The Trail Blazer Week of August 5

Trips for Kids Chapter Newsletter

Week of August 5, 2019

In this issue:

  • ZEVIA'S "LIVE YOUR BEST RIDE" KICKS-OFF TODAY
  • JIM THORP DID NOT GIVE UP, NOR SHOULD YOU
  • OH NO - ORDERS MAY TAKE LONGER TO SHIP
  • QUICK REMINDERS LIST
  • PREVIOUS CHAPTER NEWSLETTERS
  • IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
  • AUGUST BIRTHDAYS
 

ZEVIA'S "LIVE YOUR BEST RIDE" KICKS-OFF TODAY

Zevia's Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Sales and Marketing, Robert Gay, posing with his late brother's bicycle.

 

Today, Zevia's Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Sales and Marketing, Robert Gay, is embarking on a 5,000 mile journey across the county to show people how to live their best ride while also raising awareness and funding for Trips for Kids.

The 60-year-old novice cyclist kicks-off Zevia's "Live Your Best Ride" in Neah Bay, Washington and will finish in Key West, Florida approximately 107 days later.

Please read more about Robert's story HERE and join us in wishing him a safe ride.

We would appreciate you showing your support of our newest national sponsor and Robert by sharing this story on your social media pages.

If you do, please also make sure to tag both Zevia and Trips for Kids by using the handles and hashtags listed below:

 

Hashtags:

#Zevia

#liveyourbestride

#liveyourbestlife

#tripsforkids

#everykideverycommunity

#getmorekidsonbikes

#weridewewrench

Social Media Handles:

Facebook: @zevia

                         @tripsforkidsnational

Instagram: @zevia

                         @tripsforkidsnational

Twitter:      @zevia

                         @tripsforkids


Thank you in advance for showing your support to Zevia!

 

JIM THORP DID NOT GIVE UP, NOR SHOULD YOU

Sometimes we just need a story to inspire and motivate us. Our youth come from different socio-economic backgrounds. Sometimes it takes a story they can relate to or connect with to make them realize they are not alone. Jim Thorp's story may be one you want to share.

Jim stood at 6'1" and was 203 pounds. Look closely at the second image within the photo to the left. You can plainly see even in this vintage photo that he's wearing different socks and shoes.

This wasn't a fashion statement or an accident.

This was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, an American Indian from Oklahoma, was representing the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage can. That's the pair that he's wearing in the photo. One of those shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Jim won two gold medals that day in this pair of "found" shoes.

This is a perfect story to remind our youth participants that there are always ways to overcome obstacles. You don't have to resign to excuses or give up. Life is not fair. It can sometimes just plain suck. Instead of wallowing in self pity or quitting, try searching for a solution. The solution does not have to be perfect.

On that particular day in 1912, Jim searched for his solution. It just happened to be from a garbage can.

 

OH NO - ORDERS MAY TAKE LONGER TO SHIP

Seriously? Unfortunately, the answer is currently "yes." Please note that any orders made on our website or via the chapter support page may take up to three weeks to ship. Jelani is no longer with us so "super" Andy has stepped in to assume those responsibilities on top of his current ones and is overseeing all shipments.

Andy is currently a one person crew in our warehouse so your patience is truly appreciated.

 

QUICK REMINDERS

 

INTERVIEW TIP SHEET

JULY 11 RECORDING

JUNE 27 RECORDING

View our new interview tip sheet HERE to learn how easy it can be to gather stories by asking a few simple questions.

Visit the link below to review recording:

"Updates From National"

Visit the link below to review recording:

"How to Save Time and Money Using Your Chapter Resources"

 

PREVIOUS CHAPTER NEWSLETTERS

Access all 2019 chapter newsletters and updates by visiting HERE.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

August

08: Zevia Rides into Seattle

12: International Youth Day

19: World Humanitarian Day

29: International Sports Day

 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

08:      Rich Moore

          Trips for Kids Griffin Park

11:      Malikah Beck     

          Trips for Kids Leadville

16:      Lauri Istead    

          Trips for Kids Calgary     

28:      Tom Welge

          Trips for Kids River Ratz Cycling     

Is your birthday in August, but not displayed above? Please contact Amy with your birth month and day (the year is not necessary to share, we're all kids' at heart!)

 

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