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Title: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on October 25, 2018, 09:39:47 AM
Ultimate Bass Adopt A Family Raffle

As many of you long timers know, Ultimate Bass holds a raffle to raise money for a needy family each year. So far, we've helped 6 families over the past 6 Holiday Seasons. These families typically had extreme medical bills that prevented a joy filled holiday season. The recipients can use the funds however they see fit. This family will be picked from suggestions of the membership, by the moderators, with Mother Nature having the final vote.

So first the raffle. I am late getting started (as usual) but so far the raffle consists of:

Ultimate Bass Adopt A Family Raffle Prizes

First place prize:
Gary donated a Dobyns Rods Sierra Series casting rod
UB is donating a quantum casting reel
Mr Twister is donating  $100 worth of plastics
$50 worth NuTech Lures donated by Lee Smith Custom Rods

Second Place:
VRX Fishing Package Ė
6 Rod Gloves
3 Bait Gloves
2 X Zone Muscle Back Craws Grn Pump Red Flk and Grn Pump Blk Flk
1 X Zone Rebel Chunk Black Blue Lam
1 X Zone MB Hawg Hunter Okeechobee Craw
1 X Zone Adrenaline Bug Summer Craw
1 X Zone Punisher Punch Craw Black Blue Flake
1 X Zone Ned Zone Bass Candy
1 X Zone Whiplash Shad Smoke Peral Laminate
1 X Zone MB Fat Finesse Worm #309
1 X Zone True Center Stick Watermelon Red & Green

Third Place:
K9 Fishing Package Ė
200 yard spool 12 lb test K9 Pro 100 (100% Fluorocarbon)
550 yard spool 14 lb test K9 Fluoro
K9 Fishing Hat
K9 Fishing Decal

Fourth Place:
NuTech Lures Prize Pack

Fifth Place:
10 packs of Mister Twister Baits - Mike Corkís Favorites

Tickets are your basic Raffle Ticket. Ticket cost:

1 ticket for $5
5 tickets for $20
30 tickets for $100


We take all forms of money but prefer Pay Pal. You can mail a check (please let me know it's coming), did I say we prefer Pay Pal, and if you want to use a CC we can send you a Pay Pal invoice that you can pay without having a Pay Pal account. See the bottom of the post for further information.

I will message you the numbers of your tickets. You'll need to hang onto these numbers. On December 19th we will draw the winners and post the ticket numbers. I'm hoping to do the drawing on Facebook Live to ensure the integrity of the raffle, but that is still to be determined as we need to practice it LOL. (You do not have to have Facebook in order to win, winning numbers will be published on the Ultimate Bass forums)

The funds recipient - We will take nominations over the next two weeks. Please look to your Ultimate Bass neighbors first and then to your local neighborhood. The recipient does not have to be a UB member, but we like to make sure we don't miss one of our own. Please submit a nomination to your moderators or Community Diplomats here on the site.


How to Pay for Tickets


Mailing Address:

Ultimate Bass
C/O Adopt a Family
5422 Amber Circle
Benton La 71006

Pay Pal address

First and foremost, save everyone the fees and send funds as "Friends and Family"
Mike@Ultimatebass.com
Please put your ďSCREEN NAMEĒ and ďAdopt a FamilyĒ in the notes section.

Credit Card

Our only option here is to send you an invoice via Pay Pal, you do not have to have a Pay Pal account to pay the invoice. However, there is a 3% surcharge and since this is a fund raiser, I'll split it with you.

Disclaimer: We have to have one so here it goes. All rules of this raffle are subject to change by site administration. Ultimate Bass is not responsible for the delivery of prizes; however we will provide our best efforts to ensure winners receive their prizes in a timely manner
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: the_huber_show on October 26, 2018, 08:10:24 AM
Such a neat thing we do!  I will def donate this week. 


Oh and a nice little prize package too :)
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on October 26, 2018, 11:48:20 AM
Such a neat thing we do!  I will def donate this week. 


Oh and a nice little prize package too :)
it's a great thing to do and I will be sending in something next month when I get my SS check.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Captsteve on October 28, 2018, 01:04:08 AM
The best of UB

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on October 29, 2018, 11:25:31 AM
We are already off to a great start I'm going to try and keep track of everyone again.

So far

Thank You DonM for being the first to donate this year, you barely beat out FD ~c~

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats

Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on October 29, 2018, 02:53:39 PM
We are already off to a great start I'm going to try and keep track of everyone again.

So far

Thank You DonM for being the first to donate this year, you barely beat out FD ~c~

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
That's awesome!!!

Mike I'll send my first donation on Friday or Saturday by PayPal.

I'm pretty sure they finally fixed whatever was wrong on their end so it should go through without any issues but if there is a problem just let me know and I'll get something in the mail ASAP.

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Bud Kennedy on October 29, 2018, 04:24:15 PM
First Installment sent via Pay Pal.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on October 29, 2018, 05:34:16 PM
Mike just as soon as I get caught up with all this clean up in the kitchen after the stove fire I will get some off by Pay Pal. Oh and the first of next month I will be starting my PM blitz like I did last year.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: allaboutfun on October 29, 2018, 07:10:38 PM
I'm in!  What a great way and a great time to help out someone that needs a hand. Thank you to the generous sponsors!! I'm still using the rod, reel and baits that I won last year.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: mygreenihc on October 29, 2018, 10:45:47 PM
I am in.  Let me know that you have it Mike.


Brad
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on October 30, 2018, 11:12:45 AM
I want to thank everyone that has already supported this great event! As Ron Fogelson stated in another thread, this event is life-changing for its recipients; has been all 6 years we've done it. And it's not Ultimate Bass that does it, but Ultimate Bass's members, you all are the ones that make it so great...

Updated list, now has Bud Kennedy, Allaboutfun (last years grand prize winner) and Mygreenihc  ~c~ Thank you guys.

Everyone below should have received and PM from me with your raffle ticket numbers. If not, let me know.

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on October 30, 2018, 11:24:45 AM
FYI for everyone that buys tickets.

When I receive your money, I count out your tickets and we write your name on the back of them. Then we fold them up and paperclip them together. They will stay stacked in a box until the day of the drawing. The day of the drawing, I will dump them on the floor. The boy's and I will start detaching them and putting them in a container to draw from. Then they will be stirred, flipped, flopped, stirred shaken, I make sure they are mixed to the best of my ability. Then just like last year, the boys will draw. They will stick their hand in the drawing device and stir around and pick one. 

I do it this way so there is no advantage to when tickets are bought. If you buy them now or the day before the drawing, you have just as much chance at being at the bottom of the bucket as at the top.

I say all this to make a point: The only way to up your odds of winning is to buy the most tickets :-* :-* :toot:

My real point for this post, I just wanted everyone to know that you don't have to keep the PM I send you with your ticket numbers. I have written your name on the back of the tickets and I keep a spreadsheet so we can match the drawing winners in a couple of different ways. If it was me, I'd keep my PM anyway, but Ultimate Bass is tracking it well.

Lastly, if you don't get a PM from me within a day or two of your purchase please contact me. If it was over a weekend please give me until Tuesday.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lee Smith on October 30, 2018, 01:40:43 PM
Folks, this is the best of UB!  ~c~  You never really realize just how much this raffle does for a family during the Holidays!

The prizes are great, but remember one main thing, YOU helped a family that is in need!  That's character and that's what the member here are all about pure and simple - Character!  We are the best on the net!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: DBrooke on November 01, 2018, 04:42:19 PM
Done, sent via PayPal
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 02, 2018, 11:23:42 AM
The first of the month just past and it's Friday, so I know folks are getting paid. Please look at those budgets and see if you can help. If you pass on just two Starbucks a week, you can send in twenty dollars and if everyone does that, we can raise thousands :-*

Thank You, Donald and DBrooke your support, it goes a very long way to us breaking a new record this year  ~c~ We've got a long way to go to beat $3,200 but I know we can do it.

