Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Announcing: The Wino and Gold LeBron Jersey Drive for the Homeless (Updated)

Posted By on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Patches: A Miami-area homeless man and unofficial spokesman for The Wino and Gold LeBron Jersey Drive.
  • Patches: A Miami-area homeless man and unofficial spokesman for The Wino and Gold LeBron Jersey Drive.

Update: A little incentive for you all. Miami New Times has graciously donated a pair of tickets to the Cavs vs. Heat game in Miami on December 15th. The person who drops off the most LeBron gear before our deadline (October 11) will get them. Yes, the tickets are for a game in Miami, but we really don't care if you go or if you sell them. In fact, similar tickets to these (Section 114, Row 29) are going for close to $200 on StubHub. So sell away if you'd like.

Bring us your stuff and the tickets could be yours.

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Previous efforts by a certain group to collect the unwanted LeBron jerseys, shirts, and assorted paraphernalia of Clevelanders to donate to Miami homeless shelters are unsuccessful at this point, thwarted by politics in Miami.

We think that's simply not cool, and as one intrepid Miami reporter discovered last week, the homeless of Miami totally want Cleveland's LeBron-related stuff. And they should have it.

So, Scene's partnering up with Miami New Times for a drive of our own. And we're not going through official channels or dealing with those uninterested in clothing the downtrodden of South Florida in the finest of wine and gold threads.

Here's our promise: Donate your stuff to The Wino and Gold LeBron Jersey Drive and we'll personally make sure your formerly cherished items are given directly to a person of need in Miami. No, really. The good folks at Miami New Times will distribute the collection themselves.

We know you were too lazy to donate or burn your stuff this summer. It's still sitting in your closet, or a box, and we want it. Please.

Just drop your stuff off at Scene's offices (1468 W. 9th St., Suite 805, Cleveland, OH) by October 11, and we'll get it down to Miami. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (If those hours are an issue or you'd like to ship your stuff, email me and we'll figure something out: vgrzegorek@clevescene.com).

No joke, folks. We want your LeBron jerseys, shirts, sweatshirts, shoes — whatever you want to give up. And we'll get it down to Miami for you and hand it personally to someone who would love nothing more than to wear your orange No. 23 gear.

Pass it on.

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