Argenis Without Borders

You never know what might come out of a twitter conversation these days.  Several weeks ago, I was involved in a twitter conversation with Argenis Fernadez and Kirsten Benzel. During this conversation, Kirsten brought up the notion of purchasing a unicorn hoodie, bringing it to the 2014 SQL PASS Summit later this year and getting Argenis to wear it.

argenis_hoodie_3I mentioned that we could probably raise money for a charity if we could get Argenis to agree to some terms.  Of course, being the awesome guy that he is, he quickly agreed.

Just like that a challenge is born!  If we raise $5,000 for Doctors Without Borders, our very own Argenis will wear the magical hoodie during one of this sessions at the Summit.

Update: To donate, please click on the link above or you can use the image located on the right hand menu labeled “Make a Donation”.  Either location will take you to the right spot!

Of course that’s not the end of the story.  It gets better.  Our original goal was $5,000, thinking that it would be completely awesome if we could raise that much by November.  We hit that mark in less than a month.  So we upped the goal and the anty.  Now we’re talking about “rainbow fluffies” and tattoos in additional to the unicorn hoodie.

Did I mention that Kirsten got others to take on the challenge as well?  You got it!

$10,000 In Donations

If we hit this level, Steve Jones (B|T), Grant Fritchey (B|T), Brent Ozar (B|T), and Adam Machanic (B|T) will wear these fantastic Rainbow Fluffies at some point in time during the SQL PASS Summit.  In addition to the fluffies, Kirsten will run the #SQLLongRun while wearing the aforementioned unicorn hoodie.

Here’s what Grant has said about it:  http://www.scarydba.com/2014/07/23/challenge-accepted

See what Brent wrote: http://ozar.me/2014/07/donate-doctors-without-borders-ill-wear/

$25,000 in Donations

If we hit this level Gareth Swanepoel (B|T), Jason Strate (B|T), Ed Watson (B|T), and Kirsten Benzel (B|T) will get SQL Server tattoos! Yes, you read that right.  TATTOOS!

At the time of this writing, we are currently at $6,802 (68%) of our $10,000 goal so more donations would be appreciated!  Remember that Doctors Without Borders is a 100% tax-exempt so your donation is tax deductible!

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Can you feel the awesomeness?

So donate!!  Come see our good friend Argenis wear this fantastic hoodie in the name of charity!!

For those that have already donated, we can’t thank you enough for your generosity.  Doctors Without Borders is a great cause and we really appreciate your help!

Did I mention that the hoodie has a rainbow tail and wings?

See you at the 2014 SQL PASS Summit!!

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