Monday, January 31, 2011

Jenson USA Spirit Award Nominations NOW OPEN Through February 19!!

The Jenson USA Spirit Award will be awarded to five (5) 100 Mile Club® Participants who embody the true spirit of The 100 Mile Club® at their school or place of participation. Recipients will receive a new, awesome bicycle courtesy of Jenson USA and personal recognition by 100 Mile Club® Officials both in-person and on the 100 Mile Club® website. Awards will be presented at our 2011 Run 4 Kids on March 19, 2011 at Auburndale Intermediate School. ALL 100 Mile Club® Participants in grades K-12 are eligible.

Nominations will be accepted until midnight on February 19, 2011 and award recipients will be notified through their school or site Head Coaches. Recipients within California are highly encouraged to attend Run 4 Kids, but of course if you are out of state, other arrangements will *certainly* be made.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cast Your Vote for our 2011-12 100 Mile Club® Tee

Monday, January 3, 2011

Searching for Gold

Awesome SBA Head Coach, Mrs. Rand!

Searching for Gold

Look beneath the freckles
Look beneath the grin
Look for that which sparkles
Buried deep within.

Look beyond the whining
Look beyond the tears
Look beyond the runny nose
The frowns, the mess, the fears.

Search for that which glitters
Treasures to unfold
Search beneath the surface
Search and find the gold!

~Jean Warren

A little card was given to me many years ago with the above poem inscribed.  I still have it, even though I have shuffled it around and around.  Somehow it always resurfaces.

This poem is for all of our Head Coaches and teachers who do this every day. 

Two friends finishing their 100th mile...together!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Childrens Brain Development Is Linked to Physical Fitness, Research Finds

 Science Daily (Sep. 16, 2010) - Researchers have found an association between physical fitness and the brain in 9- and 10-year-old children: Those who are more fit tend to have a bigger hippocampus and perform better on a test of memory than their less-fit peers. Read more.


SOURCE:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2010, September 16). Children's brain development is linked to physical fitness, research finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 3, 2011, from­ /releases/2010/09/100915171536.htm