The 2021 EDSBS Charity Bowl is officially underway!
Are you unfamiliar with the EDSBS Charity Bowl? It is the yearly fundraiser organized by the fine folks over at Moon Crew, formerly of Banner Society, formerly of Every Day Should Be Saturday. It supports New American Pathways, an organization which describes their mission as follows:
New American Pathways is an Atlanta based nonprofit with the mission of Helping Refugees and Georgia Thrive. Our vision is for new Americans in metro Atlanta to become successful, contributing, and welcomed members of Georgia’s communities. We fulfill our goals by offering the most comprehensive, fully integrated continuum of services targeted to meet the specific needs of refugees and other immigrants in Georgia.
Our services support new Americans on their individual pathways from arrival through citizenship with programs that focus on four key milestones along the pathway – Safety & Stability, Self-Sufficiency, Success, and Service. Programs work in concert to guide new Americans on their individual pathways to long-term success.
Somehow, the EDSBS Charity Bowl is the single largest fundraiser for New American Pathways, both yearly and in history. Last year, the Charity Bowl brought in nearly $500,000, completely blowing all expectations out of the water. Shouts to The Michigan Money Cannon.
The Charity Bowl has a very specific format, though. It’s not just a fundraiser, it’s a methodology to show exactly how great your school/football team is as opposed to other schools/football teams. The goal is to help refugees. The fun part is donating, as Spencer Hall put it on Monday morning, “in the form of a score of a game where your team/school destroyed the hopes and dreams of a rival.”
Now, ostensibly, this is college football related because EDSBS was a college football website. However, you may have noticed that Marquette does not have a football team at the moment. This should not stop you from donating in the name of Marquette. Last year, Marquette finished #161 with $120.12 donated. This nestled MU in between American University ($120.70) and Troy ($113.55). Notable schools that Marquette beat last year:
- Dayton — $112.69
- Cincinnati — $111.39
- Denver — $101.42
- Xavier — $68.51
- Louisville — $61.58
- Seton Hall — $19.05
Notable schools that beat Marquette last year:
- Georgetown — $159.65
- UConn — $399.02
- Rutgers — $522.90
- Villanova — $1,355.15
- Wisconsin — $3,738.06
- Pittsburgh — $6,162.67
- Notre Dame — $9,653.00
You get the idea. If the idea is to donate to New American Pathways in a fashion to celebrate that time that your team was successful against your rival, or that time your team was successful in an important game, may I suggest the following donation amounts?
- $67.65 for Justin Lewis’ tip-in against Wisconsin on December 4, 2020.
- $74.72 for Marquette upsetting #1 Villanova on January 24, 2017.
- $67.59 for Marquette’s 1977 national championship victory over North Carolina.
- $19.77 for MU’s national championship year.
- $72.64 for Marquette’s last victory over Notre Dame back on March 2, 2013.
- $19.60 to commemorate the start of Marquette’s undefeated streak in college football.
Or whatever floats your boat. You can get as weird with it as you want.
Here’s what you need to do to donate:
Step 1: Go to EDSBSCharityBowl.com and click Donate
Step 2: Fill out the form, including selecting Marquette in the drop down menu.
Step 3: Be sure to include the dedication if you picked a specific donation amount for a reason.
Step 4: Keep the “Cover Payment Processing Fee” box checked. You’re donating to charity, don’t make them pay the credit card fees.
You can also text Charitybowl21 to 91999 to make your donation that way if you feel so inclined.
Okay, let’s get out there and beat that #161 ranking and $120.12 total from last year!