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Old 05-02-07, 06:41 AM   #1
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My first charity event

Hi all,
Just to give you a little background, I have been into cycling for about 20 years (ever since I got out of college), so physical ability to do a charity event is not an issue. It's usually soliciting for donations ... that's the issue. With that in mind, I finally decided to do the Tour de Cure in Palo Alto.

However, I posted that I was doing this in the SoCal Forum ... you may wonder why I post it in SoCal and not NorCal? Well, I have developed a bunch of friends in SoCal, and I have a comfort level with them. My concern is that this is not kosher. So my question is, was what I did wrong and in bad taste? I'm having second thoughts after posting that. I only posted it after PM'ing my dear friend from SoCal Forum, and she suggested I post it. What are your thoughts on that?
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Old 05-02-07, 04:19 PM   #2
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Hi all,
Just to give you a little background, I have been into cycling for about 20 years (ever since I got out of college), so physical ability to do a charity event is not an issue. It's usually soliciting for donations ... that's the issue. With that in mind, I finally decided to do the Tour de Cure in Palo Alto.

However, I posted that I was doing this in the SoCal Forum ... you may wonder why I post it in SoCal and not NorCal? Well, I have developed a bunch of friends in SoCal, and I have a comfort level with them. My concern is that this is not kosher. So my question is, was what I did wrong and in bad taste? I'm having second thoughts after posting that. I only posted it after PM'ing my dear friend from SoCal Forum, and she suggested I post it. What are your thoughts on that?
Did you post it to generate donations, or to tell your friends about your commitment!

If you didn't directly ask for contributions, I don't see it as bad taste. Worst case, you'll wind up with the thread moved here and merged with this and a gentle reminder from a mod about TOS, if you violated. You can put a link to your TdC page in your sig, by the way, and that's perfectly acceptable under both TOS and good taste!
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