We figure Narconon could use some help paying for all that legal cheddar they’re going to have to fork out. But then we found out that there’s a really fun way to raise money for its coffers, and it’s coming up in a couple of months.
Turns out there’s a very popular couple of races in December, and there’s plenty of time for you to register. On December 2 in the Los Angeles area there’s the Say No To Drugs Race Holiday Classic, and a couple of weeks later, on December 15, in Clearwater, Florida there’s the Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic.
Yes, the names are similar. In fact, the Clearwater race was started first, in 1988, by runner Sandra Johnson of the Dianetics Athletics Association, and the LA race was created in 2001.
Of the two, the LA race sounds like a real gas, since it takes place at Universal Studios. Here’s how its route is described:
Enjoy the backlot not from a tram, but with your own two feet! The chip-timed 10K/5K Race course will wind you through the backlot, over blacktop on flat ground, up and down several steep hills, and through the Bates Motel & Psycho House, Jaws Lake, Little Mexico, New York Street, Whoville, War of the Worlds and more. Course is subject to change due to filming.
And although we couldn’t find the word “Scientology” on the LA race’s website, as you can see from the race’s list of beneficiaries, a couple of Scientology front groups will be in line for cash: Foundation for a Drug-Free World, and Narconon.
Now, we’re not really sure how many runners in the LA area who sign up for this race are aware that they’re taking part in a Scientology event and helping to raise money for Scientology front groups, but we’re sure they’ll be more than happy to know where their cash is going. And maybe they’ll set personal bests along the way. Help spread the word!
Scientology Sunday Funnies!
Just about every day, we receive the latest wacky and tacky fundraising mailers put out by Scientology orgs around the world. Thank you, tipsters, for forwarding them to us! On Sundays, we love to reveal them to you.
We’ll start off our funnies with this appeal from the editor of Scientology’s Auditor magazine…
And how about this hearty endorsement of Ron the photographer from a New York institution that actually bought some of Ron’s tall tales!
Remember the bowling gals from the Valley Celebrity Centre? Well, here’s the result of all their hard work after last month’s bowling fundraiser. And a handy list of all the donors to the Valley’s Ideal Org, in case you were wondering…
And finally, for the Hubbard completist, we know you will be shocked to learn you can STILL get your hands on a VHS copy of the Hymn of Asia 2000 concert!
Thank you, tipsters, and keep them coming!