Sunday, July 18, 2010
Teammates for Kids - 2010
We've been involved in the most amazing organization for several years now - Garth Brooks foundation - Teammates for Kids. This incredible organization has donated MILLIONS of money to children's charities around the globe. What drew us in was the fact that the money we donate is triple matched, and 100% of that money goes to the kids. You can't beat that! www.teammatesforkids.com
As a "thank you" to the athletes and big donors involved, Mr. Brooks hosts an all-star fabulous weekend either in Vegas or Nashville. This year, we were so fortunate to be hosted by the Wynn Hotel where Garth is headlining! We had a fun-filled weekend - we rode the rollercoaster at New York New York (it's tradition - Blake Cieslak and I always do so to celebrate our birthdays), hit up the adults-only pool to tan, and then enjoyed a private concert featuring Garth and his amazing wife Trisha Yearwood. Always fun times!
We'd be involved in this organization without the glitz and glamour of the annual Teammates appreciation party - how many children are being positively affected by Teammates for Kids is thanks enough for us. At a meeting on Saturday morning, we were shown a video of some of the amazing things Teammates is doing, even internationally! They've recently built a medical clinic in genocide-destroyed Rwanda and are currently building a fun zone in a hospital in Tel Aviv. It is such a blessing to be a part of this organization changing the lives of children worldwide!
There was one thing missing from an otherwise perfect weekend - RYAN! We thought he had mini-camp this weekend (it's next week...) :(