Monday, January 14, 2008

Adopt An Athlete

I have been wanting to somehow get involved with kids in school and encouraging health and fitness and didn't know how to go about doing it. In mid 2007 I found out about a COC program called Adopt an Athlete where a local athlete is paired with a school in their area and and they work together to promote sport, healthy living, team building and community through participation and fund raising. I have since been paired with Saint Michaels University Middle school where I get to interact with almost 250 kids in grades 6 through 8. I am really excited about this opportunity to give back and share my experiences as an athlete and hopefully inspire some children. I have attended one Friday morning assembly this past November where I received my honourary SMU pullover jacket. I will be back at SMU on January 25th to talk about nutrition and let them know what I am up to.

I look forward to seeing you guys on the 25th and coming to your PE class after the assembly :)

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