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!

Help Us Reach Our Goal

So far We've raised $15,484.00.

Honor Roll

Corey Linquist

Amount:

$500.00

Sahadev Sharma

Amount:

$20.00

Joseph Dwyer

Amount:

$25.00

Go Brett!

Anonymous

Amount:

$40.00

Marcus Throneburg

Amount:

$200.00

Dave Luth

Amount:

$50.00

Mike S

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Josh Zehner

Amount:

$16.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$100.00

John Powers

Amount:

$20.00

Great site and a great charity. Keep up the hard work. -Johnny P

chris birkey

Amount:

$25.00

Scott Womack

Amount:

$10.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$15.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$173.00

Peter Wagner

Amount:

$50.00

From Doc Peter W! (I was so tempted to enter "Commander" or something on the prefix….)

Gretchen Taylor

Amount:

$1,000.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Thomas Pearson

Amount:

$25.00

Thank you Brett from myself (Tom P)and Jessie G

William Shaheen

Amount:

$500.00

Keith Dell'Aquila

Amount:

$22.38

Killer work, Ace. Thanks for doing this.

Charles Muir

Amount:

$100.00

Keep up the awesome work!

Jared Mann

Amount:

$40.00

Thanks for the opportunity to be part of this

Brett Haworth

Amount:

$100.00

Richard Stazinski

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$100.00

How much do we have to pledge to get another podcast :)

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

our honor to donate

Roy Bohlin

Amount:

$50.50

Thank you Brett for all that you do for us at BN!!!

Lester Arceo

Amount:

$50.00

Thanks for all your hard work.

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Rich Berger

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$3.83

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Thank you Brett!

Chris Mueller

Amount:

$20.00

Thanks for all the great coverage Brett!

Michael La Chapelle

Amount:

$100.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Deborah Bloom

Amount:

$50.00

Thanks for your wonderful blogging, and for supporting such a good cause!

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Rog Klosterman

Amount:

$100.00

Thomas Nielsen

Amount:

$25.00

John Nolan

Amount:

$100.00

Gretchen and Brett - You rock! GO Cubs!

Brian Cusimano

Amount:

$20.00

David Walters

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

John Sobczak

Amount:

$50.00

Go Cubs!

Richard Gonzalez

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Thanks, Brett (and The Wife). This is a great cause.

Clark Johnson

Amount:

$10.00

Grant Michalski

Amount:

$25.00

Thanks for all the great work, Brett.

Max Miller

Amount:

$50.00

Thanks, Brett.

Peder Berg

Amount:

$20.00

Darren & Jenna Glore

Amount:

$10.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$100.00

Andrew Miller

Amount:

$100.00

Special thanks to the Taylor and BN families. Outstanding Cubs coverage providing a NYC based lifer his fix which in turn is helping my son become a devoted as well. We'll see the beloved at CITI Field - August 18th. Glorious years to come.

Spud Elliott

Amount:

$1,000.00

Edward Street

Amount:

$50.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$1,000.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Am I the winner? Did I put it over the top?

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Michael Hansen

Amount:

$100.00

Stephanie Szmurlo

Amount:

$20.00

Lindsay Garrison

Amount:

$100.00

Aaron Charles

Amount:

$13.29

Thanks so much for all you do Brett. Not only great Cubs coverage but you use it to make a difference too.

Connor Voglewede

Amount:

$10.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$500.00

Philip Thompson

Amount:

$20.00

Andrew McAfee

Amount:

$100.00

Scott McMahon

Amount:

$20.00

Rich Sheppard

Amount:

$75.00

Thanks Brett...good thing you are doing.

Geoff Cheesman

Amount:

$105.00

I think this is $8K. Thanks for doing this Brett!!!

Blake Nagel

Amount:

$100.00

This is fantastic, Brett. Glad to contribute!

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Juri Groenland

Amount:

$30.00

Thanks for all you do Brett!

Jeremy Ralph

Amount:

$20.00

Thanks Brett

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Awesome site and by all indications an awesome guy. Go Cubs.

Scott Rathbun

Amount:

$250.00

Scott Swartz

Amount:

$25.00

Peter Adams

Amount:

$10.00

Tony Jewell

Amount:

$500.00

Ari Topper

Amount:

$50.00

Jim Masterson

Amount:

$250.00

Michael Garvey

Amount:

$100.00

Glad to help.