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Terry G on November 02, 2018, 07:09:45 PM
Check is on the way
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 03, 2018, 03:46:15 PM
First installment sent via PayPal.

Mike, when you find a spare minute (I know, what's that   lo) let me know if you got it so I know my PayPal is still working okay. Thanks boss.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 04, 2018, 02:26:32 PM
First installment sent via PayPal.

Mike, when you find a spare minute (I know, what's that   lo) let me know if you got it so I know my PayPal is still working okay. Thanks boss.
I sent my first one too the other day by Pay Pal just waiting for a nod from Mike that he got it. ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 04, 2018, 02:27:26 PM
Check is on the way
Thanks Terry for your support again this year.  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 04, 2018, 03:00:54 PM
I sent my first one too the other day by Pay Pal just waiting for a nod from Mike that he got it. ;D

Mike did say if we sent it over the weekend to give him until Tuesday to get around to letting us know he got it. As busy as he is I think that's pretty quick actually.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 04, 2018, 03:08:40 PM
Mike did say if we sent it over the weekend to give him until Tuesday to get around to letting us know he got it. As busy as he is I think that's pretty quick actually.
I know we aren't too worried and Mike is always busy.  ~sweat
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 05, 2018, 10:33:46 AM
We've got a couple more to add to the list, you all are amazing, and it's only a few of you. If we can get everyone that visits the site to donate just $20 we can make a life-changing difference again this year  :-*

Thanks You Lipripper, Smallie_Stalker, and apenland01 for your support we're building a pretty good fund thanks to everyone on this list.

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker

Thank You, everyone, we're on our way to a great fund again this year. Hit your online buddies up, this is a great program and their donation is guaranteed to help a needy family. Plus they might win an great prize.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 06, 2018, 11:51:16 AM
Our latest member to give is TwoCold  ~c~ Thank you very much :toot: 

We are doing well but have a long way to go yet. I want to give a huge shoutout to everyone that has already given, thank you so very much. I want to ask a favor of you though... Now that you've given, hit everyone up in your fishing circle, whether here on UB or at home, and challenge them to give as much as you did. Shouldn't be hard, everyone gets raffle tickets toward some great prizes.  :-*


DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold

Thank You everyone, you guys are the best and I'm very proud to be associated with you. Bass fisherman are awesome people, and Ultimate Bass fisherman are the Ultimate Awesome People...
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 06, 2018, 12:13:08 PM
Thanks for the update Mike now let me add them to my list so I won't send them a PM  ;D We as a UB family are very generous and I'm sure we will break our record from last year.  ~bb
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 06, 2018, 12:44:44 PM
I hope we can break that record Lip, it was a pretty high achievement and I am extremely proud of UB members for making it happen. We might have to sick D.W. on everyone again :shocking:
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 06, 2018, 01:00:12 PM
I hope we can break that record Lip, it was a pretty high achievement and I am extremely proud of UB members for making it happen. We might have to sick D.W. on everyone again :shocking:
I just started my PM blitz like I did last year so if I see them on line they will get one  ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 06, 2018, 04:36:55 PM
Terry G, I got yours in the mail today and sent you a PM with your numbers. Thank You sir...

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG

Thank You everyone, you guys are the best and I'm very proud to be associated with you. Bass fisherman are awesome people, and Ultimate Bass fisherman are the Ultimate Awesome People...
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 08, 2018, 12:13:18 PM

BassinKorea, Thank You sir, I've got you added to the list.

Alright folks, if you are getting tired of being beat up by Lipripper PM's all you have to do is buy some raffle tickets and we'll add you to this list. It's offically the Ultimate Bass "Do Not Call" List  ~shade

Thank you everyone who has already given. Your support is amazing. I see so many names that give every year and I think you from the deepest part of my heart. You all make UB what it is and I'm extremely pround of that.


DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea


Thank You everyone, you guys are the best and I'm very proud to be associated with you. Bass fisherman are awesome people, and Ultimate Bass fisherman are the Ultimate Awesome People...
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 11, 2018, 11:33:20 AM
Mike I gave everyone a little break but am getting ready to start round two of my PM's. I will add the new names to the list and thanks everyone for you generosity  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: BURTONboy on November 11, 2018, 05:02:15 PM
Is it too late to get in on this? Also, if I were to win would you pm me or would I need to find the thread with the drawn numbers? Im in for $100 and can pay up via paypal just let me know im not too late and id love to get involved.


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 11, 2018, 05:05:15 PM
Is it too late to get in on this? Also, if I were to win would you pm me or would I need to find the thread with the drawn numbers? Im in for $100 and can pay up via paypal just let me know im not too late and id love to get involved.


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Your not to late  ;D Just follow the instructions on the first page on how to send Mike the money and thanks for your donation.  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: BURTONboy on November 11, 2018, 05:45:24 PM
Will do.


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: zippyduck on November 11, 2018, 09:20:41 PM
Mike,
I'm feeling left out. Or did you not get my paypal.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 12, 2018, 11:23:52 AM
Zippy I'm sorry, I do have you on the spreedsheet just not here. Did I send you your numbers? I forgot Lee Smith somehow too.  ~b~

BURTONboy, no you don't have to follow up. I will send your ticket numbers via PM soon. You can keep them if you like but I will write your name on the back of your tickets. We will do a live drawing on Facebook. Winner's screen name and the ticket number will be announced. I will also send you a message.

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy

Thank You everyone, you guys are the best and I'm very proud to be associated with you. Bass fisherman are awesome people, and Ultimate Bass fisherman are the Ultimate Awesome People...
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 12, 2018, 11:46:51 AM
Mike thanks for the update and I will add the new names to my list so I won't bug them by sending them a PM  ;D   Oh and thanks everyone for your donations.  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: fishballer06 on November 13, 2018, 08:30:12 AM
I'm always glad to help out.  :)
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 13, 2018, 03:24:47 PM
I'm always glad to help out.  :)
Thanks again and I already have your name on my sent list.  ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 13, 2018, 04:45:46 PM
Eric-Maine thanks for your donation and if you see this would you please clean out your PM box. I tried to answer your PM but it said your box was full. Wouldn't want you to think I was ignoring your PM.  ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 14, 2018, 10:57:58 AM
We've got several more folks helping out, you all rock! Thank you so much.

Fishballer06, Eric-Maine, geneinnc, Bobsquatch13, Ron Schmidt, thank you all very much and good luck in the drawing! Looks like the grand kids are going to have a lot of tickets to pick through this year in the drawing ~c~
 
DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron

Ultimate Bass members are amazing, every year the list of folks that help gets larger and larger. Last year we broke three thousand dollars and I hope for that again this year but we've got a ways to go. Those that haven't been able to give yet... I promise just 10 or 20 dollars goes a very long way to a family that can't keep the lights on!!! And for most of us $20 doesn't even cover a night out at McDonald's... Please buy your raffle tickets let's break last years rundraising ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 14, 2018, 01:22:48 PM
Thanks to all of y'all for donating.  ~c~ Like Mike said $20 will go a long way to a family that really needs it.
Thanks Mike now let me up date my list with the new names that I don't have on there already.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Captsteve on November 15, 2018, 09:59:28 AM
sent. I love this event. Glad to participate.

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 15, 2018, 11:44:08 AM
sent. I love this event. Glad to participate.

