You Are Within $1,000 of Bumping the #BNBlogathon from 24 Hours to 34 Hours!

The trade rumors and activity! I love it. We’ve had a great start to trade season as baseball fans, and it figures to continue right up until the end of the month

So the Trade Deadline Blogathon is gonna be great, my friends!

I have offered to blog here at BN and on social media at the July 31 Trade Deadline for 24 straight hours – no breaks, no sleep, no rest – but if you fine folks donate more than $6,000 to Make-A-Wish (the cost of sponsoring a child’s wish), I’ll bump that up 10 hours to 34 straight hours. And from there, I’ll tack on another hour for every $1,000 we can raise – up to 40 hours straight. Don’t you want to see me go crazy on July 30 and 31 for 40 straight hours?

We’re getting close to that $6,000 mark, which means you are very close to locking me down for 34 STRAIGHT HOURS OF MADNESS!

Donate to Make-A-Wish here! – just click on “donate to this fundraiser”. It all goes straight to Make-A-Wish in service of their mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

And how about this! An in-person event for the Blogathon! A reminder for those who didn’t see: Got plans on July 27? How about spending it at Wrigleyville’s oldest bar? With me! Serving you drinks!

That’s right: on Thursday, July 27, as the Cubs play the White Sox on the South Side, I’ll be guest bartending with my good friend Jim at Nisei Lounge from 7pm to 9pm CT, raising tips for the Blogathon in support of Make-A-Wish!

So make a night of it: come to Nisei at 3439 N. Sheffield Ave. (just south of Wrigley Field), watch the Cubs beat up on the White Sox, and have some poorly-prepared drinks served to you by me!

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Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.

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