Since it was January, and our favorite player on the team's name is Jan, we thought combining the two was a no brainer. JANuary was born!
We chose the Boys And Girls Clubs of Greater Washington as our charity, and got to work.
Instead of just collecting flat donations we decided to make it a little interesting. While we accepted flat donations, we also had people pledge money for every point that Jan Vesely scored in the month of January.
Our friends at Blog So Hard Sports stepped up and pledged to let their money ride on the success of Jan Vesely along with a few of our readers. (One reader was from the UK and donated to a separate charity over there).
Vesely finished January strong and we raised a grand total of....
And an additional $39 was donated to Doctors Without Borders in the UK
Honestly, I was expecting to raise about $28, but thanks to Jan, readers, and the guys at Blog So Hard Sports, the fundraiser actually turned out to be a pretty big success. And hopefully this goes a long way to help DC youth so they can become the next Wes Unseld and lead Washington to another Championship!
PS: WE LOVE YOU JAN!!!!!!!!!!