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August 08, 2017

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BENEFITING: PACIFIC PINBALL MUSEUM

EVENT: Macy's Shop for a Cause Charity Challenge

EVENT DATE: Jul 11, 2017

HOURS PLEDGED: 10,000

THE STORY:

     Since opening our doors as an interactive non-profit museum in 2004, The Pacific Pinball Museum is now at the point where the collection has grown so big, that the organization could collapse if it does not find a permanent, affordable home and financial support to keep the museum going for future generations to enjoy. 

      Pacific Pinball started out as a one room, back alley speakeasy in 2002, and quickly became one of the hottest spots in Alameda, Ca. Founder Michael Schiess’s dream of becoming the Smithsonian of Pinball was soon in the works as he, his wife, Melissa Harmon, and countless volunteers strove night and day to revive this unique part of American culture, and put Pinball back on the map. 

       Now, 15 years later, the Pacific Pinball Museum is a much-loved Bay Area destination with over 50,000 visitors per year, and no less than seven world class Pacific Pinball Expositions to our credit. The Pacific Pinball Museum teaches people of all ages through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math and History) and actively participates in the Maker Faire and other such educational movements that teach through play. We also created the Invisible Pinball Machine and other unique exhibits that have traveled the world. 

     As a developing business, The Pacific Pinball Museum was instrumental in reviving the once dying game/sport of pinball and helped spur the rise in pinball manufacturers such as Jersey Jack. The Museum also helped to rejuvenate the surrounding Webster street neighborhood businesses and regularly employs local teens as interns seeking job experience. As our reputation has grown, so has our collection. 

     The Pacific Pinball Museum has now become the steward of over 1500 rare and vintage games, many saved from private collections and landfills. We are now willingly saddled with this great responsibility; a responsibility to show, house and restore these marvels of innovation and history. Theses are not just games…these are part of our American heritage, and we don’t want that to be lost.

      Here is a partial breakdown of costs:

• $25 - Buys cleaning supplies for one month in the museum

• $50 - Buys 100 fuses for pinball machine repair

• $75 - Buys one month stock for our vending machines

• $100 - Buys one tank of gas for our delivery truck

• $150 - 100 square feet of storage space

• $250 - Buys meals for volunteers 

• $500 - Buys museum supplies such as, electric cords, light bulbs, foot pedals, printing costs, etc.

• $1000 - Electricity for one month at the museum

• $1200 - Repairs and maintenance for two pinball machines for one year

$14,096

MONEY RAISED

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100 square feet of storage space for one month
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  • Anonymous

     

  • DAMON TRIPODI

    $10

  • Marque Glisson

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dean Seavers

    $25

  • Brian Morgan

    $50

  • d'Arci Bruno

    $100

  • Henry and Michele Nanjo

    $50

  • Lawrence Zartarian

    $1,000

  • Somewhere Else Sports Bar and Grill

    $100

  • Nancy Arakelian

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bill Barton

    $25

  • Dave Buchanan for Pin-a-go-go

    $250

  • Kenna Fung

    $25

  • Sacred Rose Tattoo

    $25

  • Rich and Kofi

    $100

  • Michael Schiess

    $250

  • Alameda Natural Grocery

    $100

  • Steve Young

    $100

  • Ken Edwards

    $50

  • PACIFIC PINBALL MUSEUM

    $50

  • Jen Longman

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • jennifer ütter

    $25

  • sarah alley

    $50

  • Mel Harmlessa

    $100

  • Anne B

    $500

  • Holly Larsen

     

  • Sue and Christian

    $100

  • Susan, Joyce and Lucy

     

  • LYnn Landry

    $25

  • Jean Edwards

    $50

  • Helen Pau

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • ART JAM

    $100

  • Tim Volz

    $25

  • Ruari Shortt

    $25

  • Sadie

    $25

  • Kelly Bones

    $100

  • Chris Tar

    $10

  • Daniel Wood

    $50

  • Bob C

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kathryn Johnson

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Pin-a-Go-Go 2017

    $2,500

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Ron Chan

    $250

  • Unkleknave

    $100

  • Nerd Nite East Bay

    $50

  • MARY BREWER

    $25

  • Scott Lewis

    $50

  • Denise Shelton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $5

  • Clements Family

    $25

  • Barbara C

     

  • Rory E

    $50

  • Stephanie&Michael

    $100

  • Jone Stebbind

    $25

  • Travis White

    $5

  • Kathryn Johnson

    $5

  • Dave S

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Corinne Flatebo

     

  • Beverly Needham

    $20

  • Jessica C.

    $25

  • Fred Weed

    $250

  • JAMES REILLEY

    $25

  • Richard Surosky

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Halbig

    $25

  • Todd Yoder

    $75

  • Charles Stearns (pinballgeek)

    $100

  • Judy Chamberlin

    $25

  • Leila C

    $20

  • PJ Reptilehouse

    $100

  • Tina Blaine

    $50

  • Kristen Loomis

    $100

  • David Osborn

    $25

  • jennifer utter

    $25

  • Elliot Katz & Teri Nishikawa

    $50

  • Daniel & Levenia

    $75

  • Katy Bejarano

     

  • john foster

    $20

  • gerG

    $25

  • Nancy Nantell-White

    $10

  • Tom Durst

    $25

  • Deanna M.

    $6

  • Gorgar

    $25

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7% Raised of $200,000 Goal

The Team: $14,096 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

PACIFIC PINBALL MUSEUM

Amount Raised

$7,235

 

4% Raised of $200,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brad Grant

Amount Raised

$2,500

Fundraiser Title

Larry Zartarian

Amount Raised

$1,610

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Harmon

Amount Raised

$1,450

Fundraiser Title

Ron Chan

Amount Raised

$595

Fundraiser Title

Lynn Gustafson-Shortt

Amount Raised

$225

Fundraiser Title

d'Arci Bruno

Amount Raised

$225

Fundraiser Title

d'Arci Bruno

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Gorgar

Gorgar

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Deanna M.

Deanna M.

DONATION: $6

1 year ago

Tom Durst

Tom Durst

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Nancy Nantell-White

Nancy Nantell-White

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

gerG

gerG

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

john foster

john foster

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Katy Bejarano

Katy Bejarano

Keep the fun alive! 1 year ago

Daniel & Levenia

Daniel & Levenia

DONATION: $75

1 year ago

Elliot Katz & Teri Nishikawa

Elliot Katz & Teri Nishikawa

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

jennifer utter

jennifer utter

DONATION: $25

1 year ago