Creative Ways To Show Your Team Spirit

If you’re a sports fan, there’s a good chance you enjoy showing support for your preferred teams. If you are truly passionate about rooting for your favorites, you may have attended games in person or purchased some apparel to put your enthusiasm on display. If you want to go the extra mile to express your passion for sports, the following options might appeal to you.

Dress Up the Whole Family

If you have family members who share your passion for sports, grab some gear for everyone. Does your household cheer for the Yankees? Even if you have a brand new arrival, he or she can join you in your fandom if you pick up some cute Yankees baby clothes. Does Fido join everyone in the living room for Steelers games? Try a Steelers dog collar. Having everyone decked out in merchandise can be a fun way to enjoy sports together.

Financial Assistance

Running a sports organization costs money. Funding athletes’ salaries or scholarships, maintaining fields and stadiums and purchasing team equipment can get pricey. You may have already purchased season tickets or bought team merchandise for the whole family, but to ensure the team you back can continue to compete, consider donations. Professional teams in major sports may not need to depend on fan donations to operate, but smaller organizations, like college or high school teams, might really appreciate the extra help.

Throw a Party

One of the most exciting ways to experience a sporting event is in the company of friends and family. Many people choose to entertain during some of the more critical games of the season, such as the opening game of the season or perhaps the Super Bowl. But any game can be a great reason to have a party.

Perhaps you are no able to accommodate all the guests in your home. Try tailgating! A tailgate party typically takes place before a sporting event in the parking lot of the venue. Participants may grill food or consume alcoholic beverages, and it is all done out of the back of someone’s vehicle. This kind of party often gets people really hyped up for the event.

Cheering for a favorite team is something many people of all ages are passionate about. Sports teams can inspire fierce loyalty and intense rivalries. If your team spirit is about more than sitting on the couch and yelling at the television, consider taking your team support to the next level.

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5 Small Ways to do Your bit for the World

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Every day, the world gets a bit scarier, a little bit more unsafe and a little bit less protected from destruction. Our newsfeeds and TV screens are filled with bias and war, our political leaders are neglecting our planet, and there are so many scandals that they have almost become normal. With all of this going on, it can be easy to feel as though there is little we can do to make a difference in this big bad world. But, as parents of the next generation, we must be strong and bring our little people up as movers and shakers, carers and lovers.

 

Change begins at home, and here are some small things you can do to make the world a little bit happier and healthier.

 

Buy ethical

 

Changing your shopping habits isn’t always easy, but buying local and buying from ethical companies are a big step in changing the world. By purchasing from local suppliers, you will reduce your carbon footprint but not buying products which have been flown halfway around the world to your supermarket shelves, as well as putting money back into your local community rather than in the pockets of big business. There are also many clothing companies out there who use natural materials and stay away from exploitation. An example of this is Il Gufo Clothing, a great alternative for children’s clothing without feeling guilty about where you are shopping!

 

Take time out to volunteer

 

Volunteering doesn’t have to take too much of your time but can be a rewarding way to give back to your community and do your bit for a better world. Volunteering comes in many shapes and sizes and can involve one day a week spent in your local charity shop, planting trees, spending time playing cards with the elderly or helping out at your local food bank or soup kitchen.

 

Offset your carbon footprint

 

If you are a family that flies or drives a lot, there are many ways in which you can offset your carbon emissions. Websites such as carbonfootprint.com and cotap.org allow anyone and everyone, from large businesses to individuals, to calculate how much carbon they use and then options for offsetting it – from tree planting to contributing to sustainability projects.

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Give blood

 

Giving blood is one of the most rewarding ways in which you can give back to both your community and the world. By taking some time out to give blood, you can directly save someone’s life who has been in an accident, needs surgery or even a transfusion. How amazing is that? You also get given tea and biscuits at the end, which is always a win in my books too!

 

Leave the car at home

 

Not only will walking save you money on fuel, but it will result in less pollution and a boost in fitness for you and your family. As a general rule, if somewhere is less than a five-minute drive away, it’s usually within easy walking distance. Using public transport is also a great way to do your bit for the environment, and save you money too!

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