There are many of you who may have read last weeks blog post titled, Keep Kevin in the Game, and no further explanation is needed. But for those of you who do not know Kevin or what we are trying to do, in a last minute effort to raise awareness and funds for our friend we put together an invitation to join our March Madness pool inviting people to donate to Kevin’s global mission. The results have been amazing.
With just hours before the deadline we had zero people join our Keep Kevin in the Game pool, and we still had $2,400 dollars to raise.
Well at least we tried, right? Wrong.
Only seven people joined the actual pool, which turned out to be pretty good odds for the prizes were offering, but many of you gave. In a week we have seen people who know Kevin and those who have never met him give over $1,000 dollars. And with one week to go we are still hoping to raise another $1,500 to help Kevin to meet his fundraising requirements for April 1st. I’ve held onto the belief for a long time that there are people everywhere who are waiting for an invitation to be passionate, involved, or more simply put, “get in the game”. In some form or fashion we all know deep down that we have so much more to offer than we often allow ourselves to believe. I believe it’s the adventure God invites us into when we begin to understand his love for us and the world. We don’t have to be deeply connected to a cause to make someone’s day or to encourage a stranger for the next 8 months. We can do it in a matter of minutes. That’s what I was reminded of last week, and that is why with the help of some of Kevin’s friends we are going to continue to extend the invitation for anyone to get in the game who wants to play.
My friend Alex wrote, “The best day in March Madness is when you admit your bracket is beyond redemption and just start rooting for the underdogs.” We all know that feeling in some way. And in the spirit of March Madness and in support of Kevin, we are about to invite you into one of the biggest Cinderella stories this season has to offer. Keep Kevin in the Game.
Here is how you can help:
- First: donate 15 minutes of your time by sharing this message with as many people as you know who love fun, love people, and who love getting in the game. Social media, email, reposting, billboards, flyers, sign spinning, public announcements… you do you! And for the trendy folks this is for you: #keepkevininthegame
- Consider supporting Kevin financially before March 31st in one of the following ways:
You can simply give directly to Kevin’s mission fund. I have been blessed, and I know Kevin has been blessed, by all of you who have simply given in support of his mission. To donate, please visit his financial page today, by clicking here. All donations are tax-deductible.
Or, you can buy a t-shirt that my friend Alex designed for this very cause. All proceeds go directly to Kevin. We don’t want Kevin to come home, yet. If we sell 100 of these “Home” t-shirts alone, we wouldn’t have to worry about that. They are $23 dollars, and you can share them with anyone you know who loves Kevin and/or doesn’t want him to come back yet. Click here to buy your t-shirt today.
- Get creative. If you have an idea of how to spread the word and help Kevin reach his fundraising goal, let us know. Everyone has something they can give; sometimes it just takes a little creative encouragement to figure out what that is!
For more information about what Kevin is up to you can visit his blog.
On behalf of Kevin, and all of us who support him, thank you! Here’s to keeping Kevin in the game!