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An Important Message from DandyDon.com

DandyDon.com needs your help.

For 21 years, DandyDon.com has given you daily reports on LSU sports. Now we’re asking that you do your part to help keep this site going strong by contributing to our annual fundraiser.

Please continue reading below to find out why it’s important and how much to give.


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Your transaction is handled safely and securely through PayPal.

Mail Your Donation

Send check, cash or money order payable to:

Dandy Don's LSU Sporting News

PO Box 53806
Lafayette, LA
70505-3806

 

Those of you who have followed this site for the last several years know the routine. I'm asking you to consider all that you've gained from our daily updates over the years and pledge your financial support.

Please consider the level of commitment it has taken to publish this daily site for 21 years. During that entire time – through births, deaths, sicknesses, vacations, you name it – we never missed a single day with the exception of a couple of times very early on when Dad and I were just getting started and had no idea how many people counted on our report for their daily dose of Tiger News.

Publishing this website is a challenge and an honor that I fully embrace, but it requires quite a bit of my time, seven days a week, 365 days per year. I'm happy to invest the time, but it comes at the expense of having to greatly reduce the amount of time I spend on my website development business, so as to not cut-in too much on the time I spend with my wife and three daughters. And honestly, as my daughters get older (now 10, 13, and 14), it’s become nearly impossible to maintain our streak of reports without the assistance of a few new DandyDon team members who help share the load.

This scenario only works if I am compensated fairly for the time I spend and can cover the lost revenues from my other business, not to mention the expenses that come along with publishing this site and paying my help. That's why your support means more than ever.

When we first started this site, we decided not to make it a subscription-only, fee-based service (like many other sporting websites out there). Instead, we decided to ask you to help ensure this site’s future and continued growth by making a voluntary contribution.

Please don’t underestimate the importance of contributing. There are many expenses involved in maintaining an interactive, timely website such as this one. Your contributions help to pay for expenses such as website hosting, design, travel, server maintenance and ongoing site development. But most of all, your donations help pay for the countless hours invested by our team to provide you with timely and informative daily reports on our beloved Tigers.

Many of you pay $60-$70 per year for subscriptions to weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly periodicals. Many other websites require membership and charge $9.95 for one month of service. We want to keep this site free of charge to those who simply can’t afford such expenses. That’s why we’ve decided to ask for voluntary contributions.

Why Contribute?

First, and most importantly, there's no better way to show your support and appreciation for the countless hours invested in this site over the past 21 years to help keep the Tiger Nation abreast of LSU sporting news. Second, your donations make it possible for me to invest the time and resources necessary to keep DandyDon.com alive and well for many years to come.

How Much Should I Give?

If you believe that my service is worth about $1.15 a week (about half the cost of a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee house), then please show your support by pledging $60 for a year of Dandy Don. If you are blessed with really deep pockets, then please consider giving a little extra to pick up the tab for those who live day-to-day on a fixed income and are unable to give. Of course, ANY AMOUNT is greatly appreciated.

In previous years, many of you have shown your appreciation by contributing to our fundraiser. I sincerely thank you and hope you consider it to have been a good investment worthy of renewal.

What Do I Get In Return?

  • Daily Updates on LSU Sports
    Mobile-Friendly Format For Ease of Use
  • Features like our Monday Morning Mail Call & Tuesday Tidbits
    Football Stats, Previews, Recaps
    Ticket Exchange Page
    LSU Recruiting News
    Occasional Contributions from Guests like Mike Detillier
    Recipes & Other Lagniappe
    Our Media Gallery
    Twitter Updates
    DandyDon.com's Annual Top Prospect List
    LSU Football Commitment List
    List of LSU Signees
    LSU Football Depth Chart
    Links to Other LSU Sites
    LSU Football, Baseball, and Basketball Schedules and Rosters
    Dandy Don's Annual Thanksgiving Message

How To Contribue

We have made it as easy as possible for you to contribute by offering you the following two options for sending your donation:


Mail Your Donation

Send check, cash or money order payable to:


Dandy Don's LSU Sporting News

PO Box 53806
Lafayette, LA
70505-3806

Pay Online Now

Pay securely online with your credit card by clicking the “donate” button below:

Your transaction is handled safely and securely through PayPal.

 

Please let me know your thoughts
on this voluntary pledge system.


 

This website is not officially affiliated with Louisiana State University. Opinions expressed herein are the property of Donald Long, Scott Long and friends, not Louisiana State University.