Fundraising update: save and spend

Good evening. There’s some great news and some not-so-great news regarding fundraising:

The great news is that we hit the $1,000 mark on Thursday night, which is the unofficial, “Okay, you have enough money for the first week’s worth of hotel bill” marker. I’m incredibly grateful for your support in reaching this milestone…

But then I had to spend about $250 for necessary items for the trip (i.e. everything from a twelve-pack of socks to a ethernet cable [as the interviews will be held by Zoom calls] during training camp to groceries), and I’m afraid that we’re back to the $735 mark in terms of Paypal $.

So, with my Venmo $ (235) saved for paying for the trip up, trip down, and gas while I’m there (oy, still $3.18 a gallon), I need to ask that we continue the fundraising drive.

Again, we’re looking to pay what will end up being a $2,000 hotel bill, as well as paying for expenses and groceries, though we’ve made huge dents in both bills. So we continue:

If you’re willing to lend a hand, 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.