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In partnership with the Phoenix Suns, your friendly neighborhood blog community gets another chance to send 2,000 (or more) kids to their first NBA game.

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Donations for our fourth annual Bright Side Night are off to a... start!

We get more than 10,000 unique visitors per day on this site, including you. Over the past week, that’s been about 17,000. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

How many of you readers have donated to Bright Side Night, the one and only thing I ever ask you to do to show your support for me, for the site as a whole (remember, there’s NO subscription fees on Bright Side), for the team we all love/hate, and for the underprivileged children of the greater Phoenix metro area and the state as a whole?

29 of you (for 172 total tickets).

One thing a year is all I ask. And only 29 people have answered the call so far.

Feeling guilty? Just click now: suns.com/brightside

Come on. Do it for me. Do it for the website. Do it for the kids. Whatever makes you click the link and donate something to a really, really great cause. And if you donate $18 or more, there might/will be something in it for you!

This year it’s our Jan. 8 home game against Marvin Bagley III and the Sacramento Kings. The kids get to see Devin Booker raining threes and Deandre Ayton thundering dunks versus Bogdan and Bagley and the crew.

This is it.

Only $9 per happy kid!


(Oh and don’t be THAT guy who jumps down to the comment section right now to triumphantly bash the Suns soothe their guilt over failing to donate $9 with something inane like “I wouldn’t subject a kid to this trash”. It’s not about wins and losses. it’s about giving them a great experience that they DON’T get to have otherwise. And it costs you less than a lunch out.)


It’s takes less time than ordering something you absolutely need dumb on Amazon.

  • Click this link to donate: Suns.com/Brightside
  • It’s $9 per ticket. All of it goes to tickets for the kids. No extra fees or charges.
  • Fill out the one-page form to select the number of tickets you want to donate, and how you’re going to pay
  • You will get a confirmation email directly from the Suns about the ticket donation

That’s it!


Oh and there IS always something in it for YOU

  • $9 = one kid goes
  • Every TWO tickets you buy enters your name into a raffle for a VIP experience (two PREMIUM tickets to a game, pregame courtside access for warmups and a signed ball)
  • $90 = 10 kids go, PLUS you get a pair of upper-level tickets for yourself
  • $225 = 25 kids go, PLUS you get a pair of lower-level tickets for yourself
  • The first 25 of you to donate $90+ at once (10 tickets) get an exclusive invitation for a private Bright Side interview session with one of the Suns front office folks*
  • If you’re among the first 50 to donate $90+ at once (10 tickets), you also get to shoot around after the game on the Suns court.

*We are shooting for James Jones again this year. Still waiting for confirmation, depending on his schedule that night.

Donate now!

suns.com/brightside