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COMPLETED 14th Annual 4th of July OpFTH CAT Challange 2020 PRIZES DRAWN *****
ypetryna Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
IN ADDITION TO DONATIONS, SCHMITTY IS ALSO ASKING FOR TARGETS. THIS HAS BEEN A KEY REQUEST. The word on the street was they were supposed to open the office on June 01, but i think they may have had their stay at home order extended, so i think for now (5.25.20) hold off on sending them cigar donations. As always, feel free to hit me up as needed, and here is the usual spiel you have come to know from me :::::

THANK YOU ALL


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!!!. Couple 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!!!! -

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/opfth2020?ref=copy-link_social_desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3

THEY LOOK FRIGING AWESOME!!!


**Tshirt window is through June**




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




Awesome donors so far (confirmed) ((updated 6.29.20 17:03 post 92))

Mcdanielsamuel
Stinger88 (asked to be out of prize running)
Cheno
DEDEYEDICK (asked to be out of prize running)
Mpcholewa
Lance4824
Delta1 (asked to be out of prize running)
Palama (asked to be out of prize running)
Zitotzito
Benja123
Dg west deptford
Mandoman
Engletl
Smurf875
Shuan341 (asked to be out of prize running)
Rman4443
Madspackler (asked to be out of prize running)
Napalmman (asked to be out of prize running)
zitotzito (asked to be out of prize running)
Mandobro
dkeage
Corey Sellers (asked to be out of prize running)
Sunoverbeach






pledged prize packs

Stinger's Singles Sack
Mandoman's Humidor Scrapings
Delta SoCal Sunshine
Engletl Jambalya bomb
Mandobros Maine Mooch Madness Montage
DED DED END
Sir K Mountain State Madness
Madspackler Madness
Benja Bomb


Here is the link to last years fund raiser:
http://www.cigarbid.com/...lange-2019-PRIZES-DRAWN


And to the 2018:
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: [email protected] 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 2020" 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
stinger88 Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 05-29-2012
Posts: 5,836
Whoop!!!! I will definitely be getting a t-shirt with some extra $ added on.

Plus...I will offer up a Stinger's Singles Sack (bag full of cigars).

Plus...I will take myself out of the running for any of the "prizes" (I have been the target of a few too many hits this year and shall work on repaying the kindness inflicted upon me).


Thanks for putting this together again Yaro.
Mandoman Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 12-27-2005
Posts: 4,726
👍👍
Offering Mando's Humidor Scrapings to one lucky? donor!

Number of cigars, quality, manufacturers will be determined by how tipsy I am at time of assembly.
benja123 Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 03-09-2015
Posts: 574
This is great, all new for me. Tshirt will be ordered and let us know when the cigar donations can be sent.
zitotczito Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2006
Posts: 6,107
Great, I will not miss buying the T-shirt this year.
stinger88 Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 05-29-2012
Posts: 5,836
Wearing one of mine right now!!!
DrafterX Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 10-18-2005
Posts: 92,593
I could use another.... Mellow
delta1 Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 22,486
will the T-shirt design change this year, or will they be selling the same ones that they did last year?

I'll continue my monthly $10 donation via Paypal for another year and will make a cash donation...

also will put together a SoCal Sunshine prize package for the donor pool...
engletl Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 12-26-2000
Posts: 26,439
A patented Jambalya bomb will be ready for one unlucky individual
engletl Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 12-26-2000
Posts: 26,439
Also many thanks to ypetryna for keeping this annual event alive and kicking after I dropped off
ypetryna Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
I will update the board and get to questions when at a physical computer later today. Sorry for the delay
ypetryna Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
I will update the board and get to questions when at a physical computer later today. Sorry for the delay
stinger88 Offline
#13 Posted:
Joined: 05-29-2012
Posts: 5,836
Short is purchased. Adding some extra on it.

Thanks Yaro.
ypetryna Offline
#14 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
Stinger with beating me to the t shirt being live.

its a awesome covid inspired design. looks great.

awesome stuff for a less then a week deep.

Benja123 - i would wait until mid next week (june 3-4) for when they are back in the office as i have not heard that has changed.

IF YOU HAVE TARGETS, PLEASE LET SCHMITTY KNOW

Drafter - we all could use another

Delta - new design, please try the link but let me know if there is an issue with it

engeltl - na thank yiu guys for donating.

Stinger - Nice man


FYI I updated on my small chromebook, fairly late tonight, IE if i messed something up, please let me know. i will post
Mandobro Offline
#15 Posted:
Joined: 04-10-2013
Posts: 689
I'm in. I'll toss in a Maine Mooch Madness Montage to some lucky(?) prize winner.
Cheno Offline
#16 Posted:
Joined: 06-06-2019
Posts: 830
Shirt ordered. Thank you!
deadeyedick Offline
#17 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 11,805
A DED END prize will be offered and a cash donation along with a new shirt ordered 👕 once I am around a proper puter. I ware last years almost every day and still ware the 2018 for yard work.
Dg west deptford Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 05-25-2019
Posts: 783
This is so cool! Laundry ordered and looking forward to sending a package
Thanks for serving!
Palama Offline
#19 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 15,103
Will be donating.