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Thanks again Steve and I knew when I sent you that PM the you would be glad to help again this year.  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Bassinlou on November 16, 2018, 05:59:53 PM
Donation sent via PayPal.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 16, 2018, 06:19:09 PM
Thanks Lou!!!  ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Bassinlou on November 16, 2018, 06:24:54 PM
Thanks Lou!!!  ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 17, 2018, 12:48:21 PM
Donation sent via PayPal.
Thanks Lou and I have your name on my PM list already  ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 20, 2018, 05:20:26 PM
Thank You Bassinlou  ~c~ ~c~

Okay, everyone, it's Thanksgiving week, time to be thankful for how fortunate we are and think of those that are not. While you're out speeding over the holiday shopping spree, pass up on one of those lattes and send twenty bucks into the Adopt a Family program. $20 gets you five chances to win some great prizes.


DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou

Ultimate Bass members are amazing, every year the list of folks that help gets larger and larger. Last year we broke three thousand dollars and I hope for that again this year but we've got a ways to go. Those that haven't been able to give yet... I promise just 10 or 20 dollars goes a very long way to a family that can't keep the lights on!!! And for most of us, $20 doesn't even cover a night out at McDonald's... Please buy your raffle tickets let's break last years fundraising ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: bassmanstan on November 20, 2018, 06:58:03 PM
Maybe Iím blind, but just wondering if Iím gonna make the list Mike. Actually I donít care about the list just as long as you donít forget to put my numbers in:)


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: zippyduck on November 20, 2018, 07:29:39 PM
Thanks Stan,
Mike is having trouble keeping up. :surrender: Did he send you a PM with the numbers?
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: bassmanstan on November 20, 2018, 07:34:11 PM
Yeah he did, so Iím pretty sure Iím good.


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Bud Kennedy on November 20, 2018, 07:56:57 PM
I don't believe I have seen any nominations for who is being considered as the adopted family.  That seemed to really get the gig going last year as many folks connected with the nominee's story
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: the_huber_show on November 21, 2018, 09:40:25 AM
Mike I just sent my paypal
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 21, 2018, 11:11:16 AM
Mike I just sent my paypal

Got it and just sent your numbers in ~c~ ~c~ Thank You very much ~bb 
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 21, 2018, 11:20:36 AM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, time to be thankful for how fortunate we are.

Laurie and I are always extremely thankful for each and everyone one of the members here on Ultimate Bass. You all ROCK in so many ways... If I ever have a fishing or boating question I can post it on UB and have several answers or ideas in just minutes.

A few years back Lee Smith came to me with an idea. He said that we had so many memember and we should use that to help someone less fortunate during the holidays. His thought was if we could get everyone to just give $5 we'd have thousands to give to a less fortunate family. And he was right. While we can't seem to get everyone to give (I know everyone has their own charities that they already support) we do get a lot of you to give and last year we hit 3k and saved a mother and her two kids from being put on the street while mom got her new job squared away... I'm rambling, but I need everyone to give, even if you can only spare $5... if twenty members give $5 that's $100 and that's an electric bill or a chunk of the rent or maybe all that's taken care off but theirs no money left for a big dinner and presents. It doesn't take a lot if we all give :help: :help: ~bb ~bb

Thank you to all that have already given, you've got us off to a great start :toot:

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou

Ultimate Bass members are amazing, every year the list of folks that help gets larger and larger. Last year we broke three thousand dollars and I hope for that again this year but we've got a ways to go. Those that haven't been able to give yet... I promise just 10 or 20 dollars goes a very long way to a family that can't keep the lights on!!! And for most of us, $20 doesn't even cover a night out at McDonald's... Please buy your raffle tickets let's break last years fundraising ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 21, 2018, 01:07:10 PM
I can't remember the deadline for donations.  ~b~

If you're still taking money on the 3rd I'll send another round when Eileen gets her SSDI check.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Captsteve on November 22, 2018, 06:19:35 AM
I sent money via PayPal,  but not on the list

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 22, 2018, 12:28:32 PM
I sent money via PayPal,  but not on the list

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Steve, did you get a PM from Mike with your numbers? If not just send him a PM. He'll get you fixed up.

He's been extra busy and add to that the grandkids living with them and kids and the holidays - well you get the idea. Honestly I don't know how he finds the time to do half of what he does.

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Captsteve on November 22, 2018, 05:46:18 PM
no I did not. thanks

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 23, 2018, 01:44:58 PM
I sent money via PayPal,  but not on the list

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Like Smallie said Mike is very busy but he will get your name on the list. I have your name on my list already since I sent you a PM.  ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Captsteve on November 23, 2018, 05:25:31 PM
oh I know things get hectic.

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: TNDiver on November 25, 2018, 11:57:49 AM
Just changed banks and have to update my PayPal info, but I will be donating.  Hopefully everything is done tomorrow.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 25, 2018, 12:37:18 PM
Just changed banks and have to update my PayPal info, but I will be donating.  Hopefully everything is done tomorrow.
Thanks for your donating  ~c~ ~c~ I will go ahead and add your name to my list so I won't send you one of my PM's  ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: DocIrv on November 26, 2018, 09:00:51 AM
I used paypal last week and sent in some $$ to help the family.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 26, 2018, 12:13:04 PM
I used paypal last week and sent in some $$ to help the family.
Thanks Doc. ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 26, 2018, 01:58:53 PM
Thank you Irv.

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 27, 2018, 10:00:14 AM
Just a quick update:

Thank You CaptSteve, DocIrv, TNDiver, and an unknown because I can't find your screen name anywhere.  :'(

Now that you saved all that money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, please help us make sure a needy family has a fantastic holiday as well. Think about it, if you had nothing, what could you do with $20. We blow it without thinking, but if you were in a store and had nothing at home, what would you buy to take to your family to eat... Cheap lunchmeat and cheap cheese maybe? Might be able to get a loaf of bread. Don't forget this person had to walk to the store because they certainly don't have a car...

Come on folks give until it hurts sitting in that comfy chair with the heater or air conditioner on and lights throughout the house. With your wife driving a fancy car to Kroger and using the pick up line so she doesn't have to get out of the car :surrender: Okay that might be over the top but you get what I'm saying, most of us have it really good when it comes to the basics that many families don't have.

Our list of givers is growing, thank you to all ove you!!!

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
DocIrv
TNDiver
There is one more? If you don't see your name here it's you!!! send me a message please


Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year. We're a little behind our normal fundraising but I hope that was becasue everyone was waiting until after Black Friday. So since you saved all that money please help us save a families Christmas.

Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 27, 2018, 10:22:26 AM
TNDiver I see you and Mike got it figured out and thanks for your donation to help a family out.  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on November 28, 2018, 02:28:47 PM
Looking at that list just warms my heart. UB members are the best!!!  ~c~

Looking at that list I also have an idea who that unknown person may be. If it's who I think it is it wouldn't surprise me if they want to remain unknown?   :-*
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: the_huber_show on November 29, 2018, 07:58:07 AM
Just a quick update:

Thank You CaptSteve, DocIrv, TNDiver, and an unknown because I can't find your screen name anywhere.  :'(

Now that you saved all that money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, please help us make sure a needy family has a fantastic holiday as well. Think about it, if you had nothing, what could you do with $20. We blow it without thinking, but if you were in a store and had nothing at home, what would you buy to take to your family to eat... Cheap lunchmeat and cheap cheese maybe? Might be able to get a loaf of bread. Don't forget this person had to walk to the store because they certainly don't have a car...

