Posts Tagged ‘Heather Danny’

It’s not work…

Friday, December 6th, 2013

On a chilly Wednesday morning Lynne Andrews the Assistant Athletic Director at Fort Lewis College came and spoke to our Administration of Programs in Exercise Science class. She spoke with such enthusiasm when talking about her life accomplishments and about what she did to get to where she is now. She discussed about the type of connections you make with people on a daily basis. The importance of it and how it can change and mold your life to get you to where you want to be.

To hear Andrews talk about her success not only as a student athlete while in college but even as being a coach after college was very interesting. It was amazing to hear how she networked with mentors such as her own coaches who helped her land her first assistant coaching job. She proved that hard work and dedication can get you to where you truly want to be. It doesn’t stop there, she also talked about how playing and coaching has taken her all of the country and even to Germany! She knew she wanted to give back to the community that had helped her be successful. Coaching was a way for her to help these young athletes in directing them in the right path of success.

Once administration was what Andrews wanted to pursue after she was done coaching, she was full speed ahead trying to gain knowledge and experience in that field. Hearing how she did everything she could to just get experience made me think of what I needed to do, so I can get experience in what I want to do as well. Andrews talked about her journey to where she is today and how she does not think of her job as work but how she wakes up every morning loving what she does. Andrews passion for what she does fired me up and when I walked away from class that day I knew one very important thing and that is to

LOVE WHAT YOU DO!

Because it should not be seen as work but as something you enjoy doing everyday.

-Thank you Lynne for coming to talk to us! (: I appreciate it.

Lunch with Kerri Walsh?!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Winning their Third consecutive Olympic Medal Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May Treanor are sought out to be the best beach volleyball players in the World. So it comes to no surprise when they use that to advertise themselves for “a chance to win sweepstakes” type of publicity. Jennings recently partnered up with Tampax Pearl to give girls the chance to win a private volleyball training session with a trip to California.

Three-Time Gold Medalist Serves up a Winner with “The Kerri Walsh Jennings Active Experience”

Enter "The Kerri Walsh Jennings Active Experience" sweepstakes by visiting awesomelyactive.com from October 19, 2013 until November 3, 2013 (Photo: Business Wire)

When it comes to playing a highly competitive sport Tampax pearl is trying to reach out to those athletes who idolize Jennings and even Treanor whose name just always happen to stick together like glue. Volleyball is the type of sport that is on the rise and becoming a popular competitive sport. If a young girl who is an aspiring volleyball player they will be easily influenced to try and win a trip to California to try and spend it with Jennings and having a private volleyball session with her. That would be a dream, even for me!

I believe that Jennings is trying to gain more publicity as well as trying to gain publicity for USA Volleyball. Trying to reach out to the youth volleyball players all around the world is a great way to gain a fan base from a young age. There are many female athletes that try and promote themselves through feminine products like make-up, deodorant, shampoos and conditioners. Because women have to use these types of products daily and if there is information like this around us at all times there is a higher chance we can buy into it or even try to win that sweepstakes for lunch with Kerri Walsh Jennings.

 

 

Can Sochi maintain the Legacy for the Olympic and Parlympic Winter Games?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games have high expectations and sustainable development plan in place to make these games a success. I believe the most difficult process of this is to maintain the Olympic Game Legacy as well as Sochi, Russia contributing their own uniqueness during their host of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The Games in Sochi are going to be highly innovative Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, that will express the spirit of modern Russia and bring with them sustainable, positive change for the whole country.

They want any participants, competitors and billion of TV viewers to come away with a positive impression of the Games and of Russia leaving a rich legacy for Sochi, Russia. They are planning for more than short-term their long term-goals are to be a positive contribution to their economy, cultural and environmental development of the entire Krasnodar Region. There are many examples of how the games have transformed an image of a city and can be an overall positive experience for these cities.

This rich legacy – material and non-material – remains in the host country for many years, which is why many nations compete for the right to host the Games. For the winning country, the Games are a project of national value.

The Russian Diamond is of high importance as well when talking about the values of the games. They consist of

  1. Excellence
  2. Efficiency
  3. Integration
  4. Hospitality
  5. Unity
  6. Uniqueness
  7. Respect
  8. Legacy
  9. Harmony

Sochi 2014 Organizing committee has 11 strategic objectives in place to be the most successful and they have 6 main areas of activity in the field of sustainability for the preparation of staging the Games in 2014 they are

  1. Healthy Lifestyle – develop mass and professional sport, promote healthy lifestyles, and make it possible for people with disabilities to participate in sports.
  2. Harmony with Nature – Minimal impact on climate, zero waste games and enlightenment games.
  3. Barrier-free Environment – accessibility standards and requirements that are imposed on the host-city of the Games by the IOC and the IPC.
  4. Economic Prosperity – develop job markets, develop Sochi as a mountain climate resort and sports center at an international level and help stabilize the economic development.
  5. Modern Technologies – use of innovative technology solutions, development of a legal normative base, distribution of cutting-edge experience in the area of organizing sports and mass events and the perfection of approaches and practices in the management of large projects at a federal level.
  6. Culture and National Values – maintain culture diversity, maintaining culture legacy and develop patriotism and the feeling of national pride.

With all of these procedures and emphasize on these values and preparation steps I believe Sochi, Russia can host an excellent Olympic and Paralymic Winter Games.