If you could, would you?

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Over the last several months, I have developed a friendship with Robin Green out of South Carolina. We both write for Today.com and we belong to a few other social networking sites. A few days ago, Robin asked if I minded joining a site that would help support her daughter. When it comes to kids, I have that weak spot so anything that is going to help them out, I am all for. The fact that it is free makes it even better. So, let me get to the point of this whole post.

Nikki, Robin's daughter is going to race this season in the Young Guns Divison at TR Speadway in Greenville, South Carolina. With any start up, there are huge cost involved in it. Well, fortunately, they found a sponsor called Starving Racers. The way the sponsor works is the racers have to create a profile and a blog page. Then, they have to get people to sign up and comment on the post that they write. So, this is where I come in.

You see, for me, anything that is free to benefit a child is something that I can take 5 minutes out of my day to participate in. Now, I know that what I am asking is a stretch, but I am appealing to the parent in you. With times being tough as they are, deferring these cost is a huge help. Having someone that is willing to pay for the parts and other equipment for the return of writing a blog a day and getting people to sign up and comment on post is an arrangement that I can support.

ActiveRain is a huge community. One that has shown a lot of compassion and support for children in the past. Once again, I am goingto reach out to our powerful community and ask that you support this cause. Imagine the joy that you will be suppling this young lady each and every time that she wins a race. Image the joy that you will receive just knowing that you had a hand in it.


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Comments (7)

Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

I honestly feel torn...as much as I love to support the efforts of kids, I don't support them driving cars that look like this---especially racing them. How about some music lessons??

Jan 05, 2009 01:34 PM
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

Hi Danny - As a mom, I'm kinda with Mara on this one.  However, I AM a fan of girls doing things that are "usually" boy things.  If this little girl is going to do this, I will support her.  I just visited her blog, she's a cutie.

Jan 08, 2009 03:50 AM
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

I would imagine that this being an organized sport in which young people participate similar to dirt bike racing, surfing, and snowmobiling, that there are carefully constructed safety precautions put in place. I seriously doubt that this sport would advocate any illegal activity, i.e. children driving. Furthermore, I would imagine that the state is not only aware of the sport and the participants' age, but sanctions it in some fashion. These are not illegal street racers but organized competitors, participating in organized events.

I just joined Nikki's fanclub to help her with her sponsorship. It was quick and easy to register with the site to help her out.

Jan 08, 2009 04:40 AM
Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant

OK Danny, you got me too. Welcome back Rich, are you tanned?

Jan 08, 2009 10:53 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Mara, knowing Robin like I do, Nikki will be just fine. As for me, I will support what she wants.

Chris, aint she though.

Rich, you got that right.

Fred, he is green.

Jan 08, 2009 02:12 PM
Mike Manns
B4 U Close Home Inspections - Jackson, TN
Jackson Madison Co. Home Inspector

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Jan 25, 2009 08:09 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru

Mike, I am with you there.

Jan 27, 2009 03:47 AM