Come on folks give until it hurts sitting in that comfy chair with the heater or air conditioner on and lights throughout the house. With your wife driving a fancy car to Kroger and using the pick up line so she doesn't have to get out of the car :surrender: Okay that might be over the top but you get what I'm saying, most of us have it really good when it comes to the basics that many families don't have.

Our list of givers is growing, thank you to all ove you!!!

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
DocIrv
TNDiver
There is one more? If you don't see your name here it's you!!! send me a message please


Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year. We're a little behind our normal fundraising but I hope that was becasue everyone was waiting until after Black Friday. So since you saved all that money please help us save a families Christmas.


Mike I sent you a message but my name is not on there
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 29, 2018, 11:55:11 AM
Sorry about that The_Huber_Show, I just missed putting you on the list  ~b~ with all the ways I track this you wouldn't think I could mess up  ~b~ but I am human and I am old LOL However you were not the person I was looking for...  :surrender: I have always made sure not to put out real names unless I had too, I also won't put dollar amounts. It's just a privacy issue and I want to protect everyone unless they want me to post such information.

If you don't see your name on this list please contact me so I can get your ticket numbers too you

Our list of givers is growing, thank you to all of you!!!

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv
TNDiver
There is one more? If you don't see your name here it's you!!! send me a message please


Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year. We're a little behind our normal fundraising but I hope that was becasue everyone was waiting until after Black Friday. So since you saved all that money please help us save a families Christmas.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: the_huber_show on November 29, 2018, 11:57:14 AM
No worries Mike!  I totally understand. 
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on November 29, 2018, 12:21:04 PM
Bassbuster88 Thank You sir. Just like everyone on the list, your support is what Ultimate Bass and the Adopt a Family program is all about, with each of us giving some we can make a big difference in a needy family's life this holiday season.

Our list of givers, thank you, you all ROCK!!!

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv
TNDiver
Bassbuster88

There is one more? If you don't see your name here it's you!!! send me a message please


Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year. We're a little behind our normal fundraising but I hope that was becasue everyone was waiting until after Black Friday. So since you saved all that money please help us save a families Christmas.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on November 29, 2018, 01:44:54 PM
The_Huber_Show and TNDiver thank y'all for your donation to help a family in need this year. ~c~ ~c~
You too Bassbuster88  ~c~ ~c~ And I'm sorry for sending that PM to you twice.  ~b~

Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 04, 2018, 09:28:13 AM
Folks, we've really slowed down for some reason. It's the 4th so I know everyone got paid. Please we need your support, plus you get chances to win awesome prize packages. I know you have many places to give this time of year, we're just asking you to not spend that coffee money just for one week and donate it to a family that may not make it through the winter without our help.

The Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family has been announced just click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

Hesgonefishing has been added to our list of givers, you all are the best!!!

DonM
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats
Bud Kennedy
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv
TNDiver
Bassbuster88
Hesgonefishing
There is one more? If you don't see your name here it's you!!! send me a message please


Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year. We're a little behind our normal fundraising but I hope this is because everyone is weighing all the presents they will buy against budgets. Everyone got paid on the 1rst so take a look folks, we need your help, $20 isn't that much to give. You won't even miss it, but collectively with everyone here on UB, it's a life changer.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 04, 2018, 10:02:36 AM
Hesgonefishing thanks for your donation and helping out this year.  ~c~ Hesgonefishing I already have your name on my list.  ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: 97s281_27 on December 04, 2018, 06:32:40 PM
I sent $40 via PayPal a little while ago
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 04, 2018, 07:00:48 PM
I sent $40 via PayPal a little while ago
Thanks for your donation and God Bless You.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: nats on December 04, 2018, 09:06:31 PM
Thanks for the reminder, another payment sent
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 04, 2018, 10:14:37 PM
Thanks for the reminder, another payment sent
Thanks for donating again nats. Thanks everyone who has donated y'all are going to make this family very happy this Christmas.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 10, 2018, 12:15:38 PM
Folks, I've run out of whitty things to say... bottom line is we need your support. The Ultimate Bass Adopt A Family is just that, through finacial donations we adopt a family for the holiday season and provide them with the funds to keep the heat on, buy food, and hopefully if we raise enough they will be able to buy presents for their kids. This years family doesn't even have a car, our support will be life changing. Getting to and from work in a nothern Illinois winter is brutal on a bicycle... Last years fundraising would be enough to buy a decent used vehicle.

I know everyone is tight right now, the holidays are here and we are buying for our own. We are about a thousand dollars behind last years fund raising. That may seem like a lot but if just 50 members give $20 that's $1000, we have over 50 users online right now and nearly 300 lurkers at the time of this post.

I don't want to beg, but PLEASE we need your support, plus you get chances to win awesome prize packages. I know you have many places to give this time of year, we're just asking you to not spend that coffee money just for one week and donate it to a family that may not make it through the winter without our help.

The Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family has been announced just click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

I got behind on the list, please make sure your name is here

DonM                                    x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x2
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver
Bassbuster88
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito

There is one more? If you don't see your name here it's you!!! send me a message please


Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year. We're a little behind our normal fundraising but I hope this is because everyone is weighing all the presents they will buy against budgets. Everyone got paid on the 1rst so take a look folks, we need your help, $20 isn't that much to give. You won't even miss it, but collectively with everyone here on UB, it's a life changer.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 10, 2018, 12:17:45 PM
Here are all the Deets from the first post. What you can win, how to get tickets

Ultimate Bass Adopt A Family Raffle

As many of you long timers know, Ultimate Bass holds a raffle to raise money for a needy family each year. So far, we've helped 6 families over the past 6 Holiday Seasons. These families typically had extreme medical bills that prevented a joy filled holiday season. The recipients can use the funds however they see fit. This family will be picked from suggestions of the membership, by the moderators, with Mother Nature having the final vote.

So first the raffle. I am late getting started (as usual) but so far the raffle consists of:

Ultimate Bass Adopt A Family Raffle Prizes

First place prize:
Gary donated a Dobyns Rods Sierra Series casting rod
UB is donating a quantum casting reel
Mr Twister is donating  $100 worth of plastics
$50 worth NuTech Lures donated by Lee Smith Custom Rods

Second Place:
VRX Fishing Package Ė
6 Rod Gloves
3 Bait Gloves
2 X Zone Muscle Back Craws Grn Pump Red Flk and Grn Pump Blk Flk
1 X Zone Rebel Chunk Black Blue Lam
1 X Zone MB Hawg Hunter Okeechobee Craw
1 X Zone Adrenaline Bug Summer Craw
1 X Zone Punisher Punch Craw Black Blue Flake
1 X Zone Ned Zone Bass Candy
1 X Zone Whiplash Shad Smoke Peral Laminate
1 X Zone MB Fat Finesse Worm #309
1 X Zone True Center Stick Watermelon Red & Green

Third Place:
K9 Fishing Package Ė
200 yard spool 12 lb test K9 Pro 100 (100% Fluorocarbon)
550 yard spool 14 lb test K9 Fluoro
K9 Fishing Hat
K9 Fishing Decal

Fourth Place:
NuTech Lures Prize Pack

Fifth Place:
10 packs of Mister Twister Baits - Mike Corkís Favorites

Tickets are your basic Raffle Ticket. Ticket cost:

1 ticket for $5
5 tickets for $20
30 tickets for $100


We take all forms of money but prefer Pay Pal. You can mail a check (please let me know it's coming), did I say we prefer Pay Pal, and if you want to use a CC we can send you a Pay Pal invoice that you can pay without having a Pay Pal account. See the bottom of the post for further information.

