I usually don’t plug too many things here, but, this one is such a good cause, and the person involved is such a good guy, that I can’t help myself on this one.
My buddy Dave, who I have known now for over eight years, and who is a huge Yankees fan, is taking part in the 2008 Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, February 23, 2008 (at Seaside Heights, NJ).
Funds raised through the Polar Bear Plunge help to advance the goal of Special Olympics New Jersey, to provide free year-round training and competition in 22 Olympic-type sports to more than 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Anyone who wants to make an on-line donation towards this event, of any amount, and help Dave reach (and hopefully exceed) his fundraising goal can do so by clicking here and visiting Dave’s personal donation site.
Being that it’s year-end, this is a great time to look back over the past 12 months to see how things are going for you. If you’re like me, and you have tons of things to be grateful about, it’s also a good time to remember that there are folks out there who don’t have it as good as you – and, if possible, it’s a nice thing to try and help those who are not as fortunate as you.
We often debate things here such as the role of luck in the baseball post-season, etc. Whether or not you believe that luck comes into play in baseball, there’s no denying that, for some people, the difference between having serious things to deal with as a part of everyday life, or not, really comes down to getting lucky. When seeing someone who doesn’t have it as good as me, I often find myself thinking “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”
Hats off to my friend Dave – and to all of you who try and make a difference by helping those less fortunate than yourself. You are special.
And, it’s never too late, and no amount is too small, to make a difference. If you’d like to assist Dave help the Special Olympics of New Jersey, please check out his site.