September 03, 2005

Hurray for Deion Sanders

Not my favorite player in the NFL, but Deion Sanders (as well as a few other players in the NFL, and in other professional sports) have put forth a challenge to all pro sports players:

"As citizens of this country, we need to unite to help our brothers and sisters in their time of need. We must all stretch the boundaries of the giving as far as we are able to, knowing we will enrich the lives of others."

He's called for every professional athlete to give $1000 to aid in hurricane relief. In a time when it seems like every team has more and more players holding out for bigger contracts (is there really that much of a difference between $3 million a year and $4 million a year, you're freaking rich either way?!), it's great to see someone pushing the whole system to give money.

Keleigh and I have been deciding how best to offer support, and while we haven't found what we're looking for just yet, we need to get on it. I have some paypal money that needs to head south.


At 12:25 PM, Sympathetic said...

1000 dollars a piece from a few NFL multimillionaires..... Hmm, seems like chump change to me.

How about a hundred million Americans donate 100 dollars a piece to the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, The United Way, churches or any other regional or national charitable organization of their choice, earmarked for disaster relief and reconstruction? Do the math. Now we're talking some real ca-ching. That's an evening at a Casino for a lot of folks around here.


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