I will message you the numbers of your tickets. You'll need to hang onto these numbers. On December 19th we will draw the winners and post the ticket numbers. I'm hoping to do the drawing on Facebook Live to ensure the integrity of the raffle, but that is still to be determined as we need to practice it LOL. (You do not have to have Facebook in order to win, winning numbers will be published on the Ultimate Bass forums)

The funds recipient - We will take nominations over the next two weeks. Please look to your Ultimate Bass neighbors first and then to your local neighborhood. The recipient does not have to be a UB member, but we like to make sure we don't miss one of our own. Please submit a nomination to your moderators or Community Diplomats here on the site.


How to Pay for Tickets


Mailing Address:

Ultimate Bass
C/O Adopt a Family
5422 Amber Circle
Benton La 71006

Pay Pal address

First and foremost, save everyone the fees and send funds as "Friends and Family"
Mike@Ultimatebass.com
Please put your ďSCREEN NAMEĒ and ďAdopt a FamilyĒ in the notes section.

Credit Card

Our only option here is to send you an invoice via Pay Pal, you do not have to have a Pay Pal account to pay the invoice. However, there is a 3% surcharge and since this is a fund raiser, I'll split it with you.

Disclaimer: We have to have one so here it goes. All rules of this raffle are subject to change by site administration. Ultimate Bass is not responsible for the delivery of prizes; however we will provide our best efforts to ensure winners receive their prizes in a timely manner
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 10, 2018, 05:15:59 PM
Donation #2 sent.

Come on folks, we can do this with your help.

Sent from my LG-H932 (LG V30 Plus) using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: mygreenihc on December 10, 2018, 08:02:17 PM
Hey Mike,


I just sent a follow-up donation for the Adopt-a-Family fund raiser.  When you get time,  please notify me that you received it.


Brad
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: SteveTX on December 10, 2018, 09:27:43 PM
Just sent ya a donation Mike.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 10, 2018, 10:06:45 PM
I sent another PayPal to you too MIke.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lee Smith on December 11, 2018, 09:51:14 AM
Everyone that has given so far Thanks so much!!  We need a big push here at the end.  For those that haven't gave and can, your missing a great opportunity to change the lives of a family in dire need!  Not counting all the cool packages you could win!! 
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 11, 2018, 02:17:05 PM
We had a great day yesterday that really changed the outlook of our totals, yesterday alone we raised almost $600. Just over halfway to that $1k I was talking about.

One more good day like yesterday and we are going to really be able to help this family out. Lipripper has eyes on the family and they are having to borrow money for "groceries" this week. If you've ever been there, it's a hard thing to ask for but with a 1 and 4 year old, you can go hungery but they can't.

$20 in the hands of somone that lives broke, or at best paycheck to paycheck, can buy a lot of groceries.

Read about the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family that was chosen click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)



DonM                                    x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x2
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun
mygreenihc                            x2
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver
Bassbuster88
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito
Bassmanrudy
Smallie_Stalker
BizJetDriver
Bassinkorea
champriderz
TR21FL
Bassnman81
Scott Rowell
RangerAndBass
mygreenihc
SteveTx
Ted
SFL Basshunter

There is one more? If you don't see your name here it's you!!! send me a message please


We're still behind our normal fundraising but I hope as the season climbs into everyones hearts they can find a way to give. If you've already given, God Bless You and thank you, if you can't give May God Bless You with better ways in the near future.

Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year.

Mike
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: the_huber_show on December 11, 2018, 02:18:50 PM
x2 mean 2 donations sent?
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 11, 2018, 02:47:33 PM
x2 mean 2 donations sent?

Yes sir!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 11, 2018, 03:39:06 PM
Better late than never. Sent through paypal.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 11, 2018, 03:50:28 PM
Thank you Rick. You rock brother!  ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 11, 2018, 04:51:19 PM
Better late than never. Sent through paypal.
Thanks Rick for helping out and donating this year. Thank everyone who has so been so generous it will make they have a great Christmas this year.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: TNDiver on December 12, 2018, 11:48:17 AM
Another donation sent today, remember what to put in the note this time!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 12, 2018, 12:17:27 PM
Another donation sent today, remember what to put in the note this time!
Thank you so much!

Looks like Mike's got a couple more names to add a X2 beside.

Sent from my LG-H932 (LG V30 Plus) using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 12, 2018, 12:26:55 PM
We're getting there but still a little behind prvious years. With just 7 more days to go I need everyone to get with their friends and close family and ask them to help. You're brothers, sisters, close fishing friends can all buy tickets, give them my email address, have them send a Pay Pal with their email in the comments and I'll get them their numbers, it's that easy.

One more good day like Monday and we are going to really be able to help this family out. Lipripper has eyes on the family and they are having to borrow money for "groceries" this week. Both mom and dad work, but with daycare and trying to get the car fixed it's just not working. If you've ever been there, it's a hard thing to ask for money to buy food. But with a 1 and 4 year old you have too.

$20 in the hands of somone that lives broke, or at best paycheck to paycheck, can buy a lot of groceries.

Read about the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family that was chosen click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

Updated to add a couple more donations... Thank you everyone...  ~bb

DonM                                     x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x2
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun                              x2
mygreenihc                             x2
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker                     x2
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver                                  x2
Bassbuster88
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito
Bassmanrudy
Smallie_Stalker
BizJetDriver
Bassinkorea
champriderz
TR21FL
Bassnman81
Scott Rowell
RangerAndBass
mygreenihc
SteveTx
Ted
SFL Basshunter
Burbarry
oldratt

There is one more? If you don't see your name here it's you!!! send me a message please


We're still behind our normal fundraising but I hope as the season climbs into everyones hearts they can find a way to give. If you've already given, God Bless You and thank you, if you can't give May God Bless You with better ways in the near future.

Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year.

Mike
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 12, 2018, 01:28:53 PM
Another donation sent today, remember what to put in the note this time!
Thank you very much and thanks to everyone for all your generous giving. I have to bite my lip to stop from telling them what's going on. My daughter Robin and her husband Jorge (who live in our basement ) go over on some days to watch the boys over at their house because both Nick and Adriana have to work. They was over there this weekend babysitting and Robin just told me that there was hardly any food in the house. We are going to invite them over one night when they both have the same day or evening off and give them the money everyone has given and we are going to try and take a short video or at least some pictures to share with all of y'all right here on Ultimate Bass so y'all can share in the joy of making their Christmas a Marry Christmas for sure.


 
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lee Smith on December 13, 2018, 01:52:00 PM
Guys, time is running out, dig deep please!  We ARE going to help a family this year that is in dire need, be a part of it and see how awesome it is!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 14, 2018, 11:52:55 AM
$20 in the hands of somone that lives broke, or at best paycheck to paycheck, can buy a lot of groceries. Laurie and I made a pot of chili and corn bread muffins for $13 dollars last night. Laurie, myself and our two grandsons will eat on that at least twice more. If you think $20 doesn't go a long way... Chili, beans and ham, gumbo, are just a couple meals that feed a family more than one night and are less than a twenty dollar bill. 

Read about the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family that was chosen click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

Updated to add deltaratl's donation... Thank you everyone...  ~bb

DonM                                     x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x3
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun                              x2
mygreenihc                             x2
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker                     x2
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver                                  x2
Bassbuster88
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito
Bassmanrudy
Smallie_Stalker
BizJetDriver
Bassinkorea
champriderz
TR21FL
Bassnman81
Scott Rowell
RangerAndBass
mygreenihc
SteveTx
Ted
SFL Basshunter
Burbarry
oldratt
deltaratl
Roadrunner

We're still behind our normal fundraising but I hope as the season climbs into everyones hearts they can find a way to give. If you've already given, God Bless You and thank you, if you can't give May God Bless You with better ways in the near future.

Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year.

Mike
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: FD on December 14, 2018, 02:32:53 PM
Mike,

Since I was going to donate again anyway, I have a challenge for the UB members.  Instead of buying myself more tackle that I donít need, Iím going to put that money to good work helping someone who needs it.

I will match every dollar donated between now and the  cutoff.

I lived the life of the young couple we are helping when my kids were little.

Even though it was decades ago, their story brought back the feelings of desperation I had when I was fired with 2 kids under 4 years old and my wife was a stay at home Mom. Long story short, that was the event that lead me to starting my own business, but in the beginning it was a lot of PB&Jís and Mac and Cheese - for years.

Letís raise enough money so they can at least buy a beater car to get to work.




Sent from the end of the paved road...
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 14, 2018, 02:49:13 PM
WOW that's a serious challange. Folks you can't let this go unchecked :shocking:

We have until the 19th. All you guys that gave twenty already, if you can find it to do it again you'll be giving a total of $60. Your earlier twenty, twenty now and the twenty that FD will match.

It's up to all of you, with a challange like this, we can definitely get this family into a used car!!!

BTW, FD thank you, this is over the top awesome!!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 14, 2018, 02:55:41 PM
FD thank you so very much for your generosity and may the Lord bless your very abundantly.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: DBrooke on December 14, 2018, 03:06:49 PM
Coming at you again Mike
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: oldjim on December 14, 2018, 03:15:29 PM
Mike sent you $100 for adopt a family via pay pal just now,
oldjim
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 14, 2018, 03:51:58 PM
Mike sent you $100 for adopt a family via pay pal just now,
oldjim

Got it, thank you, I'll get your ticket numbers sent in a PM shortly.

Coming at you again Mike

Got yours too and will get tickets sent shortly

Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 14, 2018, 03:59:19 PM
Coming at you again Mike

Mike sent you $100 for adopt a family via pay pal just now,
oldjim

Thank both y'all so very much from the bottom of my heart.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 14, 2018, 04:12:24 PM
Okay folks, FD put the ball in your court.
Mike,

Since I was going to donate again anyway, I have a challenge for the UB members.
I will match every dollar donated between now and the  cutoff.

Letís raise enough money so they can at least buy a beater car to get to work.

We have a chance to do something amazing for this young couple. I'll be listing the donators after FD's post (14 Dec 2018 - 2:32 PM) I will not be listing the donation amount, unless you do (I am tracking it in a spreadsheet  ;) ). Oldjim bounced out a Benjiman to get the party started ~c~

FD Matching Funds Program
DBrooke
Oldjim                donated $100 and we get $100 from FD & just that fast we are $200 bigger


Read about the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family that was chosen click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

Thank you everyone, that has given so far  ~bb If you can find a little bit more FD is going to match anything we can put together from now until the closing ~c~

DonM                                     x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x3
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun                              x2
mygreenihc                             x2
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker                     x2
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver                                  x2
Bassbuster88
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito
Bassmanrudy
Smallie_Stalker
BizJetDriver
Bassinkorea
champriderz
TR21FL
Bassnman81
Scott Rowell
RangerAndBass
mygreenihc
SteveTx
Ted
SFL Basshunter
Burbarry
oldratt
deltaratl
Roadrunner

We're still behind our normal fundraising but I hope as the season climbs into everyones hearts they can find a way to give. If you've already given, God Bless You and thank you, if you can't give May God Bless You with better ways in the near future.

Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year.

Mike
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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: zippyduck on December 14, 2018, 05:50:12 PM
FD,

Thank you for an amazing gesture.  ~c~ ~c~ ~c~ ~c~ ~c~ ~c~

Every year someone does something like this. Just shows what a great group of anglers we have here.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Ron Fogelson on December 14, 2018, 06:27:40 PM
Mike I got a $100 for you, want cash or papal?
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Bassinkorea on December 14, 2018, 07:43:07 PM
FD, that is a truly amazing gesture, we all thank you!!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 14, 2018, 07:53:29 PM
Mike I got a $100 for you, want cash or papal?
Thank you brother. 8)
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 15, 2018, 12:34:15 PM
Mike I got a $100 for you, want cash or papal?

Thank you so much Ron  ~c~ ~c~ ~bb Pay Pal is best.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 15, 2018, 12:40:56 PM
FD, your announcement of funds matching is amazing. Thank You :toot:

FD has put it on everyone here, dig deep and he'll match what you can find to donate.
We have chance to do something amazing for this young couple. I'll be listing the donators after FD's post (14 Dec 2018 - 2:32 PM) seperately so we can see who is making FD pay  8) I will not be listing the donation amount, unless you do (I am tracking it in a spreadsheet though ;) ). Oldjim bounced out a Benjiman to get the party started ~c~

FD Matching Funds Program

DBrooke
Oldjim                donated $100 and we get $100 from FD & just that fast we are $200 bigger
Scott Dowling
Ron Fogelson       dropped another Benjiman and just like that we've added over $400 to the pot  ~c~
ZippyDuck           x2
Scott Dowling      x2
Stren_g

Folks every little bit helps and now with FD's challange every little bit gets doubled  ~c~ ~c~

Read about the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family that was chosen click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

Thank you everyone, that has given so far  ~bb If you can find a little bit more FD is going to match anything we can put together from now until the closing ~c~

DonM                                     x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x3
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun                              x2
mygreenihc                             x2
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker                     x2
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver                                  x2
Bassbuster88
Princeton_Man
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito
Bassmanrudy
Smallie_Stalker
BizJetDriver
Bassinkorea
champriderz
TR21FL
Bassnman81
Scott Rowell
RangerAndBass
mygreenihc
SteveTx
Ted
SFL Basshunter
Burbarry
oldratt
deltaratl
Roadrunner

We're still behind our normal fundraising but I hope as the season climbs into everyones hearts they can find a way to give. If you've already given, God Bless You and thank you, if you can't give May God Bless You with better ways in the near future.

Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generousity of the UB members every year.

Mike
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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 16, 2018, 08:40:53 AM
Wow FD that's amazing! I am honored to have you as a friend! Fantastic gesture, I am sure this will help the family tremendously.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: bassmanstan on December 16, 2018, 01:59:44 PM
I just sent you another payment via PayPal Mike.


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: zippyduck on December 16, 2018, 02:24:29 PM
Way to represent Pa.
I just sent you another payment via PayPal Mike.


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: zippyduck on December 16, 2018, 02:30:05 PM
I got a reimbursement for buying work boots. I was supposed to use that $100 for new shoes.
I have a vehicle and don't use that much shoe leather.
So FD has to pay more. Thank you Lee.

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 16, 2018, 02:40:58 PM
I just sent you another payment via PayPal Mike.


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I got a reimbursement for buying work boots. I was supposed to use that $100 for new shoes.
I have a vehicle and don't use that much shoe leather.
So FD has to pay more. Thank you Lee.

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Thank you both so very much for your generous giving.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: FD on December 16, 2018, 04:55:20 PM
I got a reimbursement for buying work boots. I was supposed to use that $100 for new shoes.
I have a vehicle and don't use that much shoe leather.
So FD has to pay more. Thank you Lee.

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Bring it on. Yíall arenít scaring me...yet


Sent from the end of the paved road...
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: muzz on December 16, 2018, 05:25:20 PM
Another bean for FD to match.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 16, 2018, 06:26:39 PM
Another bean for FD to match.
8) 8)
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Burbarry on December 16, 2018, 06:28:37 PM
Sending another $20 in a few minutes.


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 16, 2018, 06:30:08 PM
Sending another $20 in a few minutes.


