Monday, July 26, 2010

100 Mile Club® Kids: Join us August 1st at 3:00 at DosLagos!!

The flyer above explains a little about this really cool thing happening on August 1st, right here in Corona!!

A group of soldiers are riding their bicycles from the east coast to the west coast, and ending their ride at Dos Lagos, on August 1, at approximately 3pm. Our goal is to have 100 or more enthusiastic kiddos and family members greeting these soldiers as they finish this 3,000 mile bike ride. They are riding to raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project. You can view their website at

It's a very worthy cause, and our goal is to have people cheer them on as they cross this finish line. We will even have some cold yummy water, and flags to wave. Join us!!  Wear your 100 Mile Club tee and show your pride!!

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Would you (yes, YOU) be willing to have us come in to your room or school to film how YOU keep track of miles? Not the kids, just you and your bulletin board, sticks, stamps, clips, etcetc.

I have found that many teachers new to 100 Mile Club® really need to hear and SEE all of the different and wonderful ways teachers keep everyone "on track".

I want our new teacher-coaches to know:

(1) that there are many many ways to keep accurate track of miles,

(2) there is no wrong way to keep track and

(3) to do what is most comfortable for them...

Email us at info at 100 mile club dot com if you are interested...or fwd this to a teacher-coach at your site who is fabulous. We'd love to film as many ways as we can!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

On This Day

This tapestry hung in my Uncle Son and Aunt Dina's offices (Uncle Son's real name was John, but his mother, my maternal GREAT Grandmother, called him Son...therefore UNCLE SON was always his name. I called my Grandfather by his first name but that's a whole different story) for as long as I can remember.  I grew up reading it whenever I'd sneak in there to read or play. Today, it hangs in MY office, which is just as cluttered as his but not nearly as interesting.

Here is what it says:

Mend a quarrel. Search out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in a word or deed.

Keep a promise. Find the time. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Flout envy. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Appreciate, be kind, be gentle. Laugh a little more.

Deserve confidence. Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency. Express your gratitude. Worship your God. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still again. Speak it still once again.

--- Author Unknown

Monday, July 19, 2010

Round ONE: The Early Bird Gets Some Sponsorships.

Our Pepsi Refresh Project Grant, combined with  funds raised at our 2010 Walk for Kids is allowing us to do great things for our schools!  So far, we have allocated 929 Inventive Packages to schools who have registered early for our 100 Mile Club 2010-11 Cycle.  The qualifications were simple this round:  Be a returning school, OR be the first school in a new district where we currently do not have any 100 Mile Clubs. 

Our next round of sponsorships will arrive in mid-August, BUT in order to qualify, you must be registered and participating.  The application process will be completed all online, saving paper, trees, and valuable organization funds.  It is the goal of The 100 Mile Club to continue in the direction of a paperless office (we have a way to go, but we are on the road!). 

Welcome to the following schools so far!  Get your school registered and LET'S MOVE!!

Cascade Christian/Puyallup, WA
Condit ES CUSD
Corona Ranch ES CNUSD
Creek View ES MVSD
Eastvale ES CNUSD
El Rodeo School/BHUSD
Fitzgerald Elementary/Rialto USD
Foothill ES CNUSD
Foothill Knolls SBCSS
Franklin CNUSD
Franklin ES RUSD
Garretson ES/CNUSD
Good Knight Child Empowerment Network, MD
Highland ES CNUSD
Jefferson ES CNUSD
Kids-a-Part VTCAS, VT
Lakeview Intermediate, Stow, OH
Longfellow ES LBUSD
Longfellow ES RUSD
McKinley ES BurbankUSD
Newman ES ChinoUSD
Parkridge ES CNUSD
Rodriguez Prep-SBUSD
Shackelford ES/ModestoUSD
Sky Country ES JUSD
St Peter and St Paul Pre/K
Susan B. Anthony/CNUSD
Temecula ES/TVUSD
TemescalValley ES CNUSD
Tuscany Hills ES/LEUSD
Vail Ranch MS TVUSD
Washington ES/CNUSD

It is NEVER too late to get fact you are still early! Click here to register your school today!!

Visit for more information. We are on the right track...pun intended!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Special 100 Mile Club® Kickoff Assembly at Rosa Parks Elementary

Today was an incredible day. When did it become a daily occurrence that I have the honor and privilege of meeting people like Dan Benintendi? Sometimes when I get home at night, I ask myself, Did that just happen?  Is this really happening?  It IS!!

Two years ago, Dan weighed 400 pounds. Today, he is an ULTRAendurance athlete. He shared his story with some of our kids today at our 100 Mile Club® Kickoff Assembly at Rosa Parks Elementary.


"My goal is to restore a sense of hope, a feeling of self-worth, and a strong sense of accomplishment through every small trial or obstacle that is overcome by these wonderful children. If we can give them their pride, dignity, and self-worth back, we have a much greater chance of allowing them to gain their health back. Please, help restore hope to these children, help donate to a cause that is worth-while, and be a part of something that could change the lives of future generations to come." Dan Benintendi

The 100 Mile Club® Project has helped me connect with SO many people who see the true value in helping our kids become happy, healthy, and connected through attainable and personal physical fitness goals. I am humbled and honored each and every day...and I am having the time of my life!

Thank you, Dan, for visiting our kids today. Thank you for sharing your journey. Most importantly, though, thank you for taking care of yourself and showing our kids that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

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