You may remember the great session that I was able to attend at BlogHer by Gatorade? I had a great time and learned a great deal.
One of the guest speakers was Brandi Chastain, of US Women's Soccer fame. Yeah, she's the one that did this:
I remember watching that on tv and thinking "What an awesome sports moment!" I'm kinda hokey like that. Yet: still cool.
It was great to hear Brandi speak to our group: as a sportswoman, a wife, and a mom. She's really just like us... except the perfect legs that go to her armpits. Ahem. No, she really is. One story that I remember her telling is of her son trying out for his college soccer team and getting through to the final cuts.... and getting cut. (Sidenote: I wouldn't want to have been the dude that cut Brandi Chastain's son. Just sayin'.) Her heart was broken for him, just like any mom's would have been. I love that her lesson out of that was that soccer was HER path, not his. A lesson that we should all take to heart! He will soon graduate from law school, so I think he's done pretty well for himself.
And that's the thing. Wanting our kids to BECOME, to succeed, in whatever they choose, whether it be on the field, in the classroom, in life in general. Isn't that what every mom wants? GatoradeMoms is sponsoring the BECOME movement where moms, dads, coaches, even grandparents pledge to help the young people in our lives to BECOME the amazing people that they are supposed to be. Every pledge on the BECOME website gives $1 to the Women's Sports Foundation. All it takes is your name, email, and city.
The Giveaway: One of my readers will win a soccer ball signed by women's soccer legend, Brandi Chastain.
How to win:
- You must sign the pledge to be eligible for one entry, and any subsequent entries. No pledge, no win. Leave me a comment telling me you've done this. Just click on the word BECOME above to go to the pledge page.
- Share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook. (up to 2 entries) You must leave the link to your specific tweet/update in the comments. (Obtained by clicking the date stamp under the entry.)
- Like The Adventures of the Headless Family page on Facebook and tell me that you did/do here in the comments.
- Each person can enter up to 4 times, as listed above.
- EACH ENTRY MUST INCLUDE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS.
- This contest will run from August 29-September 19, 2100. Winner will be chosen by random.com and contacted by me, by email, for shipping information. If the winner does not respond within 3 days a new winner will be selected.