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Thank you very much. Thanks go out to everyone who has donated. ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 17, 2018, 09:23:31 AM
I've recieved several donations over the weekend and I'll get them all listed shortly.

You all seen it, FD isn't worried... Let's see if we can make him worry a little bit before we close out on Wednesday :-*
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 17, 2018, 12:55:22 PM
Alright folks, you seen where FD said he wasn't scared... So bring it on! Dig deep and let's see if we can at least get FD sweating a little bit... Keep in mind, our adopted family this year is in dire need and we can help them survive the winter and possibly but them on the road to a new and stable life. Every donation how small, or large, counts...

With FD's Fund matching Challenge we could set a new record for fund raising yet again. We are so close :-* Many of you have given twice and Bud has given three times. Some of you have provided very large donations and some are small donations... ALL DONATIONS COUNT if you can only send $5 it helps, if you can do the $20 we beg for, it's a big part of the progress we've made. Look at everyone on the list, it adds up ~c~

FD Matching Funds Program

DBrooke
Oldjim                donated $100 and we get $100 from FD & just that fast we are $200 bigger
Scott Dowling
Bud Kennedy       x3
Ron Fogelson       dropped another Benjiman and just like that we've added over $400 to the pot  ~c~
ZippyDuck           x2
Scott Dowling      x2
Stren_g
SFL Basshunter    x2
Deadeye
Bassmanstan       x2
Matt20hew
Muzz
Burbarry             x2
DonM                 x3

Folks every little bit helps and now with FD's challange every little bit gets doubled  ~c~ ~c~

Read about the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family that was chosen click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

Thank you everyone, that has given so far  ~bb If you can find a little bit more FD is going to match anything we can put together from now until the closing ~c~

DonM                                     x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x3
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun                              x2
mygreenihc                             x2
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker                     x2
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver                                  x2
Bassbuster88
Princeton_Man
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito
Bassmanrudy
Smallie_Stalker
BizJetDriver
Bassinkorea
champriderz
TR21FL
Bassnman81
Scott Rowell
RangerAndBass
mygreenihc
SteveTx
Ted
SFL Basshunter
Burbarry
oldratt
deltaratl
Roadrunner

We've achieved about our normal fundraising, but our adopted family this year is in dire need and we can help them survive the winter and possibly but them on the road to a new and stable life. I hope as the season climbs into everyone's hearts and we can find a way to give. If you've already given, God Bless You and thank you, if you can't give May God Bless You with better ways in the near future.

Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generosity of the UB members every year.

Mike
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: TNDiver on December 17, 2018, 01:53:14 PM
 ~c~ Good Job FD!  I just sent in another donation!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 17, 2018, 02:57:57 PM
~c~ Good Job FD!  I just sent in another donation!
Thank you very much for giving again. ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: znate80 on December 18, 2018, 06:58:19 AM
$20 donated. It is a great thing we all are doing here.



Mike,

Since I was going to donate again anyway, I have a challenge for the UB members.  Instead of buying myself more tackle that I donít need, Iím going to put that money to good work helping someone who needs it.

I will match every dollar donated between now and the  cutoff.

I lived the life of the young couple we are helping when my kids were little.

Even though it was decades ago, their story brought back the feelings of desperation I had when I was fired with 2 kids under 4 years old and my wife was a stay at home Mom. Long story short, that was the event that lead me to starting my own business, but in the beginning it was a lot of PB&Jís and Mac and Cheese - for years.

Letís raise enough money so they can at least buy a beater car to get to work.




Sent from the end of the paved road...
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 18, 2018, 08:34:28 AM
$20 donated. It is a great thing we all are doing here.
Thank you for your donation to help this family and thanks to FD your $20 just became $40  ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 18, 2018, 11:57:55 AM
Everyone, we are so close to setting a new record for the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family program. With FD's challenge I think we can definitely shatter the old record and raise enough money to get this family a nice used car.

BUT it won't happen without you. We are down to the last two days, today and tomorrow.

FD is still hollering for everyone to bring it on and donate, so lets give him what he wants :-*

ALL DONATION HELP - Big, little, or somewhere in between, all donations make a difference in this family's life ~c~ ~c~

FD Matching Funds Program

DBrooke
Oldjim                donated $100 and we get $100 from FD & just that fast we are $200 bigger
Scott Dowling
Bud Kennedy       x3
Ron Fogelson       dropped another Benjiman and just like that we've added over $400 to the pot  ~c~
ZippyDuck           x2
Scott Dowling      x2
Stren_g
SFL Basshunter    x2
Deadeye
Bassmanstan       x2
Matt20hew
Muzz
Burbarry             x2
DonM                 x3
TNDiver             x3
D.W. Verts
Oldfart9999
znate80


Folks every little bit helps and now with FD's challange every little bit gets doubled  ~c~ ~c~

Read about the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family that was chosen click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

Thank you everyone, that has given so far  ~bb If you can find a little bit more FD is going to match anything we can put together from now until the closing ~c~

DonM                                     x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x3
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun                              x2
mygreenihc                             x2
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker                     x2
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver                                  x2
Bassbuster88
Princeton_Man
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito
Bassmanrudy
Smallie_Stalker
BizJetDriver
Bassinkorea
champriderz
TR21FL
Bassnman81
Scott Rowell
RangerAndBass
mygreenihc
SteveTx
Ted
SFL Basshunter
Burbarry
oldratt
deltaratl
Roadrunner

We've achieved about our normal fundraising, but our adopted family this year is in dire need and we can help them survive the winter and possibly but them on the road to a new and stable life. I hope as the season climbs into everyone's hearts and we can find a way to give. If you've already given, God Bless You and thank you, if you can't give May God Bless You with better ways in the near future.

Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generosity of the UB members every year.

Mike

Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: bigjim5589 on December 18, 2018, 05:38:03 PM
Mike, I just sent a payment to you also!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 19, 2018, 10:02:54 AM
Mike, I just sent a payment to you also!

I got it ~c~ Thank You so much
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 19, 2018, 10:14:25 AM
Today is the last day, we have to get these funds to the family so they can buy some Christmas presents for their boys, and it takes a couple days to process all this.

I'm all out of cool things to say to encourage you to help out, so let me flat say it. If you can get on a computer and read this, you are doing way better then they are. Just $20!!! FD will turn it into $40 and that's a weeks worth of food for this couple and their boys.
 
Again today is the last day, I have to send the money, then the bank has to process it and finally release it to Lipripper so he can present it to the family. After he figures out how to trick them into coming over.

ALL DONATION HELP - Big, little, or somewhere in between, all donations make a difference in this family's life ~c~ ~c~

Okay I'm off my soap box and want to walk through the crowd and shake everyone's hand that is on these lists below, you all are amazing. Some have given large amounts, some have given smaller amounts, but because of each one of you we will change this family's life. For that I thank you and I'm extremely proud to have you as members of Ultimate Bass, the best community on the web.

