I’ve run Future Redbirds for 2-3 years now. In that time, I’ve done so without ads and funding the site out of my own pocket. That’s not because I’m altrusitic (I assure you I’m not) but because I like going to sites that are absent distracting advertisements or constant soliciations for donations. Since I was in a position to provide that along with the content generation that we do at Future Redbirds, I did. And I’m happy to continue to do so.
I’m making a brief exception today. This fall, I’ll be running as part of a Viva El Birdos blog assembled team in the Cardinals Care 6K fundraiser. If you would like to donate, you can do so here. The money is going to the Cardinals Care Charity. Here’s the PR blurb on Cardinals Care 6K:
The CARDINALS CARE 6K is a unique event that celebrates legendary Hall of Famer, Stan Musial and supports the charitable endeavors of Cardinals Care, the St. Louis Cardinals community foundation, whose mission is “CARING FOR KIDS”. Since its inception in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed over $16 million through cash grants, building youth ball fields, and funding Redbird Rookies, a youth baseball and development program. This is all made possible by your generosity.
Your support of CARDINALS CARE 6K will help to ensure that thousands of underserved children in the St. Louis community are afforded opportunities they might not otherwise experience. As Cardinals Care strives to increase its commitment to the betterment of the community, your contribution will make certain it has an even greater impact on St. Louis area youth.
I’m not here to hammer you with requests. I’ll post a link on the right hand sidebar but this post is both the first and last time that I’ll solicit directly.
I would tell you to donate for the children, but I don’t really like children. I do like running and I like the Cardinals — this is for a good cause even if children are the recipients. [Update] I’ve been told that I’m the worst solicitor ever. It is for a good cause, regardless of my “condescending sarcasm”.[End Update]
Thank you for your donations in advance and thank you for being a reader of Future Redbirds.