Had a really nice visit from Alex yesterday, started out as dinner, turned into an overnight too. Excellent. Plus Phil and Margi here for dinner. Just fine.
At some point while talking to Alex about the junior program, or maybe it was something I read in preparation to talking to Alex, I became aware of something that was both good news and bad news.
I'm talking about the marathon fundraiser for the junior team, April of 2015. Good news because it brings back many fine memories, partly of my own running (and walking) of the race, mainly of all the folks who pitched in to give me motivation. Bad news in a way, because I gather that the last of those funds have been used. And used very well, supporting the team at NAOC in Whitehorse that won the Future Champions Cup, again.
And therefore also both a challenge and an opportunity. A challenge to come up with Marathon Fundraiser 2, to figure out something that will, like MF 1, somehow get lots and lots of folks to donate some money to help support our juniors. And a opportunity to do something that really needs to be done.
Already got my thinking cap on... :-)