FD Matching Funds Program

DBrooke
Oldjim                donated $100 and we get $100 from FD & just that fast we are $200 bigger
Scott Dowling
Bud Kennedy       x3
Ron Fogelson       dropped another Benjiman and just like that we've added over $400 to the pot  ~c~
ZippyDuck           x2
Scott Dowling      x2
Stren_g
SFL Basshunter    x2
Deadeye
Bassmanstan       x2
Matt20hew
Muzz
Burbarry             x2
DonM                 x3
TNDiver             x3
D.W. Verts
Oldfart9999
znate80
bigjim5589
Bassinlou      x2

Folks every little bit helps and now with FD's challange every little bit gets doubled  ~c~ ~c~

Read about the Ultimate Bass Adopt a Family that was chosen click here to read their story (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=145067.msg1613983#msg1613983)

Thank you everyone, that has given so far  ~bb If you can find a little bit more FD is going to match anything we can put together from now until the closing ~c~

DonM                                     x2
FD
Tyler Townsend
JKarbo214
nats                                        x3
Bud Kennedy                           x2
Allaboutfun                              x2
mygreenihc                             x2
Lee Smith                               x2 
ZippyDuck
Donald Garner
DBrooke
Lipripper
Apenland01
Smallie_Stalker                     x2
Twocold
TerryG
BassinKorea
BURTONboy
Fishballer06
Eric-Maine
geneinnc
Bobsquatch13
Pacific NW Ron
Bassinlou
Bassmanstan
CaptSteve
The_Huber_Show
DocIrv                                    x2
TNDiver                                  x2
Bassbuster88
Princeton_Man
Hesgonefishing
SUPERDUDE
97s281_27
spencerinstl
Jqmustang
Matt20hew
Shawn
Kayankee
Apiazza
Bvirgillito
Bassmanrudy
Smallie_Stalker
BizJetDriver
Bassinkorea
champriderz
TR21FL
Bassnman81
Scott Rowell
RangerAndBass
mygreenihc
SteveTx
Ted
SFL Basshunter
Burbarry
oldratt
deltaratl
Roadrunner

We've achieved about our normal fundraising, but our adopted family this year is in dire need and we can help them survive the winter and possibly but them on the road to a new and stable life. I hope as the season climbs into everyone's hearts and we can find a way to give. If you've already given, God Bless You and thank you, if you can't give May God Bless You with better ways in the near future.

Thank you so much to everyone that has given, some of you have been very generous. I am extremely amazed at the generosity of the UB members every year.

Mike
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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Bassinlou on December 19, 2018, 10:56:29 AM
Mike, another Paypal just sent.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 19, 2018, 11:04:58 AM
Mike, another Paypal just sent.

Got you on the list, thank you so much.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Bassinlou on December 19, 2018, 11:12:25 AM
Got you on the list, thank you so much.

 ;PEP) cheers!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 19, 2018, 11:18:03 AM
Mike, another Paypal just sent.
Thanks for the donation Lou .
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: bobsquatch13 on December 19, 2018, 02:06:45 PM
Mike - another paypal just sent, hope there in time! What you and UB are doing to help this family out is a wonderful thing. Thanks for bringing the rest of us into it!
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 19, 2018, 02:44:34 PM
Mike - another paypal just sent, hope there in time! What you and UB are doing to help this family out is a wonderful thing. Thanks for bringing the rest of us into it!
Thank you so very much for your donation it for sure will help Nick and Adriana and the two boys have a very Merry Christmas and God bless all of y'all.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 19, 2018, 05:27:47 PM
Bobsquatch I got your donation and will get you your tickets, probably in the AM... Iím out of office for a while.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 19, 2018, 05:41:40 PM
Okay itís official, we are going to do the drawing for all the prize packages tomorrow about 7:30 pm. It will be live on the Ultimate Bass Facebook page.

https://m.facebook.com/UltimateBass/ (https://m.facebook.com/UltimateBass/)
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 19, 2018, 06:46:26 PM
Okay itís official, we are going to do the drawing for all the prize packages tomorrow about 7:30 pm. It will be live on the Ultimate Bass Facebook page.

https://m.facebook.com/UltimateBass/ (https://m.facebook.com/UltimateBass/)
Mike that is about 7:30 PM CST right.  ;D
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on December 19, 2018, 09:04:10 PM
I'm gonna try and tune in but I might not be able to watch it.  I'd like to see the boys and watch as they draw the numbers.

Somebody let me know if on the off chance my name gets pulled.


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: muzz on December 19, 2018, 09:10:10 PM
I'll be at a Christmas Party, maybe sneek on.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 19, 2018, 09:13:18 PM
I'll be at a Christmas Party, maybe sneek on.
I will be getting everything ready for Friday night when we go over to Nick's and Adrian's to suprising them with their Christmass Merical that y'all provided for them.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: muzz on December 19, 2018, 09:18:37 PM
I thought you were getting them over your house?
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 19, 2018, 09:27:48 PM
We were but after thinking it over it would be better for them to not have to get the boys ready then having us to come pick them up and then take them back home afterwards. We will get over there around 6 order a pizza and while we are waiting for the pizza surprise them with a blank check cause Diana will have the money transferred from our account to there account.  We will tell them how all this took place and about a great bunch of folks who came together to help give them a Merry Christmass.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: muzz on December 19, 2018, 09:28:41 PM
BTW, I've been in bad spots before, where no matter what, I didn't see a way out....it was a horrible time, but I dug out of it with some help.
I'm just happy to be able to help the community help a Family that could really use some right now.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 19, 2018, 09:31:09 PM
BTW, I've been in bad spots before, where no matter what, I didn't see a way out....it was a horrible time, but I dug out of it with some help.
I'm just happy to be able to help the community help a Family that could really use some right now.
I think most of us have been in them shoes. That's why we are so giving to help out others when we can. :)
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Captsteve on December 20, 2018, 09:09:19 AM
just sent another $20

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 20, 2018, 11:12:09 AM
just sent another $20

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I got it Steve, I also got your additional donation D.W. Verts.

And a last one from Bobsquatch13

You all should have got PM's from me with your ticket numbers.

Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 20, 2018, 11:13:35 AM
Yes Lipripper that is 7:30 PM CST

I know it's short notice and many folks will have plans, but I thought if I had the drawing at the beginning of the football game then many folks could tune into Facebook for just a few minutes.

The drawing doesn't take long, It's mostly me rambling.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Lipripper on December 20, 2018, 11:56:10 AM
just sent another $20

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Thanks Steve and Dale and Bob.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Mike Cork on December 21, 2018, 03:28:49 PM
I didn't post it here but the grand total was $5205, incredible. Ultimate Bass you never fail to amaze me. The giving nature of the membership here is incredible, from a thoughtful and helpful post to a few dollars to big a fundraiser, you all ROCK!

Our winners this year

5th Place 10 packs of Mike Cork's favorite Mister Twister Baits goes to Zippyduck

4th Place NuTech Elite Series Lure Package goes to FD

3rd Place K9 Fishing Package goes to Nats

2nd Place VRX Fishing Package goes to Bud Kennedy

1st Place Dobyns Rod, Quantum Reel, $100 Mr. Twister Baits, $50 NuTech Lures goes to FD

Congratulations everyone :toot:

I will need everyone mailing address and any special shipping instructions.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: bigjim5589 on December 21, 2018, 03:30:31 PM
Awesome!  ~c~ ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Donald Garner on December 21, 2018, 04:14:25 PM
Congrats to all the winners that some great gifts.
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Captsteve on December 21, 2018, 05:43:50 PM
congratulations to the winners. And congratulations to UB for such giving hearts.

Merry Christmas to all.

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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: TNDiver on December 24, 2018, 12:58:43 PM
Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone that dug deep this year to help a friend in need!  This is a great group of people and honored to be part of the family!  ~c~
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: Burbarry on December 24, 2018, 07:48:58 PM
Congrats all and glade we could help out a family.


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Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: the_huber_show on December 26, 2018, 08:39:23 AM
Congrats to the raffle winners!  It was nice to help out this family
Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: apenland01 on December 26, 2018, 09:55:54 PM
Congrats to the winners and the family that needed the help!

Title: Re: Ultimate Bass Christmas Adopt A Family Raffle
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 31, 2018, 12:08:39 PM
Congrats to the winners and the family that got the help!