Friday, March 16, 2007

Something worth fighting for

I heard that 500 NHL hockey players are going to use pink hockey sticks this weekend in support of breast cancer research.
This got me to thinking. What if every sport dedicated even one day for this cause?
The NFL/CFL could use a pink ball, soccer could used a pink ball, etc.
A small gesture that would raise a few hundred thousand dollars without anyone even trying.
To top this, every player from these sports should donate 1% of their gameday cheque to this cause as well. These players say that they do it for the love of the game, so what's a measley 1%?
I also say don't stop with breast cancer. They could dedicate one game a week to Diabetes, AIDS, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, and so on.
C'mon athletes, let's start the trend. Show us it IS about the game, not the money.

3 comments:

Ali said...

And that way of thinking is one of the reasons I married you - you tell 'em!

mikedup said...

well said my friend... although I say they donate 100% of their gameday salery.

If I can donate what I make in one day to a charity, they could do the same!

have a good weekend and happy st. pattys day.

owen wilson said it best... I'm going to get drunk

John said...

Snooker or pool with all pink balls would be a laugh!

More seriously, though, I think you have a great idea. Could you be the new Bob Geldoff?