Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SEND WOLFPACK HOOPS TO PANGOS: Update/Open Thread


**UPDATE:
$0 Left to go!!!!
PANGOS HERE WE COME!



Well folks, we are entering the home stretch for raising funds. What we honestly thought was impossible is close to happening. We are right now sitting around $550 and trying to get to at least $700, but more like $800, because it looks like we'll be needing to rent a car, as there are no hotels next to the gym where the games are played.

Here is a bit of good news. We have been in contact with Dinos Trigonis, who is running Pangos. It is a little late in the game to be asking for a press pass and getting all the necessary paperwork in, but we explained the situation, and we are now on the Media List, so we're all set on that front.

Next up is booking our trip. We're still waiting to get the necessary funds to book a flight, a hotel and a car for the weekend, but we're getting very close! We're looking all over the internet (Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz) to find the cheapest deal out there. You can be assured that we will be very respectful with you money. We won't be pulling any moves like staying in a 5 star hotel, or sitting by the pool sipping on a cold drink. We'll be working hard for you guys. It's amazing the way you pulled together and got this thing going...it's even more amazing how we're close to reaching our goal in not even 24 hours. Thanks again so much, everyone that has donated, and be sure to know that if this works out, Ryan, Mychal and Luke will all hear about how we got out to Cali.

We usually have up to 5 or 6 thousand visitors per day. We have received over 40 donations thus far, which is awesome! Anything can help, even .50 cents! Thanks again everyone and we hope you realize that you are such a huge part of what we are trying to do. Things like this can go a long way!! Thank You!

-WOLFPACK HOOPS

comments

36 Responses to "SEND WOLFPACK HOOPS TO PANGOS: Update/Open Thread"
  1. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    where can I send the dough to?
    the real anon

  2. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Where can I send the dough?????
    The real anon!!!

  3. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    WPH - Just a question but could people donate like a Marriott rewards stay or Hilton to you guys?

  4. Tracy said...
    May 26, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Just wanted everyone to know this was my first time ever coming to the site , I heard about it from a friend and I just donated 5 bucks to the cause to get this awesome crew to California ! If I can donate 5 bucks being a first time reader of this site then I am sure we can get some guys to donate even if it's just 5 bucks or so. They are too close to their mark now of 700-800 to have to stay in NC let these guys go do what they do best! I am bookmarking this site because it is awesome! Go Pack !! Donate guys

  5. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    ^^ Yeah. If anyone would like to donate some Marriott reward stays that would help out tremendously!!

  6. Kevin said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    To "the real anon", there is a donate link at the top of the main page for WPH. That lets you donate through Paypal.

  7. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    What are the dates? I can check AA if my miles cover a round trip? If you, I can donate the miles.

  8. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    ^ Flying out this Friday morning and returning this Sunday night.

    That would be AMAZING!

  9. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    ^ Flying out this Friday morning and returning this Sunday night.

    That would be AMAZING!

  10. Thepiler said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Haha...as if I didn't waste enough time checking this site already, now I am watching the money countdown.

  11. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    Which airport you plan to fly to? It will take 2 transfers from RDU to Long Beach (LGB). What about fly to LA, then few hours drive to Long Beach?

  12. John said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    make that $95 to go... just sent a 10 spot your way

  13. sockerne1 said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    I recommend kayak dot com for flight searches.

    Donation on the way.
    -sockerne1

  14. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    haha me too, i need to find a job or something bc this is probably going to be the most exciting and only thing i do all day

  15. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    May 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    We haven't booked our flight yet. We're looking to fly into LAX though and drive 35 min. to Long Beach.

  16. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    WPH, If you think $5/month from your bloggers would help then I wouldn't mind donating that much. Is there any chance you could get an automatic draft going. I honestly think wolfpack basketball is at a pivotal point. IMO we missed out on j. wall and cj leslie will ultimately sign with unc because we are losing an entire generation of fans because of sendek basketball. It was boring to watch and mediocore at best. J walls mother was a supporter of coach lowe. We need a positive site like WPH. Wolfpack fans, if you can't donate $5/month then you should never ever complain about losing. Have you compared unc endowments to ncsu? Money talks. WPH get the automatic draft going!

  17. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Which airport you plan to fly to?
    It will need 2 transfers from RDU to Long Beach (LGB). What about fly to LA first, then drive?
    Thanks,

  18. Ryan said...
    May 26, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    sidestep/kayak is typically the best for flight searches. Priceline name your own price is almost always the best for rental cars and hotels. Start with a lowball offer then log out and log back in if they don't accept it. This typically will allow you to name your own price as many times as you want without waiting the 24 hour period to make another bid.

  19. Kdub said...
    May 26, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Contributed

  20. tmar10 said...
    May 26, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    I am new to the site but over the last few weeks have found myself visiting every day. $10 from this fan!!!

  21. Simspack said...
    May 26, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    $25 on its way. Money very well spent... err... donated.

  22. morpheus647 said...
    May 26, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    C'mon guys lets get that last $50 in so we can send these guys to Cali!

  23. Pack Leader said...
    May 26, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Man i cant wait already for the footage soon to come!!! GREAT JOB WOLFPACK NATION!!!!!

  24. Tom said...
    May 26, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Contributed. Hopefully you will have enough money soon!

  25. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    WPH, seems the AA miles won't work this time. I won't be able to purchase a fly for others using my miles. And it takes 3 days to transfer miles. One tranfer takes upto to 12,500 miles. For your trip, we will need 25,000 miles. The fee fee to tranfer is about half of the airfare ($360).

    I always use price line for Hotels. Most time I can get 4 star for $40 in big cities (LA, Dallas, Chicago), or $30 for 3 star.

    Will make donation this time.

    By the way, I have been visiting your blog last few months, but posted today first time.

    TXPack

  26. Dof87 said...
    May 26, 2009 at 5:20 PM

    OK, now you should be down to 30

  27. Scott said...
    May 26, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    $10 on its way.

  28. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    25 spot in. Bring on the video.

  29. TRACY said...
    May 26, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    COME ON GUYS!!!!!!! WE ARE AT A STAND STILL 50 BUCKS !!! LET'S WRAP THIS THING UP TONIGHT SO THESE GUYS CAN BETTER MAKE THEIR PLANS . THANKS !!!!!!!! GO PACK

    CALIFORNIA HERE WOLFPACK HOOPS COMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Enjoy the trip - you have the funds now!

  31. Anonymous said...
    May 26, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    i know this is off topic but i was wondering if u guys or anyone else could get a compilation video for the '09 class weve got comin in. i think that would be pretty awsome if u guys were able to do it.

  32. matt said...
    May 26, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    just threw in another $10. Come on Packfans!

  33. Anonymous said...
    May 27, 2009 at 8:35 AM

    Thanks Kevin ! My bad I saw it after I posted
    The Real ANON!

  34. Anonymous said...
    May 27, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    Be careful bout your time boss ,in socal a trip that should take 35 minutes can take couple of hours easy depending on time of day,traffic etc.
    I gots a Hertz VIP card if you need.
    The Real ANON!

  35. Anonymous said...
    May 27, 2009 at 8:40 AM

    We got time with Parker,he is not a lock yet ,we will be right in the hunt it is just a bit too early . Keep the faith.
    The Real ANON!

  36. Anonymous said...
    May 27, 2009 at 9:00 AM

    Off topic sorry but any info on "JD" Josh Davis or Vande berg and they be up to this summer .Thanks or you too busy packing????
    The Real ANON!

 

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