Later this week my niece Maddie and I will be flying to Portland, Oregon to visit the Nike Campus and attend the Nike Young Athletes Innovation Summit. We are so excited about this trip and very appreciative to Nike for including us in this one-of-a-kind event! I’ve heard that no-one does an event quite like Nike, so I am sure it will be pretty spectacular.
It’s impressive to me that a huge company like Nike is so invested in promoting young athletes. Maddie and her 2 siblings are competition cheerleaders. I realize there are probably some people that don’t view cheerleading as a sport, but they are probably unaware of how much conditioning, hard work and training a competition cheerleader does. Maddie is very fortunate to be part of a championship team and receive tumbling instruction from a former Olympic coach. The best part about being part of a competition cheerleading team is the friendships that are formed.
“Just Do It.” – NIKE
In this culture of convenience, so many young people don’t get enough exercise. Team sports is a great way for children to develop friendships, gain confidence and keep fit. The kids in our family have always been involved in sports such as football, soccer, and even a bowling league. Wearing good athletic shoes like the ones from Nike is a must when participating in any of these sports.
There is nothing better than having a personal-best day, being in shape and pushing myself beyond my own limits. ~ Dan O’Brien, Olympic Champion
I’m not exactly sure what all Nike has in store for us this Friday at the Young Athletes Innovation Summit, but I’m sure the event is going to both educational and a lot of fun.
On this Friday, April 27th, I’ll be posting up-to-date info and pictures from the summit to Facebook and Twitter. Be sure that you’re connected and don’t miss out on exciting news from Nike!
Kids Nike FREE Run: If your feet flex, shouldn’t your shoes flex too? Must-have flexibility for young feet.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nike via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nike.