Didn’t know it was Cavallo / Tony that started this.
ypetryna Offline
#20 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
Palama wrote:
Will be donating.

Didn’t know it was Cavallo / Tony that started this.



yeah im unfortunaly unaware of the history of this prior to me jumping on the forums, but any cbid old timers could shed in some light about the early days of this if they wanna
deadeyedick Offline
#21 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 11,805
ypetryna wrote:
yeah im unfortunaly unaware of the history of this prior to me jumping on the forums, but any cbid old timers could shed in some light about the early days of this if they wanna


Was just thinking of Tony recently. He was one of my noobs many years ago. Great guy with a big heart. RIP
deadeyedick Offline
#22 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 11,805
T-Shirt and cash donation via Paypal made today. Transaction ID: 41F997245G311424Y

Time to get this rolling.Applause
Mpcholewa Offline
#23 Posted:
Joined: 06-02-2020
Posts: 1
Awesome stuff. New to the site. Just got the shirt, first time supporter. Hope everyone is doing the best that they could given the times.
frankj1 Offline
#24 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 34,736
wanna buy a vowel?
izonfire Offline
#25 Posted:
Joined: 12-09-2013
Posts: 5,947
frankj1 wrote:
wanna buy a vowel?

Mpczyes???
deadeyedick Offline
#26 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 11,805
Mpcholewa wrote:
Awesome stuff. New to the site. Just got the shirt, first time supporter. Hope everyone is doing the best that they could given the times.


Can we keep this one? Pretty please.
lance4824 Offline
#27 Posted:
Joined: 07-06-2018
Posts: 600
Good Morning All. I hope everyone is safe and well. I just got my shirt ordered and shared OpFTH Facebook post.

Can someone explain the prize donations and drawing? It should be someone wins and donates those winnings to OpFTH???

benja123 Offline
#28 Posted:
Joined: 03-09-2015
Posts: 574
got the tshirt for my son, I have way too many already
waiting for instructions to ship some sticks
delta1 Offline
#29 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 22,486
lance4824 wrote:
Good Morning All. I hope everyone is safe and well. I just got my shirt ordered and shared OpFTH Facebook post.

Can someone explain the prize donations and drawing? It should be someone wins and donates those winnings to OpFTH???



The prizes are gifts by CBidders to this fundraiser to provide some incentives to boost the number of donors. Prizes are awarded by lottery after the fundraiser, by Yaro, to donors who make at least a minimum donation of cash or cigars.

CBidders who pledge to donate a prize will put together a bomb of sorts... components at their discretion. (DED END Prize is something DED puts together annually for this fundraiser, and is considered a major trophy).

The pool of these prizes will then be awarded by drawing to those who have made the minimum donation. Prizes typically have a few cigars and some treats and/or some swag - again made according to the imagination of the donor.

Donating the minimum gets you into the prize lottery, but doesn't guarantee that you'll win a prize. There is a possibility that one donor can win more than one prize, when some donors of prizes exempt themselves from the prize drawing. But if there are many more donors than prizes, which is usually the case, then some donors may not win a prize in the drawing/ lottery.

Hope this is helpful.
lance4824 Offline
#30 Posted:
Joined: 07-06-2018
Posts: 600
delta1 wrote:
The prizes are gifts by CBidders to this fundraiser to provide some incentives to boost the number of donors. Prizes are awarded by lottery after the fundraiser, by Yaro, to donors who make at least a minimum donation of cash or cigars.

CBidders who pledge to donate a prize will put together a bomb of sorts... components at their discretion. (DED END Prize is something DED puts together annually for this fundraiser, and is considered a major trophy).

The pool of these prizes will then be awarded by drawing to those who have made the minimum donation. Prizes typically have a few cigars and some treats and/or some swag - again made according to the imagination of the donor.

Donating the minimum gets you into the prize lottery, but doesn't guarantee that you'll win a prize. There is a possibility that one donor can win more than one prize, when some donors of prizes exempt themselves from the prize drawing. But if there are many more donors than prizes, which is usually the case, then some donors may not win a prize in the drawing/ lottery.

Hope this is helpful.


Delta thanks.

Are prizes only cigars? I have a bottle of Buffalo Trace to add to the pot.


Cheno Offline
#31 Posted:
Joined: 06-06-2019
Posts: 830
deadeyedick wrote:
Can we keep this one? Pretty please.



He still needs to answer some questions....
But we will judge him less on his answers.
delta1 Offline
#32 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 22,486
lance4824 wrote:
Delta thanks.

Are prizes only cigars? I have a bottle of Buffalo Trace to add to the pot.




prizes can be anything that the giver wants to include...in most past instances, the member giving some booze would package it with a few cigars...some have chosen to donate only a selection of cigars...others only the bottle

others have tossed into their prize boxes consumables that are unique to the area where they reside...Palama and Mandobro are famous for sending out goodies produced in their home states: Hawaii and Maine, respectively...

if you want to donate a prize package to the donors drawing, just commit by posting your intent...you don't have to say what your prize will consist of...most like to keep it a secret so that the recipient will be surprised...this is like the Secret Santa deal in July...

when the fundraiser is over, Yaro will conduct a drawing to determine who will receive which prize...he'll post that info here, and the giver is then responsible for getting the address of the lucky winner, and sending the prize out
deadeyedick Offline
#33 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 11,805
Just got a notice that enough shirts have been ordered to make the run so they will be sent out about two weeks after the close date. ThumpUp
NapalmMan67 Offline
#34 Posted:
Joined: 05-22-2015
Posts: 2,466
Will donate/order a shirt. Will give said shirt to my old lady, because to me a shirt without a pocket is a just rag to change the oil on the car with.

