[Editor’s note: Here’s Nathan of the Brouwer Rangers, here to make fun of me and also invite you a party. – Peter]
Remember that one time when we ran an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for local hockey-related charities, and you guys responded with such absurd generosity that each charity ended up getting $2,020.20, and you guys ended up getting some fun Brouwer Pouwer swag like t-shirts, jerseys and even some fanny packs?
That was fun. Let’s do it again!
But it’s kind of boring to do the exact same thing again. Plus, crowdfunding is totally played out. Just ask Zack Danger Brown. Instead of just repeating something that was relatively easy (not-to-mention wildly successful beyond our hopes and expectations), we decided to try something new that might not work at all!
That’s why we
blackmailedtalked the RMNB guys into joining forces to throw what is guaranteed to be at least the 7th best RMNB Party yet1, and we’re calling it:
PARTYZORD: The Brouwer Rangers/RMNB ‘Legends of Ice Dancing’ Tour de Pouwer (to Support Fort Dupont Ice Arena)™2
“Just who are these legends of ice dancing?” you may be asking yourself? It’s you, silly!
Here’s the deal: Our friends at Fort Dupont Ice Arena (FDIA) have reserved the rink3 on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon for the exclusive use of the friends and families of the Brouwer Rangers and Russian Machine Never Breaks4.
Please note that this is not Labor Day weekend, because Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 1, this year. So if you’re out of town for Labor Day that is not a valid excuse for not coming.
Why are we doing this? Because in addition to having some fun hanging out with you kool kats, we want to raise some more money for the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, a nonprofit organization that provides ice-skating and hockey programs for economically disadvantaged kids5. As FDIA notes on its website, it’s the only public indoor ice arena in DC, and the only skating facility in the area that provides free or subsidized skating programs for children. Which is pretty cool if you ask us. The Washington Capitals organization, which you may have heard of, supports FDIA, as do several of the individual players6.
FDIA normally charges an admission fee for the general public, but we convinced them to let you hooligans in for free. But seeing as this is a fundraiser, not an “oh-hey-the-Brouwer-Rangers-got-me-free-admission-to-ice-skating-raiser,” you should please kindly plan to make a donation at the door7. In fact, we’re recommending that you plan to donate $208.
Highlights will include:
Here’s what we need from you:
Second, there a few other potential aspects of PARTYZORD we could use your help with.
Finally, if you don’t have ice skates of your own, take heart. You can rent them for $3 at Fort Dupont18.
There will be a lot more information coming soon, so stay tuned to RMNB and various social media outlets for updates and more cool stuff. In the meantime, leave feel free to leave your questions, helpful advice, concerns and snarky judgmentalism in the comments!
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
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