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Bowling sure is expensive these days

Yesterday I received an email from occasional SP contributor, C-U business person, and good friend Tony Pomonis asking me to pony up $25 so he could go bowling. I immediately moved to delete his email as I was offended that he would ask me for bowling money without inviting me to join him. (Also, $25 seems rather exorbitant, no?) I too enjoy bowling, and feel that, despite never having bowled very well, I could be a phenomenal bowler with the proper conditioning and practice routines.

(Watch a video of future me below.)

Then, just before scratching Tony off of my contacts list, I read his email a bit more carefully and found out that he was actually asking me to DONATE $25 to his fundraising effort for our local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a research proven mentoring program that does really great work with local at-risk youth. Feeling guilty about the near loss of our friendship, I coughed up 50 of my very own dollars, putting him one step closer to beating the $905 he raised last year.

This is a really worthy cause, so if you’re interested in donating, I’d encourage you to click here.

Also, if you’re interested in finding out how you can make a difference in a young person’s life as a mentor, click here.


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