Thursday, August 4, 2011

London and Maddie Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Upromise: Maddie's Dream

This post brought to you by UPromise. All opinions are 100% mine.

Since my beautiful London turned ten back in January, I was not at all surprised to learn that Upromise is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. will be giving away $20,000 to users who share a story that tells how a parent has supported a child's dream.  Upromise members have received more than $600 million in college savings through their rewards program, and over the ten years since we joined the program, our family has saved over $10,000 for London and Maddie's education...and it hasn't cost us a thing.  We just take advantage of Upromise savings everywhere we can...we refinanced two mortgages through Upromise and Washington Mutual, we shop online through Upromise, and pick up a few pennies every time we go grocery really adds up.

Now Upromise wants to celebrate all of the ways it's program has helped to fuel those sparks that made children into the people they are today and the adults they will become tomorrow.  Members can participate in the sweepstakes by submitting a story, and can vote on their favorite stories by “liking” them. Upromise will give away $1,000 to ten winners and a $10,000 grand prize winner will be selected from the participants. Check out the dream wall official rules, then join the Upromise movement, share your experiences and give a spark to help fuel the flame of your child's future dreams.

I'm going to submit one dream for London, and one dream for Maddie.  I'll talk about London's dream over on my Roxiticus Desperate Housewives blog, but here at Roxy's Bay Head Blog we'll feature her younger sister, Maddie.  Maddie is my beach girl, my tomboy, my softball player. She's always looked up to London and joined her in many activities, including modern dance, gymnastics, musical theatre, and selling painted seashells for 25 cents at our beach house in Bay Head, NJ, but it wasn't until she started playing softball in the 2nd grade that Maddie discovered her own identity and found her passion. This year, as a 3rd grader, Maddie started pitching for our Mendham Minors Mets rec league team, and the rest is history.  In September, Maddie will join the Branchburg Blaze 10U travel softball team to pursue her dream of playing softball year-round...we'll hope it takes her all the way through college.

Click on the link to the dream wall, and comment here on my blog post, to share your dreams.

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