Tickets & T-Shirts.

Me, Bird, & The Willy Phillies. #HoldOn

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So here's the deal. If you buy your tickets to our Game Changer Awards today or tomorrow, we will send you a free Girls Rising t shirt of your choice. And for every four tickets you buy, we will send you another t shirt. You have until Monday night, June 4th at midnight to buy your tickets and get your free tshirt.

BUY TICKETS NOW! 
(you missed the t shirt promotion. But it doesn't mean you shouldn't buy your Game Changer tickets IMMEDIATELY)
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One of the nice things about being a small business owner is that you can wake up on Sunday morning with an idea, blog about it, and it's happening. No conference calls or meeting nonsense. Just me, in my bed, punching out a blog with an opportunity that can change your life. Or, at least your t-shirt drawer. 

One of the other nice things about being a small business owner is that I have partners like Cathy and Nini. We are used to each others nonsense. And they don't read my blog. At least Cathy definitely doesn't.   

Plus, what I am about to discuss in the following paragraphs pertains to tickets and t-shirts. I'm not trying to solve any world crisis'...Or. Am. I?

When you form a band and start touring around you learn quickly that making music is about 10% of what you do. Seriously. Non-professional musicians might play their guitars more than we do. In fact, I'm certain of it.

When you decide to make music full time, you spend most of your time trying to keep the van running, updating websites and all your socials, debating with bandmates about logos and t shirts and hats or stickers, no....hats AND stickers...but we can't afford both....yes we can a**hole.
 
You spend a lot of time telling managers and agents you got a better deal booking that show on your own, and that pizza is NOT an acceptable form of dinner in the contract, and that you don't want to go on at 11pm. You want to go on at 8pm. Even though ten years ago you said you wanted to go on at 11pm when you were told you were going on at 8pm. Feelings change.



 
And then you start a nonprofit. As. If. You. Weren't. Already. A. Non. Profit. 

Which brings me to the point of this blog.
Buy Tickets NOW. http://www.girlsrising.org

Our major annual fund raising event is this month. We hold it every year the Friday night before BeachFest. This is when we raise the most money to continue the work we are doing with Girls Rising.

And we have big plans coming up for the next year. In October we are doing an amazing outreach at the LA LGBT Center in Los Angeles. There's a possibility of traveling to India in the spring. We are hoping to be part of a major CASA event (Coalition Against Substance Abuse, amen) here in our own front yard in September.

None of this stuff, ya know, happens for free, unfortunately. Though we try really hard to make it happen for free. We do ask. At least Nini does. Cathy's good at it too. They're both better than me at asking things like that. So be assured. At least one of us does ask. 

Things are usually as free as they possibly can be, but not always totally free. So we raise money. Then it can be more free for the youth centers or the schools or the refugee camps. We try really hard to keep costs down for those outreaches. As you can imagine.

So. We have a friend. Her name is Carnie Wilson (oops, watch your toes). The beauty and magic of Carnie is an entirely different blog of it's own. She's just a genuinely kind person. See, Carnie would have been famous even if she didn't get famous because her dad is, ya know, a BEACH BOY.

Carnie was born famous. Then she became famous on her own. And then Kristen Wiig put her song into her movie. #MicDrop.
So. We are honoring Carnie with our Inaugural Girls Rising Game Changer Award. She lives her truth. And she talks about it out loud. Her words inspire. And her words empower. We need that now more than ever. We need strong, positive, powerful women. Our kids need this. #MeToo is upon us. All genders need to thank god for this. And lock arms. 

Anyway. I don't want to get too far off track. I'm just trying to get you to buy your tickets for our Awards Fund Raising event (hence the hot link).

So here's the deal. If you buy your tickets to our Game Changer Awards today or tomorrow, we will send you a free Girls Rising t shirt of your choice. And for every four tickets you buy, we will send you another t shirt.

So, buy 1-4 tickets, get one shirt.
Buy 5-8 tickets, get a second shirt.
Buy 9-12 tickets, get a third shirt.
And so on.
 
Seriously not a joke.
 
If you do this today or tomorrow, we will see that you did and we will send you an email asking you what size shirt(s) you want. We will mail you the shirt(s).

Your names will appear at the door at the Glenwood Landing Firehouse on Friday night - June 29th.

You can even wear your shirt to the event. It's up to you. Because it's a free country...still. But we need to stay on top of it, people. Hence the reason for the event. #Following?

#Hendo
PS-At the Friday night Game Changer Awards, All BeachFest 5 artists will perform unique collaborations together, Julie Gold will perform her grammy winning song, From A Distance, both silent and live auction items will be available, there will be light apps and finger food from our good friend Rob at Grassroots, wine will be provided by our good friends at Bedell Cellars, beer is coming too, and Antigone Rising. All this, plus a free t-shirt for the next 48 hours. So go on. Get it done.
 
 
 
 
 
And in an attempt to reverse the cultural norm, we use mostly male models to display our t-shirts. All five styles come in unisex sizes, and the navy blue GRL PWR shirt also comes in ladies sizes. You have until Monday night, June 4th at midnight to buy your tickets and get your free tshirt. So get on it. 
 
 
GRL POWER (Navy), GAME CHANGER (heather maroon, heather light blue)
White Girls Rising logo t shirt, 3/4 grey/red Girls Rising logo

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