Hello Mega Trifecta Friends and Family !
We have successfully completed Mega Trifecta Phase 1 and we couldn't be happier at how wonderful the mass majority of our participants conducted themselves. There were so many graceful, humble hearts that showed up ... it truly touched me. We've created this new entertainment concept to facilitate a much needed element of connection and solidarity among the fine citizens of Richmond and surrounding areas. I want to thank you for coming through with flying colors !!!
I would also like to address an issue that has been called into question regarding our prize payout structure. It has come to my attention that there is a lone individual that has taken it upon himself to try and discredit our organization by writing letters to our venues and making some pretty strong claims against us. These claims revolve around the legalities of our initial promotion of $15,000.
Our concept was designed and based on a 25 venue template, where each venue would put up $600 each ... if you do the math, $600 x 25 = $15,000.00 which would go into escrow and await the semi finals and finals ... as many of you know, Mega Trifecta only had 12 venues for Phase 1, of which only 9 participated in the cash prize pay out. If we re-do the math, 9 x $600 = $5,400 ... which is exactly what we gave away over the course of the semi finals and the finals. We also incurred quite a few more expenses that were directly related to the semi finals and the finals, which We actually pulled finances out of our pocket to compensate for the difference.
Some people may ask, why we did that ? The answer is simple. It's because we wanted to make sure that we did everything we could possibly do for everyone involved to have the best and most positive experience possible. - Everyone who participated in these contests we've held over the last 10 weeks have been so wonderful, it truly leaves me speechless. It is this one lone individual who is apparently upset because he didn't win.
With this being said, it is with a heavy heart that I'm forced to announce that we have reconsidered our decision to move forward with Mega Trifecta in it's current state. There is always a possibility of someone getting their feelings hurt because they didn't win - but to go to the extreme lengths he has gone to try and sabotage this wonderful venture, leaves me with no choice but to restructure our show in order to make sure nothing like this happens again. I humbly apologize to all of you who participated and held yourself to a much higher standard. It's not your fault that this is happening. You are the ones who made it all possible, and we love you.
Now, the good news is - we will still be moving forward with Mega Trifecta, and we will still continue to add new venues and new hosts on a daily basis - so you will still be able to come out and enjoy our exciting trifecta of entertainment with our terrific hosts. Once we devise our new prize structure, you will be the first to know. I promise you, this will be bigger and better than ever before ... and it's all thanks to you.
Please check in with us here on our web site and our page for updates over the coming days and weeks for the all new and improved Mega Trifecta .... and we'll see you soon.
- Team Mega Trifecta