When the Charleston Battery won their quarter-final match against the L.A. Blues on Friday, most of us assumed the Battery would play their next game at Orlando a week later.
Which would have worked out well. We’d have covered the College of Charleston men’s season-opener against the No. 8 Akron Zips Friday night at Patriots Point, and then driven down to Orlando to cover the Battery’s semi-final at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Except that’s not the way Orlando scheduled things.
So here’s the pitch: We need to raise enough money this week to:
1. Cover the cost of my travel to and from Orlando (I’ll shoot the match, cover the game from the stadium and write the big day-after game wrap that draws so many readers every week);
2. Hire a second reporter here to write the live Battery game story from the USL PRO video stream and my post-game notes Friday night;
3. Hire another reporter to cover C of C’s home game against the powerhouse Zips;
4. Hire a second photographer to shoot the weekend action at Patriots Point.
We’ve got four advertising positions that will take a 300-by-250-pixel ads, and we’ll either route those clicks to your site or make you a page on ours. Buy an ad and we’ll run it for a week. Plus we’ll do some little things on our own to show our appreciation.
Interested? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOP IMAGE: I shot this photo, along with a bunch more, on my first trip to Orlando on July 11. And it’s burning a hole in my wallet. Dan Conover photo.