Keep up the good work DK. I guess we don't have to take you to the guillotine yet...
Palama Offline
#35 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 15,103
NapalmMan67 wrote:
Will donate/order a shirt. Will give said shirt to my old lady, because to me a shirt without a pocket is a just rag to change the oil on the car with.

Keep up the good work DK. I guess we don't have to take you to the guillotine yet...


No pocket? Pretty sure the pic on the site is only of the back of the shirt. The last couple of shirts have had pockets.
Palama Offline
#36 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 15,103
Donation made.

No prize.
delta1 Offline
#37 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 22,486
T-shirt ordered....I hope this year's shirt has a pocket...I like T-shirts w pockets for my glasses...but not a deal breaker, cuz you can still hang the glasses on the collar


donation made...Transaction ID: 36F63985S5969615G
zitotczito Offline
#38 Posted:
Joined: 08-21-2006
Posts: 6,107
T-shirt ordered.
AKDAVE Offline
#39 Posted:
Joined: 12-03-2018
Posts: 156
Shirt ordered and I'll make a prize donation as well.
Mandobro Offline
#40 Posted:
Joined: 04-10-2013
Posts: 689
Donation sent.
Thanks, ypetryna, for keeping this going.
NapalmMan67 Offline
#41 Posted:
Joined: 05-22-2015
Posts: 2,466
Palama wrote:
No pocket? Pretty sure the pic on the site is only of the back of the shirt. The last couple of shirts have had pockets.


The picture denotes it as the front of the shirt sans pocket... because if you click the spinny option, it shows the back as blank. I think? I dunno.

I guess if they do have pockets again, I'll wear it and my old lady will be out of luck. Or I'll get two, and if the are sans pocket I'll give one to my son also then.






Hey DK, do you know if these have pockets as previous shirts did?
Palama Offline
#42 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 15,103
NapalmMan67 wrote:
The picture denotes it as the front of the shirt sans pocket... because if you click the spinny option, it shows the back as blank. I think? I dunno.

I guess if they do have pockets again, I'll wear it and my old lady will be out of luck. Or I'll get two, and if the are sans pocket I'll give one to my son also then.






Hey DK, do you know if these have pockets as previous shirts did?


Upon further review (i.e., going to the site on our iMac instead of phone...), I stand corrected, it's the front. So unless the pic is for "Demonstration purposes. Actual placement may change without notice", looks like there won't be a pocket this year. Gonz
ypetryna Offline
#43 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
I don't know for sure, but will find out.

Will update the cat tomorrow when near a computer
ypetryna Offline
#44 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
I do not believe this year's design has a front pocket. direct from the OG Schmidty himself.
benja123 Offline
#45 Posted:
Joined: 03-09-2015
Posts: 574
delta1 wrote:
T-shirt ordered....I hope this year's shirt has a pocket...I like T-shirts w pockets for my glasses...but not a deal breaker, cuz you can still hang the glasses on the collar


donation made...Transaction ID: 36F63985S5969615G

Yeah, no pocket is why I got it for my son.
benja123 Offline
#46 Posted:
Joined: 03-09-2015
Posts: 574
Is it too late to donate a prize stick pack Benja's Bombs?
ypetryna Offline
#47 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
i updated , however i have a few names that i cannot pick up on cbid handles for. if i did not mention you, please reach out to me if i dont have you on the list as of now
ypetryna Offline
#48 Posted:
Joined: 07-19-2012
Posts: 1,281
Cigar donations can be sent now to Schmitty

OPERATION FROM THE HEART or OPFTH ATTN schmitty

OpFTH
29456 Groesbeck Hwy
Roseville MI 48066


ALSO< I HAVE A FEW NAMES I CANNOT TIE TO A CBID HANDLE. MESSAGE ME IF THAT IS YOU
benja123 Offline
#49 Posted:
Joined: 03-09-2015
Posts: 574
ypetryna wrote:
Cigar donations can be sent now to Schmitty

OPERATION FROM THE HEART or OPFTH ATTN schmitty

OpFTH
29456 Groesbeck Hwy
Roseville MI 48066


ALSO< I HAVE A FEW NAMES I CANNOT TIE TO A CBID HANDLE. MESSAGE ME IF THAT IS YOU

I'll get to packing up a donation, a prize pack (I assume I can ship that direct to avoid more shipping cost/confusion) and also adding some shipping funds via paypal - [email protected]
deadeyedick Offline
#50 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 11,805
ypetryna wrote:
I do not believe this year's design has a front pocket. direct from the OG Schmidty himself.


Gonna have to carry my lint elsewhere.
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