Added by Al on July 17, 2008 -- the following information on the T-shirt sale that's going to be our 2008 BCB Project 3000 Fundraiser:
No, don't be afraid -- this time it's going to be much easier, and you'll get your shirt in a timely fashion, or, if you are in Chicago, you can go and buy one in person.
How? Here's how. You've seen the ads for Strange Cargo pop up on this site from time to time over the last month or so (you may even be seeeing one right now, they've been around this morning). For those of you who aren't familiar with this store, it sells T-shirts and other miscellany and is located a couple of blocks south of Wrigley Field at 3448 N. Clark St.
Jay Schwartz of Strange Cargo and I have organized this deal to be as simple as possible. The shirt, as pictured above, is identical to last year's shirt, which a lot of people who didn't get one said they wanted. It also has the "BELIEVE PROJECT 3000" logo on the back. The shade of blue is slightly different, but it will still go well with all your other Cubs gear.
You can go to the store and buy one for $20 plus tax -- that's $22.50 total, and take it home right away. Or, if you are not in the Chicago area and can't get to Strange Cargo's store, you can order it online. The online price is the same -- $20, plus tax, and $5 for shipping, $27.50 total.
You can order your shirt by clicking on this link. Best of all, as you can see on that page, $8 from every shirt purchase will be donated to Derrek Lee's Project 3000, which has already seen $1450 donated from generous BCB readers from last year's shirt sale and pledges made about player performances in 2007.
I'll keep everyone updated on how many shirts get sold and how much we contribute to this worthy cause.
You asked, so here it is. Go get yours today!
Here is the original post by MerigoldBowling made in March 2007:
I ran this past Al, who thought this would be a good idea.
You have all probably heard that both Michael Barrett and Ryan Dempster are donating money to Project 3000 in honor of Derrek Lee's daughter Jada and the Swinging for Sight campaign. Barrett is donating for every home run and Dempster for every save as well. What if, as a website and the greatest collection of Cub fans on the Internet, we as a group could do a similar campaign? We could all donate money for any big Cub event (Soriano stolen bases, Zambrano strikeouts, etc.). We would track it throughout the year and at the end set up a Paypal account for everybody to donate their money and pass it on to Project 3000.
I will go first and say, I will donate $10 for every Derrek Lee home run. I will hopefully be donating ever $500 this year and if I'm really lucky over $600.
Please only serious people only (no $500 for every Kerry Wood strikeout, haha). I will track this and post updates every once in a while.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the anticipation for 2007.
[editor's note, by Al] I am making a place for this diary under "BCB Specials" so it can be accessed throughout the season. At some point, the SB Nation "automatic disabling" of comments will occur. If you are reading this and want to make a comment and can't, email me and I will re-enable comments on this post.