Contest: This ain't over, Detroit
Tomato Nation readers: This Ron Gardenhire high five is for you. You killed it yesterday: $36,144 right now. Not only that, but if you maintain a 6K-a-day pace, we've got a shot at both goals — you've just got to get us to the matching funds. Our first match is for one thousand American dollars, and it's coming at 45K. Less than 9K away, as I write this. Go get it.
Detroit: Well, look…the shit is bad, I can't lie. But don't give up yet — the Lions won that one game, and we can rustle you up a few copies of Othello and a rocket kit.
Don't you give up either, Mr. S in Alabama. We can't promise you air hockey, but we'll do our best.
Today's mini-prize dealio: Bail out Mr. S's "Improving Graduation Rates By Giving ALL Students A Niche-#5" and win a $50 Amazon gift card, donated by Laura M., whose belief in this project is awesome. And the guy's name is Mr. S, for love of beer and skittles. C'mahhhhhhhhhn.
UPDATE, 10/7, 10:50 AM: This is done, so let's buy Ms. M some math games. Donations to "Genoa's Math Club" can win a copy of The Big Lebowski on DVD, compliments of reader Jo C.
Or! Donate to any/all of the Detroit/MI projects below, and win a copy of the Simon's Cat book, OR the new edition of the Garner, OR The Meaning of Tingo, OR Paul Dickson's Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary. Just forward those receipts to me by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday.
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