1st Baseball Continuum Blogathon!

This is the GoFundMe page for the 2016 Baseball Continuum Blogathon For Charity, running from January 29-31.

What, exactly, is the blogathon? Well, it’s simple and takes a page out of the blogathons of some previous years held by Michael Clair over at Old Time Family Baseball. In essence, it is a collection of baseball content put together by people from across the baseball internet, all to raise awareness and funds for charity. Some might be big long articles, others might be short jokes, and still others could be works of art or music. But for three days, the Baseball Continuum will (hopefully) be stuffed to the gills with baseball content, and, more importantly, will help raise money for a worthy cause.
That “worthy cause” is one that I know has affected seemingly everyone: cancer. It’s likely that all of us have known somebody who has suffered from it, and too many of us have personally lost somebody we love. In 2014, for example, I lost my grandfather- a devout baseball fan- to a form of the disease. I first heard of his death just as the Wild Card game between the Royals and Athletics began, and only hours before I had been talking to him about who was going to win. I’m sure many of you have similar stories.

And so, in this inaugural year, all money raised (minus a small amount taken by GoFundMe for processing) will go to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Roswell Park, located in Buffalo but with affiliations across New York and the world, is America’s oldest cancer center, specializing in research and treatment. The RPAF is rated four stars by Charitynavigator.com, and donations will, according to their website, be “put to immediate use to increase the pace from research trials into improved clinical care, to ensure state-of-the-art facilities, and to help improve the quality of life for patients and their families.” Fittingly, Roswell Park has a close relationship with the State University of New York at Buffalo, where my late grandfather studied to become a pharmacist. 

So, during the time of the blogathon and in the days before and after it, please donate on this page. To further sweeten the pie, anybody who donates one dollar or more will be eligible for giveaways, including (subject to change):
-"Playing With The Enemy" by Gary W. Moore
-A "Living Baseball Card" mini-documentary on Andre Dawson
-"2007 AAA Baseball Heroes" comic
-Signed copy of “501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die” by Ron Kaplan (contributed by Kaplan)
-“Wild and Inside” by Stefan Fatsis (Contributed by Kayla Thompson)
-Signed Copy of “The Baseball Codes” by Jason Turbow and Michael Duca (contributed by the authors)
-3 copies of Out of the Park Baseball (Contributed by Out of the Park Developments)
-"Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes", by John Rosengren (Contributed by Sean Lahman)
-"The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron",  by Howard Bryant (Contributed by Lahman)

While our initial goal is $500, we will be donating whatever we receive, whether it be below or above that amount.  So please, read the entries on the Baseball Continuum and consider giving to this worthy cause.

(NOTE: The Baseball Continuum Blogathon For Charity is not affiliated with the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, or their affiliates and any claims or comments should not be taken as the opinion or position of them.)


Dan Glickman
Fairport, NY
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