How many times have you watched a game or tournament and the only thing you recall years later were the flies and mosquitoes?
I can remember coaching many a Memorial Day soccer tournament, and mostly what I recall were the black flies that always seemed to hatch at the same time (Is it just me or does it seem that many athletic fields are built close to swamps?) Not to mention the bites I got from those nasty green heads when I was trying to sunbathe on the sandy beach where I grew up in Massachusetts.
This week MomsTeam added a new sponsor to our fundraising page: ‘Skeeter Skidaddler®: a 100% natural, great smelling, non-greasy insect repellent for your team, family and friends. The brainchild of an organic farmer from Maine, it is a brilliant fundraising idea (pure Yankee ingenuity, actually): raise money for a team, a club, or for a trip to a tournament, by selling a product that coaches, players and spectators can actually use at games or tournaments. It is, as they say, a true win-win (and, if the team wins, I guess, a win-win-win).
I know it may be hard, with a couple more months of winter staring most of us in the face, to think about warm weather and summer insects, but that actually makes this the ideal time, as you scrape the ice off your car, to let you mind drift to the warm weather and all the fun you, your family, and your friends could have this summer without all those pesky black flies and mosquitoes (not to mention the satisfaction of being able to say to the pests as you take out your can of 'Skeeter Skidaddler, "Bug off!").
Check it out by clicking here.