Fundraising update: this week is ‘crunch time’

I’m leaving for Traverse City to take part in the Red Wings’ prospect tournament and training camp exactly one week from today, and despite some incredibly generous donations, we’re sitting at approximately $700 raised out of the $2,000 hotel bill and $600 to $1,000 in expenses/gas/groceries/dry cleaning/etc. funds. The fact that I am going to end up needing to upgrade my phone for the trip is not helping in that regard (my old Samsung S7 dies at the end of the year as Sprint/T-Mobile will no longer support 3G).

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to shake the change out of your wallet, this is the “right time,” and if you’re able to lend a hand at any level of support, I’d be incredibly grateful for your help as the rubber is a week from meeting the road.

I’ve held off on making any major purchases because the bucks in the bin need to go to the hotel bill for now, but tomorrow is dry cleaning day, Friday is Big Grocery Shopping day, and by next Monday, I’ll be packing up the Pacifica, facing an uncertain future as to whether I’ll be able to make that first half of the hotel bill. I’m nervous and scared right now, so:

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.

As always, I’m incredibly grateful for your readership and your time.

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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.