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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Boingo and SCOTTEVEST are teaming up to search high and low for the “Most Connected Traveler!” Do you have more gadgets than you have pockets? Are you totally lost without a Wi-Fi connection? We want to hear from you! Big prizes from Boingo and Scottevest are up for grabs, so don’t wait – enter now! Continue reading
Those traveling gurus over at Gadling are giving away the summer’s sweetest travel package: an “All You Can Jet” JetBlue pass for thirty days of unlimited travel anywhere JetBlue flies, a $250 gift card from SCOTTEVEST, a 4GB wireless Eye-Fi memory card, a three-month Boingo Wi-Fi subscription, and a free book and CD or Movie from Swap.com. To enter the contest, all you have to do is post a comment on Gadling’s site about what you would do/where you would go if you had thirty days of unlimited travel. Not one but TWO lucky ducks will win Gadling’s travel package. As one of the contest sponsors, we aren’t eligible to enter the contest. Boo hoo. But if you win, will you grant us one wish? We’d like to feature your thirty-day adventure here on our blog. Grazi!