So recently I have been brainstorming ways to take Benchwarmer Sports to the next level, to move us from the newly founded basement straight up to the penthouse. Ultimately, it would be awesome to be comparable to Bleacher Report or Deadspin in both size and and size of our following, but realistically with only 2.5 college attending part time bloggers, I don’t envision that happening anytime soon.

So what am I getting at you ask?

Well I have this idea, essentially it’s a charity, but oriented to sports. I’m taking the Benchwarmer idea, the idea of 3 rather un-athletic (mildly athletic) college guys and applying and extending it a step further than just a blog.

So the idea is that we would take in donations and with those donations go around to lower income neighborhoods and neighborhoods who’s sports facilities, programs and equipment are in derelict and/or financial distress. With the donation money, we would then purchase things like new equipment, for example basketballs or new hoops, or if the children and their families simply can’t afford a new pair of cleats or shorts, etc., that’s where we would step in.

Initially this would obviously be a local effort, which could hopefully grow into a regional initiative, to national, then to a international effort as both donations and support would increase in time.

Obviously this is in the very early, early stages of planning and to be honest, I have no idea if the project will even lift off the ground, but this is something that I have always wanted to do. Something in which I enjoy, enjoy volunteering and helping other who are less fortunate or have fallen on hard times.

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