I was fortunate enough to win another scholarship and valuable cards in prizes, so I figured I could afford to donate my deck. My friends and I discussed some charities we could donate the money to, but ultimately we decided rather than donate the money to a charity, I’d try to give the money back to the Pokemon community. One of the cool things about the Pokemon TCG is its a smaller, more intimate group than other games that stretch worldwide; everybody seems to know everybody.
I always get a kick out of watching how excited younger kids get when I sit down with them and teach them how to play, or give them some advice, so I decided I would use the money to take a trip out to whatever one Pokemon League or group of Pokemon players convinces me they want me there. I don’t care where it’s at, if you’re convincing, I’ll fly out to wherever your group of players meets sometime this Fall and play Pokemon and teach strategies to all the younger players for a day.
If anyone is interested in having me visit their league and play Pokemon for a day with your group, you can e-mail me at [email protected]. My closest friends and I will go through the e-mails and pick the one town we think is most deserving.
Thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my Worlds win!
– Jason Klaczynski