Thanks to everyone who has joined the group “Ronda Rousey- Team Free Rice” and played the game to donate rice. Since Ronda Rousey first started working with the Free Rice campaign, you all have helped donate enough to feed 25,910 people! Well what if we could change that number to 50,000 before the end of this year?
It is hard to imagine what the people who live in Philippines are experiencing right now, and our hearts go out to the people affected by the Super Typhoon Haiyan. This is the reason why Ronda Rousey and Armbar Nation would like to ask for your help in providing disaster relief to these families.
There are several different ways you can donate:
- Donate online to the World Food Program at the Free Rice site.
- Mail a check to St. John the Baptist Church, with the memo Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief. The address is 3883 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA, 91706.
- Even without money, you can play the free rice game and help.
Here’s how you can win a prize:
As a thank you for helping the people in the Philippines, Ronda has autographed several posters to give away to fans who help contribute through the Free Rice group. Many of you have asked if you can make a monetary donation instead of playing the game to win one of the Ronda Rousey autographed posters. So we asked Ronda about it, and here is what she decided. You can win an autographed Ronda Rousey poster if you:
1. Donate $500 (to either the World Food Program or St. John the Baptist Church) – Email us a copy of your donation receipt to TeamRousey@armbarnation.com and we will mail you out your autograph. Please keep in mind that this is a charity event, and all of the people working to make this Team Free Rice campaign possible are volunteering their time to this effort. So we ask for your patience in receiving your autographed items, as we will send them out one time per week.
2. Play Free Rice (ways to play and win are below) – You can win an autograph if you are in the top 5 donors or if you donate 1 million grains of rice. We will also pick 3 people who have played the game at random.
New to Free Rice? Here’s how it works:
First of all, click the link to join the group “Ronda Rousey- Team Free Rice” and play the game to donate rice. How it works is, if you click on the link to join the group, you answer questions, and for every correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated by the ad sponsor. (The ads vary.)
How to win an autographed Ronda Rousey poster:
1. Be in the top five donors OR donate a million grains of rice. (Donating a million grains of rice is easier than it sounds – 16 people have done it so far, and by the way, it feeds 294 people!) We will send you an autographed poster or apparel item courtesy of Ronda Rousey.
2. Be lucky. Out of all of the rest of the people who have donated, we will pull three people out at sort of random. We’ll weight your chances by the amount of rice donated. Ronda’s mom, Dr. AnnMaria, is a statistical programmer and does those sorts of things for fun. If you have donated 300,000 grains of rice you have 30,000 times the chance of the person who donated 10 grains – but they DO still have a chance. Hey, people buy lottery tickets, right?
3. Meet Armbar Nation in Las Vegas at TUF 18 Finale or at UFC 168. Armbar Nation will host fan events on both the weekend of the TUF 18 Finale and the weekend of UFC 168. If you’re planning on attending either one of these events in Las Vegas, make sure to check back with us on locations and times. More details on Armbar Nation’s fight events are coming soon!
Contest Ends: As of weigh-ins on December 27th, when the final results will be calculated.
*HELPFUL HINT* Make sure when you are playing that it shows “Ronda Rousey – Team Free Rice” as your group at the top right if you want the group to get credit.
Thank you for feeding hungry people, by the way. To quote Ronda, “It sucks to be hungry.”