Message from the Coordinator (re: 2013)


Hey Everyone!

I regret to inform, but the planning committee for the LEGO Build-off has decided to cancel the event this year due to the prolonged construction at the mall, and the fast-approaching holiday season. 

Rest assured, though, that the 2014 LEGO Build-off will be bigger than ever! As many of you know we try to plan it for either the last Saturday in July or the first Saturday in August. I will announce an official date as soon as I have a contract with the venue. 

Please help me spread the word to all the LEGO builders you know.

If you have any questions, or want to be a part of making the LEGO Build-off possible for 2014 please don't hesitate to contact me at mdalegobuildoff@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
Mandy Matherly


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How it works:

Each participant has from now until the end of the summer to build a LEGO® masterpiece.  On the day of the Build-off, each participant will display his or her masterpiece from 10am-1pm at the center court in the Danville Mall (325 Piedmont Drive Danville, VA 24540).  Each masterpiece will have a corresponding donation jar, which friends, family, and the general public will place their money in to "judge" the masterpieces.  The masterpiece with the most money in their jar at the end of the fundraiser will be the grand prize winner.
 
To Register:
Email the following information to mdalegobuildoff@gmail.com: 
    - Participant Name(s)
    - Age(s)
    -Parent Name(s)
    -Mailing Address
    -Phone Number
    -Email Address
***Please indicate what size t-shirt(s) you would like (child or adult), if you'd like to purchase one ($10/ea).***

Every participant will receive a prize for their efforts.  Only the first 100 people to register will get to participate.    Participants may work in groups of up to three people and there is no age limit.  Please submit registration above, or by email to mdalegobuildoff@gmail.com.  
 
The categories this year are, "Most Money Raised", "Morgan's Favorite", "Most Unique", "Most Creative", "Most Complex", "Fastest LEGO® Masterpiece", and "Spirit of MDA".  Please see the Rules and Helpful Hints page for more information.   
 

The Cause: Muscular Dystrophy

"Muscular dystrophy" is an umbrella term which designates a group of over 40 hereditary muscle-destroying disorders that vary in inheritance pattern, age of onset, initial muscles attacked, and rate of progression.  MDA works to combat the effects of these diseases by funding cutting-edge research, providing medical help and social support to individuals affected by the disease, and by advocacy for the cause.  There are over 300 research initiatives funded by MDA worldwide.  Visit http://www.mdausa.org/ for more information.


UPDATES:

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- We are beginning to plan the 2013 LEGO® Build-off.  If you want to get more involved, contact Mandy at 434-334-8324 or mdalegobuildoff@gmail.com. 
 
-Thanks everyone for supporting the 2012 LEGO® Buildoff!!! We raised $5,000 for the cause! 
 
- We are ALWAYS looking for sponsors!  We need donations of prizes, food, and (of course) money.