Chad Dotson started Redleg Nation in 2005. He did it for the simple reason of wanting to provide a space for obsessive Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but always civil – discussion of the Cincinnati Reds. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re proud to say the site has stuck with that purpose, now twelve years later.
This is the week we make our pitch to you to support Redleg Nation, based on the value it provides you.
Redleg Nation remains a labor of love. There isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a person who writes here that expects compensation. We take on a couple Reds-related sponsors like the Dayton Dragons. But otherwise we keep Redleg Nation free of the clutter and annoyance of ads. We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make a penny off the number of clicks, views or visitors. Our fundraising campaign is limited to one week. This week. Those are conscious choices.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s easy to donate. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to fill out a membership form or join anything. You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even have to go to a separate fundraising site. Just click the DONATE button in the right column. For mobile users, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just as fast and simple. Scroll down the front page and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll see the button.
As weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done in the past, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll recognize your contribution for a year. The supporter list has tiers based on contribution level:
- Home Run Supporter ($25-49)
- Grand Slam Supporter ($50-99)
- All-Star Supporter ($100-$149)
- Hall of Fame Supporter ($150+)
You can make a one-time contribution or set up monthly payments. Either way, donating is super easy and takes a minute or two. We use a PayPal account, but you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need one yourself to donate, just a credit card.
Opening Day is a time for renewal of our love of baseball and our bonds to the Cincinnati Reds. We hope Redleg Nation has become one of those bonds and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be able to support our ongoing efforts.
Thanks again, for reading and commenting.