By Steve Viele on 7/9/2005, 4:05pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Steve Viele

We have been contacted by an individual who we know to be legitimate but who wishes/needs to remain anonymous. This individual has generously offered to contribute a matching contribution of up to $1,000 for the dollar value of all purchases or contributions at the Brad Store during four hours of Brad's Radio Show today (4PM-8PM PDT, 7PM-11PM EDT). Images of the unique Brad Bobblehead Doll will be available at the Store by that time. This item is a limited edition product and is ONLY available for contributions of at least $100 (details of qualifying contributions are at the site).

This very kind and generous individual has also issued a challenge to any other Brad Blog readers, with the means to do so, to offer similar kinds of dollar matching incentives during the event. It can be for a smaller or larger amount but PLEASE take him up on this and show us all that the Brad Blog readers really are willing to make an investment in rebuilding our democracy! Perhaps there are 6 or 7 of you out there???

PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER THAT BRAD WILL CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY NEXT WEEK AND THAT IS JUST ONE MORE REASON TO SHOW YOUR APPRECIATION FOR HIS EFFORTS NOW!!!

UPDATED SUNDAY JULY 10th: Our very REAL anonymous offer of up to $1000 to match Blogathon purchases and donations during yesterday's Brad Show" has been changed to include all PayPal DONATIONS through MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. This is because of technical problems with the show yesterday along with our delay in posting the original offer and the extended offer today AND the inability to track all payments or donations realtime during any given period (d/t snail mail payments and purchases of shirts at Heretik).

PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS EXTENSION TO DONATE TO THE BRADBLOG FUNDRAISER. IT'S FOR A GOOD CAUSE (NOT TO MENTION BRAD'S BIRTHDAY IN THE COMING WEEK). THANKS!

This item is part of the First Annual BRAD BLOGATHON, conceived and implemented by readers of The BRAD BLOG! Please help keep Brad blogging. You can click HERE to donate using PayPal or your credit card, or click HERE to donate using snail mail. Many thanks on behalf of Brad and the Bloggers behind the Blogathon!