Monday, March 31, 2014

Opening Day 2014

Happy Opening Day!  The 2014 season kicks off today with everyone having a little hope for their team.  I've never been to an MLB Opening Day, but one day we will.  So with everyone having a clean slate on a new season, here are the predictions Gavin and I have for the 2014 season.

Gavin's Picks 
NL MVP:  Bryce Harper, Nationals                        
NL Cy Young:  Jordan Zimmerman, Nationals       

AL MVP:  Derek Jeter, Yankees
AL Cy Young:  Felix Hernandez, Mariners                                                        

World Series:  Dodgers over Rangers

Blake's Picks

NL MVP:  Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers
NL Cy Young: Jose Fernandez, Marlins

AL MVP:  Mike Trout, Angels
AL Cy Young:  Max Sherzer, Tigers

World Series:  Dodgers over Angels

So, who are your picks? Comment below or tell us on facebook at Autographs 4 Alopecia!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Madness Delaware Blue Hens

It only seems fitting to do a post now on a team that was in the middle of March Madness.  Our friends, Melissa and Trey, go to some University of Delaware basketball games.  They are family friends with freshman forward Devonne Pinkard.  At a game earlier this season, they got a poster signed for us.  The Blue Hens went on to a 25-9 season and won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.  After a great season, they made it to the NCAA tournament!   Thanks Melissa and Trey!


Today's Autographs: 11
2014 Autographs: 11

2014 My Donation $.55 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2013 Year In Review

2013 was our third year of doing Autographs 4 Alopecia and we're finally getting around to the review.  It started out as a rough year.  A leg injury and 2 concussions kept me home and unable to autograph as much as we had in the past.  It was still a good year as we were able to get 428 autographs and donate 42.80 to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.  With other donations that came in, the total raised for 2013 was $150.00.  

There were a few highlights from 2013 as are a few:

1.  Got to meet Oakland Raiders Jack Crawford who also has alopecia areata

2.  Met Biingo from the Biggest Loser at the York Revolution

3.  Got a great Ducks package from our friend Emil with lots of great autographs and signed jersey

4.  Throwing out the first pitch at the Tri City Valley Cats and meeting Mark Appel and Tommy John

5.  Little League World Series in Williamsport

So for a down year, it was still a GREAT year and were thankful to all the players, coaches, and teams that helped in our journey.  There were a few "forgotten" posts from last year that will kick off and count for 2014.

We're looking forward to a great 2014!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy 13th Blake!

This past Sunday was Blake's 13th birthday!  It's hard to believe but we have a teenager in the house!  Happy Birthday to a fun, smart, caring boy who has dealt with a lot, but come out stronger!  Love you buddy!

Happy 13th Birthday Blake!

Sunday also marked the 3 year anniversary of starting Autographs 4 Alopecia.  Through the first 3 years we've been able to raise some money for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, but more importantly we've been able to raise a lot of awareness.  Blake and Gavin have done a great job and are looking forward to new and exciting things for 2014!