At first glance, the word appears to have a some sort of a delicate surgical connotation, e.g., "he's having a twitchange operation." But TwitChange actually has nothing to do with implants or scalpels, and everything to do with changing the world, one tweet at a time.
TwitChange is a charity that allows celebrities to auction off a mention, retweet or follow to their fans on Twitter, with all the auction proceeds going to a great cause. This month, the auctions will benefit Operation Once in a Lifetime, an organization whose mission is "to make the dreams of U.S. Soldiers and their families come true by providing free financial and morale support to U.S Service members, their families and veterans regardless of rank, deployment, physical condition or branch or service."
Loads of high profile celebrities are involved with TwitChange, but obviously there are no bigger celebs around these parts than our boys in Teal. Marlins Gaby Sanchez and Bryan Petersen are among the dozen or so baseball players participating, and they each have four Twitchange auctions up for grabs. Fans can bid for a chance to have Gaby or Petey mention them on Twitter, retweet one of the brilliant (or not-so-brilliant) things they say, or even follow them for a time. There is also a "MEGA" package that offers all of the above.
Gaby will also send an autographed baseball as a special thanks to his winning bidders for supporting the cause.
Follow the links below to check out the auctions, and hurry, because the bidding ends Saturday, February 5th.
Gaby Sanchez's TwitChange Auctions