Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tales From The Inbox - August 7, 2008

Sports Personalities: Christine Brennan of USA Today, ESPN, ABC, and many others will be covering the Beijing Olympics on her blog. This will be her 13th consecutive Olympics. You can find links to this blog and her columns by going to her webpage here.

Life Rolls On: Two events are coming up for this non-profit. First is the premier of the documentary Jesse’s Story:

Jesse's Story - August 14, 2008 at 7pm at Charter Centre Cinemas, Huntington Beach

After seven years in the making, documentary filmmaker Mark Jacobs brings you a story of tragedy turned into inspiration that will forever change the way you look at your world. This is Jesse's Story. This feature-length film will show Jesse Billauer, an up-and-coming star athlete, who sustained a spinal cord injury. Through stunning emotional moments of triumph and sadness, this film inspires you to look at how you live your life... How do you motivate and inspire others? What dreams do you want to achieve? How do you live life to the fullest? Jesse's Story will inspire you to charge life.

Also is the next They Will Surf Again event:

August 16, 2008 - Life Rolls On presents They Will Surf Again at Bolsa Chica State Beach - Tower 21

Recently recognized by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society for its demonstration of the benefits of therapeutic recreation, They Will Surf Again returns to Bolsa Chica State Beach at Tower 21 for its 20th event! There is still room for participants and they can always use more volunteers on land and in the water. Click here for more information. You can register here for the event to volunteer or participate.

Women’s Professional Soccer: The WPS has launched their own social network – check it out here. Some of the things they are providing to members are:

Live online chats with Boston Breakers Head Coach Tony DiCicco during USA games
• Regular blogs from USWNT team member Leslie Osborne, who will bring you direct access to Team USA as they compete in China
• Beijing "Behind the Scenes" blogs from Chicago Red Stars Head Coach Emma Hayes and General Manager Marcia McDermott
• Olympic soccer commentary from's Graham Hays
• And much, much more…

Street Soccer: If you’re the street soccer type, visit the XTremBol network and check out some of their upcoming events. While you’re there, check out some of the sick videos on footwork!

Real.Big.Fathead: Yup, the people who brought you those commercials of Ben Roethlisberger’s big mug have a new blog. Give it a look here and make some comments to the posts that have your favorite teams (or favorite teams to talk trash to). Stay tuned right here for an interview with the folks over at Fathead on an upcoming Monday for 5 Questions.


Lindsay said...

Lots of interesting stuff there. I am going to check out Christine's blog. I am interested in her coverage of the Olympics.

Apryl DeLancey said...

It will be an interesting read since she's right there. I'll checking that and the soccer coverage at the Games for sure.