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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Recently, we announced Boingo Wi-Fi would be embedded on the Samsung ST5500/CL80, a 14.2 megapixel digital camera that allows you to email or upload your photos to social networks — all directly from the camera using Boingo’s high-speed connectivity (read our review here). The team here at Boingo is having a hoot of a time taking and editing pictures with this camera, and we want to let you in on the fun. Starting today through July 22, 2010, we invite you to participate in the Boingo Hotspots and Snapshots photo contest for a chance to win your very own Samsung ST5500/CL80. The contest, for amateur photographers only (sorry, Annie Leibovitz), features the four following category themes: Boingo hotspots, travel, technology, and happiness. Four winners, one from each theme, will be selected based on both popular vote and professional judging. So upload your best shots to the Boingo gallery, get your friends to vote for your photo once it’s posted in the Boingo gallery, and you could be one of the lucky winners! Good luck! For the Official Rules, click here. For the contest terms and conditions, click here. About the Judges: Leah Zawadzki has loved photography as far back as
Were you and your object of affection separated this past Valentine’s Day? If so, we feel your heartache. That’s why we’d like to give you a chance to win a post Valentine package, designed to help the two of you stay connected when you’re apart. Simply send us a picture of you and your loved one together, and automatically enter a drawing to win: Two ALBUM portable digital photo galleries (pictured above) to fill with 40,000 pictures of your moments together. A Suite Arrival customized travel kit delivered to you or your Valentine. A one-day airport lounge pass for that next layover. Two six-month Boingo Wi-Fi accounts for some online bonding. Let’s keep the romance alive! Submit a photo of you two lovebirds via a Facebook wall post, a link via Twitter, or a link via a blog comment below. A winner will be announced from our random drawing on Friday, February 19th. Please note: only one photo entry per person. Vive l’amour! <3
Three mornings a week, I have a special ritual: I eat breakfast and catch up on emails at the McDonald’s location pictured above. It’s very convenient since this McDonald’s is en route to Boingo headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and it’s a Boingo Wi-Fi hotspot. While I realize this ritual sounds mundane, it’s one that I look forward to as a relaxing way to start the work day. This morning, as I was devouring my Sausage McMuffin, I started wondering about the rituals of other Boingo users. Do you have a favorite hotspot where you hang out often or even occasionally? Is there a Boingo-supported hotel or airport that you prefer? Or are you a connect-by-the-seat-of-your-pants user, with no particular ritual or preference? Share your Boingo story and/or provide a photo of your favorite Boingo hotspot, and enter to win a one-year Wi-Fi subscription as a gift for that special traveler in your life. Submit entries to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/boingo. Contest ends at close of business this Friday, December 11th. Don’t just go. Boingo.