***Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for SI Kids. I am provided with product as well as compensation. However, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
I am SO excited to announce a brand new relationship I have going on...This is a great one, too! I have been selected to be a Sports Illustrated Kids Blog Ambassador! (How cool is that?!)
As the mom of 3 great kids, I truly believe in keeping children active through sports or just by being a kid and doing what comes naturally. Climbing, swinging, playing ball...As long as they're moving, this mama is happy. We're also huge football fans here, and even my toddlers know all about football. (Go Bears!...Yes, I realize I am in the Cleveland area and could potentially be crucified for supporting Chicago, haha)
Childhood is a great time to introduce healthy living habits and an active lifestyle. Sports Illustrated kids can help do just that! With all the hottest sports news to inspirational stories featuring top athletes and even other kids, this magazine is a way to make being active fun.
So if you're a family who loves watching, playing, eating and breathing sports, be sure to stay tuned for some awesome features designed to get inspire kids to reach for the stars and get active.
Speaking of kids being active, have you seen July's Sports Illustrated Kids cover? First Lady, Michelle Obama is pictured with some very amazing athletes and some really cute kids. As many of you know, Mrs. Obama has a strong dedication to educating kids about being healthy, eating right, and exercising. This month's issue talks about her initiative to get our kids healthy and fit.
There is something else very special going on over at SI Kids. Have you heard the story of 12 year old Will Thomas? This young man has a huge heart and is changing lives with his project, Operation Hawkeye. He has raised over $300,000 for military members and families. Keep reading to learn more!
About Operation Hawkeye And How to Get Involved :
Inspired by a tragic military event in the summer of 2011, the then 12-year-old Will Thomas committed himself to shoot 17,000 baskets in his driveway as a way to privately honor our fallen heroes. As others in the community learned of Will’s challenge they began pledging money for every basket made. The feat took him nearly 60 hours to complete and began a mission whose goal in 2013 is to raise over $300,000 for military forces and their families.
Sports Illustrated Kids believes Will is an example of how even kids can change their communities and is inviting others across the country to join Will in his next challenge. The E17 Free Throw Challenge is a 60-day basketball event where kids all over the country will attempt 1,700 (individual) or 17,000 (team) basketball free throws in an effort to raise money and awareness for military families.
Visit the Sports Illustrated Kids Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sikids to watch a video about Will’s inspirational story and share how your family is using sports to give back and build community this summer.
If you'd like to more information or to participate in Operation Hawkeye, individuals or teams can register and pledge funds at the Operation Hawkeye E17 site, http://www.ophawkeye.com/e17
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How do you keep your kids active during the summer? Are they on sports teams? Maybe they love to hike or dance? I'd love to hear your favorite summer activities!
PR Friendly Mama!
I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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