Steve Murray

Amount:

$25.00

Hannah Miller

Amount:

$10.00

Paul Huwe

Amount:

$50.00

John Morkes

Amount:

$50.00

Thanks for doing this, Brett!

Anonymous

Amount:

$18.00

Amount is Daughter's birthday for good luck.

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Brendan Bond

Amount:

$12.00

Keep up the great work, Brett!

Daniel Foster

Amount:

$25.00

Dan New

Amount:

$25.00

Matthew Beemsterboer

Amount:

$25.00

Thanks for the beer, Brett!

Mark Wellman

Amount:

$150.00

Kevin Goad

Amount:

$31.00

Glad I can help even if it's just a little bit. You do great work, thanks. I donated $31 dollars for my daughter Addison Grace who was born on 5/31 of this year. Since she was born the Cubs are 5 games above .500 ( 19-14).

Charles Wendler

Amount:

$25.00

Best of luck and thanks for using your great work to promote a great cause!

Michael Quinn

Amount:

$10.00

You da man, Brett

Dave Wanthal

Amount:

$20.00

Thanks for all you are doing Brett

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Dave Elberfeld

Amount:

$100.00

Trey Mendez

Amount:

$150.00

Thanks for all you do and for the great coverage Brett. Go Cubs Go.

Michael Saken

Amount:

$118.00

LEO RAY

Amount:

$50.00

Good luck Brett. Looking forward to the blogathon.

Dan B

Amount:

$75.00

Love the blog, Brett. Keep up the great work and kudos to you for turning such a popular blog into helping a great cause.

Jonathan Stricker

Amount:

$120.00

Great job Brett, this is a terrific annual charity drive!

Kevin Levine

Amount:

$50.00

Good luck. Great cause.

Anonymous

Amount:

$100.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Kenneth Cowan

Amount:

$15.00

Great work Brett! I hope you shatter your goals for the kids.

Raj Shekhat

Amount:

$21.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Amazing site, wonderful cause!

Scott Polsgrove

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$15.00

Thanks for doing this, Brett!

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

What you do for the least of my children, you do for me

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

On behalf of "Mandy"---from her dad Cubmig.

Rob Letterly

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Charles Hornbuckle

Amount:

$100.00

Hee Seop Chode

Amount:

$100.00

I want to see that hat in a Vine! Thanks for the website and all the hard work you put into it.

Chris Ramage

Amount:

$25.00

Bruce Young

Amount:

$50.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.77

Heres for 5k.. Keep it up Brett

Mike and Melanie Krueger

Amount:

$10.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$15.00

Thanks Brett - top man...well done. rich.

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Thanks for the awesome site and for doing this for such a great cause.

Andy Russell

Amount:

$100.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Great cause. Read BN everyday. I am a 59 years young Cub fan. your site has raised my hope that we will get a championship ....eventually.

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Aaron Charles

Amount:

$11.71

Ben Brush

Amount:

$50.00

Thanks Brett for your hard work, not just on the site, but in making this possible for a couple of well deserving kids! It's a great community that you have built here. Kudos to you and everyone for making this happen!!

Bryan O'Donnell

Amount:

$25.00

John Reilly

Amount:

$5.00

Dennis Miller

Amount:

$100.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Thomas Bellavia

Amount:

$50.00

After you hurt yourself trying to blog for 37 hours, we will make more donations for your family.

Christopher Healey

Amount:

$25.52

Daniel Price

Amount:

$50.00

Best of Luck Brett. Thanks for your efforts!

Lucas Lemburg

Amount:

$50.00

Larry Scott

Amount:

$50.00

Cy Lin

Amount:

$111.00

Keep up the great work Brett! $1 per hour from each member of our family (Cy, Liz, Abby)

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$36.00

Neil Hunt

Amount:

$250.00

Great work Brett

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Garrett Fifer

Amount:

$20.00

BlackJeep here, Thanks for all you do Brett, Luke, Myles, Sahadev.

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Joe Cahoe

Amount:

$20.16

Matt Beck

Amount:

$50.00

You do incredible work Brett! I have referred many to the site, thanks for all you do it is appreciated!

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Andrew Szatan

Amount:

$37.00

Thanks for supporting a great cause and for all of your work on BN!

Richard Siegel

Amount:

$50.00

Brett must wear the sparkle hat.

