Crazy Assed November
November 11, 2008
I asked some friends to guest blog for me over at Work It,Mom! November is turning into a crazy assed month with working for utterball-Bay and fundraising for the football team. Have I hit you up for a donation yet? No? Want to donate? Wait don’t run away….
Seriously though, I have sent out the following email to friends and family and people I hardly know but happen to have their email addresses.
I always hate getting these mass emails and yet here I am typing one.
My oldest son’s football team has been invited to compete in the National Championships. It is very exciting for all of the boys, okay and I’ll admit the parents too. Woooo Hooo! Unexpected sunny Florida vacation! However, the boys only have three weeks to raise enough money to go on this trip. The league has no extra money. In part this is because they spent it buying brand new top of the line helmets and equipment for all of the boys. Also, in 40 years that the town has had youth football they have never had a team make it to the national playoff level.
And this is why I am emailing you. They need to raise upwards of $20,000 in order to go on this trip. That’s a lot of bake sales and standing outside of the grocery store in the freezing cold, in between school and practicing four days a week. They are all doing it joyfully and working hard, but let’s be honest there are only so many rice crispy treats you can sell in three weeks.
To be clear, it isn’t for my son that I am asking for donations. Many of the kids on this team have never been on an airplane. Many have never been on a vacation. Their parents simply can not afford it. If enough money isn’t raised they will not be able to go.
And so with that I am asking you to consider making a donation. (It is tax deductible, if that matters to you I will pass on the info you need)
If you only have a dollar or two to spare, that is perfectly okay! Clear out those excess dollars in your paypal account. Every little bit helps. If I lived close by you I would come over and dig the spare change out from between your couch cushions. If you happen to have $20,000 extra laying around and want to part with it well, feel free.
If you would like to donate any money you can email me and I will give you the paypal information for the team. Seriously even a couple of dollars makes a difference. I don’t quite feel comfortable putting the team information out here for all the crazy stalker people, unless of course, you are crazy stalker people with money. Then, bring it on.
Metalia is the first guest blogger up and this recipe is making me drool. Seriously, it sounds (and looks) that good. Are you all reading her blog? Because you totally should be.
Recipe blogged at Work It, Mom!
New post also up about my most memorable Thanksgiving