We’re going to step away for a bit from what we normally post this time of year to highlight what one blogger is doing for this country’s greatest asset — its children — at this very special time of the year.
Two days after Christmas, Syracuse will take on Minnesota in the Texas Bowl at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. Monday, Sean Keeley of NunesMagician.com, the SBNation.com blog covering Orange sports, challenged his readers to help him and his website send 200 Houston-area kids who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to attend to the bowl game.
The response was heartwarming and overwhelming, as Keeley wrote in an update less than a day into the push:
I have to be honest, when I pressed submit and posted the Let’s Send 200 Kids To The Texas Bowl donation request, I figured we’d probably get close to our goal of raising $12K by Friday, but we might not reach it.
We reached $12,000 by roughly 7pm EST Monday evening.
Aided in part by the bowl game dropping the price of tickets from $50 to $20 for the endeavor, Keeley is now hoping 1,000-plus kids, from the Houston Texans YMCA and The Depelchin Children’s Center, will be able to attend thanks to the generosity of others. The deadline for the drive has also been pushed back a couple of days to next Monday.
Bravo to Sean Keeley and those who have already donated for what they’re doing for the kids. Such a classy, selfless gesture all around.
And, for those who would like to donate to such a worthwhile cause, and I would urge you to do so if you can afford it, click right HERE to donate.