So 10 years ago this evening you, Trav, Patrick#1, Tarno, Dang, Hans and I coached 7 enthusiastic girls (AG! included) for the first ever ARK pilot night.
10 years later and over 15,000 kids have taken part in something ARK related.
Patrick is what makes it all happen but you have been the coach that has volunteered the longest. Thanks so much Joany.
It seems like yesterday when we all got together to think up how ARK would work.
I looked at AG!'s AP log from 10 years ago. Apparently we learned 'Baloney legs' remember that? :-)
haha! I still have such a blast doing it - until the kids say "you are too old" which I just don't think will happen, or anvil finds a youngster that really needs the coaching experience (which is cool).....I am gladly here to help!
This is one of three kids running programs I have coached over the years - the other two I don't anymore, and that is all about leadership - anvil, you are the best to volunteer for.....you make it easy, it is always well organized, it is fun, and you are calm and solution based the very odd time our wheels fall off (ie kid latching himself around a tree in protest of life, kid injured at the very furthest part of the course that needs piggy backing out by a number of coaches, and always the best..... poopy pants management - won't say if that was a kid, parent or coach, just to keep it anonymous!)
Mike, it has been a great program you dreamed up - changing kids everyday for the better!