Sunday Fund-day

As of Sunday, September 12th, we’re just short of the halfway mark in terms of fundraising for the hotel bill, and I’m heading out grocery shopping to prepare for two weeks of camping out in said hotel room in Traverse City, so the get-up-to-TC fund is going to need some replenishment.

We’re doing great thus far–with the Paypal account at $800 of the $2,100 hotel fundraising goal (it’s up from $2,000 due to extra taxes this time around) and the Venmo account at $200, but Venmo money’s heading toward grocery shopping today, so that’s going to be the issue in terms of trying to raise another $120 or so to for gas, snacks and food to get me up to Traverse City.

The margins are tight, but they’re always tight at this time of year, and with my dry cleaning and other non-food supplies paid for, we’re inching closer to a real halfway mark with two days to go till I head up on Tuesday, and the first half of the hotel bill comes due.

Then we work on second-half fundraising to ensure that I can come home on the 29th instead of taking a job at the hotel 😉

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.

Thanks again for your readership and 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.