As part of the Big Sports Weekend on the Xbox, I’m giving away a one-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership on my geek dad blog. The giveaway is open to readers in the USA and Canada. Head over to the Xbox LIVE Gold Giveaway to enter. It’s easy to enter, but you have to enter by Friday, May 3rd.
My son and I received the new Pro Files: Baseball (Sports Illustrated) for review on my dad blog. The 96-page hardcover book targets children ages eight to twelve. My oldest son isn’t into baseball, but he still loves this book. He doesn’t follow baseball and doesn’t know any of the players in the book, so I’m not sure why he likes the book. However, he did mention the favorite cartoon characters of the players in the book. That’s right, Pro Files: Baseball lists inside information like favorite car, movies, actor, food, cartoon character, video game, etc. Pro Files: Baseball is available now with a list price of $17.95, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $13.46.
As part of the Second Chance Showdown challenge, Tees at Risk (Facebook | Twitter) is giving away a cool t-shirt on my blog. Their contest ties in with Tees at Risk’s mission, which is to give “second chances” to artistic youths at risk. The company gives troubled kids an outlet for their creativity by producing shirts they design. Proceeds benefit non-profits that help children at risk (such as the National Runaway Switchboard, NY Youth at Risk and the Zula Center).
Two announcements today on my dad blog — both related to State Farm Insurance (Facebook | Twitter) and Major League Baseball (MLB). First, I want to let you know I’m giving away a $100 Sports Authority gift card on my dad blog (thank you State Farm and MLB). Second, you can win a 3-day/2-night trip to the 2010 World Series (including air fare and hotel). Not only can you win a trip for two, you can also help out a charity of your choice. I don’t know which teams will be in the World Series this year, but I know it won’t be the Seattle Mariners (Portland is too tiny to have a MLB team — we can’t even afford sunshine for more than two months out of the year).