Monthly Archives: December 2016
Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton bring on Mark Simmons, who is the Youth Sports Director for the Kraft Family YMCA. Mark talks to the guys about getting kids involved in youth sports, the benefits of playing sports, how parents can act as role models for their kids by living a healthy lifestyle and more.
Mark Simmons has been with the YMCA of the Triangle for over 15 years. Passionate about sports his whole life, it was during his college years that he felt God was putting it on his heart to serve in sports.
Mark knows that when kids learn from their mistakes and push forward they develop perseverance. He also knows that this hard work does pay off and those are the rewards he wants his kids to gain, not just simply winning a game. The lesson that he wants kids to get from sports is that it is hard work, and that perseverance is what will make them better. Not just in the game, but in life.
Bolaji Oyejide, author of the bestselling Brave Little Heroes books, uses stories to help kids discover “their own super powers.” His Bravepreneur Parents Academy podcast, helps parents create unforgettable moments with their kids. His passion for “doing stuff that matters” has taken him to the Olympics, MTV, and several national media outlets.
Bolaji Oyejide helps young people discover and unlock their unique super power. He emphasizes the importance of G.R.I.T.: Guts, Resilience, Initiative, and Tenacity, above and beyond talent or skill. Bolaji believes that every individual has the ability to make the world better. Being passionate about their unique super power, taking the time to practice their craft, and doing it all in the service of a greater purpose, makes for a life well-lived. Bolaji lives with his wife and two Brave Little Heroes, in North Carolina, USA.
In the Sports Zone was established to create sports-related children’s activity books and apps for various teams. These activity books and apps include drawing, games, mazes, crosswords, connect the dots, coloring, trivia, pix puzzles, word search puzzles, writing prompts, dream team playing cards and stickers. These books are licensed and approved by each collegiate team or the National Football League. The NFL books were created by Darla Hall for National Design, the licensed manufacturer of the National Football League.
Author, Darla, has always had a heart for helping children. The activity book idea started as a gift for a child, Miles Waldrop, who was struck by a car in 2011. He has since fully recovered. Hall saw a need in the marketplace for team activity books and apps.
In the Sports Zone takes a percentage of their profits to donate books to children in local hospitals across the country.
Darla is blessed with a wonderful family that she cherishes every day. Hall resides in Vestavia, AL with her husband and four children.