Together, we’ve been raising funds for Make-A-Wish and its efforts to grant wishes to kids – including young Chicago Cubs fans who want Cubs-related experiences – for just one week, and we’ve already hit $4,600. I can’t thank you enough for your enthusiasm and generosity. Seriously: I think about that number in one week of fundraising, and I’m blown away. You all are the best.
But I’m greedy when it comes to helping out young Cubs fans, and you should be greedy with my Trade Deadline time. Which is to say: we need to get to $6,000 at a minimum, and I need your help to get us there.
If we raise $6,000 for Make-A-Wish – the cost of sponsoring a wish – I will blog for 30 hours straight at the Trade Deadline later this month. Yes, I mean exactly what that sounds like: I’ll be attached to my computer even more nerdily than I already am, writing/tweeting/reading/commenting/Facebooking/obsessing constantly for 30 straight hours, right up until the deadline on July 31. No sleep. No breaks. Crazy amounts of caffeine.
And if you go over $6,000 in funds raised, I’ll tack on an additional hour of coverage, up to 36 hours. I’ll even round up (so, $6,001 will get you 31 hours, minimum).
If that sounds like fun to you – boy, howdy, it sure sounds like fun to me! – then you’ve got to help make it happen by donating to Make-A-Wish. Every dollar goes straight to Make-A-Wish with the intention that it be used to help grant the wishes of kids who want a Chicago Cubs experience.
There is no loser here, except maybe my wife. You get over-the-top coverage at one of the most important times of the year. Make-A-Wish gets to keep doing the wonderful work that it does for children with life-threatening conditions. And you get the good feeling that comes along with doing something genuinely good for other people.
This is as win-win as it gets. Thanks for your consideration. Please go here to donate to Make-A-Wish and to get us to our goal.