Last year, Podcast 66 brought in the holiday season with a bang, debuting their first ever Sithmas Party. They played games, shared holiday memories, sang songs, and threw in some skits for added fun. It has been our most downloaded episode ever, and it will be a show we will never forget.
This year however, we decided it would be fun to do some good in the name of Star Wars. This year's holiday episode will be called The 2016 Sithmas Special.
We will be going LIVE starting at 8 PM ET on December 21st, and will be going for two hours. During those two hours, we will be raising money for Toys for Tots. If you don't know what Toys for Tots is, check out who they are in their own words:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
In summary, Toys for Tots delivers toys to underprivileged youth who may not have much on Christmas. Most of us remember getting gifts and running to the tree on Christmas morning, but for some, that is just not a reality.
So how are we doing all this?
During the 2-hour event, we will be encouraging listeners to donate at Podcast66.com/donate. Through that, you will be taken to our FirstGiving.com page, where you will be able to donate directly to Toys for Tots. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO TOYS FOR TOTS, and we will never see a penny of this money.
It is Christmas, so we don't want you to leave empty-handed, either. This year's special is sponsored by Topps Trading Cards, and 3D Light FX. They will be giving away prizes to those who give on December 21st during our special.
Here is what you can win, and how you can win it:
If you give:
$5: You will be entered in to win Star Wars Trading Cards from Topps. We have beautiful cards from all eras of the saga, and we will send you awesome cards to add to your Star Wars collection. We will be randomly selecting dozens of listeners who give at least $5 to win.
$10: 2 winners will be randomly selected from those who give at least $10 to recieve a Star Wars deco light from 3D Light FX (pictured below) these deco lights are perfect for any Star Wars fan, and light up any room with a bang.
We will also be selecting one winner at random to recieve the Empire Strikes back trading card book from Topps (retail price is $24.99 from Barnes and Noble, pictured below). This book is a blast from the past, and is an awesome addition to any fan's collection.
We will be joined by Jimmy Mac of Rebel Force Radio, Mark Von Ohlen from Topps, and many other surprise guests throughout the night. You will have to tune in to hear just who will show up.
We will also be playing games, and spreading holiday cheer, Star Wars style. Any amount will help, even $1 will help make a difference in a child's life this Christmas. Let's show the world the power of Star Wars fandom, and let's help provide joy this holiday season.
You will be able to hear us LIVE at Mixlr.com/Podcast66. Share, listen, donate, and let's be a Force for Change!