Thursday, December 27, 2012

Free Rice Prizes Because Just Feeding the Hungry Isn't Enough

Just to summarize, because I know how annoying it is to read something where you have to go to a link to find out what it is about, and some of you already linked here from twitter ...

In case you don't know, Ronda Rousey - also known in our house as "Darling Daughter Number 3" and "MOM! Make her quit punching me!" is going to be fighting for the UFC on February 23, in Anaheim, California. You can buy tickets here or watch it on pay-per-view.

Before each title fight, Ronda runs a contest to raise food for the hungry since she is cutting weight and hungry.  As of now, enough rice has been donated by Ronda-fans to serve 10,000 meals to people in refugee camps and other places the World Food Program works.

I have been asked about prizes and we have picked up a few more. So far we have:

  • T-shirts and sweatshirts from Fightchix (thank you!)
  • A t-shirt from Down2scrap. (There was a long-sleeved shirt but the youngest sister swiped it. She says she did not swipe it, "it was eminent domain". Someone is studying for SATs.)
  • A copy of the armbar encyclopedia by Steve Scott
  • A Gene Lebell gift pack complete with Gene Lebell NSFW really bad joke book, bronze cast of Gene's cauliflower ear lapel pin and Gene patch
  • Ronda Rousey patches

Ronda will autograph all the prizes. Last time the top two got signed Topps cards but those were from a pack made especially for her and I'm sure she's keeping the rest.

She's donating her fight gloves to the school auction for her sister's school,  and she gave two other pairs to the MMAClothes4Homeless and West Coast Training Center fund raisers so those are out. (She needs the rest of her gloves to train.)

She is also doing a clinic fundraiser - but NOT for the free rice group, but for her OTHER charity project to benefit low-income children and teens with eating disorders, "Don't Throw Up, Throw Down!" Of course, the person who started her first free rice group with "Because it sucks to be hungry ..." would come up with that.

Anyway, more about that later,   go here to join the free rice group. where you answer questions on topics like math, Spanish, English vocabulary, science - the questions are pretty easy in some categories. For every question you answer, the advertisers on the site donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Program.

How to win, what to win, when to win details can be found here if you need them. First of all, join the group and donate rice.
Make sure when you are playing that it shows rondaUFC as your group at the top right if you want the group to get credit.

If you have ideas on prizes or stuff to donate for prizes, tweet me at @drannmaria or post in the comments below.

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