participating.
delta1 Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
thanks for driving this again, Yaro!

I'm in, and will continue my monthly donation of $10/month for the next year, and will make other donations. Also, put me down for a SoCal Sunshine prize for the raffle for donors.
RMAN4443 Online
#6 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
Posts: 5,360
Thanks for setting this up again Yaro...Beer Applause

I'm in, and will continue my monthly donation thru Paypal. Also put me down for the N.H. Cow Flop Prize, for the donor raffle....
itsawaldo Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 09-10-2006
Posts: 4,137
I'm in for a Waldos Winnings package and will pick up some shirts too!
shaun341 Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 8,124
I am in, will continue my monthly donation to OpFTH plus add $50 to the cause here shortly. Also put me down for gifting a prize.
Mandobro Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 04-10-2013
Posts: 599
I'm in. Put me in for a Mad Moose Maineiac Prize
Palama Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 11,355
Will be donating plus offering up a “Box of Stuff From Hawaii” prize.
deadeyedick Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 10,044
Happen to be waring my OPfTH tee right now. A little faded but so am I.

Happy to offer another DED END prize this year and a donation as well for this worthy cause.
corey sellers Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2011
Posts: 5,363
Put me down for a Southern Hospitality prize and I will get a shirt and also make a donation and be sending cigars next Friday
ypetryna Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
corey sellers wrote:
Put me down for a Southern Hospitality prize and I will get a shirt and also make a donation and be sending cigars next Friday



That's my vet right there
ypetryna Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
Nice you guys are great. I'll update when by a computer. Good stuff


Bump
corey sellers Offline
#15 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2011
Posts: 5,363
Got my shirt today and made a donation also now lets get this back up top
stinger88 Offline
#16 Posted:
Joined: 05-29-2012
Posts: 5,178
I will get on this this week.
ypetryna Offline
#17 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
To all the White Soxs fans around.....

YOU CAN PUT IT ON THE BOARD!!!!

Donations


Palama (t)
Corey Sellers (t)
NWStogie (t)
Delta1 (t)
Stinger88 (t)
DED
Dkage (t)
Mandobro
RMAN4443 (t)
Chazzzz (t)
CelticBomber (t)

Updated `16:34 12.06.19 - thru post # 58




Prizes


Delta1 ________________ SoCal Sunshine _____________
RMANN4443 ___________ N.H. Cow Flop ______________
Itsawaldo _____________ Waldo Winnings ______________
Shaun341 ____________ Shaun341prize _______________
Mandobro____________ Mad Moose Maineiac ____________
Palama ______________ Box of Stuff From Hawaii _______
Deadeyedick __________ DED END __________________
Corey Sellers ___________ Southern Hospitality _________
NWStogie ______________ Northwest Noogie __________








The prizes offered up are updated as soon as i see them.
The donors are added as soon as i get confirmation from Schmitty/a transaction id/tracking # for packages. (i have a running paper copy of names mentioned for ease since i prefer paper, but i will update this as i get more info)

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The prizes will be randomly drawn and awarded to those who donate. I will post a winners list. In order to keep it as simple as possible, the winner will need to contact the Prize Pledger and arrange for delivery.

I thought I mentioned this, but apparently didn't.
PM confirmations to me and I'll add you to the list. If you wish to remain anonymous, let me know.

to make life a little easier, i will check this in the morning to see who donated to OpFTH. as soon as i see
Anyone who donates a prize, i will update in the morning when i see it.

if it matters, the order is just based on what i see first, or what i type first, or where i come back to when i return from distractions.
ypetryna Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
Thanks everyone so far. Bump
Schmitty22 Offline
#19 Posted:
Joined: 01-27-2003
Posts: 4,837
thanks all for the continued support. OpFTH started here! and continues to push on because of you and this community. Thanks in advance

"smitty"
Operation from the Heart
Schmitty22 Offline
#20 Posted:
Joined: 01-27-2003
Posts: 4,837
don't forget to check out the back of the shirts this year. I will be wearing mine july 4th!
NWStogie Offline
#21 Posted:
Joined: 07-25-2016
Posts: 706
Please put me down for a “Northwest Noogie” prize. Donation and T-shirt purchase pending...
Schmitty22 Offline
#22 Posted:
Joined: 01-27-2003
Posts: 4,837
Both confirmed. Thanks Matt
delta1 Offline
#23 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
box of cigars en route to OpFTH, USPS # 9534 6145 7584 9150 2122 76, edd Thu, 6/6/19


box includes an additional fiver, the entry fee from Buckwheat's Greatest Day in Motorsports Contest...total 25 cigars...
stinger88 Offline
#24 Posted:
Joined: 05-29-2012
Posts: 5,178
T-shirt and additional donation complete.

