Need a reason to keep cheering on the Fire as the season winds down? Look no further than helping kids kick the crap out of cancer!
For the entire month of September, Hot Time in Old Town will donate $10 to the LampStrong Foundation every time the Fire score a goal. And with David Accam still in the fold, I am hoping for a few five-goal games from the Men in Red. The good news is there are five games in September so there are plenty of chances to find the back of the net.
We strongly encourage all our readers to participate as well. And it doesn’t have to be $10 per goal. It could be a $1 per goal it could be $1 for every save made. Heck, it could be 50 cents for every time Matt Polster reminds you how awesome he is at soccer with some awesome play. It happens a lot.
If you decide to do something for the LampStrong Foundation, leave it in the comments below or Tweet at us what you are doing. We want to share the news and spread it to as many people as we can. The more people on board the better.
What was the inspiration for this little effort? It turns out September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I would not have known that if I didn’t catch a Tweet from Doug Hicks this morning:
So props to Doug for inspiring me this morning. And as you can see, Doug mentioned our very own ass-kicker of cancer, Matt Lampson. The Fire should be proud to have such an inspirational human on their roster and someone who does so much to help people who have to fight the same battle he did.
I’m sure you know all about Matt’s battle with cancer, but if not, read this great Tribune piece on it.
We love to overreact to soccer here at Hot Time and we have fun making way too much of it when our guys in red shirts don’t kick the ball in the net as much as guys in the other shirts. It’s fun to celebrate, complain, hypothesize, etc. But at the end of the day, it matters very little.
We want to take this chance to do something that could make a real difference for someone who needs it and we hope you jump in for the ride.