October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids. As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives. The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website: “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.” Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they
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Travel strategist Steven Frischling a.k.a. @flyingwithfish a.k.a. is one of our most active community members on Twitter. We enjoy his musings on travel and technology, as well as his wry sense of humor. As it turns out, Steven seems to enjoy Boingo as much as we enjoy him: he chose Boingo Wi-Fi as the iPad App of the Week! Thanks, Steven. Here’s an excerpt of Steven’s review: Internet on the road, it’s a link to everything. Even with 3G iPhones and Blackberries, iPads with 3G and mobile 3G and 4G USB dongles to get travelers on the road, generally nothing is as quick as wifi for uploading, downloading and viewing graphics heavy internet content. This week’s iPad App of the Week is an App is I use on my iPad and iPhone and is a service I have used with my Blackberry, Windows netbook and Apple laptops … this week’s iPad App of the Week is Boingo. To read the entire article, click here.