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Friday, September 01, 2006

Stand and Deliver (Update)

Prep Charter raised the $20,000 it needed to start its football team! In about 6 weeks, many people from various parts of head coach Larry Arata's life came through, along with people who read Phil Sheridan's very nice article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about Larry and the program. A hearty thanks to all of you who contributed.

You'll probably read more on this topic from time to time. A bunch of us who are friendly with Larry are going to try to put together a group that gets together on an annual basis to raise the money for this program and keep the fund evergreen. Naturally, we'll need to get the school's and Larry's blessing, but if we get them, the possibilities are endless. Perhaps we'll even get an autographed Vince Papale jersey to auction at our first charity auction!

The Gallup guys wrote a book called "How Full is Your Bucket?", and it's basic premise is that we all have "buckets" and that by helping others fill up theirs, we fill up our own. By helping Prep Charter and its football team, we help a worthy group of kids participate in a worthwhile program. We fill their buckets -- and their community's buckets -- by helping fortify a great activity. Correspondingly, we've filled our own by helping make our community a better place.

Prep Charter and football may not be your thing, but if you don't have a few good causes yet try to think about what your causes might be and then get involved. You'll be glad you did.


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