Friday, 26 August 2011

Pat Summitt

Just this week the famous basketball coach Pat Summitt who has had an amazing career coaching the Lady Vols at the University of Tennessee announced that she  has learned she has had the beginning of symptoms for dimentia, Alzheimer's type. Pat has had a lasting influence on many of the players she coached including Kara Lawson, Tamika Catching, Candace Parker, etc. She has coached the Lady Vols to many titles over the years and has earned respect from many of her peers and fellow coaches. She decided to try and continue coaching her players this year and will rely on help from her assistants and coaching staff. I'm a big fan of the team and Pat and hope all works out for her as her and her big family fight the disease.

Here's a video where she announces to the public about the disease and her plans:

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Summer is coming to an end...

I can't believe that summer is almost over. Tomorrow is my last day at work and Saturday my family and I are going to the states to do some shopping. Then the next week it's time to start moving in to my apartment...don't know if I'm excited to go back or dreading it yet. Lets put it this way. Excited to see everyone but dreading the school work...
I've already started packing some stuff. Mom's got boxes of little apartment things that I never would have thought of.. and it'll be somewhat of a surprise to see what my roomate's bring although we have talked about what we've all got for the big things like a couch, table, etc.
Well enough babbling for today...I guess I should head to the gym tonight to get some training in!

Friday, 5 August 2011


So I will finally be back at the blogging. As I said before work has been a little crazy lately and now its starting to slow down after all our major activities for the summer are over.
For an update on the 3on3 Basketball tournament I hosted a while ago.. it went great! A couple teams from 3 and 4 hours away came, 13 teams in all. We ended up making money on the event (after none of my supervisors believed we would). The only downfall for me was that four of the open division girls teams dropped out the week of the event so my team had to play in the open men's division. We competed pretty well but cam in 5th out of 6 teams (we beat the maintenance workers team that I work with...who I might add was bragging all week that his team could win the whole thing).
We had a motor cycle toy run which had the biggest turnout that they have had in a long time the same day. My soccer and basketball team got second and third place. Should've got first in basketball we believe because the ref was super bias for her home team..and was wearing flip flops and standing by the clock to end the game short once they got ahead a basket..and clapping when they scored...
We also had a grand opening for a new park in our village..had lot's of people come out for that..even though it poured for about ten minutes and everyone got soaked. And a 5k run which I organised but couldn't come to because I was three hours away at a basketball tournament. They told me that not as many people as usual came out to that but it still went really well.
Now all I have is activity days twice a week and rec. soccer practices and games twice a week along with rec. t-ball once a week.
Summers almost over! It's going so fast..