2014 Bleacher Nation Trade Deadline Blogathon
Let's help grant some young Cubs fans' wishes!
Even as our team occasionally (frequently?) frustrates us, Chicago Cubs fans are blessed to be a part of one of the greatest communities in the world. Our shared joy and disappointment binds us all in a way that makes the experience more than what we could feel on our own.
And, with the strength of that community behind us, we can do some pretty amazing things for our fellow fans.
So, I'd like to call upon Chicago Cubs fans to join together to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Together, we can change the lives of seriously ill kids and their families. And, specifically, we can adopt the wishes of a couple young Chicago Cubs fans.
Here's how we're going to do it:
I've Got An Offer For You
I'll commit right now to blogging for 24 hours straight leading up to the Trade Deadline on July 31. No breaks. No sleep. Constant coverage. Writing. Tweeting. Commenting. Kvetching. You're getting 24 hours right now, guaranteed.
But who wants 24 hours when you can have 30 hours? Or 37 hours?
If you folks collectively donate $6,000 - the cost of sponsoring a child's wish - by July 30, I'll step my coverage up to 30 hours straight. And if you really dig deep, and we go over that $6,000 mark, I'll tack on an additional hour for every $1,000 you generous folks donate. And, if you top $12,000 in donations (the cost of two wishes), I'll throw on a bonus hour, to make it 37 hours of straight blogging.
Although I'm going to cap the Blogathon at 37 hours, there's no limit on the amount we can raise together. Every dollar raised will go straight to Make-A-Wish with the intention that it be used to grant a wish to a child who wishes for an experience related to the Chicago Cubs. We all love the Cubs, and it would be pretty amazing to help a child do something that will deepen his/her own love of the Cubs.
Let's do something really positive, together. Thank you for your support!