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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. On Monday morning, I updated you on our progress in raising at least $6,000 to sponsor a wish: we were about $1,400 away from that initial goal.

It took you less than an hour to put us over that mark. At every turn, your generosity astounds me.

To date, you’ve donated more than $7,300 to Make-A-Wish, and I can’t thank you enough. Because you reached the initial goal of $6,000, I’ll make good on my end of the deal: I will blog for 30 straight hours at the Trade Deadline this year. No breaks. No sleep. Just constant, over-the-top coverage.

Ah, but you say, Brett, didn’t you also say you’d tack on an additional hour for every $1,000 we donate beyond the goal (and didn’t you say you’d round up)? Yes, yes I suppose I did. So that means, at present, you’ve got me on the hook for at least 32 straight hours at the Trade Deadline. That’s going to mean starting pretty early on July 30, and ending after the deadline on July 31. It makes for a fun night.

So don’t take this as an ending point. We’ve raised enough to sponsor a wish. That’s a fantastic start, but it’s just a start. The more you give, the more I’ll cover at the Deadline. So let’s get this thing up to $12,000, and I’ll go for 36 hours straight. I’m not sure whether I can do it … don’t you want to find out?

Please consider giving what you can, and consider spreading word about the fundraiser. We can do a lot of good here, and I thank you so much for your help.

For more details on the fundraiser and the BN Blogathon, see here. To give, go here.

  • Believe in 2015

    This is one of the best ideas yet! Great job Brett

    • Brett

      Thanks, Bi2015.

  • Danny Ballgame

    Great idea Brett, and great job from the BN readers/listeners!!! You guys rock

    • Brett

      Thanks, Danny – and thanks, all.

  • Jim

    This fundraiser brought to you by red bull and Taco Bell…

    • Brett

      Enough Taco Bell would definitely keep me up.

  • TakingWrigleytoSãoPaulo

    Samle size of 1 but Salazar for Cleveand looks mighty fine.

  • YourResidentJag

    I case it hasn’t been mentioned. For those interested in beer and baseball, FanGraphs and Beergraphs will be holding an event on July 18. A Q&A on beer and baseball, led by guys like Eno Sarris of Fangraphs, Sahadev Sharma, and Dayn Perry. Here’s the lowdown:

    • MichiganGoat

      Did you say beer?

      • YourResidentJag

        Yep, beer and baseball geeks!

  • Jason

    It’s pretty awesome that some kid who needs a little good in his/her life will get to experience something completely wonderful because of this fund raiser.

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