Friday is the last day to donate to the Purple People Seaters, a non-profit group run by TCU alumni that sends less-fortunate children to TCU sporting events. Right now they are raising money to send children in the San Diego area to the Poinsettia Bowl. $25 sends one child to the game, but you can donate in any amount that you wish.
Donating to this cause provides an opportunity for an underprivileged child to witness in person the kind of elite athletic competition (#11 vs. #9!!!! Most of us have never even been to a game between two teams so highly ranked!) that they are normally unable to attend. Last year, Purple People Seaters sent 285 Houston area youth to the the Frogs' Texas Bowl win. With just about 24 hours remaining in this year's fund-raising, they have about 205 confirmed purchases.
With so many Frog fans unable to make it to the game because of travel costs or Holiday plans, this is an extrememly affordable and easy way to support the team. The tickets are purchased out of TCU's ticket allotment, which matters because bowl executives considering the Frogs for future bowl invitations will look back to see how many tickets they were able to sell for their past bowl trips. There is also an option to purchase a purple TCU T-shirt for the kids to wear to the game.
If you are going to the game, what is $25 more bucks on top of the cost of your trip? If you're not going, isn't $25 or $50 or $75 a pittance compared to what you would've paid to fly out to San Diego? At the very least, forward the info about Purple People Seaters on to someone with deeper pockets than your own and let's make last year's total look like nothing.
Merry Christmas, and Go Frogs