spoiler alert: i linked this
***EDIT BECAUSE APPARENT CONFUSION***
This thread is for people who like a wager but prefer to have their dollars go to charities rather than bookies. The Chicken Little vs. Pollyanna thing is just pessimists vs. optimists -- either one can bet. Last week I made some Pollyanna-ish bets and lost. I'm sticking to my optimist guns this week, see below. Here's a link to last week's thread.
Continuing from last week, wherein I lost both bets, got overexcited about donating to one of the recipients, and ended up giving away $30 more than I was supposed to. I will be more careful this week. If I lose, of course.
Same rules: Posters can offer bets on this weekend's game against BYU, and the first person to accept the bet locks it in. Loser of the bet gives the agreed-upon amount of money to the non-political charity of the winner's choice.
As with last week, I will open the betting with the following Polyanna bet: $20 says Taylor Mangum will have under 220 yards passing. If you accept and lose, please donate to, per usual, the Washington Animal Rescue League. They're still matching donations 1:1 through the end of the month. This week, do it for Luke Skywalker.
SUCH A NICE PUPPY DOG. YES YES YES, YOU ARE A GOOD DOG.
reshp1 started this last year and I thought it was a really cool idea, and all the talk of Draft Kings and week 3 betting has gotten me in a gambling mood. But I'd rather get the thrill of a bet with the added bonus that, win or lose, someone will donate to charity.
The idea is that members offer bets related to the game that week, which can be taken up by anyone else. First to accept the bet is in. The loser of the bet donates to the charity of the winner's choice, as named in the initial offer. Last year, I bet $25 that Harbaugh would not come and it was the happiest $25 I've ever given away.
Only one rule: In keeping with MGoBlog policy, no overtly political or politicized charities allowed.
I'll go ahead and start with TWO bets, you can take on either or both. Losers' donations to the Washington Animal Rescue League, please.
- I'll bet $20 that Drake Johnson has 6 carries or more against UNLV.
- I'll bet $20 that Michigan rushes for more than 300 yards against UNLV.
Nino is waiting for your donation:
Hello MGoBlog community!
I know we have some outstanding citizens and philanthropists in this wonderful online community, and I have a favor to ask of you that can make a huge difference. If you missed the event kickoff, this is a great way to get involved with the Jordan Morgan Foundation:
Will you consider a donation to help kickstart Jordan's philanthropic desires to make Detroit a great place to live, work, study, and play? A donation/gift is tax-deductible and will support youth in Detroit to overcome any barriers from academics to athletics to achieve their dreams. As a fellow U of D Jesuit (Men for Others!) high school graduate who graduated with Jordan, I felt a great desire to get involved and spread the word on social media. Please donate to my CrowdRise page at the link below and thank you for all you do for the Maize and Blue!:
More information about the foundation, mission, and initiative:
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My brother is working with Jordan Morgan to get his foundation off the ground. Tonight is their kick off reception at the Jolly Pumpkin in Detroit. As part of that they are having an auction of some cool Michigan and Detroit memorabilia. The auction is available online and at the event. Links to everything are below. It should be a fun time for a good cause.
I saw tonight that Denard had started promoting his new charitable foundation on social media and thought I'd share a link with the board.
It looks like he has a free youth camp planned for 7/11/15 and is raising money to (among other things) provide needy children with a new pair of back to school shoes. I'd definitely recommend taking a look at the site and even finding ways to show some support for Denard. The store has tee shirts and hoodies and 100% of proceeds go towards the mission.