We Pick, They Win

The well known Winston Churchill said it best, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Wow — what a great quote, right?!

Eli and I are going to make a life, or a few, by what we give — making college football picks throughout the 2018 season.

Here is how it will work. There will be $100 on the table for us to win with who succeeds during the season’s picks. Which, by the way, Eli did win last year by about 8 games.

The $100 then will be made into a donation to our favorite charities that are near and dear to our hearts.

For Eli, thanks to the 81st Miss South Carolina, Suzi Roberts, so his will be made to the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals — specifically, the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital here in Columbia, SC. This was all Eli’s choice after a discussion of our 2018 plan. Not only is this hospital a daily life savior and place of piece for many families but also assisted us during a time of need after an accident when HesterGrace was only 4 months old. So, his choice was so true!

For me (if I win, right?), I will be donating my success to Senior Resources, Inc — also located in the Palmetto State Capital City. I remember Meals on Wheels from my days at the Batesburg-Leesville Leisure Center being adjacent to to the Senior Citizens Center. Years later, I was re-introduced to it first hand through my co-worker Libby Tucker. Through delivering a few meals, volunteering to make the meals, and assisting with their 5k through our company I have become closer to this great organization. Thank you, Libby Tucker!

Now, here is how you can help — if you would like.

Supporting either Eli, myself, or both of us (if you dare) by making a pledge for each of our wins. Our plan is to pick 7 games a week so when you add in bowl games we will pick about 120 games throughout the season.

Example: if you pledge to Eli and he picks 70 games right pledge a $1/win we would ask you to make a $70 pledge to the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. If those 70 wins allow him to win the picks they would get the $100 + $70 for a total of a $170 donation.

If you would like to join in on the fun you can consider pledging $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.00, or any other amount per win. Just let me know by emailing me at covington_matt@yahoo.com

We are looking to have fun with this and hope you join in on the fun. Thank you for your consideration and we hope you follow along with our season’s picks.

Thank you for your time and as always thanks for reading!

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