Posted on October 03, 2006 at 02:49 AM
A BIG thank you to all of you who donated to the 2006 JoeSchmidt.com Blogathon benefitting the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. As of 5pm EDT October 2nd we raised $725 for the OI foundation. I've got the a list of all thos elgible for the drawing, so let's see who will win the 4GB Silver iPod Nano.
So how did we determine the winner of the iPod Nano?
I have a list of all those who were elgible to win in an excel spreadsheet. I assigned a random number to each entry then sorted the list based on that random number. Once sorted, each entry's random number was recalculated and then resorted. I repeated this process 15 times to properly mix-up all the entries listed.
We then printed out numbers corresponding to the total amount of entries listed, cut them out, and put them into a hat. The Head of My Legal Department (my 7yr old son) then reached into the hat and pulled out one number. The number corresponding to the entry listed in the excel spreadsheet was the winner of the iPod Nano.
Editor's note: drum roll please....
The Winner of the 4GB Silver iPod Nano (donated by Cory Reinert at Insight.com) is.....
Karen L. from Wisconsin!
Thank you Karen for your donation. Once I get your contact info, your iPod will be on its way.
And now for the drawing for two signed copies of Patricia Minor's book: "What Life Is Like Living With OI"
I repeated the same process for the drawing of the books as I did for the iPod Nano. Everyone who left a comment was eligble to win a book. Also eligble were those in the OI community who sent me their story. I took all of those names into excel and repeated the same process as I did for the iPod Nano.
The first winner was Su S. and second winner was Stacy G. Thank you both for your contributions and thank you to Patricia Minor for donating the books!
One last thank you to Cory Reinert at Insight.com. If you are in the market for purchasing computers or I.T. related equipment, please give Cory Reinert a call. Mention to him that you heard of his services through the blogathon and he will hook you up with a great deal.
Please leave comments on the blogathon posts! While the 2006 blogathon may be over, all of the posts written during the blogathon will remain on this site for eternity (i.e. a really long time). There is a lot of great content that needs your input. People searching for OI related topics in the future will stumble across the entries and your knowledge will help those seeking to learn more about OI. You can review all the blogathon posts by going to the 2006 Blogathon for OI archives page.
The blogathon donation page is still active, so for those of you who would still like to donate please do so. We are only $225 shy of our $1000 goal, so a donation of any size would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again to all those who contributed and helped spread the word of this blogathon to others.