Alex Holmes Travel Fund

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Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Michael Holmes on Mon May 16, 2016 6:06 am

Alex Holmes will be representing the US in the World Qualifying Checkers Tournament. I recently purchased the ticket and I am trying to raise funds for his stay there. The players at the recent NC tournament raised $115. This is going to help a lot and I thank you very much. If you have ideas or wish to donate please post or call. My phone number is 502-767-2488.
Thanks.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby George Hay on Mon May 16, 2016 6:27 am

Alex Holmes is the current Go-As-You-Please World Youth Checkers Champion. To Alex's dad I ask if you are accepting checks, what address should it be sent to and to whom would we make the check out to? USA USA USA

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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Michael Holmes on Mon May 16, 2016 10:54 am

Good morning sir,
I would be honored and humbled to accept checks to help pay for Alex's flight, stay, etc.

My address is 10106 Wingfield Lane,
Louisville KY 40291. You can make the check to me please.


Next I will try to get someone there in Rome to meet him at the airport.

Thanks for asking,
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby okrunjoe on Fri May 20, 2016 9:07 am

Am sending you $200 for Alex travel expenses.

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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Michael Holmes on Tue May 24, 2016 11:45 am

Joe,
That is a very generous gift. You have done a lot for checkers: Supporting Nationals, Supporting Youth, and the 11-man ballot. Alex and I thank you very much.
Michael.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Michael Holmes on Wed May 25, 2016 9:44 pm

I am on my last mission wirh the Army ( retire July 1st) but when I finally checked my mail I found a great surprise to help Alex Holmes: Checks from Albert Tucker, George Hay, Steve Holliday, and Joe McDaniel. Alex and I thank you all for the financial support and we thank everyone for the emotional support. Its great to hear people cheer on Alex Holmes.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu May 26, 2016 12:04 am

We all bet on him to get Youth World Title into USA. But as I said - it won't be an easy walk around but real, tough and serious competition.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Michael Holmes on Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:56 am

I recently received 2 more checks in the mail; One check from Dr. Beckwith and one check from the ACF! This is an incredible endorsement. Alex and I thank everyone who has given money and to everyone that has given moral support.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Michael Holmes on Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:21 pm

Alex broke his foot playing soccer today. We are still at the hospital. I will be returning all funds. Hopefully he can challenge the winner in a few months and make the trip then.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:13 pm

Michael Holmes wrote:Alex broke his foot playing soccer today. We are still at the hospital. I will be returning all funds. Hopefully he can challenge the winner in a few months and make the trip then.
OMG. I wish him fast and easy recovery. Extremely pity. He'll be able to play soccer eventually ?

I don't know if WCDF BY-LOWS allow such match, but if it's happen would definitely very interesting event and grab world checkers fraternity attention.

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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Michael Holmes on Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:36 am

Thanks moiseyev. Eventually he will recover (approximately six months). Right now checkers and soccer are the furtherest thing from our mind. He has to have surgery in a couple of days.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby steve on Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:41 pm

Michael don't return my check-let Alex spend it on girls.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby albert tucker on Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:44 am

dont return my check,albert tucker
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby okrunjoe on Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:05 am

Keep my check too for future expenses. Hope to see you both in Branson.
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Re: Alex Holmes Travel Fund

Postby Michael Holmes on Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:29 pm

I've been busy dealing with Alex and havent seen your messages. I have already sent check s to all of you for the money you sent to us. That is a great gesture telling me to keep the funds though. It means a lot that people would support Alex Holmes quest for World Champion.
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