This could be a total game-changer for sports parents

Summer is basically here, which means things are heating up in the Bay Area.

One activity where rising temperatures are especially apparent? Watching your kids play sports.

My friend, Elaine, shared her latest find this morning from one of her son's baseball games:

ELAINE: One of my best investments!! An umbrella to provide shade and it has a fan!!! Game changer!! #sportsmom

Seems like a pretty genius invention to me!

Here's the an official description I found of such a contraption on (with a $45 price tag):

The cool new Folding Umbrella with Built-In Fan - Large 48" combines a breeze generating cooling fan, a sun-blocking parasol, and a rain-shielding umbrella all-in-one. This versatile portable canopy blocks up to 99% of the sun's UV rays, is coated with a water-repellent finish and has an integrated 3-bladed cooling fan inside. Perfect for hot summer days at sporting events, the beach, or just taking a leisurely stroll - rain or shine. Assorted color will ship depending on the stock. **Requires 4 AA Batteries (NOT Included) Includes: 1 XFolding Umbrella with Built-In Fan - Large 48"

  • Protects you from the sun and keeps you cool.
  • Great for sporting events, beaches, and other activites.
  • UV protected nylon fabric.
  • Fan folds automatically when you fold the umbrella.
  • Battery operated. Requires 4 "AA" batteries. (not included)

Maybe something worth trying out this summer? :)