I know that the London 2012 Olympic Games have long since come and gone, but I would be remiss if I didn’t update everyone as to the final standings for our Fantasy Summer Olympics League benefitting members of the #3DayTweeps!
Ultimately, our league was made up of 29 paid teams, although thanks to the generosity of our family, friends, and fellow #3DayTweeps, we actually raised $370 total. That amount was divided into a $145 prize for our overall winner (equal to half of the $290 collected as entry fees) and $225 that was distributed amongst the walkers and crew members who helped recruit participants for our league fundraiser ($145 in entry fees plus an extra $80 in bonus donations). In the end, the five registered walkers who participated each received a donation of $30 and the three registered crew members each received a donation of $25 (because Nicole Anderson generously re-donated her portion back to the walkers). Those donations were all made on August 9th, just in time for the Chicago 3 Day in which many of the participating tweeps were walking and/or crewing.
So, in conclusion, the following #3DayTweeps received donations from this fundraiser:
Anne Marie DeSimone
As for our overall winner, I am thrilled to announce that a fellow #3DayTweep, Jennifer Carbary and her team, Save the Toucans, were ultimately victorious in our Fantasy Olympics League! That means that Jen is the recipient of the $145 grand prize. Because Jen had already reached her fundraising minimum for her 2012 3-Day walk in Michigan, she requested that I hold her prize money to donate to her 2013 fundraising efforts, which I have since done. Congratulations Jen and what a great use for the $145!
In case you were interested in how your team ultimately fared, the COMPLETE final standings for our Fantasy Olympics League were:
|Save the Toucans||Jennifer Carbary||1856|
|Shannon Miller||JT Shoemaker||1787|
|6||Henry’s Picks||Laura Davis||1685|
|8||Croatian Water Polo Helmets||Kristen Cincotta||1649|
|9||I love the oylimpics||Dustin Davis||1597|
|10||Irish Car Bombs||Joel Jackson||1569|
|11||Team Batman!||Anne Marie DeSimone||1568|
|12||Julie Walks…all over the medal count!||Julie Brock||1551|
|17||wile e. wolverines||Michael Cha||1459|
|20||Valcinda of Stokesdale||Valerie Daniels||1396|
|22||SHOEt for the Gold!||Matt Shoemaker||1348|
|25||Medals for Mimi||Jen Rabbitt||1340|
|26||Cinvaldia of Stokesdale||Cindy Adams||1332|
|27||Go Sis!!||Nancy McKeown||1306|
|29||PKS Warriors||Gretchen Peters||1261|
|30||Team Big Sis||Kristin Moreland||1256|
Our league website is still public and can be found here, in the event that you want to look over the results in more detail. In particular, you can find the “ideal” fantasy team of countries that would have accumulated the highest possible score here. Relatedly, my good friend JT Shoemaker (who finished third overall) did a tremendous amount of work calculating all of the point totals and updating the site on a daily basis. Please join me in thanking JT profusely for his efforts – I could not have run this fundraiser without him!
And with that, I think this Fantasy Olympics fundraiser is complete. I could not be more thrilled that every penny of the $370 that we raised is going to help 3-Day walkers and crew members reach their fundraising goals and, as a result, will be put directly into the fight against breast cancer.
Thank you for playing along! See you again for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games!