'21 Donation Challenge

SDS

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson I thought I would extend a challenge to all MLBtheShow players to make an extra donation to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

I thought the $1 per copy was sort of small for the Deluxe Edition, so I went to https://www.jackierobinson.org/event/donatenow/ to donate more. When you make the donation you can do it "in honor or memory of someone" and you can donate on behalf of an organization.

I thought it would be fun if we all put MLBtheShow21 as the organization and made the donation in honor of a Civil Rights defender we look up to. There are a lot I look up to, but I chose to make the gift in Honor/Tribute of Joe "the Black Eagle" Madison. You can find him in the mornings on SiriusXM's Urban View to find out why.

This is just one way we can use one of our favorite hobbies to help make a difference in this world. It is also an opportunity to make up for the hours we've spent playing the game instead of going out and making a difference. And you can burn a little negative Karma for all of the cheeze bunts you may have made over the past year.

We have come a long way since Mr. Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, but we still have a long way to go. Helping to make sure those that deserve to go to college can go to college is a great step forward.

So what says you? I says donate now!

SDS

To be honest, you should contact the JRF directly via email indicating that you are interested in creating a private fundraising page.

I've done this before with other organizations, most recently, the Gary Sinise Foundation.

The donations can be tracked, people get a receipt from JRF, and you can customize the message on the donation page.

Send them an email from this page. Couldn't hurt.

https://www.jackierobinson.org/about/#contact-us

SDS

@hoboadam_PSN said in '21 Donation Challenge:

To be honest, you should contact the JRF directly via email indicating that you are interested in creating a private fundraising page.

I've done this before with other organizations, most recently, the Gary Sinise Foundation.

The donations can be tracked, people get a receipt from JRF, and you can customize the message on the donation page.

Send them an email from this page. Couldn't hurt.

https://www.jackierobinson.org/about/#contact-us

Can confirm what Hobo says. If you do this I'll pitch in some $$$.

SDS

@Ikasnu_PSN said in '21 Donation Challenge:

@hoboadam_PSN said in '21 Donation Challenge:

To be honest, you should contact the JRF directly via email indicating that you are interested in creating a private fundraising page.

I've done this before with other organizations, most recently, the Gary Sinise Foundation.

The donations can be tracked, people get a receipt from JRF, and you can customize the message on the donation page.

Send them an email from this page. Couldn't hurt.

https://www.jackierobinson.org/about/#contact-us

Can confirm what Hobo says. If you do this I'll pitch in some $$$.

Same, I like the idea

SDS

I'm sort of confused by the suggestion. You already get a receipt when you donate to their page using the link provided and they can already track it if you put MLBtheShow21 as the organization. Doing it this way also lets you personalize it by putting in your own Civil Rights hero in the "In Honor/Memoriam" of.

Is there a benefit I'm overlooking by doing a private fundraising page? I'm not against reaching out to JRF and doing it, but need to understand the benefit over doing what I've already done.