Friday, June 3, 2011

Tidbits: Next Best Thing To A Real Post

I've been seeing a lot of links to a lot of good causes lately. Since there's nothing major going on in my Red Sox life, I figured I would point out a couple of cool charity-ish things people could do.

First! I am passing on this link because the person who started the donation page is a friend of a dear friend of mine, and his son needs help. Nathan is a very sick child and his parents are doing all they can to get him well again. They're trying to raise money to take him to a clinic in Maryland that specializes in children's eating disorders, but the visit (and the trip) is not covered by their insurance. They're so close to their goal of $3,000 that every little bit would help tremendously. If you can, take a minute to go read his story, and help if you can.

Second! Tickets for Tek's Celebrity Putt-Putt are on sale. $50 lets you be a spectator and gets you a picture with the Captain. He's been doing this for a long, long time, but this is the first year I will be attending. It's all for a good cause. All proceeds go to Journey Forward, which is an organization that helps better the lives of people who have suffered spinal cord injuries. Thanks to the folks over at Surviving Grady for the reminder, without which I probably would have forgotten to buy tickets. Again. For the thousandth time.

The third and final good-deed link for the day is brought to you by Toeing The Rubber who has brought to my attention a petition started by a 12-year-old Red Sox fan to have the Sox put together an "It Gets Better" video. You can go to Cyn's blog and read the details, or you can click here and just sign the petition. Or, I guess you could do neither of those things, but really, how hard is it to sign a virtual petition?

So there you have it, Red Sox Nation. There was no baseball last night, so you have nothing to agonize over today (except possibly the upcoming game), but you can feel good about yourself by helping a sick child, supporting a charity for those with spinal cord injuries, or helping to bring a message of hope to the LGBT community. What karma points have you racked up today?

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