To all American basketball players: Would you pay $100 for a chance to play basketball
at the White House with the President? This site proposes a way to make this happen, for some
lucky few, while raising much-needed funds for people in need.
This proposal takes advantage of the following facts:
The President plays hoops.
Millions of people all over the country play hoops.
Back in the 1970s, another time when the country was hurting economically, there were various jokes
going around suggesting a "bake sale" to help out the government. Aside from being ineffective (how many brownies
need to be sold to buy a submarine, never mind bail-out AIG?), a bake sale is boring (and fattening).
Hence, this proposal to raise funds.
With all the adult rec leagues and high school teams and playground players in this country, surely there
are 2000 groups that are interested in playing a competitive but respectful game of basketball with our first
"Hoops-American" President? With that many teams, each of which has an average of 8 players paying an average
team entry fee of $800, the lottery could raise at least $1,600,000! Add in a few national sponsors (Gatorade?
Nike? NBA?), and the total contribution to Special Olympics could double!
And with a better than 700 to 1 chance of winning, interest should be very high. I know
I'd love to pick the President's pocket when he tries his crossover dribble. :-)