I am going to get a box out to OpFTH. It will have cigars for this and another chunk for the greatest day of racing.

David
ypetryna Offline
#25 Posted:
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Posts: 1,112
updated. might be slow with it it today and tomorrow. not my day currently.
corey sellers Offline
#26 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2011
Posts: 5,363
I will be taking a little over 100 smokes to PO here shortly for Opfth
ypetryna Offline
#27 Posted:
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Posts: 1,112
corey sellers wrote:
I will be taking a little over 100 smokes to PO here shortly for Opfth


u cray bro
delta1 Offline
#28 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
cash donation made via PayPal: Transaction ID: 0RL1367373270244T
corey sellers Offline
#29 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2011
Posts: 5,363
2 MFR headed to OPFTH should land Monday

9505 5124 3468 9151 1917 71

9505 5124 3468 9151 1917 88
delta1 Offline
#30 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
fog
deadeyedick Offline
#31 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 10,044
Cash donation today Transaction ID: 33007853CL9114606

Bump this to the top.
stinger88 Offline
#32 Posted:
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Posts: 5,178
Cigars are boxed up and go out tomorrow.

Bump to top
Palama Offline
#33 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 11,355
T-shirt ordered / donated last week.

Today: Cash donation via PayPal to C-A-T 2019: Transaction ID: 4KP90977HN172092C
ypetryna Offline
#34 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
Thanks to all who have ordered shirts so far. 12 days to go on that campaign.

My monthly donation is still going through on paypal from last year, so its honestly the easiest thing to do once its set up.

there are some donors who i have cannot match up to cbid handles. if you are one, but have not been listed, PM me.

otherwise the dialy bump
stinger88 Offline
#35 Posted:
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Posts: 5,178
Cigars sent. 9505 5115 9973 9156 4277 60
reckless Offline
#36 Posted:
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Posts: 3,839
Someone send me the shipping addy please?
Palama Offline
#37 Posted:
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Posts: 11,355
reckless wrote:
Someone send me the shipping addy please?


The OP has the address.
ypetryna Offline
#38 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
Stinger, the cigars have arrived!

Bump
ypetryna Offline
#39 Posted:
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Posts: 1,112
reckless wrote:
Someone send me the shipping addy please?



OpFTH
29456 Groesbeck Hwy
Roseville MI 48066
dkeage Offline
#40 Posted:
Joined: 03-05-2004
Posts: 13,813
Tshirt and donations made...
F-79944CC7

Come on peeps!
Mandobro Offline
#41 Posted:
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Posts: 599
Package away - - 9114999944313572098786
Schmitty22 Offline
#42 Posted:
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Posts: 4,837
MONDAY 17th is the last day for a Limited Addition 2019 TSHIRT
delta1 Offline
#43 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 16,834
got one before the deadline...thanks for the reminder, schmitty...
ypetryna Offline
#44 Posted:
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Thanks all. fully updated. been a bit busy lately.

Delta
Corey
Stinger

youre cigars have been received, and could possibly have already been shipped to the troops. hey maybe they will even be enjoyed on independence day,

Picture will smith post returning from the space mission with Jeff goldblum
stinger88 Offline
#45 Posted:
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^^Awesome sauce.
Schmitty22 Offline
#46 Posted:
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Confirmed. All cigars left today for the troops. They will get by July 4.
corey sellers Offline
#47 Posted:
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Posts: 5,363
Awesome
ypetryna Offline
#48 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,112
bumping to the last few days of the shirt sale
RMAN4443 Online
#49 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
Posts: 5,360
Just added new T-Shirt to my wardrobe....I'll be stylin' at the BBQ on Independence day...F-06AC7E7B

Sent a box of cigars to Schmitty22, including 5'er for Greatest Day in MotorSports ante---9505514181269162185188

Monthly donation still working(This really is the easiest way to do it, donation goes out every month, even if you get busy)

Thanks for keeping this up and going, Yaro, and to you Schmitty for all you do to keep this org. functioning
Palama Offline
#50 Posted:
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Posts: 11,355
Is it my imagination or is participation low / slow this year? Think
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