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    20th February 2012

    Swim With Mike Fundraiser/Advertising Opportunity

    Who among you has not at some point desired the opportunity to publicly embarrass me? And what small business owner or independent contractor has not at times coveted the chance to advertise your company or person right along side my beautiful self? Or maybe you just want to contribute to a great cause and help out a friend?…

    If you are interested in any of the above scenarios, you just might be in luck.

    It is now the time of year when I should do some fundraising for Swim With Mike. It’s an amazing organization. They’re footing a lot of the bill for my time here at USC and I’m quite thankful. And most of the folks I deal with from Swim With Mike are very understanding of the fact that I’m not in a regular undergraduate program and I don’t have a ton of time to do fundraising right now… See the post below this one.

    But there are also some folks within the org who are pushing me to get on the fundraising train immediately. More specifically, since this should be my last year (of two) as a Swim With Mike recipient, they want me (and all the other “graduating” recipients) to buy space/fundraise-to-buy-space in the 2012 Swim With Mike event programs – akin to those senior yearbook pages that I didn’t get when I was in high school. I love Swim With Mike, but I don’t really have THAT many memories with the organization yet, and, well, the space costs $1500…

    And the ad is due March 1.


    I might not have a lot of time to get this done and I also don’t have lots of things that I would want to put on that page…

    Which is why I’m offering the advertising space to you folks out there. Anyone want to sponsor some space on a page that will say something about how much I’ve enjoyed being a recipient, have a small picture of me, and then have as much of the rest of the page be whatever you pay to put on it?

    From the 2012 Swim With Mike Yearbook ad-rate sheet:

    The Swim With Mike Yearbook has become the major source of information and public relations about the Swim With Mike organization throughout the year. The Swim With Mike Yearbook will be distributed to all guests, participants and donors on the day of the event. It will also be handed out at all other Swim With Mike satellite Events and will be included in press kits reaching an audience of over 5,000 people. The yearbook will also be mailed to all those who donate $1,000 or more to the event.

    Come on now! Buy some space on the page. Use it to put embarrassing photos of me in the yearbook. Shoot, pay enough and I will take embarrassing photos of myself at your request and put it on the page.

    If you’re interested, contact me! Leave a comment, find me on facebook, or send me a message at darylholmlund [at] gmail [dot] com. Or if you already know that you want to sponsor me, advertising or not, go to my Swim With Mike Swimmer page!

    P.S. I’ve posted a lot about Swim With Mike in the past, so I’m not going to write more about it now, but you can find out more at the SWM website, or you can read what I’ve written here, here, and here.

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