FW: Those in Need (fwd)

Adam Stevens a_ste at uclink4.berkeley.edu
Wed Dec 9 10:55:11 PST 1998

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>>From: Loretta Carlisle <lcarlisl at crab.rutgers.edu>
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>>>> ~~~ A PLEA FOR HELP!!! ~~~
>>>>With the Christmas season approaching, please look into your
>>>>heart to help those in need.
>>>>Hundreds of National Basketball Association basketball players
>>>>in our very own country are living at or just below the seven-figure
>>>>salary level! And, as if that weren't bad enough, they
>>>>will be deprived of pay for several weeks-possibly a whole year-as
>>>>a result of the current lock-out situation. But now, you can help!
>>>>For only $20,835 a month, about $694.50 a day (that's less than the
>>>>cost of a large screen projection TV) you can help a basketball
>>>>player remain economically viable during his time of need. This
>>>>contribution by no means solves the problem, as it barely covers
>>>>the yearly league minimum, ...but it's a start!
>>>>Almost $700 may not seem like a lot of money to you, but to a
>>>>basketball player it could mean the difference between a vacation
>>>>spent golfing in Florida or a Mediterranean cruise. For you, seven
>>>>hundred dollars is nothing more than two months rent or mortgage
>>>>payments. But to a basketball player, $700 will almost replace his
>>>>daily salary.
>>>>Your commitment of less than $700 a day will enable a player to
>>>>buy that home entertainment center, trade in the year-old Lexus for
>>>>a new Ferrari, or enjoy a weekend in Rio.
>>>>Each month, you will receive a complete financial report on the
>>>>player you sponsor. Detailed information about his stocks, bonds,
>>>>401(k), real estate, and other investment holdings will be mailed
>>>>to your home. You'll also get information on how he plans to invest
>>>>the $5 million lump sum he will receive upon retirement. Plus upon
>>>>signing up for this program, you will receive a photo of the player
>>>>(unsigned-for a signed photo, please include an additional $50.00).
>>>>Put the photo on your refrigerator to remind you of other peoples'
>>>>Your basketball player will be told that he has a SPECIAL FRIEND who just
>>>>wants to help in a time of need. Although the player won't know your
>>>>name, he will be able to make collect calls to your home via a special
>>>>operator just in case additional funds are needed for unexpected expenses.
>>>>I would like to sponsor a striking NBA basketball player. My
>>>>preference is checked below:
>>>>> [ ] Starter
>>>>> [ ] Reserve
>>>>> [ ] Star (Higher cost)
>>>>> [ ] Superstar (Much higher cost)
>>>>> [ ] Entire team (Please call our 900 number to ask for the cost
>>>> of a specific team (Cheerleaders not included.))
>>>>[ ] I'll sponsor a player most in need. Please select one for me.
>>>>Please charge the account listed below $694.50 per day for a
>>>>reserve player or starter for the duration of the strike. Please
>>>>send me a picture of the player I have sponsored, along with a team
>>>>logo and my very own NBA Players Association badge to wear proudly
>>>>on my lapel.
>>>>> Your Name: _______________________
>>>>> Telephone Number: _______________________
>>>>> Account Number: _______________________ Exp.Date:_______
>>>>> [ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] American Express [ ] Discover
>>>>> Signature: _______________________
>>>>Mail completed form to NBA Players Association or call
>>>>1-900-2MUCH now to enroll by phone.
>>>>Note: Sponsors are not permitted to contact the player they have
>>>>sponsored, either in person or by other means including, but not
>>>>limited to, telephone calls, letters, e-mail, or third parties.
>>>>Keep in mind that the basketball player you have sponsored will be much
>>>>too busy enjoying his free time, thanks to your generous donations.
>>>>Contributions are not tax-deductible.

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