ESPN’s Erin Andrews Helping Small Charity Score Big With Fan Support

After an exciting game between Notre Dame and Michigan, ESPN Sportscaster Erin Andrews got on a plane and headed to New York City where she spent the tenth anniversary of 9-11. She’s not afraid of much, but this was different, and she admits it was frightening to go to New York on September 11th. It was an emotional and nerve-wracking day, she said. Even watching the commercials on TV made her cry.

But the timing couldn’t have been better, because Andrews is working with StubHub.com to raise money for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). This program helps children (and others) who have lost a loved one while they were serving in the military. The waitlist, she found, was 500 people long. Andrews wanted to do what she could to shorten it. What better way than a Girls Night Out, where proceeds from the purchase of tickets to selected sports games would go to TAPS.

Andrews, who’s from the South, said that Southern women know more than many men do about sports. She’s a big college football fan.

Watch the Skypecast of my entire interview with Erin Andrews to find out why her friends call her Mother Theresa, how she got interested in sports when she was just 5 years old, and more about what she’s doing.

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Rated 5 stars at both Goodreads.com and Amazon!

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William Edwards and the Wizardly Glasses

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William Edwards was not good at anything, or so he was told. When he doesn’t bring home a soccer trophy (when they’re given out just for showing up), his banker parents (who bought him off the Internet) think he’s an investment that’s just not paying off. Oh, they are a frightful pair, indeed, even throwing mustard parties, with plenty of gluten, when William is allergic to mustard — and has celiac, so he can’t eat wheat!

But everything changes for William when a knowing old lady gives him a pair of big green glasses with rose-colored lenses. His classmates tease him, because he looks like a frog. But they turn out to be wizardly glasses, and William is transported to Winkleberry, a school for children with wizzies (magical powers). There he meets a smart young girl, Bora, and another boy, Zandall, who help William learn about his wizzies and accidentally lead him to a time travel machine. But before William can travel back in time to save his real parents, who are being held captive in 1929 by a zygot (a monster that inhabits the homes of mean people), William must protect the gene pool in his fake parents’ back yard from mutation!