To be quite honest, sometimes I surprise the crap out of myself.
A few weeks ago I read about The Truth Strikes Again Celebrity Bowling Tournament. I saw that there was an email address for more information on media access at the event. A light bulb quickly turned on – ding! – once I read that, I just had to take my chances and email to see if I would be able to go.
A few weeks passed and I forgot about my magical email. Until – ding! – a response. The email read, “We will add you to the media list.” Who me? Really? Is this a joke?
Turns out it wasn’t a joke (luckily) and I headed off to Foxwoods last Friday evening after work, to attend the bowling tournament hosted by one of my favorite people in the world, Paul Pierce. You see, I’ve always had a knack of getting my mind set on something happening – then setting out to make it happen – and a lot of the times it actually does happen. So, if I may be frank, I’d like to give myself a little pat on the back for making this one happen. I always knew I’d meet #34.
Not only was I pumped to go to this event because I knew I’d meet some of the Celtics or other local celebrities, I was also excited to learn more about The Truth Fund (which started in 2002 in order to “make an impact on the lives of underprivileged youth”). The Truth on Health Campaign launched in 2009 to “help empower and encourage young people to lead healthier lifestyles by incorporating physical fitness and healthy eating into their daily lives and by encouraging a commitment to being active for at least 60 minutes per day.” FitClub 34 provides the tools and resources children need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep their (age-appropriate) workouts fresh.
This event was sponsored by USI, Foxwoods and the High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge. Some of those in attendance were fellow Celtics, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Kendrick Perkins, Big Baby, Nate Robinson, Avery Bradley and Marquis Daniels as well as YOUK, Billy Costa, Maria Menounos (originally from Medford) and Ramiro (94.5).
I truly think it’s amazing that Pierce has dedicated a lot of his time on making sure that children around the US – aren’t playing video games all day, that they are actually getting off the couch and moving around a bit. If these young sports fans see that Pierce is promoting these ideas, hopefully they will think it’s cool to exercise! It’s always genuinely nice to see a rich, famous person use their ‘power’ in a positive way.
Check out the event:
Some of the live action:
What a great night it was! Everyone was so friendly and the event was awesome. Thank you to Megan for letting me come. :)
My kindness for today: I expressed genuine happiness and love towards someone who shared very exciting news with me.