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Save Our Dish

We are raising funds to restore the original TIROS Dish to operational status and transform the site to an exciting, interactive and unique landmark within the community that will educate and inspire.  As part of this initiative we are entering into the Ocean First Foundation's Charity Challenge which gives us a chance to compete on Crowdrise, a crowd funding online resource, to win extra support from Ocean First Foundation while raising funds to Save Our Dish.  

 

We are also offering incentives to reward those who work hard to help us meet our goal to raise $75,000 to begin restoration of our dish.

 

About the Dish:  The TIROS Program (Television Infrared Observation Satellite) was America's first experimental step to determine if satellites could be useful in the study of the Earth. To learn all about the dish, Diana Site, and TIROS as well as its very important historical relevance please visit us at 2201 Marconi Rd., Wall, NJ during our regular hours of operations:

 

Wednesday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.      Saturday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.      Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Entrance to the museum is a suggested $5.00 donation. Groups are welcome.

Save Our Dish InfoAge Incentives

To qualify an individual or group must begin a fundraising page by visiting http://www.crowdrise.com/savethedish and clicking on "Fundraise for this Campaign" which is located below the donate button. If you have already begun a fundraising page then you qualify.

From April 29th - May 6th:

The first person/group that has a fundraising page and solicits five unique donors will automatically win a $60 Gift Certificate to Otter Box

The first person/group that has a fundraising page and solicits ten unique donors will automatically win a gift certificate valued at $120 to receive a different loaf of bread from Panera Bread each month for a year!

From April 15th - May 9th 

The person or group who has begun a fundraising page and raised the most funds over the course of the 3.5 week fundraiser will win four complimentary One-Day Park Hopper passes.  These passes, valued at $516.00, are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at the Disney unique theme parks: the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, or Disney's Animal Kingdom® for one day.  Please note, the passes are valid for two years from the date issued and cannot be upgraded nor can they be applied towards a package to meet eligibility requirements.

The incentive for the Otter Box and Panera Bread gift certificates end on May 6th at 12 p.m.  ET. If no fundraiser reaches the goal of either five unique donations or ten unique donations to their fundraising page, these incentives will not be distributed.

The Disney incentive ends on May 9th at 12 p.m. ET

Click Here for Official Rules of this incentive.

 

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