So it has come to this once again. After an incredibly, almost inconceivably successful round of fundraising for 826 Boston's Write-A-Thon a few months back, I am once again coming to you hat in hand to all but beg you to donate money to this wonderful writing and tutoring center for Boston's underserved schoolchildren.
Just like last time, I will write some stupid thing about the sport of hockey every single day (GIVE OR TAKE!!!!!) until you all help me raise a bunch of money and I get to cry and cry and cry. The point of this, I'm to understand it, is that you raise a ton of money and then you get to participate in some sort of spelling bee, but I was never any good at spelling bees and so who cares about that? Let's just raise a bunch of money and make fun of things in hockey. Can you believe I didn't make fun of Ryan O'Reilly's dad? I DIDN'T! But I could. And I will if you pony up some cash.
Also, if you have $50 burning a hole in your pocket, you can also donate that and then ask me to write a post about any old thing you want as it relates to hockey. I will do it. I am shameless.
Come on dawgs, it's for a good cause and stuff. I know you have it in you.
I'm participating in the Speling Bee for Cheaters to help 826 Boston raise much needed funds for its free youth writing programs. Our first-ever Spelling Bee for Cheaters, a tournament of verbal smarts and fraudulence, will take place Thursday, April 11th at Roxbury's Hibernian Hall!
Participants register online and raise money beforehand to increase their chances of winning. Teams of two or more will send a competitor to the bee. The more money a team raises, the closer they are to winning.
Located in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, 826 Boston provides one-on-one tutoring and writing support to over 2,000 underserved Boston Public School students each year. Since opening its doors in October 2007, 826 Boston has provided over 50,000 hours of tutoring to local students and published their writing in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in a variety of original publications such as 2% of 2% of All the World's Stories, a book of bedtime stories crafted by the organization's after-school students. "The effects of this program are far reaching," stated parent Leah Arteaga. "826 Boston gives opportunities to kids that otherwise might not be successful in their academic endeavors."
Please help me reach my fundraising goal and help 826 Boston meet its goal of raising over $20,000 by April 11th. Just click "Sponsor Me" to make a donation.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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