I just got back from an interesting shopping experience in Evanston, IL. By chance I saw a sign for a book sale and for me that’s like a sign promoting free donuts anywhere near Vince Wilfork. So I stepped in and it was a mecca of sports themed books! So I started perusing and grabbing and loading up boxes and as I perused and grabbed I started talking with Scott Clayborne who is an administrator with North Shore Youth Football. The book sale is a fund raiser for the program so that children who can’t afford the equipment and fees to play can receive scholarships. He said that last season they paid for 50 kids to play and didn’t have to turn down anyone. They hope to keep that number going up.
I remember as a kid having trouble paying for things like cleats and batting gloves and uniforms and fees for little league. We managed but it wasn’t easy. So after I heard that I really started grabbing books and decided I’d give some away on the site and help promote their cause. At this point they don’t have an easy way to donate but if you are interested in donating you can go here (same link as the “Buy Doc A Whiskey” link) and I’ll gather the donations and write them a check. Just make a note that your donation is for NSYF.
You can check out their site here and learn more about what they do. And if you are in the Chicago area go to 2422 Main Street, Evanston, IL and buy some books!
For our first book we’ll be giving away Total Patriots: The Definitive Encyclopedia of the World-Class Franchise. To be eligible you’ll need to be on Twitter and Re-Tweet this here tweet. And that’s all you need to do! I’ll announce the winner next Sunday 4/22.
If the Patriots make you ill we will be giving away other books so maybe you’ll find something you like as we go along.