Since we've become all charitable around here, I want to promote a cause that I think is worthy of our attention.
As I'm sure you've heard, Oregon State athletics are $5.9 million in the hole over the last year. With many of us being Oregon taxpayers, the responsibility falls on us all to help with this situation, so I've come up with the following idea:
A lunchpail drive.
Every athlete at Lunchpail U needs a nice lunchpail. With 17 varsity teams on campus, that's a lot of lunchpails, and, no doubt, a large chunk of expenditures that is putting such a strain on our buck-toothed bretheren.
If we fail to act now, further budget considerations may force Lunchpail U to become Brown Bag U. The problems this poses is twofold: you can't put SpongeBob on a paper bag, undoubtedly causing Oregon State caliber student athletes to take a closer look at schools with comparable admissions standards but greater perks, like Boise State or UNLV. Plus, brown bags just aren't as environmentally friendly.
The responsibility lies with all of us to help out with this situation.
Do your part. Donate a new OR used lunchbox (hey, the golf and tennis teams can't be choosy). Mail or deliver them to:
114 Gill Coliseum
Corvallis, OR 97331