Chicago, March 31, 2011
—Cubs fans are growing restless after 103 years without a championship. So restless that a group of them decided it was time to lift the infamous Billy Goat curse
that’s supposedly kept them out of the World Series since 1945 – by partnering with World Vision
, an international non-profit that provides goats to families for milk , meat products, and a source of sustainable income..
It all started last season at the Cubs home opener. That evening at the Cubby Bear, Jeremy Freeman and his friends read this quote by Sam Sianis [Billy Goat Tavern owner and curse originator Billy Sianis’s nephew]: ‘The Curse of the Billy Goat can be dispelled only by the Chicago Cubs organization showing a sincere fondness for Goats.’ Says Jeremy, “And that’s when our plan dawned on us – donate goats to people who need them. If we send some goodwill through the power of goats, then maybe, finally, we’ll get to the World Series again.”
Here’s how fellow fans can help Freeman and his friends reverse the curse, just in time for Opening Day.
1. Visit the website www.ReverseTheCurseChicago.com
to join our campaign ‘Reverse The Curse. Donate a Goat.’ on Causes.com, a Facebook application, or by giving a $10 text donation to World Vision by texting the word “GOAT” to 20222..
2. Join in the discussion and donate money that World Vision will use to deliver goats abroad. Each of these amazing animals cost $75, but every penny counts! All donations above $10 are tax-deductible..
3. World Vision
will deliver goats to children and families in developing countries around the world, which benefits these families in three immediate ways:.
- The gift of a dairy goat can supply a family with several quarts of nutritious milk a day.
- Extra milk can either be sold or used to make cheese, butter or yogurt.
- Goats often have two or three kids a year, which can be sold for school supplies and other needs. .
4. Tell all your friends and fellow Cubs fans!!!.
With the help of fellow Cubs fans, goats can provide much-needed nutrition and income to children around the world. And Cubs fans across the country (and the globe) can show 'Sincere Fondness' for goats to reverse the curse once and for all!About World VisionWorld Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We serve the world's poor -- regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information on their efforts, visit WorldVision.org/press or follow them on Twitter at @WorldVisionNews