May 14, 2009

Charitable Donations - Kick It Up A Notch :o)

Okay, I am a big supporter of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), to ensure that our athletes have a chance to compete. However, I was shocked and laughed out loud at the below text from an e-mail I received from the USOC. The logo is from an article titled "Vancouver Olympics in Trouble?", and based on this request, there may be merit.

I have noticed that the more you give, the more they ask for, regardless of the charitable organization. I am happy to do my part, but hiis is just over the top :o)

"The 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver are just nine months away (February 12-28) and I can't wait for you to join us in Canada!

The U.S. Olympic Committee's VIP donor program is designed to accommodate a variety of interests, contribution levels and time frames. You and your guests are provided with premiere accommodations, ground transportation and fantastic event tickets (we've selected ice hockey, skiing or snowboarding and figure skating to name a few). In addition, program participants access benefits available only to friends and family of the Olympic Movement, such as a tour of the USOC performance services area, receptions with guest athletes and USOC leadership, passes to the exclusive USA House and special apparel.

Come to the Games as part of our Olympic Friends and Family! Weekend getaways are priced at $50,000 per couple; four- and five-night stays are available at $150,000 for two persons and $300,000 for four. Package prices include a donation to the U.S. Olympic Committee to help us continue to serve America's Olympic and Paralympic athletes." [It better be a sizable contribution, WTF? :o)]


  1. Wow, out of my budget! I'm sure they can reduce those prices. It's outrageous!

    Hugs, Rose

  2. I can testify to the fact that it did indeed make him laugh out loud, and after he read it to me, I did, too!

  3. Gee, you guys want to go? I'm saving my money, maybe we could pool our funds. LMAO!

  4. Gooooood LORD! That's insane. Is it too much to hope that was a typo???

  5. Let's see go the Olympics in Vancouver or buy a house? Geez Louise thats a hard choice. Brings new meaning to outrageously overpriced! (Hugs)Indigo

  6. I'm penciling it in my planner as we speak. I just hope it isn't all sold out before I can get my $$ in. See you all there! eh?

  7. Ken:

    WOW! I hope that is an error in costs!

    I hope you and Beth have a great weekend.


  8. If you opt for the $300,000 package, I'll be happy to help you and Beth fill out the foursome. :-)


  9. At those prices you'd think the least they could do is to throw in a house broken sasquatch to take home as a pet.


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