Posted on 02 April 2016.
Date: May 17th, 2016
Time: 6pm till 10pm (all night if we get the #1 pick or if Hinkie shows up)
Place: XFinity Live, South Philadelphia
Cost: Free (parking free, but you must DOWNLOAD THIS TICKET)
**UPDATE** Given the Sam Hinkie news, we are STILL having the Lottery Party. This is Sam’s lottery. This is our tribute to Hinkie. This is even more important than before.
We will not go quietly into this goodnight.
You’ve been there, I’m sure. XFINITY Live!, which is in the parking lot of The Center, and across the street from both Lincoln Financial Field and Citizen’s Bank Park. We will have the lottery on the GIANT screen.
There IS a Phillies game on the 17th, so parking would normally not be free. You NEED TO DOWNLOAD and either print, or put on your phone, THIS FREE PARKING TICKET. Otherwise it’s $20 to park. Or you could always take the Broad Street Line.
You have to park in either LOT C or LOT D at the Wells Fargo Center. They are lots RIGHT NEXT to XFINITY Live! If you’d like to see exactly where to go in for lots C or D, GO TO THIS LINK.
Every Lottery Party has a t-shirt, and this one is more culty and processy than ever!
And now that Sam has been uncerimoniously forced out, we have two shirts. One is a tribute to him.
The first is a two sided affair. The front a memory of the event. The back, a list of every process-era Sixer. As a memory of all we’ve been through. And when the shirts are printed, Sam’s name will be added to the list as a tribute.
That shirt is available for $15 for pick up at the party (CLICK TO BUY) or $20 shipped to you (CLICK TO BUY). We make no guarantees as to the arrival date for the shipping of the shirts, so if you’re going to the party, I suggest you do that so you get it in time.
If you want to order the shirt to SHIP, order by 5/6 to get it by the party. If you’re picking up the shirt, order by 5/10 to get it at the party.
There is now a SECOND shirt as a tribute to Sam. It is below. It uses a quote from Hinkie’s resignation letter. This shirt also is available for ship and pickup.
We will have some great giveaways that you’d expect (Sixers stuff, XFINITY Live! gift cards, pictures with Jake Pavorsky), but the BIG stuff is coming from our great sponsor, LL Pavorsky Jewelers (707 Walnut, always at llpavorsky.com).
Lee will be giving away the following stuff:
* The first 250 people to go greet LL at his table will receive an LL Pavorsky gift bag, including a $100 gift certificate to LL Pavorsky Jewelers.
* A unique 36″ pearl and black spinel necklace, valued at $525.
* A $250 gift card to LL Pavorsky Jewelers.
* A pair of 1.00 carat diamond stud earrings, valued at $1595.
* And the final prize, a one time only, insane, ring with “TTP” on it, fully encrusted in diamonds. A diamond TTP ring. The value on this prize is $2500+.
* And if the Sixers get the #1 pick, LL has another secret prize he will give away.
Every lottery party has gotten bigger, and more fun. We’ve had the party itself on just about every local TV station, the Sixers themselves send their video and web team to OUR party, the t-shirt has been featured on Around The Horn (thanks Pablo!), and the NBA Draft. The other events have made it on just about every sports site imaginable, and still, we have one rung before Phase II. That rung is this party, the launch party to the off-season we’ve been waiting for, the Summer Of Sam.
Sam will not be directing things this summer, but it is still what HE built. What we have all sat through the last three years is for this summer. This is our lottery, and his lottery, not evil Uncle Jerry’s. We will be saluting Hinkie throughout the night.
We’ll have some other things planned (maybe a live podcast, maybe we will bring Andrew Sharp again and tar and feather him), but really this is just a place for us all to get together, have some drinks, and celebrate the fact that we made it through these three years. In spite of my father, Deadspin, Jerry Colangelo and Dick Jerardi.
See you there.