2018 EDSBS Charity Challenge

2018 EDSBS Charity Challenge

Submitted by cstrable on April 9th, 2018 at 7:11 PM



It's that time of year again. Time for Michigan fans to donate all their monies to a great cause. And hopefully get Spencer to do something stupid.


Seth suggested Rutgers related amounts. (Mine was $35.14)


Feel free to donate some basketball scores!




University of Michigan 139 $14,983.04

Georgia Institute of Technology 25 $10,238.11


OT: last day to sign up for Trail to the Victors

OT: last day to sign up for Trail to the Victors

Submitted by evenyoubrutus on April 4th, 2018 at 5:42 PM
If anyone participated last year, you'll know that this is a pretty cool experience. It's a 5k that ends at the Big House on the 50 yard line underneath the Mclub Banner. This Sunday at 8am. You have until tomorrow at midnight to sign up. Even if you're not "in shape" it is still fun and can be a great opportunity to donate to charity. Lots of folks will be walking the whole way. https://runsignup.com/bighouse5k

J.J. Watt Raises over $10M to help Harvey Victims

J.J. Watt Raises over $10M to help Harvey Victims

Submitted by ThatFatMan42 on August 31st, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Story here: 



For those who want the short version:  J.J. Watt of course plays for Houston and began raising money to help those affected by the Hurricane.  He started with a $1M goal, and has increased that goal a few times once the goal has been met.  Currently the site has raised over $10.6M dollars.  Notable donations include $1M from rival Tennessee Titans and $1M from Walmart & Ellen DeGeneres.  


Link to J.J.'s charity: 



Link to Seth's recommended Charities:




META: Need a Ruling on the Field - Guess the Score, Win Stuff (For Charity)

META: Need a Ruling on the Field - Guess the Score, Win Stuff (For Charity)

Submitted by boliver46 on October 24th, 2016 at 10:22 AM

***UPDATE: user yakmidi and I will divide up the donations.  yakmidi to the Humane Society, and I will donate to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.  Thank you so much for stepping up!  #TheMichiganDifference***

***UPDATE #2: DONE!  :) ****



Please be assured that your donation will assist us in serving people in need. An email confirming your gift will be sent to you shortly.

Blessings to you,

Brother Jerry Smith, Executive Director, Capuchin Soup Kitchen


Not even sure if META is the way to categorize this, but here goes!

I probably didn't think this through - so need a little help!

Before the game against Illinois, I challenged the MGoAudience with a guess the score contest - with the winner receiving $20 towards their favorite charity.

No one guessed the score correctly, but a couple folks got close and that's good enough for me for my contest!

Closest Guess to the Final Score Tomorrow vs. Illinois, and I will make a $20 Donation to your favorite charity! (No Human Funds, please).
The problem is, I have two readers who are equally close to the actual score:
Don - 41-10: Humane Society of Huron Valley
October 21st, 2016 at 10:49 AM
ypsituckyboy - 41-6: Capuchin Soup Kitchen
October 21st, 2016 at 1:24 PM
Do I go by Price is Right! rules where closest without going over wins (ypsituckyboy)?  
Or go by the closest with the earliest timestamp (Don)?
Or split it up between the two?
Or give $20 to BOTH charities (understanding that as the father of 6 kids, I am a charity unto myself haha).
Let the suggestions commence!!



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More MGo beer on game day

More MGo beer on game day

Submitted by MGoPatio on October 1st, 2016 at 10:58 AM
Were you one of the many MGo patrons at the charity beer garden last week? More than 800 fans dropped in and at least 20-30 members of the MGo community took advantage of the drink discount (mentio MGoBlog for 2 beers for $10 (instead of $6 each). The media noticed, too: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jCMOaHT_SYI http://www.mlive.com/business/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/09/slows_bar_bq_… Food and beer start flowing at noon. Who else will be there today?

OT: Closest beer to the Big House, discounted for MGoBlog, DRINK FOR CHARITY

OT: Closest beer to the Big House, discounted for MGoBlog, DRINK FOR CHARITY

Submitted by MGoPatio on September 23rd, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Before, during or after the PSU game on Saturday, stop by the Cancer Support Community's Charity Beer Garden and save on a pint of craft beer flowing from 10 taps. You can also grab some Slows Bar BQ and a seat out of the sun and in front of a big screen. 

Mention MGoBlog a the ID/ticket table and your $6 craft beer is $5.

Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field, immediately east of the railroad tracks (used to be Purchase Radio Supply) and kitty-corner from the MMB's Revelli Hall 

This and every game day, you'll find:

  • 10 taps with local craft beers (plus bottled water, Coke/Diet/Sprite)
  • indoor seating in the warehouse
  • two big screen TV's for GameDay, pe-game, the game, post-game, 
  • family-friendly--bring your kids
  • cash or credit cards
  • bathrooms

...and 100% of beer sales benefit the charity!

Thanks, in advance, for the support of the MGoBlog community.


OT: Slows Bar BQ & Charity Beer Garden: anybody been there yet?

OT: Slows Bar BQ & Charity Beer Garden: anybody been there yet?

Submitted by MGoPatio on September 20th, 2016 at 10:55 PM

We all have our gameday routines, right, but what do you do when you're already on your way to the Big House and you feel a sudden urge for great barbeque or a cold pint? Head to the south end of Elbel Field and visit Detroit's own Slows Bar BQ food truck and a Charity Beer Garden hosted by the local Cancer Support Community (100% of beer revenue goes to the CSC).

Closest beer to the Big House...and for a great cause!

Find it at 327 E. Hoover Ave., adjacent to Elbel Field and immediately east of the railroad tracks.

What to expect when you arrive:

  • Slows Bar BQ, a Detroit destination, parked a block from the Big House
  • 10 taps flowing with local craft beers (bottled water if you need a non-alcoholic thirst quencher)
  • indoor seating in a warehouse converted into a yard bar: LED string lights, ceiling fans, community tables...you know the deal
  • two big screen TV's showing College GameDay, the early game, the Michigan game, and the late game 
  • an atmosphere welcoming to home and visiting fans
  • family-friendly--yes you can bring your kids
  • don't want to carry too much cash--yes, you can use credit cards
  • open before, during and after the game
  • and yes...bathrooms

Eat and drink for charity!

Week 4 Chicken Littles vs. Pollyannas betting thread (for charity)

Week 4 Chicken Littles vs. Pollyannas betting thread (for charity)

Submitted by LBSS on September 24th, 2015 at 10:11 AM


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.

Original post:

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.


Chicken Littles vs. Polly Annas betting thread (for charity)

Chicken Littles vs. Polly Annas betting thread (for charity)

Submitted by LBSS on September 17th, 2015 at 4:49 PM

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.

  1. I'll bet $20 that Drake Johnson has 6 carries or more against UNLV. 
  2. I'll bet $20 that Michigan rushes for more than 300 yards against UNLV. 

Nino is waiting for your donation:

Any takers?

OTish: Crowdfunding for the Jordan Morgan Foundation, a New Detroit Nonprofit (Please Support!)

OTish: Crowdfunding for the Jordan Morgan Foundation, a New Detroit Nonprofit (Please Support!)

Submitted by AKMuskie on July 30th, 2015 at 4:24 PM

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: