KC Royals takeover @ StL Flying Saucer
My name is Joe. I am a lifelong resident of Kansas and a Kansas City Royals fan who was recently relocated to the Saint Louis, MO area. During the last five years in KC, I grew to love a drinking establishment called the Flying Saucer, which awards you with a plate for every 200 unique beers you drink. The plates go up in order of date achieved, and usually feature the person's name and a quote of their choosing. I have plate #72 in Kansas City and have completed the 200 beer journey five times.
There is still no word on what will decide who finishes first, but the word "games" has been used multiple times. I would obviously rather just be able to pound a couple beers, but I plan on taking out whatever they have planned and bringing this one home for KC and the Royals.
Since we last spoke, my Cardinals opponent has overtaken me in funds. There is still time to make donations and be a part of leaving the mark of Don Denkinger right next to Busch Stadium. I am coming under my $5/beer average and hope to make a sizable donation to Royalty Fields thanks to everyone's generosity and support.
Every dollar I earn that does not go directly towards a beer at the Saucer will be donated to Royals charities. I'm not going to eat with this money, tip with this money, pay parking, etc. I want as much possible to go towards helping people who need it and the causes supported by the team that brought you here. So please keep passing this around, sharing it with family, friends and co-workers. In the end, we can take an awesome shot at the Cardinals and support some great causes in the process.
You can check out a blog with updates and pictures at http://showmeplate.tumblr.com. Twitter handle is TheShowMePlate. And keep up with cost progress at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApQS_NC2GVtvdEE5elUxSUg4SXc5RFNZQjF3RTQzUUE&usp=sharing.
The River Front Times here in StL did a story and video about the competition this has evolved into -- http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gutcheck/2013/03/flying_saucer_royal_fan_cardinals_fan_saucerwatch.php
Twitter -- https://twitter.com/TheShowMePlate
You can follow standings here (messed up at the moment) -- http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/stlouis/
Make beer/Royal suggestions here --
Follow progress here -- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApQS_NC2GVtvdEE5elUxSUg4SXc5RFNZQjF3RTQzUUE&usp=sharing
Since I am grassroots and do not have some form of corporate backing, the goal has been lifted to the full $1,000 I anticipate this costing. Whether or not I get there is irrelevant. I will win. The Royals will be represented. This is our time!
In the event that I raise more money than it takes to get the Saucer, the balance will be donated to Royals charity events in the upcoming season. Let's do this guys!
You have to get a card at the location you want the Saucer at, and then you have to drink a majority of your beers at that location. So everyone starts from the same point for the first 6 months.
Can't you complete your 200 beers at any Flying Saucer? So couldn't someone theoretically drink their 200th beer on opening day and get a plate? Just wanted to make sure before I divert my beer fund money to you.