Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Book, CD & DVD Swap

This post is a deviation from my normal, sporadic posts. Though it may become a less random occurrence, we will see. Anywho, here's some info for you.

If you have any old books, cds or dvds and would like to get rid of them (or attempt to trade them in for something you would enjoy more), this weekend you have your chance. Kennesaw Parks & Rec is hosting a swap at the Ben Robertson Community Center (2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, GA). Drop off your old (but still in good condition) books, cds and dvds at the community center Thursday and Friday (26th & 27th) from 12-8 p.m. You will receive tickets for your items and can come back Saturday between 8 and 11 a.m. and use them to pick up like items (book for a book, cd for a cd).

Books must have the front and back covers intact and be in good condition. CDs and DVDs must be in their original cases and fully operable. Magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material will not be accepted. All items remaining after the swap will be donated to a local charity.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Polar Bear Plunge

I am taking this opportunity to brag about my brother, Drew Ollivant. This past Sunday morning he participated in Make-a-Wish Foundation's annual Polar Bear Plunge, the Boise Idaho chapter. Not only did he raise $2,200 (the most raised by a single participant) but he was also in the water longer than any other participant. If you don't believe me, you can check out the video proof below.

A record 337 people jumped into Lucky Peak Reservoir at 11 a.m. on January 1st. The program's goal of raising $30,000 (enough to grant six wishes) was surpassed by the participants' donors.

This is his third consecutive year participating in the challenge. This year he sought contributions from a variety of sources including people on college sports websites he visits. He promised to promote each donor by Sharpie-ing their user name onto his body. One donor gave him $400 to wear an Alabama hat into the water. I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next year!