As 2015 winds down, I want to express my sincere gratitude for everyone who has supported the GiveTheGameBack movement.
I want to thank my very first brand ambassadors (see pictures below), Chris Breeling at the Omaha Indoor Soccer Center for his moral and financial support, John O’Sullivan at Changing The Game Project for being a mentor, Creighton University’s Department of Journalism, Media, and Computing for filming my story, the Pat&JT Show on Q98.5FM for allowing me to talk (and talk and talk!), fellow sports parents for sharing your stories and encouraging me to forge on, Maureen White at The Graphic Edge for quality promotional items, my dear friends Shannon and Melissa for always reassuring me I can do it, and finally…especially…my husband and kids for allowing me to pursue this path.
You have all helped me accomplish what I set out to do: Spread an incredibly important message to parents and promoters of youth sports, reminding everyone of how blessed we all are to be able to cheer on our able-bodied, motivated kids throughout their playing careers…no matter how long or short those careers end up being.
I can’t wait to see what Year 2 brings!
Written by Heidi Woodard
So proud of you, Heidi! I can’t wait to see what year two brings either. I’m predicting limited edition bobbleheads…but I’m not clairvoyant, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Thank you again for believing I could do this! Means the world to me.