ANW Geoff Britten prize fund
As someone that works full-time to support his family we feel that Geoff is just as deserving to receive the prize.
From our understanding, Geoff is aware of our campaign and we intend to give all money raised to him and his family. We are just big fans of Geoff and want to see him rewarded for his accomplishments.
Dave & Adam's Card World and its employees have started this fund with $500, and we hope other companies and individuals will follow suit. We are a company located in Buffalo, NY with over 60 employees. Dave & Adam's has been a Bizrate Platinum Circle of Excellence online retailer for six years. ( http://www.bizrate.com/ratings_guide/merchant_detail__mid--77500.html)
There is also another campaign selling shirts to help the Britten family. Check it out - https://www.booster.com/as-seen-on-american-ninja-warrior-and-all-over-the-country-ninjabrittens-tshirts
Hi, Dave & Adam's! I'm a passionate Ninja Warrior fan who was so upset Geoff wasn't rewarded that I started setting up an IndieGogo campaign before the show was even over! We've raised $120 so far. I just found out about your campaign from Geoff and wanted to let you know that I'm going to try to get the funds out of my campaign ASAP and transfer them to yours. Thanks for setting this up!! This passionate fan will keep spreading the word and encouraging others to help #RewardGeoff!
Brittany, no one knows the rules and protocol better than us who have been on the show. Some of the most adamant supporters to publicly praise Geoff with their wallets are veteran ninja warriors like The Weatherman and Drew Drechsel. No one is saying the show 'cheated' him out of the money. We are simply showing our support for the only ninja warrior to hit all 6 buzzers without failing in one season. Isaac failed in KC Regional Finals. I love Isaac too, but this is about showing some financial respect for Geoff. Note: read the description in this GoFundMe profile, "he deserves for being the first contestant to reach the top of Mt. Midoriyama." No one said he was the fastest.
Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero both did what no American had ever done. The spirit of the show is and always has been athlete vs obstacle, and it is quite unfortunate that the rules for the prize money were established that completely contradicts this spirit. They both deserve the title of American Ninja Warrior, and since the rules do not allow for another winner of the prize money, I hope we can all support Geoff in whatever way we each individually can.
Jerry Huster, response to you. The logic is clear. However it's very likely even ANW staff is unaware of the "pull together" "community spirit" season seven created. It's this very unusual and rare "healthy mutual support" vibe that is driving donations by me and the others. The ANW reward schedule is NOT aligned with the learning and growing participants and audience experienced. The reward schedule does nto yet meet our need for fairness and justice. Say the same situation happens in season 8. ANW should have in place the runner-up gets $10,000 minimum. I also encourage Geoff writing a book and doing a book tour with a theme like Isaac espouses, finding and doing your own impossible, since it appears Isaac has no interest in this.
You are an awesome inspiration. My husband and I cried as you became the "First" American Ninja Warrior. I would give but I have my own GOFundMe account due to my medical bills. My stairs at home is my Stage 4. Bless you and your family! You are an inspiration to us all!
I just REWATCHED ANW and Geoff was incredible and frankly he deserves a prize, trophy and everything. I am so happy to hear that this fund was set up. I am a big fan #RewardGeoff! I still think the show should reward ANYONE who finishes stage 4 - it's such an accomplishment and these athletes dedicate a full year to train for this. Honestly - with all the advertising - you'd think POM or something could provide something more!
I feel after 6 seasons where no one has completed stage 4 they should have the funds to award both finishers this year. Although no one expected not one but two winners, the show should've been prepared. I'm sure somewhere the show states the need to be the fastest at conquering stage 4 to win and maybe the competitors knew this but the fans where never informed therefor, even if they didn't give him a million, Geoff should've gotten some kind of award.
This show has made a lot of money. Geoff should be rewarded in some way. And if financial recognition isn't given, then certainly he should be referred to as America's First Ninja Warrior. Both were good but Geoff had the best season record. And if he had been allowed to "rest" before making the final climb, I bet he would have had a better time. Isaac's strategy won him the money but not the title. Go Geoff. You make me glad I watch the show.
Brittany, that's not the case at all. Geoff is the first ANW because Isaac chose to go second. There are now two American Ninja Warriors. While Isaac rightfully won the million dollars, Geoff holds claim as the first ANW. Unless in financial need, I hope Geoff gives this money to charity, because as the rules state, only one winner. Geoff is a great family man, and I feel like all this takes away from his accomplishments. So sad, especially with how great of a season he had!
I really felt bad that Geoff got nothing, even though I agree Isaac is the ultimate winner. Would love to read that Isaac gave 20% to Geoff. Giving to Geoff fund because he was a close second to a million, and being a family man with limited training time makes him my hero.
Here's something you may not have thought of. Normally, these shows do not give away 1 million in cash. They purchase an annuity that will pay out 1 million dollars over 20 to 40 years. This normally has a much smaller cash value that I'm guessing is 250k to 400k etc... If Geoff gets $1 million in cash, he could be far better off than Isaac. I hope he gets the money no matter how much is raised. I also hope the show starts paying out modest prizes for completion of stages, and fastest time awards.
Maybe we should start giving him the money it's been a year you have only raised 13000 dollors
Great run ! Like others have posted, there should be a prize/money for finishing stage 4. What a feat to complete . Well deserved!