ARIZONA NEWS

Arizona man finances bachelor party trip invite via GoFundMe

Jan 12, 2019, 9:23 AM

(GoFundMe Photo)...

(GoFundMe Photo)

(GoFundMe Photo)

PHOENIX — An Arizona man started a GoFundMe page to finance a bachelor party trip for a stranger who invited him via email.

William Novak from Phoenix received the invitation email because of a typo but decided he wanted to take the bachelor party crew up on the offer anyways.

The problem was that the party was across the country in Vermont and the price of travel combined with the bachelor party festivities was a little too high for his budget.

Novak has a nine-month-old daughter and didn’t exactly have money in the budget for a trip out of the blue.

Factoring in that the trip was scheduled with and by complete strangers added a different complication to the matter.

After making arrangements with the party, Novak decided to start a GoFundMe to raise the estimated $750 for the trip.

In just two days, Novak’s page had earned $1,813 covering the trip with the remainder of the funds to be given to a a charity chosen by the bachelor known simply as Angelo.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Phoenix apartment complex pool...

KTAR.com

Child in critical condition after being pulled from Phoenix apartment complex pool

A four-year-old girl is in critical condition after drowning in a Phoenix apartment complex pool on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

2 hours ago

Ted Kleca was last seen on Sunday at around 3 a.m., officials said. (Chandler Police Department pho...

Serena O'Sullivan

Silver Alert issued for missing Chandler man with cognitive condition

The Arizona Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert on Sunday for a 76-year-old Chandler man with a cognitive condition.

3 hours ago

File photo of a Valley Metro Tempe Streetcar. Officials are encouraging people to use mass transit ...

KTAR.com

1 woman killed, another injured in crash involving a light rail train in Phoenix

One woman was killed and another was injured in a crash involving a light rail car in Phoenix on Saturday night.

5 hours ago

Phoenix Fire...

David Veenstra

Phoenix police identify teen boy killed in fiery crash

Phoenix police identified the teen boy who died after a fiery automobile crash in south Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.

6 hours ago

sign of tonto national forest displayed at entrance of recreation site...

Tom Kuebel

National Forest Foundation and SRP agree to 5-year forest restoration agreement

The National Forest Foundation and SRP agreed to a five-year partnership to reduce wildfire risk and protect watershed basins in the Tonto National Forest.

7 hours ago

The auction will feature more than 1,300 professionally appraised lots. (Sierra Auction Photos)...

David Veenstra

Arizona Department of Revenue to auction off unclaimed property

The Arizona Department of Revenue is auctioning off unclaimed property from abandoned safe deposit boxes this week.

11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Fiesta Bowl Foundation

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade is excitingly upon us

The 51st annual Vrbo Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Lerner & Rowe is upon us! The attraction honors Arizona and the history of the game.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

...

Canvas Annuity

Interest rates may have peaked. Should you buy a CD, high-yield savings account, or a fixed annuity?

Interest rates are the highest they’ve been in decades, and it looks like the Fed has paused hikes. This may be the best time to lock in rates for long-term, low-risk financial products like fixed annuities.

Arizona man finances bachelor party trip invite via GoFundMe