Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Announcing: Buy Seahawks Gear, All Proceeds Donated To Ben's Fund

THE QUICK OF IT
All Hawk Blogger proceeds from any purchases you make by clicking on the Fanatics ad (top-right corner of my blog) will be donated to Ben's Fund. As of now, that means 11% of all purchases go straight to a great charity. Buy Seahawks gear and support charity!

NOTE: You MUST click on the ad (or links in this article) for this to work. Going directly to Fanatics will not work.

MORE DETAILS
Some of you may know that I have a younger son who has an unnamed developmental delay that shares many traits with autism. It has changed my life, and the lives of those around us. Those changes have been more positive than negative, which is something I never thought I'd be able to say before having Nate join our family. The experience has made me hyper-aware of the extra work and help that families need to work with special needs children.

That is why I was so thrilled when I found out John and Traci Schneider had started Ben's Fund, in conjunction with FEAT of Washington. FEAT is an organization that supports families who cannot afford the expensive therapies and treatments needed to work with autistic children. I had the pleasure of meeting Ben at a recent training camp practice. He's a great kid, and John and Traci have told me how fortunate they feel to have been able to give Ben the support he needs. Traci and I have discussed a broader cooperative effort, but details are still pending. In the meantime, I will simply transfer any proceeds I get to Ben's Fund.

The way this works is that I get offers regularly to put ads on my blog. Mostly, I ignore them. I've never made any money on this. It's not why I do it, at least not yet. It dawned on me that I could apply the money to people who could use it, and it seemed like a win for everyone. Different businesses offer different commissions, and mine with Fanatics gives me 11% of any purchase you make. I will simply take that money and donate it.

There are some additional sponsorships in the works, but there is no reason to hold back on this one. As a final push, the guy that runs the Fanatics affiliate program, Wade, is a big Seahawks fan. Support the Seahawks, get some gear, and support charity. No brainer!

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