The media landscape so often focuses on the negative side of news. In an effort to be a part of the solution, I decided to report on the good that is out there in the world of sports. So, every Monday – Thursday, I provide the good sports news via Snapchat. What you see here is the recap of my story. Feel free to join along; you can find me @fisherjillian on all social media platforms!
This sounds like one awesome charity event!
Hi All and Happy Thursday! Today’s good sports news comes from the MLB and an awesome karaoke charity event.
I believe I have mentioned Big League Impact before. However, if you missed it, they work to create exclusive VIP deals for fans to raise money for sustainable charities.
Their biggest push is through a fantasy football league where fans get the chance to be a league with some of their favorite local athletes.
However, they are constantly trying to find news way to raise money, and this week they had a karaoke sing off hosted by the Saint Louis Cardinals Adam Wainwright.
Wainwright and his teammate Lance Lynn served as judges for 10 contestants. Five contestants were picked from twitter video auditions and then there were five wildcard spots.
The winner received a $500 cash prize and a sized baseball hat. In between the contestants performances is when Wainwright and his teammate serenaded the crowd for donations.
**Video of his singing**
They raised a whopping $40,000 throughout the night, and the money will go to three charities: Cardinals Care, Operation Food Search, and Crisis Aid.
The money raised will cover the cost for food for 2,000 children in the St. Louis are and save the lives of 170 malnourished individuals around the world.
This was the first year for the Big League Sing-Off, and it surely sounds like this years success means there will be more to come!
That is it for this weeks good sports news. Thank you guys as always for watching. Hope you all have a great weekend!