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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!

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Written by Heidi Woodard

For those who received an automatic notice that I published a post that is password-protected, I did in fact do that. But I only meant for that notice to reach one person since I’m writing as a guest for her company’s blog. SO HIGH FIVE TO ME for not knowing what on earth I’m doing! My apologies. You’ll see the actual post soon…once approved…no super secret password required.

Until then, I thought you’d enjoy hearing about my year’s highlights. I feel as if I’m on the cusp of all the “A Look Back on 2014” montages since I’m tossing mine out there before Christmas. Hopefully you haven’t yet entered the eye-rolling, heavy sighing phase and will enjoy this little trip down memory lane.

Special thanks to Pat and JT from Q98.5 FM for continuing to let me hang out with them every Tuesday and Thursday morning. I also want to thank Shannon over at MaybeYouCanRelate for helping me narrow down my Top 10 Moments.

(If you don’t LIKE the word LIKE, you may just want to close your browser now. I can’t control it. I’ve like tried.)

Written by Heidi Woodard

The Road to Kelley

September 2, 2014

Stuff I love to do: Talk, laugh, and play softball. I’m still able to accomplish two out of three without needing built-in recuperation days.

Over four months ago, I agreed to play on a slow pitch softball team with radio personalities “JT” from the Pat&JT Show and Damon Benning from Sharp and Benning in the Morning. I thought I’d be doing them a favor considering I used to be pretty good back in the day.

We branded our journey as the “Road to Kelley” because Kelley Softball Complex is pretty much the mecca of slow pitch around these parts…sort of like the “Road to Omaha” is the dream of every NCAA baseball player looking to advance to the College World Series.

If I had to sum up my contribution to the season in a series of tags, I would use these words: Overconfidence, Glory Days, Wild Arm Woodard, Kadoosh, Broken Ring, Cut Leg, Swollen Finger, Bruised Heel, Bruised Pride, Sub Needed, and Indefinite DL.

Lucky for us, Kady and Rachel – the brilliant duo representing Warrior Television at Westside High School – captured our journey from beginning to end.



Written by Heidi Woodard