Laura Hohm

Amount:

$20.00

Class act Brett Taylor. Thanks for all your dedication to BN and to Make-a-Wish. Wish it could be more but I'm happy to contribute.

Casey Turner

Amount:

$10.00

BN is awesome, as is this cause. Way to go and #SparkleOn

Anonymous

Amount:

$1,000.00

Keep up the great work

Joseph Oakes

Amount:

$25.00

Great cause - great work Ace!

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.84

You rock Brett.

Lucas Dawson

Amount:

$25.00

Keep up the amazing work, can't wait for the post-midnight vines.

Eric Chastang

Amount:

$50.00

You are a great role model for young writers Brett. Thanks for everything you do.

Tom Hiltabrand

Amount:

$50.00

Looking forward to the Blogathon and Loopy Brett!

Jason Reid

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Brett Taylor

Amount:

$20.00

Richard Siegel

Amount:

$25.00

David Reese

Amount:

$20.00

Mike Gauthier

Amount:

$25.00

It's so great you're doing this again, Brett!

Richard McMullen

Amount:

$20.00

Thanks Brett, Great cause and one my dad believed in

Michael Rathbun

Amount:

$25.00

Matthew Weih

Amount:

$30.00

Justin Jabs

Amount:

$56.00

$56 in honor of number 56. #RondonFanClub Good luck, Brett! -Justin Jabs

Michael Cerami

Amount:

$10.00

Let's go cubs!!

Danny Pancratz

Amount:

$37.00

This is fantastic, Brett. Thanks for doing this again. I'll give you a dollar an hour and hopefully more later this month. Go Cubs!

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Travis Swanson

Amount:

$25.00

Go Kids, Go Cubs, Blog Brett

Rizzo Arizpe

Amount:

$25.00

jim mumford

Amount:

$52.00

Thanks for doing this Brett.

Timothy Bong

Amount:

$5.00

harvey youngberg

Amount:

$25.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$15.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$50.00

Love the site, glad to support your efforts here! (And the blog-a-thons are always great) Good luck man

Ryan Johnston

Amount:

$25.00

Sorry it's not more! I had to do something for you giving my brother and I the BN shirts last year. God Bless!

Marvin Goodman

Amount:

$50.00

You seem like a thoroughly decent bloke, Brett. I've been reading almost daily for two years, and I doubt that you could have faked it for that long ;-) This is a worthy goal, and a perfect way for someone in your position to pursue. Kudos.

David Reitz

Amount:

$50.00

Ryan Endean

Amount:

$10.00

Drew Nelson

Amount:

$50.00

david jackson

Amount:

$100.00

Thanks for the hard work Brett

Michael Joyce

Amount:

$20.00

John Reglein

Amount:

$100.00

Ron Schwery

Amount:

$25.00

Cory Williamson

Amount:

$100.00

From Khross

Jim Zboja

Amount:

$25.00

Great work, Ace!

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Way to go Brett @Bleacher Nation Trade deadline Blogathon! Favorite time of the year.

Thomas Meyers

Amount:

$44.00

Matthew Bell

Amount:

$50.00

Brett, I am a huge fan of your site. I am beyond grateful that you are raising money to help grant these wishes. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous

Amount:

$75.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$100.00

Steven Myros

Amount:

$150.00

Great Work Brett!

Mick Lehner

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$5.00

Jeremy Magill

Amount:

$20.00

Rebecca Brazas

Amount:

$100.00

Go Cubs! Go BN!

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

Thanks for all you do Brett!

Anonymous

Amount:

$20.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$10.00

Anonymous

Amount:

$21.00

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous

Amount:

$25.00

marlowe sackmann

Amount:

$5.00

From SACKO

Andrew Aiello

Amount:

$25.00

Great job Brett, and great cause!

Michael Spiher

Amount:

$37.00

Classy move to do this, Brett. Thanks for working hard for a great cause!

Seth Atkinson

Amount:

$20.00

Kent Hesher

Amount:

$20.00

Todd Jasienski

Amount:

$25.00

Love everything you're doing Brett!!

Bryan Hunt

Amount:

$100.00

Keep up the great work Brett!

james panfilio

Amount:

$100.00

Thanks Brett for what you do everyday with coverage on our Cubs, and thanks for what you do every year with this great campaign.

Rey Fuller

Amount:

$50.00

Great cause Brett. Trueblue