A Challenge for Us All

One of my favorite on-line places to hang out is Tomato Nation, where Sars gives great advice and occasionally rants about baseball. (I’ll forgive her for being a Yankee fan–I think she may have been born that way.)

Each year for the past few she and her “awesome” readers have supported teachers’ projects through Donor’s Choose. If you follow that link, and scroll just a few projects down, you’ll see a high-poverty school is in need of about $300 worth of basketballs and other basketball-related equipment. Donations through Donors Choose are 100% tax deductible and you can donate as little as a dollar. Believe me, little donations add up fast.

And as a special treat for those of us who follow the antics of the inimitable Sars, donors through her bloggers’ challenge get her closer to her goal of $100,000 donated by her readers and supporters. If that goal is reached, Sars will dress up as a tomato and dance at the White House. If you wonder what a dancing tomato looks like, check out last year’s Donor’s Choose tomato dance at Rockefeller Center.

You know as well as I do how much sports can mean to keeping high-risk kids in school. So click on that link up there, give some dough, and maybe noodle around in the site a bit to find more places to give.

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2 Responses to A Challenge for Us All

  1. That’s great to read about bloggers getting together and donating money for a good cause. look forward to coming back here for more interesting articles, godspeed.

    -Ed.
    http://www.edthesportsfan.com

  2. sportsdiva says:

    As of now, the TN challenge has been more than met, with more than $103,000 raised and a tomato making reservations for DC. There are still a couple of projects (disc golf and baseball mitts for inner city kids) that might appeal to you sports fans. It isn’t too late to be involved.

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