As promised, the first five people received prizes, these were:
The top two people will get signed TOPPS trading cards. Apparently, these TOPPS people are mega-serious because they have to verify that Ronda signed the card and they keep track of the time it was signed, date, number on the card (or something like that). These are more than collector's items because the two she is sending out are the total that she has signed out of some special set she received.
Thank you to Steve Scott for donating the Juji-Gatame Encyclopedia . A signed copy will go out to Monsieur_Alan who requested it.
I do not know what the other two people in the top five are getting. Maybe signed posters? If you have a request, holler.
Ronda is on her way to New York at the moment to be on some show, so she will sign and mail everything when she gets back in a few days.
Five names were drawn in a NON-RANDOM sample (I am a statistician, after all). The more rice you donated, the higher chance you had of getting selected.
User_Name ..........Grains_in_ Group
Blackwater01 ...... 448,240
mid josh1991 ....... 201,930
BautistaDS ....... . 17,900
Verotik ......... 27,170
Brad Nieder ...........66,570
Ccarnagua is getting a prize because he donated 335,000 grains of rice and hadn't received anything. And he follows me on twitter.
I expect those six people will be getting autographed patches. I hope you like them.
Enough rice was donated to feed about 8,800 people. That is amazing. Thank you all.
And thank you to Ronda for not being one of those kids who embarrass their family by getting drunk in a Porsche and then insulting hard-working police officers (like our friend, Gary Butts) and instead raising money to feed the hungry.