Sunday, March 20, 2011

tag team: are you ready for some football?

although we are in the middle of march madness and on the brink of baseball season, today, k:designs and k:plays are all about the pigskin.

Drew Brees participating in the NFL's Play60 Program

Although the NFL's Play 60 program was launched back in 2007, it has received new support from First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her commitment to reducing childhood obesity.  Play60 is a program designed to get kids to play (adults call it exercise) for at least 60 minutes every day.  School programs, flag football leagues, the NFL has set up a great website to give kids, parents, and educators great ideas for keeping active.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

food for thought: dumb jock

The NCAA just released a new psa to dispel the "dumb jock" myth.  NCAA Division 1 athletes get higher SAT & ACT scores than college-bound students and African-American student-athletes have a 10% higher graduation rate then their non-athlete counterparts.  You can watch the commercial here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

tag team: dog days

time for another tag team!  and this ones all about the dogs....
photo from the 2010 Dog Jog

Parks-4-Pups is hosting a Dog Jog to benefit Woods Humane Society and a new dog park in Paso Robles.  The Dog Jog features a variety of prizes including one for the Best Dressed Dog.  If you've got your eye on this prize, you might want to head over to k:designs to check out the hippest dog store around.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

pup perks - courtroom therapy dog

Macy, a golden retriever lab mix, has been hired on by Smith County in Texas to comfort abused children while they are in the courtroom.  The reason?  Dogs have the ability to comfort children in a way that humans can't...particularly in intimating and overwhelming situations like appearing in court.  high five, Macy.

rain delay

I was supposed to coach at a youth softball clinic tomorrow but rain (and hail - nearly unheard of here on the coast of CA) has put a damper on those plans.  :-(

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

food for thought: kids with dogs exercise more

several studies (like the one posted by msnbc or the university of london) show that kids with dogs get more exercise.  while this might not come as a surprise, it supports my strong belief that families benefit by having a dog (and not just the other way around) in the home.  heck, i have a dog, and i ran a marathon last year!  get healthy, get active, get a dog!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

swatch: newport beach

here is a little collection of my city-swatches from a recent day trip to newport beach.  you can click the image to enlarge it and get a better view.  i can't believe all this sunshine and warm weather in january!  gotta love california!