What can I say about this amazing sport? I was born and raised in Texas so baseball was just a way of life.
Your brother played.
Your cousins played.
Your neighbors played.
The cute guy in Math class played.
Your uncles and Dad coached.
Your Mom was the Team Mother.
You stayed at late practices with Dad, aka: Coach
You lived and breathed all that is baseball.
Of course, when I say you, I mean me. When I look back to my childhood I remember being annoyed that our life revolved around a sport. I hated that I had to be at the ballpark every week to cheer on my brother, not because I hated him or the game, but because I wanted to be a part of it… be a REAL part of it.
During Super Bowl XLII, Frosted Flakes will air a commercial called Plant a Seed. This initiative, Earn Your Stripes, is helping renovate about 50 Ballparks in communities around the country. We all know how important it is for our children to have a place they can have fun and stay healthy.
Let’s face it, sports has evolved so much since I was a child. Some of these changes have been great, but during hard economic times, it’s not. Sports programs are being cut, ball parks are being torn down, and sports is slowly sneaking down on the list of importance.
If you’re planning on having a big crowd this Sunday, look out for the Super Bowl Commercial that plans to make a difference. Earn Your Stripes and open the conversation with all in the room. You can head to their website and nominate a field you feel needs to be renovated. That old ballpark you played at as a kid? Your child’s soccer field? Help build America’s playing field, Plant a Seed.
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