Fundraising update: the dog days of September

Two days ago, the fundraising news was good, very good–we hit the server goal, and I was thrilled that we were turning the page toward September’s BIG LIFT on a positive note.

Then we raised $50 over the course of two days, which isn’t great when, by the end of training camp, I need to raise about $2,500.

Keeping in mind that the last two days have been very quiet (unless signing Carter Rowney is “big news” to you), we’re hitting the re-set button with an earnest plea:

Put bluntly, the folks who give $100 or $200 have already given to the cause. From here on out, it’s those $25 donations that pave the road to Traverse City–hell, it’s the $5 and $10 donations that help pave the road, too…

So, if you’ve got what is equivalent to “extra change” in 2021, and you’re willing to lend a hand to send up a representative set of eyeballs to the prospect tournament and training camp, things start in two weeks.

I can’t do any of the pre-trip things I have to do, never mind drive up to Traverse City with a backseat full of groceries and a trunk full of dry cleaning, without you.

Let’s get ‘er done.

If you wish to donate, you can use Paypal at, Venmo at, Giftly by using my email,, at, and yes, you can contact me via email if you want to send me a paper check.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.