Yesterday two friends were talking on social media, one a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, and one a fan of the Boston Bruins. The Bruins fan was the manager of our sister site, Sarah Connors. You see, her team sucks, and didn't make the playoffs. They're apparently still experiencing a bad case of "Being Bad" after the Habs ousted them last year in the playoffs. Sarah doesn't have a team to write about anymore, so she thought she's auction her skills off for charity.
Her Habs fan friend, Elizabeth Cotignola, had other plans. She asked Sarah if she would be willing to become a Habs fan for awhile for a US$200 donation to the charity of her choice, and Sarah agreed. Sarah mentioned it to me to get the word out, and in a couple hours the donations were above $400.
As the donations kept pouring in, Sarah felt it was only fair to up the ante, and pledged to wear a Canadiens jersey to a Boston Red Sox game for US$1000, and to wear it to a Habs vs Bruins game for $2000.
The money is going towards Transition House, a charity that provides emergency shelter and services to victims of domestic violence, and helps them get back on their feet.
This is an incredible cause and you get to watch a Bruins fan forced into being a Habs fan as a bonus.
We should all stand up and give a round of applause to Elizabeth and Sarah for putting this together. The donation link is right here.