The Tomato Nation Fall Classic II: Ham Fighters
Last year at this time, we raised money for an organization called Pitch In For Baseball. You can read more about them here, but PI4B collects and delivers baseball equipment and uniforms for and to under-served communities. Their work is especially key right now, for two reasons: 1) the U.S. economy stinks, and 2) Japan is still really struggling after the tsunami.
Kids around the country, and around the world, could really use new and gently used equipment to help them get outside and play ball — so that they can get enough exercise; so that they can learn to turn a double play with real gloves and balls instead of milk cartons and blobs of packed-down tinfoil; so that they know someone cares about them, and about this great game.
Can you help with even $5? Like I said, the economy stinks, but every buck makes a difference — let's try to raise $5,000 by the end of the World Series. I know we can do it; we've raised that in a single day before.
We've got our own dedicated fundraising page, so no need to pants around with PayPal — just head straight over to the TNFC2 page and get started!
Or you can do what we did last year, and kick it pledge-stylee. For example, I'll be donating one dollar for Milwaukee total bases (so, every time Prince launches one, that's four bucks right there). You could donate a dime for every time Tim McCarver says something stupid. You can make side bets on Sager's outfits, and donate those. You could put down five bucks every time an Upton hits a homer. Or you can just skip a latte one day next week and slap the $5 down directly — up to you!
Let's find a way to help kids get equipment, and let's find a way to make it fun. I will offer prizes; watch this space.
And once again, that donation link is riiiiiight here. Play ball.
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