know how some people run marathons for charity and get their friends
to pledge money for every mile? Well, that's sort of what I've done for the past six years, and I'm doing it again in 2015, except my marathon is the entire Major League
Baseball season, and instead of running miles, I'll be attempting to snag home run balls during games.
This is where I'm hoping you'll come in. One way to help, of course, is
to donate equipment directly to PIFB, but another way is to
pledge some money for every game home run ball that I snag during the
2015 season. In previous seasons, every single ball I snagged raised money -- batting practice, toss-ups, foul balls, home runs, you name it. Because I snag hundreds of balls each season, people used to donate as little as one penny per ball, or a few cents, a nickel, a dime, a quarter, or more. But now, because the only balls that'll raise money are home runs that I snag DURING games, the math is much different. If I don't get any this season, it'll be a total disaster, and if I end up snagging double digits, I'll be stunned and overjoyed. There's no telling exactly how many game home run balls I'll end up with
(which kinda makes this whole fundraising process more fun), but if you
take a look at this list, you'll get some idea of what to expect.
Making a pledge takes less than a minute, and once you're done, you'll have the option of adding your name and website to the list of donors below. I've raised more than $190,000 over the past six seasons, including a huge donation from the Yankees after I snagged Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th career hit and gave the ball to him. In 2013 BIGS Sunflower Seeds donated a large sum, and four years earlier, All-Star closer Heath Bell also donated to my fundraiser. With your help, I hope to keep supporting this cause. Thanks very much for your consideration.
(per HR ball)
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