St. Louis Cardinals Evansville Day 2014

Did you know there is an Evansville promotional day at the St. Louis Cardinals? It’s coming up soon, July 19th is Evansville day at Busch Stadium, sponsored by Banterra Bank. But why is this date selected for Evansville day?

Did you know there is an Evansville promotional day at the St. Louis Cardinals?  It's coming up soon, July 19th is Evansville day at Busch Stadium, sponsored by Banterra Bank.  But why is this date selected for Evansville day?

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Observations From the NEYSC Bench

I have a 6 year old daughter that has loved playing U6 soccer in NEYSC for 4 seasons now. When she started she was very shy, but playing amongst girls her age has changed her. She has come out of her shell, more out going, loves soccer, and loves being amongst friends and meeting new people. It’s changed me as well, especially this season, when I was asked to help from the bench.

My experience with any children, let alone 4, 5 and 6 year old girls is entirely limited to my own daughter. Sure, I’ve been to preschool events, sat in on a few play dates, but never have I had to interact solely and directly with little ladies. This changed in March 2014, when I began helping out on the bench for the NEYSC. I have no experience in soccer, so I am not fit to coach anyone, but why should that stop me from helping keep 4 girls focused on the game, while their teammates are on the field? How hard could it be?

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PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA showed up on my credit card statement. As it turns out, this is the payment processor CMOE uses to run credit and debit cards.

Childrens Museum of Evansville Quack Factory
Quack Factory at CMOE

I had transaction on my credit card that I did not know what it was for.  As it turns out, after some research, it's a payment processor for many non-profit type businesses.  Some YMCA's use it and other organizations that accept donations.  However, I have not used my credit card for any of these institutions, but after some reconciling realized what the charge was actually for in Evansville, IN.

My family and I went to CMOE, the Childrens Museum of Evansville, on Sunday afternoon.  When they charge your credit card, the businesses name shows up as:

PRE-AUTHORIZATION DEBIT AT BB *NONPROFIT(PENDING), SAN DIEGO, CA

So, the charge is legitimate, and the amount was exactly what it cost for me, my wife, and daughter to spend the day at CMOE.  If you happen to see this charge show up on your debit card or credit card, it's most likely legitimate, just remember where you spent your money.  In this case, CMOE was responsible for the charge originating in San Diego, CA.  Companies, non-profit or not, should take more care in ensuring that the charges show up accurately on statements.  I'd hate to think that someone performed a charge-back, because they were not aware of what the transaction was for, since no identifying information is available.

CMOE Official Website - http://www.cmoekids.org/

Evansville Indiana Craigslist Experience

Selling on Craigslist while free, is not worth the latest frustration.

December has not been a good month for me on Craigslist.  It has ruined me from wanting to try to sell anything on there.  Perhaps I'll give it another break and come back in a few months.

The ability to sell for free is not worth the frustration.