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Help Don get a bass boat!
$185 Raised
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Ended Sep 30, 2015
Hi everyone, my name is Don Crum and I live in Hurricane WV and I need your help to buy a boat!  I've been a fisherman for as long as I can ever remember and I need your help!! More ...

     Hi everyone, my name is Don Crum and I live in Hurricane WV and I need your help to buy a boat!  I've been a fisherman for as long as I can remember. It's where all of the worry and stress goes away.  It's where everything makes sense for me.  It's where I'm most comfortable in life. And in my opinion it's one of the few things that I'm actually pretty good at.  

     When I was young my grandma would wrap a single piece of bacon in a paper towel for bait and take me and my brother fishing in the creek in front of our house. She would help us bait the hook, cast the line and even take the fish off for us!  Little did I know back then but this would become the foundation of the fisherman that I am today.  (Thanks mawmaw!)  My uncle Alex took me fishing often too, it was with him that I caught my first citation fish, a nice rainbow trout.  Thanks Uncle Alex, I still say you caught that trout and just let me reel it in. :) 

     I've fished just about every river, lake, stream, creek and two-bit mud puddle in the great state of West Virginia.  I've also been fortunate enough to have some friends over the years that have been gracious enough to take me with them on their boats to fish. I don't want to rely on others to go fishing any longer. I want to be the one that chooses when I fish, where I fish and for how long. At age 35 I want to finally fish my first bass tournament.  And I want to do it from my own boat. I've always wanted to but I've never had the opportunity to do so.  I'm tired of having to worry about poison ivy, poison oak, little snakes, big snakes, crazy rednecks, mosquitos, yellow jackets, wasps, bees, that tall grass that cuts your legs when you walk through it, angry beavers, sasquatch, and well... you get the picture.  lol

       I'm not asking you to all chip in on a brand new 2015 Ranger Commanche ZXY series with leather bucket seats, autopilot and an omlette bar in the back.  I've got very realistic expectations of the boat that I want.  I just want a nice used 12-16 ft aluminum or fiberglass bass boat with a trailer, 9.9 motor, trolling motor and a fish finder.  Nothing too fancy, but still a good dependable boat.

         I'm not gonna go on and on about why I just haven't bought my own boat. I've tried to get a boat for years but for various reasons I've always had something happen that keeps me from getting my own boat.  Lets just put it this way... I've got bills just like everyone else.   My wife Kelley can attest to just how many times I've said "well... maybe next year"  and I'm finally sick and tired of waiting till next year. Everyone that actually knows me, knows that I would pretty much rather die before asking anyone to "give" me anything.  This is a fundrazr and I'm not "bumming" money.  If you have a few extra bucks and would like to donate, awesome... if you don't, thats cool too.  I truly appreciate the fact that you've even read this far into the description!

      I've set a few sweet perks up also.  I've really got nothing else to offer you except those cheesy perks and piece of mind in knowing that YOU helped finally make this seemingly impossible dream real for me. USA! USA! USA! USA!



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You da man!
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For this $10 perk you will be recognized as "da man".
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Personalized video thanking you
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I'll record a personalized video expressing my sincere thanks and gratitude for donating $25 bucks towards the purchase of my boat.
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A high five
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This perk is reserved for folks that donate $50. I will give you the absolute BEST high five, that you have ever/will ever have. Simple as that.
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$100 piggy back ride
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If you donate $100 or more I will personally give you a piggy back ride. You can choose to have this piggy back ride recorded and put on facebook for your viewing pleasure.
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A day on the lake with Don
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If you donate $500 or more I'll personally take you out for a full day of fishing on upper mud river lake or the kanawha river. We might catch fish, we might not... but at least we won't be at work.
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Luxury fishing on lake of your choice
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If you donate $750 bucks I'll take you fishing on any lake in WV. I'll put you on fish all day. I will act as your personal guide this day... working only to find fish for you! I'll even pack a lunch for us.
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You pick the name of the boat!
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You know what they say, it's bad luck to have a boat without a name. So for $1000 bucks I'll let you pick the name of the boat. Anything that won't get me arrested every time I go fishing.
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