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Smacking Balls

Day 9 of Virtual Walk Around the Triad to Benefit Second Harvest

Activity Day 9: Spent 90 minutes at Taylor Tennis Center hitting with my buddy Tyler. Learned that it’s a very good thing I don’t get paid to play because I’d have to return the money.

Miles walked/run: 6.13 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 317.77. Continued making up ground from the shortages of Week 1.

Today’s sponsor: Piedmont Triad Apartment Association Food Drive. I’m very proud to work for an organization that has dedicated itself to helping address fundamental issues like food insecurity in our community.

Another Day in the Neighborhood

Day 8 of Virtual Walk Around the Triad to Benefit Second Harvest

Activity Day 8: Squeezed in a late night walk around the neighborhood. It ain’t exotic, but it’s effective.

Miles walked/run: 6.23 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:

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Miles remaining in challenge: 323.90. Made a good start to the second week of the challenge, especially since I fell just short of the daily average of 5.4 miles I needed during Week 1.

Today’s sponsor: Piedmont Triad Apartment Association Food Drive. I’m very proud to work for an organization that has dedicated itself to helping address fundamental issues like food insecurity in our community.

PTAA Food Drive for Second Harvest

Each year my employer, the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association, puts on a food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC. The folks at WPTI were kind enough to have Dale Holder, our food drive committee chair, and yours truly on their Triad View Points show to talk about it. Here’s the interview:

Labor of Love 2013

One of the best parts of my job is being able to work with on community service project with our member companies. Each year we do a project related to housing and this year we worked with Housing Greensboro to help repair two homes for families that are facing some fairly serious difficulties due to illness. One of our members, THS National, sent along a videographer and the result is the video below. 

Great Reason to Attend the Dash Game Friday Evening (July 8)

If you happen to be awake from 5:30 – 7:00 tomorrow (Friday, July 8) morning you might want to tune in to watch WXII's morning show.  Yours truly will likely be at the Dash stadium with Bolt, some folks from the Dash and Second Harvest, and one of the WXII-ers to promote the 2nd Annual "Fill the Stands with Cans" which is part of Piedmont Triad Apartment Association's annual food drive to benefit Second Harvest.  Here are the details for those of you who may not be awake at that crazy hour:

  • We'll be set up outside Dash stadium before the game tomorrow night collecting food and cash donations for Second Harvest.
  • Anyone who brings a donation will get a free Dash hat.
  • If you can't make it to the game but want to make a donation you can visit any one of the drop off locations listed on the PTAA Food Drive website
  • We're doing the same thing Friday of next week (July 15) at the Greensboro Grasshoppers game.
  • I can't thank the Dash, the Grasshoppers, WXII and Lowes Foods enough for once again partnering with us to put on this great event for Second Harvest. And I'd be totally remiss if I didn't thank Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and Greensboro Mayor Bill Knight for shooting the promos for us for the second straight year.  Thanks everyone!
  • Last, but definitely not least, thanks to all the PTAA-member communities that are participating in the Food Drive and all the PTAA Vendor Partners who have made it all possible.  You guys rock!

Hope to see you tomorrow night.  If you plan on attending the game please do stop by and say hello.

Good News at the Day Job – PTAA Wins Two National Awards

Today was a banner day at the office.  We found out that our association, Piedmont Triad Apartment Association, was named the winner of two Paragon Awards by the National Apartment Association.  In our world that's like winning two Oscars.  We won in the following categories:

Community Service – This was for our Labor of Love project at The Children's Home in February, 2010.

Communications – For our annual food drive for Second Harvest featuring a really cool partnership with WXII, Winston-Salem Dash and Greensboro Grasshoppers (and a special shout out to Mayors Joines and Knight for filming the commercials for us).

I can't tell you how proud I am to be part of a great team including the staff and volunteer leaders at PTAA.