YOU GUYS IT'S HAPPENING OH MY GOOD GOD
Through the extreme generosity of many, we have hit our goal in just half the time we gave ourselves. I can't even describe my excitement, except to equate it with some sort of combination of the largest fireworks show in history and only with the magic kind Gandalf busts out in Lord of the Rings, the first moon landing, the actuality of everlasting world peace, the defeat of Y2K, and reanimating the dinosaurs for modern times in Ben Ewen-Campen's lab having solved all the problems of Jurassic Park.
THIS IS GOING TO BE INCREDIBLE. The project has gotten a lot of attention, thanks entirely to your enthusiasm sharing it - see the main project page for links to various articles, it's wild! And for regularly updated pictures of the progress that's already happening every day, check out our facebook page.
The funds we've raised will cover all the basics - securing the house and making it safe to play in, and the raw materials of the pit itself. Now, with ten extra days to exceed our goal, we're getting into the real luxuries I know you're interested in. Number 1 is a bathroom, if we can afford it (wouldn't that be nice!). But making promotional materials (possibly including t-shirts), making an effective and efficient anti-rain solution (working on engineering a retractable tarp roof - seriously), providing refreshments, building storage for people's belongings - this is all crucial to a really great Ball Pit experience. Keep on the grind, we're doing great!
Thank you so, so much for your support, I can't wait to keep you updated going forward - full steam ahead to a grand opening in two weeks on Saturday, May 12!!!!
pledged of $2,500 goal
seconds to go
Apr 16, 2012 - May 6, 2012 (20 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Your name will be written permanently on the house and on a ball, you will receive a postcard featuring an original photograph taken in the ball pit, and two, non-consecutive firm handshakesEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Your name written on the house, a message of your choice written on a ball, and two original postcards - one for you and a pre-stamped blank one for you to send yourself, and as many handshakes you care to receiveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $26 or more
Your name on the house, messages on up to 5 balls, a set of 6 different postcards (one to you, five blank/stamped), and a personalized revision to any Wikipedia article of your choosingEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $45 or more
All of the above, plus my beautiful mother's secret pumpkin bread recipe, a one hour private ball pit session for yourself and guest(s), video thanks from me on a rollercoaster, a ball mailed to you or anyone of your choosing, with or without an explanation of your choosingEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $71 or more
5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
All of the above, only you get 10 postcards, two private hours, plus a ticket to any screening of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" upon its release, and I will leave any message you want on whoever's voicemail of your choosingEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $149 or more
1 backer Limited (7 of 8 left)
All of the above, only you get two Wikipedia revisions, two tickets to "Beasts," plus a spot in a bounce dance class with renowned Big Freedia backup slayer Corinne Loperfido (subject to mutual availability).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $289 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
All of the above, only you get three balls sent to anyone of your choosing, plus an entire Wikipedia article on the subject of your choosing, an additional set of 10 original postcards with the theme of your choosing, and a personal video serenade by Meatball the singing dogEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $604 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
All of the above, plus a highly elaborate surprise of any kind orchestrated by myself on the recipient of your choosing - absolutely no expiration date or limits on locationEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,999 or more
All of the above, plus a complete ball pit at the location of your choosingEstimated delivery: Jul 2012