Site5 and FanSided Holiday Season Charity Drive


I am thrilled to announce that Fansided is sponsoring its first ever charity event in partnership with Site5, our network’s hosting company.

In the spirit of the holidays, Fansided and Site5 will be raising money for the Boys and Girls Club of America. This drive is a cause I deeply care about because I worked at the local Boys & Girls Club over the summer. Let me tell you, they do a fantastic job using sports as a vehicle to educate and mentor young people. If you won’t take my word for it, just read their mission statement:

"To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.Core BeliefsA Boys & Girls Club Provides:A safe place to learn and grow…Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals…Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences…Hope and opportunity."

The goal is for us to raise $5,000, but we hope to fly past that mark and we need your help. Any donation you can make, even $1, will help us towards our goal. Fansided and our terrific hosting company, Site5, have got the ball rolling by donating the first 10%. It’s up to us to come up with the rest.

If you are interested in donating, click here. We will be forever grateful.

On that note, and in light of Thanksgiving, here are some things in the sporting world I am thankful for:

  • Notre Dame sneaking past USC 20-16 for the first time since 2001.
  • Winning that game in the Coliseum, on USC’s senior night.
  • Seniors Brian Smith, Harrison Smith, and Robert Hughes stepping up in said win.
  • Notre Dame men’s basketball starting off the season 7-0 and winning the Old Spice Classic.
  • ESPN’s 30 for 30 on former Oklahoma running back Marcus Dupree. Check out his highlights. I’m telling you.
  • The Miami Heat starting off the season at 9-8, losing 4 of the last 5 games, and starting to tear each other apart.
  • The return of college basketball and the greatness of the Duke Blue Devils.
  • The fact that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick still work for the Patriots ( I live in Massachusetts).
  • Rajon Rondo (again the Massachusetts thing).
  • The Fall of Troy. Go Irish!

And once again, please, please donate.