Altraps Blog: Follow POB For A Good Cause
Old 10-22-2009, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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People here that use Twitter, if you haven't "followed" Patrick O'Bryant yet, do so now for a great cause. Scott the owner of Altraps Blog (who you might recall from Raptors Republic) and POB are using Twitter for good and not just for tooting their own horns ala Chris Bosh.

If POB gets 2500 followers by Oct. 31st Altraps will donate $500 of his own dollars to the Raptors Foundation. POB agree to match it making it a total of $1000. Doesn't seem like much to some, but will definitely help various charities in the Toronto areas which the Raptors Foundation help support.

Kudos to Alt and POB. Classy guys.

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After a few months of not seeing “please RT to get me followers” from an NBAer, last night I saw something similar from Patrick O’Bryant. Now, full disclosure, I like Patrick. He’s that tweener NBA player that always gets my attention because he works hard, is great in the community, and is a team guy. He knows his role, accepts it, and doesn’t stir the pot. He is somebody I’ve followed on Twitter for months and his goal is to reach 2000 followers. Once he reaches it, he is going to give away some tickets…something simple, yet easy for him to do and they might go to someone who might not otherwise have the opportunity to go to a game. Great stuff.

His offer also got me thinking. Unlike the majority of NBA players on Twitter, Patrick replies to his followers, can actually carry a conversation, and is pretty damn funny. He replies and tweets himself, as opposed to having some marketing company or “online presence” type representative do it for him, and allows the common fan a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes life of a ballplayer. In a sense, he is well on his way to being a cult hero and is showing how Twitter can be used for good.

Using Twitter for good is something that I had been hoping to do, so I decided to piggyback on POB’s offer: if Patrick O’Bryant gets to 2500 followers by end of day October 31st, I will donate $500 to the Raptors Foundation. In addition, Patrick will match my donation, so a total of $1000 will be donated to the teams charity and used in the community.
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Add RF member Liston to that list too. Thanks Tom.

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I'll add $100 to the Raptors Foundation if @13POB13 gets to 2,500 followers on Oct 31 // Good work @altraps // Follow POB For A Good Cause | The AltRaps Blog
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Following....with both my twitter accounts.......wait is that cheating?
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Following....with both my twitter accounts.......wait is that cheating?
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UPDATE: POB will now match whatever the final total is now. They're already up to $3700 dollars raised.

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Damn look wat i done started lol. Ok i withdraw my initial 500 but i will match watever gets donated if i get 2500 by oct 31.
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Why don't we donate under RF's name.

I'll throw in some dough.
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Let's do it.

I'm going to donate $30.

Let's see who else wants to donate here now on behalf of "RaptorsForum"
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I'm in for $30.00.
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Thanks Acie.
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Great stuff - Altraps' initiative is on fire - up over $3,500 and still going strong.
We just need to get Patrick O'Bryant (Patrick O'Bryant (13POB13) on Twitter) over 2,500 followers by next week.
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i'm in.
Cheers and thanks 'trane.
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The guys at the RealGM look like they want to have a little competition with us. They've raised $150 so far and if 'trane donated $30 as well, then we're $60 dollars behind them.

Come' on guys, we may be alot smaller than the RealGM, but let's show them how big we are with our support for a good cause.
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More good news - update on the progress:
The 13POB13 Wave Continues | The AltRaps Blog
$5,810 and counting. Amazing.
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More good news - update on the progress:
The 13POB13 Wave Continues | The AltRaps Blog
$5,810 and counting. Amazing.
That's fantastic news Tom.

Come on people, are 'trane, Acie and I the only ones donating on behalf of RaptorsForum?
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I have a challange, to POB. I will ask him via twitter, to sign up here, make a post and comfirm that it was him on Twitter, and I will donate $50.

Anyone else want to add to this total, if he does it.?
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I have a challange, to POB. I will ask him via twitter, to sign up here, make a post and comfirm that it was him on Twitter, and I will donate $50.

Anyone else want to add to this total, if he does it.?


That's awesome and I hope it works.
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Your rookie DeMar DeRozan: DeMar DeRozan (DeMar_DeRozan) on Twitter
Your play-by-play man Matt Devlin: Matt Devlin (RaptorsDevlin) on Twitter
and Fan590 radio broadcaster Eric__Smith: Eric Smith (Eric__Smith) on Twitter
are backing Patrick O'Bryant (Patrick O'Bryant (13POB13) on Twitter) and this charity drive - are you?!
Less than 950 followers to go and ~$6,000 goes to the Raptors Foundation!
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Doug Smith says today:
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This is a good story. For a good cause.

If Patrick O’Bryant gets 2,500 followers on his twitter thingy, the Raptors foundation (which isn’t exactly the Raptors foundation any more; it’s now part of some conglomerate of foundations for the whole Maple Leaf Sports “family”) will get more than $5,000.

It’s kind of like the E. Koreen faux-hawk thing. Started small with some people deciding to raise money if that number of followers flocked to Patrick, it grew and then he decided to kick in a rather large chunk of cash himself if the goal was reached.

I’m told by a regular contributor T. Liston that if you go here, you’ll get some details.
$7,400 and counting
1,777 followers and counting (need 2,500 by Oct 31st)
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