http://www.3rddegree.net/thirdindex.cfm?page=article&show=1089 It's that time of year again, the time that 3rd Degree comes begging to finance our 4th Annual FCD Spring Road Trip. FC Dallas General Manager Michael Hitchcock says this year the team is going to Spain and the England. I will go a step farther and say it's around March 2nd to March 16th the team will be overseas. Last year 3rd Degree managed to raise just short of $2000 to finance our trip and this year our expectations are similar. The good news is the exchange rate is more in our favor this year. The bad news is that the England portion will raise the costs as England in normal hotels and restaurants will be more expensive than the resort in Spain which is set up for the large group. The two segments also breaks up the stay into multiple hotels, which again makes it more expensive. I figure about $100 a night will be typical and is an average I can plan around, although that will probably mean discount hotels near the team in the UK. That makes hotels for the trip roughly $1400. My real job thankfully got the frequent flyer miles for the flight, but it was a bit of a doozy in miles with the three legs. Ad in food, miscellaneous travel expenses, and anything unforeseen and it should give me a bottom target of about $2000 if I can manage the entire thing on about $50 a day in extra expenses. Over the last nine years 3rd Degree has been offering top notch coverage of the FC Dallas, and we feel the top coverage in all of MLS, all out of our own pocket. This is not a operation that makes money. All the ads you see are trades for services it takes to run our set up. If you have enjoyed our work in the past then we ask now if you would be willing to make a donation via Pay Pal. https://www.paypal.com/xclick/busin...ing=0&no_note=1&tax=0¤cy_code=USD&lc=US At $20 per person it will take 100 supporters of this site to make the $2000. If you can't swing $20, I are more than willing to take anything you are willing to give, heck $1 is great. In fact the trip this year will be 17 days for myself (I am leaving one day before the team), $20 is just over a $1 a day. How about it, is following the team in Europe worth a $1 a day to you? Only you can set the value 3rd Degree brings to you. We are also open to, and interested in, sponsors. 3rd Degree does some nice traffic and our site number have climbed every single year. I expect that to continue in 2006. If you would like to see some numbers feel free to contact me. 3rd Degree is a fantastic vehicle to target the sought after 18-35 demographic and even stronger vehicle for the specific Dallas soccer market. We can offer logo ads, text ads, feature sponsorship, and other kinds of branding. Fell free to contact me for more information at email@example.com. Thanks again for reading 3rd Degree. We look forward to many more years of excellent coverage of FC Dallas.