It's that time of year again! The time when pirates drag their sorry, scurvy asses up off the galley floor and march around Minnehaha Falls.
Yes, that's right, the Pirates of the Bloodwake are doing the Minnesota AIDSWalk again, on May 21. TBL will be missing a game against Milwaukee, which means her beloved Corey Koskie may very well be playing, to participate.
And we need money. Your money, actually.
The AIDSWalk benefits the Minnesota AIDS Project, which provides HIV prevention education along with services and advocacy for HIV-positive Minnesotans. More than 5,000 Minnesotans are known to be living with HIV and an estimated 2,500 more are unaware they are infected with the virus, so that's pretty darn important stuff. And it costs money, which is (appropriately enough) what the Walk raises.
If you can spare a little money for this worthy cause, please do. You can donate online at my AIDSWalk page or sponsor the pirate of your choice at the Bloodwake Pirates AIDSWalk page. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Also, please consider attending these
Exciting, Swashbuckling Events
(all proceeds will benefit the Minnesota AIDS Walk)
Bake Sale Fundraiser
Buy goodies baked by the Ladies of Tortuga! Drink coffee! Get a lasting souvenir by getting Your Picture With Pirates ($2 minimum donation if you bring your own camera, $5 if you require the services of the Piratical Polaroid)! Remember that charitable goodies have no calories! It's true!
Sunday, May 7th
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
outside the establishment of our generous allies
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Ave S
(and grab yourself some good reads while you're there)
Jewelry Sale Fundraiser
Buy accessories handmade by the Ladies of Tortuga! Necklaces! Earrings! Bracelets! Anklets! Hair Sparklies! And a very limited supply of summer handbags knit by TBL herself.
Location, date and time TBD. Check this blog for updates.
First-Ever Third Base Line Auction
Bid on a one-of-a-kind, hand-knit TBL creation! Feel good about supporting the AIDSWalk and the enterprising women in Nepal who spun the mill ends of silk saris into a unique and beautiful yarn! Thwart those you outbid!
The auction will commence this weekend and end next weekend. If it goes well, other items may be offered up. Possibly including Twins tickets! Ooo!
Yardarm Yard Sale
Buy stuff we don't want anymore! Mock our fashion sense! Get Your Picture With Pirates (same deal as at the bake sale)!
Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 20th. Check this blog for updates.
Okay, now, here's the kicker. Our team goal is $250 per person. If we, as a group, raise twice that, we will walk the Walk in full pirate garb. Jolly Roger and all, folks. I expect we'd be on the news.
Want that to happen? Donate!