I am going off topic for a minute today. I know I am not posting regularly right now, but it will become more regular soon. In the meantime, I bring you this special (thanks to Rick Reilly)………………..
Every DAY nearly 3,000 children die in Africa from Malaria. I have to admit that I never realized malaria was such a problem. But, it is. And what can reduce this problem? Nets.
Sports Illustrated has teamed up with the UN for SI’s Nothing But Net program. Go to this website and click on the SI’s Nothing But Net Logo to donate $20. That buys 2 nets.
Okay, some of you may be confused right now. SI? Nets? Malaria? My blog? I am an avid soccer player. I have been playing since I was 4. 50 weeks out of the year, you will see me on a soccer field. And, when I am on the field, I kick the ball into a …………. net. So, I figure if SI can start this program, I can give some money since I have been using nets for a LONG time.
Rick Reilly put up $20,000 for the 20,000 times he has written about nets. Now, I don’t expect anyone to do that. But, is asking $20 too much? If you are reading this, think about making a donation. 100% of the proceeds will go to buying nets thanks to Ted Turner covering the overhead costs.
If you do it, send me an email and let me know or post a comment. Maybe my readers can match Rick Reilly. I have $20 to start. Who’s next?