In the past few weeks I have been blessed with a number of great opportunities. I look forward to working closely with two organizations that have dove into the running community. Team Red White and Blue (Team RWB) and Aurora Bay Care Sports Medicine have both reached out to me in order to form partnerships. This is great for my running career, but I'm also happy that both organizations have great missions that match my values.
Team RWB present a great cause, focusing on veterans returning home from service. As stated, their mission is: "Team Red, White & Blue’s vision is to transform the way wounded veterans are reintegrated into society when they return from combat and exit their position." The importance of this organization can not be overstated. During my undergraduate program I majored in History and Broad Field Social Studies, so I am familiar with our country's past mistakes in reintegration of our armed forces after service. Physical and emotional consideration must be taken when reintegrating soldiers, and this program spear heads this by providing meaningful relationships and activities for returning soldiers by providing emotional and physical growth. The great thing about Team RWB is that it is growing fast! If you would like to find out ways in which to contribute to this cause Team RWB has a fantastic website outlining it's objectives and opportunities.
Aurora Bay Care Sports Medicine is also currently assembling a team of athletes.They will be looking to this team for guidance in promoting the fitness goals of employees and community members, all while helping athletes like me to reach my goals. This was another easy decision for me. As a school teacher who has coached all levels of youth in cross country and track and field I am a firm believer in promoting athletic goals. This type of agenda promotes physical strength as well as discipline. I am very excited to begin working with and promoting the services Aurora Bay Care Sports Medicine offer. If you are in the Green Bay area I encourage you to check out their facility. They offer Dartfish video analysis, which helps runners see how their running form can be improved. This helps prevent injuries and promotes faster race times! The technology at Aurora is state of the art. They are also getting an Alter-G treadmill, which allows you to defy gravity while running by reducing weight to as low as 20 percent! For those of you who have suffered running injuries that hamper your ability to endure the impacts of day to day running will appreciate this technology.