Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Beginning- Against The Odds

Last night I was lying in bed and thinking to myself how fortunate I am to be where I am today and how I could help somebody else that may not feel so fortunate.  I have started my career in the sports industry, working in the front office of a minor league baseball team and could not be happier.  It was always my dream to work in sports and in the last year it has become a reality.  

I knew from an early age that sports were my passion so I decided to make it my career path.  I have had dreams of going to all of the major championship games like the World Series, Super Bowl, etc.., when my team wins the big game and I know that someday I will be fortunate to experience that while working in this industry.  

Since starting my career and essentially my life, I have often thought about what I can do to help others and I have finally been inspired by another success story.  After coming across an article again that I had read several years ago titled "One Red Paperclip", I decided to use the model from that story for my own journey.  As the story goes a man traded a red paperclip over time for items of a bit larger value until he got a house.  Yes, in the end he traded a red paperclip for a real house!  To learn more about his story click here. My goal will be a bit different, as I will use mine for charity.

As I mentioned, it has been and still is my dream to go to a major championship game and one day I think I will be fortunate enough to attend one.  My goal is to grant the sports wish of a young child that is ill and may not have much more time to experience the big game.  I am on a mission to trade my "Two Blue Dice" for a trip to the 2013 Super Bowl for a very ill child.  You may ask, why dice?  To keep it simple there are many children that go through procedures each and every day against the odds.  Everyday they live is another day they beat the odds and conquer their illness.  Rolling dice to get certain number is the epitome of beating the odds so, with those very blue dice, my journey will begin. 

So here's the deal, I've got a pair of blue dice and I need to trade them away for something with a slightly higher value.  I will not be able to travel as much to make all of the transactions personal, but with the use of social media I hope I can reach a far larger market and reach my goal before the Super Bowl!  If you are interested in making a trade please email me at Please help me make this possible and the dream of a child in need come true!

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful idea! I wish you all the best and hope you succeed. Good for you for doing such a selfless thing.