So I got to thinking the other day how our first home game is on September 11th. It would make sense the Salute to the Military game would be then but it's not until November. Anyway - I'd like to issue a challenge here to all my Blue Crew brethren, friends, and families. On the first home game I'm going to collect donations at the Blue Crew Tailgate for care packages to be sent to our troops over in Iraq and Afghanistan. I've selected several units that are from Texas, and my goal is that we can help at least one unit from each state in the US. If you'd like to help, all you have to do is bring your donations to the Blue Crew Tailgate on Sept 11th. I will not accept any money. If you wish to give monetary donations, I'll point you in the right direction, but I won't accept it at the tailgate. The most requested items are hygiene products and letters - letters do wonders for morale! I've compiled a list of requests and it is posted on Google Docs here: http://bit.ly/TailgateDrive I will update it as time goes on, and post here when it is updated. Please - Try to avoid glass items, and no Illegal copies of CDs or DVDs! If you have a question on what to send, post here and I'll let you know. Also - if you have any unwanted beenie babies, bring them as well. The soldiers hand them out to the kids they meet. Any small stuffed toys will work, but people seem to have tons of beenie babies still lying around from that fad If you have any questions, post them here and I'll respond. I'd also like to issue a challenge to other Tailgate groups to do something similar. PS - Thanks to all of you in advance for your support! UPDATE: Here's the event on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105409259560233 Feel free to share it with anyone, and thanks for all your help!