Help The Alamo Fight MS, Win Cool Mondo And Fantastic Fest Stuff!

Support Team Alamo in this year's BPMS150 bike ride and you might win Mondo's BACK TO THE FUTURE poster set or a VIP badge to Fantastic Fest!

I have a personal grudge against MS, so it's pretty cool that my boss has, for the last three years, participated in a two day, 150-mile bike ride to raise funds to fight it. This year Tim League is not going it alone - he has recruited 15 hardy, atheletic Alamo employees to ride with him. To help meet the team's fundraising goal, the Alamo Drafthouse is doing a rooftop screening of the classic biking movie Breaking Away with an astonishing sounding feast created by executive chef John Bullington. Click here to see the mouth-watering Italian menu.

But most of you can't help out by attending - you live way, way too far away. That's a bummer.

Good news! You can help Team Alamo reach their goal while also getting in the running for some cool prizes and you don't have to be in Austin to do it. Be charitable and possibly win something neat. Here are the prizes, and how much you gotta give to be eligible for them:

VIP Fantastic Fest Badge -  Donate at the $50 level and be entered into a raffle to win this coveted credential to the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.  Dates this year are Sept. 20th-27th, 2012.  The VIP badge also includes an exclusive limited-edition t-shirt and poster, plus a souvenir Fantastic Fest shoulder bag filled with seriously fun schwag. The main benefit of the VIP. badge, however, is guaranteed admission to the movie of your choice at any given showtime.  $340 original value

Mondo BACK THE FUTURE Poster Set – Donate at the $40 level for a chance to win this limited edition trilogy of BACK TO THE FUTURE-themed posters designed exclusively for Mondo by Phantom City Creative.  The 3 poster set is a SOLD OUT collector's item originally priced at $88, now valued at $300+

A Night at the Alamo – Donate at the $20 level for a chance to win a night out for two people at any Austin Alamo Drafthouse location.  $70 value.

Custom Team Alamo Biking Jersey – Donate $10 for a chance to win the uniform of champions - one of Team Alamo Drafthouse’s signature cycling jerseys.  $50 value.

Online raffles will remain open for donations until May 20th, 2012.   Winners will be chosen via random drawing and announced on or before June 1st.  Multiple entries/donations are permitted.

Not the competitive type?  For those who simply wish to give, you can make a donation of any value directly to Team Alamo via our BP MS 150 page here.  This donation is tax deductible.  For more info, visit

Click here to make your donation and get in the running for one of these great prizes. And, you know, to help end MS.