Help Us Help The BGCA

Let me preface this by saying that I write for a Miami Dolphins site and as such am privy to experiences that 31 other NFL teams do not provide to Internet web masters who cover their teams.  Two weekends ago I was part of a contingent of Miami Dolphins fan sites who congregated in Miami for what is called Web Weekend.  The information below stems from that experience and something we are trying to do here at FanSided.  Please take a few moments to read the article below.

I know, I know, another “Donate to Charity” topic.  It is, but take a moment and read this even if you have zero interest in donating this holiday season.  You took the time to come here and read topics about the Miami Dolphins (and the video below is about the Miami Dolphins) and I have taken the time 365 days a year to try and provide you with content.  So all I ask for is about 15 minutes of your time.  That’s it.

We here at the FanSided Network are dedicated to bringing you the best sports coverage on the Internet.  While that isn’t always the case, it is our intention.  This year we are trying to generate 5,000 dollars to the Boys and Girls Club of America through donations.  As little or as much as you wan’t to.  To donate, simply go HERE and click the “make a donation” button.  It’s that simple.

Last weekend, I was part of a Miami Dolphins charity event through the teams’ “Special Teams” program.  Ironically, our event centered around a Davie, Fl. BGCA.  The video below provides you a glimpse of what we did, and more importantly what the Miami Dolphins do every single day in their community.  In fact, you can be a part of the Miami Dolphins Special Teams and you don’t need to live in Miami to do it.  You can go to www.MiamiDolphins.com/specialteams for more information on how you can start a chapter in your town.

I found this event both exhilarating and eye opening.  This facility was located in an urban area that left you to wonder about the quality of life.  Empty “meth” baggies were found around the premises. BGCA’s are open to children 6-16.  It was gut wrenching to think that these children could be exposed to that kind of drug.  This is an everyday occurrence at many BGCA’s around the country.

Through contributions by people like us, we can make a difference in the lives of a community and more importantly the lives of a child.  I watched some of these children ride rusty bikes around the complex, interact with the BGCA staff, and even receive protective helmets.  These were young kids who without donations from people like us and teams like the Miami Dolphins, would never get an opportunity to simply be children.

Look at your son’s and your daughters, nieces and nephews, and ask yourself “what if that was my child on that playground”.  We can help.  And while 5,000 dollars isn’t much, it’s something.  It’s a start and it helps.

10 minutes, that’s all I ask.  Watch the video below and then make up your mind.  I recorded this video and I was there for the event.  I wouldn’t change one second of that day.  I hope it helped and thank you to the Miami Dolphins for allowing us to be a part of that project.  Again, if you wish to donate, please click here.


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