Help raise money for IFPA and POP!

gofundmeThe International Flipper Pinball Association and Pinball Outreach Project are teaming up on a GoFundMe campaign to try and raise some funds for both the POP charity and the Women’s World Pinball Championship.

In 2016 the International Flipper Pinball Associated crowned the world’s first Women’s World Pinball Champion. Featuring the top 16 ranked women from around the world, we’re excited to announce that the 2nd annual championship has been scheduled for March 2017.

We’re reaching out to the community to try and help increase the prize money for the eventual Women’s World Pinball Champion. Currently the prize pool is made up solely of entry fees from the competitors resulting in a $400 prize to the winner. Our goal is to try and at least double that prize through this fundraiser.

We are teaming up with the Pinball Outreach Project who’s mission has been to improve the lives of children by sharing the history and excitement of the game of pinball.

POP has done this through:
– Bringing the game of pinball directly to children in hospitals, schools and community centers
– Making pinball accessible to children by offering a family friendly venue to play free pinball.
– Spreading awareness of our mission by hosting fundraisers and tournaments.

The money generated by this fundraiser will go a long way towards helping both organizations.

Our plan is a simple 50/50 fundraiser, so every dollar donated will go 50% to POP and 50% to the Women’s World Champion prize.

Let’s raise a bunch of money for POP and give our next Women’s World Champion a prize to be excited about!

Click HERE to visit the GoFundMe page.

10 responses to “Help raise money for IFPA and POP!”

  1. Taylor Reese says:

    You should have state finals for the Women’s Championship like you do the SCS. Would be happy to host in VA. Easy way to build the pot for nationals.

  2. IFPA - International Flipper Pinball Association says:

    It’s the Women’s “World” Championship Taylor 🙂

  3. Taylor Reese says:

    Even better. More qualifying tournaments that are specific to women.

  4. IFPA - International Flipper Pinball Association says:

    We actually have some plans in the works to motivate the organization and participation in more women’s only tournaments throughout the year … Stay tuned 🙂

  5. Taylor Reese says:

    IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association would be happy to host something in VA.

  6. IFPA - International Flipper Pinball Association says:

    Appreciate it Taylor! When did you get on board with the women’s stuff? I thought I remember you not exactly thinking it was ‘good’ in the past 🙂

  7. Taylor Reese says:

    IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association I’m torn on it. I like the fact that anyone can compete against anyone in this sport so don’t love the separation seen in women only events. Now that said, I do think that women should be able to hold the events if it makes it more inviting for women to get into the hobby/sport.
    As a father of two girls that are now really getting into pinball I want them to know and feel that can stand side by side a boy and play at their level regardless of gender.
    With the IFPA now hosting a gender specific tournament I do think it would be nice to award WPPRS to the women only leagues and tournaments. These WPPRS mag only apply towards a gender specific ranking but if the IFPA is going to crown a champion of women then it seems appropriate to include these events in the formation of their ranks.
    On my phone so tough to type.

  8. IFPA - International Flipper Pinball Association says:

    You’re onto something Taylor. Stop snooping through our IFPA message board discussions 😉

  9. Taylor Reese says:

    IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association yeah, I suggested this a while ago. Stop taking credit for my ideas.

  10. Kevin Shanus says:

    IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association , To Taylor Reese’s point, I’d be happy to look at hosting a women’s event at Abari Game Bar in Charlotte, NC. It looks like only 9% of the registered IFPA players are female. If we can introduce new female players into pinball/competitive pinball and increase the % , I think that would be great!

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