Can’t wear green for the Eagles this year


The NFL draft is approaching and that means I’m starting to get antsy.

Why? Because I’m an NFL guy and for 43 years the Philadelphia Eagles have been my team. When I talk about the Birds I use the word “us” regardless of what anyone else says, and if you cut me I swear I bleed green.

And this year there is another reason. I started something today that means I have to go a year without wearing any of my Eagles shirts … without my personalized jersey … without my beloved, worn, gray “division champs” t-shirts.

A year without green.

Because I am going to spend a whole year in blue.

Today — with an assist from the good folks at the District Attorney’s Office, the support of my wife, and help from my partner in crime Jeff Weinstein — I started the Go Blue 365 project. For the next year, I am going to wear a Go Blue t-shirt everyday to raise awareness of the child abuse problem in Henderson County.

And since the folks who deal with the aftermath of child abuse really need more than just our “awareness,” I’m going to ask at least 365 people in Henderson County to donate $100 for child abuse prevention. I am hoping to be able to present one of those big checks with a big number on it on Go Blue Day 2015.

By this time next week will be up and running and we should have something set up for the donations. I will be posting photos of me in blue on the site and I hope some of you will send me photos of you in your Go Blue shirts as well.

It’s going to be a long year during which a lot will happen. Unfortunately, among everything that happened in 2013 there were 252 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect in Henderson County.

I think we can do better than 252 and I’m willing to Go Blue to try.

Author: Michael

Working in the newsroom, I had a front row seat as the internet just about killed newspapers. I knew I had to either evolve or risk becoming insignificant. So I changed. I learned how to build websites and blogs, and I used social media to go to my readers. Now the goal is to use what I've learned to honor God and serve my community.

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