The response was simply overwhelming. When Arkensen and Nanzaro donated three of their precious Dress Rehearsal tickets to chowtime’s readers we did not think much about it. After all, we had too many tickets and the event is held on work and school hours.
It was in the news yesterday that thousands of volunteers were lining around the block in downtown Vancouver to get hold of just one ticket (with the option to buy another one at $50). Between Nanzaro and Arkensen, they were given ten without having to line up for it.
You know …
I want to say a heartfelt thank you for all the unexpected kind words you had for Arkensen and Nanzaro. We even received a long moving email from a reader just thanking the boys for putting the tickets out there. Those words meant a lot to Suanne and I because this allows us to demonstrate to our boys what it means to share and how people out there who truly appreciates such unselfish act. I want to let you know they are pleased and are proud of what they had done even though they did not say it. I can see it in their eyes. 🙂
Thanks a lot!
It goes without saying that particular post generated the most number of comments ever. We had recorded a total of 308 comments. As expected, there are some frivolous submissions (i.e. 24 comments coming from one IP within a space of 30 minutes) … sorry to say we removed the entire swath of these emails from the draw.
We ended up with 272 email addresses which we ran through the Randomizer.
Here are the results:
I will be contacting them on Thursday (or if they could send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangements to meet up for the tickets. If I am unable to contact Mai and/or Winnie by end of day Friday, the tickets will go to the next on the list. I am doing this just in case the email address is one of those frivolous ones.
Thanks a lot for participating. This is going to be a great Olympic. I can feel the excitement building!