Thursday, February 04, 2010

A Race to Empower A Bold Community!


My daughter secured her dream job working with the new women's professional soccer team, the Atlanta Beat. In case you don't remember, the Atlanta Beat was originally a professional team in WUSA from 2001-2003. We went to several of their games. They played most of their games at Georgia Tech, and a few of their games at some other university campus I don't remember. That particular team disbanded when the league went belly up.

Last year, a new association brought professional soccer back to the United States, the Women's Professional Soccer league. First off, I lurves soccer, and I am a big proponent of providing women with professional sporting careers outside of golf and tennis. The Atlanta Beat has partnered with Kennesaw University to build a brand new eight thousand seat stadium behind Town Center Mall. This is truly a special venue befitting both a professional team and a perennially national ranked college team.

On March 13, 2010, the university and the Beat will be sponsoring a 5K to benefit the YWCA. For the price of admission, you will get a free ticket to an Atlanta Beat game, and the opportunity to run with the Atlanta Beat players.

Oh, and I'll be there, and who doesn't want to run with me? LOL... Join me in welcoming the Atlanta Beat to our city and wishing them a bright and prosperous future....

You can find out more info on the race here.

14 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Wes,
Congrats to your daughter for getting her dream job working with the Atlanta Beat!! You must be very proud! She is going to have a blast and from the sounds of it so will you:) How old are your kids Wes?

Molly said...

Congrats to your daughter on landing what sounds like a great and fun job!

Kim said...

Awesome wes! What does the job entail?

I love me soccer, so I'm super pumped for you daughter!

Firefly's Running said...

Congrads to your daught

You get to run on a 5K my wedding day too. That's awesome!

My Life and Running said...

Too cool! Have a sweet race!

GeorgiaSnail said...

I might have to make the trip up from Savannah. I, too, Lurve soccer, especially womens soccer....

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

wow...that is like an early Christmas present for you! Scoccer and running. You must be proud that she has landed this job. VERY NICE!

Renee said...

You must be very proud of your daughter! Huge congrats!

Tea said...

Congrats to your daughter! That's so awesome!

We really do need to have more publicity surrounding women's sports. I'm so happy for your daughter to be a part of something so special.

Lisa said...

Yay to daughter!

I'd do it if I was there. but i'm not. so i'll have to pass on this one. ;-)

Michelle said...

Congrats to your daughter- that's awesome!!

Scott Keeps Running said...

awesome!

Runner Leana said...

Congratulations to your daughter! Sounds like a fantastic opportunity for her. And also a great event to support the local sports scene!

Andy said...

Sounds pretty cool! Kudos to your daughter on landing the job! This timing could not be better as the world cup is this year and there will be more of an increased exposure to the sport (for men and women). March 13th eh??? Maybe that could be a taper run for me for the ING the following weekend :) We shall see...