The passing of Leonard Nimoy @ 83 on Feb 27, 2015 made me want to do something special in honor of the legendary actor. I decided to give everyone ordered between his passing and 3/6 a 10% discount at my web store with matching 10% donation in memory of Mr Nimoy to the COPD Foundation. His family has asked us to do this instead of sending flowers.
This discount was site-wide; so applied to whatever I happened to have in stock. Items included:
With the sale over; I crunched the numbers and determined that the donation would have been $68.44; but I wanted to give a little more from my personal pocket book – adding another $20 to make it $88.44.
A PDF of the donation receipt is here:
Nimoy COPD Donation
Thanks to all my fellow #Pinball enthusiasts on Pinside for making this donation possible.
Alamo Drafthouse‘s Summer of 1983 and showings of Star Trek Into The Darkness hosted the Star Trek Charity Arcade during the month or so that STID was in theaters.
Each Austin Alamo hosted a Star Trek pinball machine
Alamo Drafthouse @Slaughter had the Star Trek: The Next Generation
@Village had the Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
@Lake Creek had the Bally Star Trek
In parallel, The Ritz hosted the Summer of 1983 Arcade with:
Pacman 25th (pacman, mrs pac, galaga)
Joust + Robotron
Defender / Defender 2 machine
It took me a while to count all those quarters. TBH; I gave up after rolling $400 in quarters. I talked with my bank and got them to feed it into their counter.
The Charity Arcade made $1092 for the <ahref=”
Dell Childrens’ Medical Center. I’m working with them to figure out where and how to deliver the money to them.
Thanks go out to the Alamo Drafthouse Team for making the Star Trek Charity Arcade an even better success – this wouldn’t have been possible without their support.
Please come by Alamo Drafthouse’s Summer of 1982 showings of Star Trek: Wrath of Khan
during the week of June 3rd to June 9th. On location at:
Alamo DraftHouse: The Ritz
320 E 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
there is a Star Trek: The Original Series Arcade setup to collect quarters for the Dell Children’s Hospital. Machines On location:
1979 Bally Star Trek
1991 Data East Star Trek
1993 Sega Star Trek video arcade machine
After some personal health issues; tonight I finally got around to doing final count of the quarters. The Summer of 1982 Charity Arcade made $146 in quarters. That amount was submitted tonight (7/9/2012) to the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas – Area of Greatest Need via their online donation process.
Thanks go out to the RITZ Alamo Drafthouse Team for making the Star Trek Charity Arcade such an awesome success – this wouldn’t have been possible without their support.