Monday, April 20, 2020

RFL Sunbeamer Nydia Tungsten's "Bid Me" Nets Over 70,000 Lindens

Nydia Tungsten's "Bid Me" event this month for the Relay for Life's Team Sunbeamers was expected to bring in a good amount of Lindens. But the final total was a surprise to all.

Nydia herself expected that most would donate into the "skunk" kiosk. But then team captain (and self-described booty bandit) Rita Mariner started dumping cash in the bunny one. An unknown number then responded by donating to the raccoon/rabbit hybrid, presumably fans of her "Switched Destinies" novel. And so a race was on. While all the kiosks got some cash, the bunny and the raccoon/rabbit hybrid were getting thousands each.

Finally came the Saturday night party at Club Cutlass, where the kiosks were. Things were looking dicey for Nydia, whom remarked in one of her groups, "I have 15 min. until I am a bunny for two months (laughter). So any last minute bids will have to be done now." Some more went into the bunny and hybrid kiosks with the bunny the higher of the two. But two people, who shall remain anonymous, donated enough money into the default, or "stay fox", kiosk at the last minute for it to take the lead. And at the close, Rita would announce the final total.

Stay Fox     - 32,510 L
Skunkette - 410 L
Nydia -         - 14,201 L
Blue Bun     - 22,700 L
Purple Fox  - 110 L
Human          - 300 L


Nydia stays Nydia

Presumably to make Rita feel a little better, Nydia would change to her bunny avatar anyway, though just for a little while. But with so much cash raised, putting the team past 360,000 Lindens raised, she wasn't complaining. And Nydia was a bit relieved she wasn't having to spend many weeks in a different look.

At 70,231 Linden dollars raised, this was the most successful single "Bid Me" event done by Team Sunbeamers in it's history. It's also the only recent one the default kiosk won out and the volunteer didn't need to change, possibly the only one. In June 2011, a "Bid Me Human" event with Rita Mariner netted almost 75,000 Lindens for the Passionate Redheads team, the precursor team to the Sunbeamers.

With the Sunbeamer Air Show this Saturday April 25, the team has high hopes of raising more money to pass the 400,000 Linden barrier, and then 500,000 and Jade rank.

Go Sunbeamers! Go Relay!

Bixyl Shuftan

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