How crazy is this. Sure we have done “Online Fundraisers” before and we do them well, but from what I can tell this is our first “Virtual Fundraiser”. The difference? Read below to find out. Our very own Randy Moss sent me this.
On Saturday night June 5 the residents of Second life, a persistent online role-playing game made up of people called Avatars, held a “Virtual” online black tie gala event to benefit the American Cancer Society. This was a a near copy of Party for a Purpose, or a Cattle Barons Ball.
Listed below you will find the string off of the Second Life bulletin board, as well as copy form the raffle prize list. On the left of the prize list is an approximate USD estimate of the item’s value.
The event raise over $250,000 linden dollars which at a 250:1 conversion rate is just over $1,000.00 USD raised to benefit ACS. This is hard currency that can be converted from a PayPal account into cash.
How cool is that? Continue reading to see what was auctioned off….
The most up to date prize list includes the following…
$20 1. $5K Linden Dollars from Michael Brodsky
$20 2. $5K Linden dollars from Michael Brodsky
$15 3. Complete “Private Evening or Party for friends” at Caymand Island valued at $15 $3K donated by Evie Fairchild
$30 4. Roman Fountain from FlipperPA Peregine
$50 5. Pair of Hoverbikes from FlipperPA Peregine
$15 6. Limited Edited Specially deisgned Outfit from Nephailaine Protagonist
$2 7. $500 Linden Gift Certificate to the Midnight Mall
$75 8. BMW Motor Bike
$10 9. SURPRISE Special Edition One of a kind Outfit from Fey Brightwillow
$? 10. JUST IN !!!! Your very own copy of POSER
$20 11. $5K Linden donated by iron chef Cook
$30 12. Custom Limited edition Yacht donated by Garth & Pituca FairChang
*Total; about $300 in donated value
The exchange rate at this time is $250 Linden to the U.S. dollar. The numbers that appear in the margins are the USD value amount estimates of the products. These were garnered by examining the possible value that the items would sell at in Second Life and converting that into USD.