Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Vote Early, Vote Often!

Hey all! A rare, but heartfelt request:

Can you please check out this link and vote for this young man. Nothing is required, no registering, etc. Just enter your email addy and press "vote". This is a friend of the family who recently underwent a kidney transplant. He is entered in an "adopt a fisherman contest" on the World Fishing Network. If he gets more votes than the rest that are entered he wins a new bass boat and that would be so special for him. But he needs people to vote for him. The contest ends on the 31st!!!! You can vote each day till then. He was 333 now he is 28. The web address is


When you open the site he will probably show as number 28. His name is Shane Akira Tanita. If thats not the name for #28 check around there, he'll be there someplace. On the left hand side is a short biography of him and at the bottom of the write-up it asks you to vote. All you do is enter your email address and click send. If you have multiple email addresses, all the better!! It would be fantasic if he won.

Thanks - direct from me, to you.


Brandi said...

Thank you Kristi! Shane is at # 17 now!

Please keep voting everyone!

FlippyHolz said...

Great! Lets keep everyone voting til he's at #1!!!!! GO VOTE

Popi said...

Thanks to all of you who helped, Shane started at 333 out of what ended up being 429 contestants and finished in 6th place. According to his uncle, the top 10 finishers will be evaluated and considered for all the available prizes - up to and including the Bass Boat.
Too bad this wasn't NASCR where they give a prize for the driver who gained the most positions during the race....

Popi said...

I just got an email from Shane's uncle. From what Terry's told me along the way, the number of votes was not the only consideration the judges used to determine the final scoring. Shane's vote total placed him 6th, but they also used what they had learned about the people who applied to award final rank and prizes. Would have been nice if he'd come in first of course, but... we got him well into the top 10, got his story noticed, and a second place finish out of 429 - with a nice prize - is well worth the effort. Add my thanks to those from Terry and Shane for all of you who helped.