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-- Just so you know it's legit.
I've been heavily invested in PAX and the PA community since my first PAX East in 2011. I've gone from attendee to Pranker to Cookie Brigadier to Enforcer--and sometimes all at once. After years of attending the show, I've watched it grow and, in turn, I've found what I've appreciated about PAX has changed over time. From being young and enamored with the show floor to learning to love the panels, then spending entire days at PAX just working with the community--what PAX has been for me has really changed. As an Enforcer, I've learned to love making the experience for other people.
I work at a non-profit in the Boston area called Partners for Youth with Disabilities
. We work with youth with disabilities aged 6 - 24 and serve youth who identify as having any disability: mental, developmental, physical, emotional, or otherwise. PYD offers programs, services, and supports to empower youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise. We motivate youth to reach their personal, educational, and career goals, and guide organizations in becoming more inclusive.
Every year, my organization holds a gala-style event, called Party for PYD . It is our centerpiece event dedicated to raising program funds and awareness of mentoring, and celebrating our successes with the youth we serve and the corporate partnerships and sponsorship we've forged through our work. The event includes live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and entertainment. We also have auctions (silent, live, and online) to help fund our mission. Just like last year, Penny-Arcade, PAX, and ReedPOP were incredibly generous and donated two
passes to PAX West 2019 for us to auction off.
That's right. You can get your passes now. This week. This auction ends in 5 days and 15 hours. Even better--if the final bid is greater than the retail value, the portion over is tax deductible
You know what to do, Penny-Arcade Forums.
In the immortal words of Jerry Holkins (probably) "Bid it up for charity, yo."
I love you guys. Bid on PAX WEST 2019 badges today. You have 135 hours. Do it.