KCRG’s piece on the 2015 HOTH tournament: http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/h-o-t-h-its-not-just-a-planet-from-the-empire-strikes-back-20151023
Heartland X-wing Players, it’s time to gear up for Worlds with the second annual HOTH – Heartland Open Tournament for Henry. October 24th, Coralville, Iowa hosted at Geek City!
In collaboration with many many helpful faces, (Jason Clark, Dave Curtis, Patrick Wilcox) we’re going to hold our second charity tournament for the Extra Life foundation on October 24th, benefiting the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Last year was a tremendous success and was covered by KCRG (seen http://www.kcrg.com/
Start times: 9:30AM on-site registration and check-in. Player meeting 9:50 with start immediately thereafter. Number of rounds based on attendance followed by a cut depending on entries. Capacity will be limited, but we hope to have around 50.
Regarding the Charity, Extra Life is a national organization dedicated to raising money for children’s hospitals nationwide. My page on the Extra Life Website is http://www.extra-life.org/
On a personal level, my son Henry was born without a right pulmonary artery. His lung was not connected to his heart at birth, six weeks early. Through unbelievable efforts, a radical surgery by the late Dr. James Davis which was recently published in a journal of medicine, and state of the art facilities at the UI, Henry is a happy and healthy 4-year-old with no artificial parts in him and a spectacular heart and lungs. I owe my world to the UI Children’s Hospital which I why I’ve selected them as my recipient for any funds we raise through the charity.
There will be more news to come but if you wish to help at all it is highly encouraged. You can either donate directly on the website to the charity, or if you’re really helpful you can donate towards prize support in the form of anything you can think of. Simply send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll get you my address and you can mail anything you want to me to either be included in prize support or silent auctioned. I’m talking anything here. Ships, art, lint, whatever. Maybe not lint. Basically since this is a charity tournament, we need your support to make sure this good cause gets the support it deserves. OR, go to this wish list on amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/
So let’s fly some ships and blow each other up….. for the kids!
REGISTRATION: If you want to register, go to www.extra-life.org/
More to come!
TL;DR Send star wars or other geek stuff for prize support! Help out a great cause. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you the address. Donate to www.extra-life.org/