Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kentucky For Kentucky celebrates kick a** Kentuckians

A few months ago I noticed a Facebook page called Kentucky for Kentucky had been created. The goal: to spotlight the Bluegrass state and the amazing contributions and cultural influences it has made since its entered the Union in 1792. Some notable people include George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Josh Hutcherson, Diane Sawyer, Ashley Judd, Lee Majors, Jeri Ryan... okay the list goes on and on. It's been my mission since I founded KGG to spotlight the awesomeness of Kentucky's geeky side with features on comic book shops and gaming shops as well as other interesting stories. Our site is called Kentucky Geek Girl after all and we're very proud of our state!

Kentucky For Kentucky has set up a Kickstarter project with a lofty goal: to broadcast a Superbowl commercial highlighting the kick a$$ contributions of Kentucky. The $3.5 million dollar project would allow the ad to air on the 2012 Superbowl and has a deadline of November 7. Even if you're not from Kentucky, please consider a donation to this very cool project. It's time people stop talking smack about the great Commonwealth of Kentucky! The Facebook group and Kickstarter project is the collective brainchild of Whit Hiler, Griffin VanMeter, and Kent Carmichael, all members of the Kentucky advertising industry and lovers of the Bluegrass state. They want to user the Superbowl to show how awesome Kentucky is and we definitely commend them for their efforts.

"Our motive is Kentucky. We're all from Kentucky, we all love Kentucky," said Hiler. "We want to ignite Kentucky pride around the country. Have some fun and shed light on how kick-ass the great state of Kentucky is."

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