Hey Seahawks fans! I am not you! But that’s great for you, because it means you can have my tickets to the Seahawks’ home game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 22nd.
Here’s the story in brief: Wallyhood has donated 100% of our profits to the Wallingford-based FamilyWorks Food Bank and Family Resource Center for years. At this year’s annual fundraising dinner, they had a little contest: each person donated $10 to participate, and chose heads or tails. They flipped a coin and everyone who guessed right remained standing, the other half sat. Another flip, another half sat, and so on until there was only one person standing.
Now, I’m savvy enough to know that you can’t have a winning strategy when it comes to calling a coin flip, but allow me my conceit that if there were a winning strategy, I chose it. My thinking was to go with whatever I figured other people wouldn’t: so I went tails for the first four flips in a row, figuring other people would feel that was less likely. Obviously, it’s just as likely as any other outcome, but if it did happen, I would be up against a relatively small pool of competitors.
Anyway, that’s the way it played out, and I ended up winning, entitling me to two tickets to the game, Section 325, Row A.
Problem is, I’ve been kind of grumpy about football every since I lost $5 in 1979 on Super Bowl XIII (I bet on the Cowboys, who would have won except for those two bum calls in the 4th quarter). Yes, I’d love to come to your Super Bowl party, but I don’t think I’d enjoy sitting in CenturyLink Field as much as you would.
So, let’s squeeze a few more bucks out of my good fortune for FamilyWorks. Everyone who donates to Familyworks through the form below between now and December 8th will be entered to win. On December 9th, we’ll draw a winner, who gets those two tickets to the Seahawks vs. Cardinals game, December 22nd at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
One entry per person, a minimum donation of $1 to qualify (but feel free to be generous, they do good work for people who need it).