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DAVE_M
01-13-2014, 08:29 AM
I want to publicly thank Jerry, Fatboy, and AzB!

Jerry posted a thread, which can be viewed here: http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=347262, posting that Fatboy had declined his prize and decided it should go to someone who couldn't really afford the Training Set, but who would actually use it. I was actually interested in an AzB patch, but PM'd Jerry anyway because I know a few guys that are in the position Fatboy described. I was a little late, but Jerry PM'd me and said he would send some chalk and patches my way. On Friday I received a little package and inside I found these:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/11930172316_d786e42578_n.jpg

6 cubes of masters blue chalk
2 AzB stick-on patches
and a $20 bill

The $20 bill was a nice gesture from Jerry. I PM'd him to let him know, that I really wasn't in need or hurting on funds, but I decided to pay it forward. He told me he noticed that it was being sent to a rural area of Louisiana and wasn't sure of my resources (That in itself was a nice gesture).

I had taken my girlfriend out for ice cream (paid with my own cash) and was deciding how I should pay it forward. Well the two young teens (looked about 15-16 years old) working the ice cream shop looked a bit down. Regardless one teen had looked up and asked me if I was having a good day, because I looked quite happy. I told them that I sure was and I hope they have a great day too (Then I slipped a healthy tip into their tip jar). They were very happy at that point :thumbup: Now, as far as the chalk and patches go, one patch is sitting nicely on my JB Rugged case and I'll be giving out chalk to those in need at the local league nights. The other patch is going to one AzB member.

I've decided to Pay-It-Foward again and send an AzB member a little package. I'm not sure what it is yet, but it will include the elusive AzB patch! (By the way, these are the new AzB patches)

Any ideas for a giveaway, fun contest, or prize ideas would be appreciated!

justadub
01-13-2014, 08:59 AM
Very cool stuff, both from Jerry and from you as well.

Nice story to see on a Monday morning

gdc25
01-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Good on both of you! Jerry for the Jefferson gesture and to you for making those kids day! awesome!

DAVE_M
01-13-2014, 10:39 AM
Next time I get together an order online, I'm thinking about getting some small doodads to go with the package. What do you guys think?

FairladyZ
01-13-2014, 11:06 AM
I knew there was a reason I liked this place.

As for little doodads for a 'care package' that's pool-related, you can't go wrong with chalk or perhaps inexpensive tip maintenance tools....any inexpensive 'wear part' would always be a hit....in my opinion of course.

Rackemep
01-13-2014, 11:15 AM
Very cool!

DAVE_M
01-13-2014, 12:03 PM
Well so far I'll have the AzB patch and a 9/10ball magic rack to pay it forward!

KoolKat9Lives
01-13-2014, 12:23 PM
Well so far I'll have the AzB patch and a 9/10ball magic rack to pay it forward!

Jerry seems to be a very gentle, professional, pool passionate, giving man. I'm not sure how much influence his uncle Whimpy had upon him. Surely, a good bit. I did hear however, he skipped a class at school one time to play pool. ;)

His gesture is a fine example of what kind of man he is.

As is your gesture Dave_M. That's heartwarming. There are so many good people in this game.

BTW, I like the Magic Rack gift vs a tip tool or something "standard". Most any pool enthusiast is far more likely to have a tip tool. Hat's off to you!

DAVE_M
01-13-2014, 01:04 PM
As is your gesture Dave_M. That's heartwarming. There are so many good people in this game.

BTW, I like the Magic Rack gift vs a tip tool or something "standard". Most any pool enthusiast is far more likely to have a tip tool. Hat's off to you!

Thanks! I'm still debating how I'm going to do the giveaway. I'm thinking about limiting it to members (silver or gold) with 100 posts or more. 100 posts seems like a standard amount of contribution to the forum.

FairladyZ
01-13-2014, 01:19 PM
<--- post 97!!

j/k!! I hope it goes to someone that needs it....I can afford to buy, so I would automatically disqualify myself from such a giveaway.

FWIW, it takes a good forum to keep my interest....this comes from 12+ years of owning and running larger forums, and I'm bored or annoyed with most all forums within a day. This one seems to be full of good people, and there seems to be a good sense of 'community' here....and that's hard to find in an online forum these days. A forum can not be a success without it, and in my few short weeks here, this place has grown on me enough that I check in regularly, like I would the forums I own......that says a lot! I salute you all! http://www.badcaps.net/forum/images/smilies/usa.gif

mcsock
01-13-2014, 08:04 PM
The kindness of many people on this site is truely heart warming. Sure glad I found the place :)

pt109
01-13-2014, 09:57 PM
<--- post 97!!

j/k!! I hope it goes to someone that needs it....I can afford to buy, so I would automatically disqualify myself from such a giveaway.

FWIW, it takes a good forum to keep my interest....this comes from 12+ years of owning and running larger forums, and I'm bored or annoyed with most all forums within a day. This one seems to be full of good people, and there seems to be a good sense of 'community' here....and that's hard to find in an online forum these days. A forum can not be a success without it, and in my few short weeks here, this place has grown on me enough that I check in regularly, like I would the forums I own......that says a lot! I salute you all! http://www.badcaps.net/forum/images/smilies/usa.gif

Well, if there are any lingering doubts....this should help...:)
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC8QuAIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRo_ nC-E668A&ei=yZHTUoKDDtKvsQTSxIC4Bg&usg=AFQjCNEYZblbw0d3ggNFz_H2D1gMajyaDg&sig2=aK_DtHNW9RzRDBK99CvHpw&bvm=bv.59026428,d.cWc

Blue Hog ridr
01-13-2014, 10:09 PM
That was a pretty nice gesture. Paying it forward always makes one feel good about he day.

Altho, I have been bugging for an AZ case patch for some time. I have no idea what I have to do to get one.

I think they should start selling them.

Rackemep
01-13-2014, 10:26 PM
I have no idea what I have to do to get one.

I think they should start selling them.

I agree! it would be cool if they started selling the patches...

Blue Hog ridr
01-13-2014, 10:41 PM
OK Rack Em. Lets bug them until they sell us one.

The AZB Patch is the Teacher.

DAVE_M
01-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Here you go guys!

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=348317