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Youth Sports Revolution: Project to get waterskiing back on TV - WE NEED YOUR VOTE EVERY DAY

HortonHorton Posts: 28,307 Administrator
edited October 2010 in News & Other Stuff
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<strong><font color="#ff0000">VOTE</font></strong> <a href="http://www.refresheverything.com/youthsportsrevolution">http://www.refresheverything.com/youthsportsrevolution</a> <font color="#ff0000"><strong>Only Once a Day but Every Day</strong></font>
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<h3>Goals</h3>
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<li><span>Bring national TV exposure to young athletes and to niche sports</span> </li>
<li><span>Provide future funding for grass roots development in sports</span> </li>
<li><span>Showcase wholesome lifestyles for teens</span> </li>
<li><span>Have kids help themselves by having them support their own project</span> </li>
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<h3>Overview</h3>
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The poor economy has impacted youth sports; sending many kids to the streets with nothing to do. Statistics indicate kids involved in afterschool activities have a greater chance of success in life. Childhood obesity is on the rise. Many sports have suffered losses in sponsorship and TV exposure especially niche sports and junior tours; directly impacting the number of kids exposed to sports.
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<strong>Youth Sports Revolution</strong> will use media and internet to showcase kids in sports, developing a show, “<strong>Road To The Top</strong>”, about what it takes to be the best. What was life like before Michael won 8 Gold medals?  How do they balance life, school, training with just being kids.  Four stars will show us how to play basketball, surf,  waterski and golf to greatness. An interactive website will showcase young athletes giving other kids a chance to vote them on the show.



Proceeds will provide opportunities for kids in sports.
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<strong><font color="#ff0000">VOTE</font></strong> <a href="http://www.refresheverything.com/youthsportsrevolution">http://www.refresheverything.com/youthsportsrevolution</a> <font color="#ff0000"><strong>Only Once a Day but Every Day</strong></font>
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
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    Yikes -- we're being beaten by quite a few local projects, like "rebuild so and so high school."
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    Gotta be more people with passion about getting kids into sports nationwide than there are people in one high school district!!
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    VOTE EARLY VOTE OFTEN!
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    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,307 Administrator
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    That is what I will be doing Nov 2
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
    You mean the voting or that you're involved in this project?
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,307 Administrator
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    Voting. Never mind. Please just vote every day for the Youth Sports Revolution
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  • konakona Posts: 529 Baller
    Voted
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,307 Administrator
    edited October 2010
    do it again tomarrow- this is a chance to show the power of the Baller Army. I really want you guys to vote every day.

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
    Nov 2 -- holy crap I am so stupid.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,307 Administrator
    I voted twice.. once per email address. I guess I could vote more...

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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,299 Mega Baller
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    done
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
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    Moved up a bit in the ranks yesterday.  Keep it up!
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    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • The_KristaThe_Krista Posts: 96 Water Ski Industry Professional
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    Hey guys....just a little manipulation of the system...you can vote online using the link above once a day AND you can vote by texting "103410" to 73774... So do both. Every day. And bully others into doing the same. :)  
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,307 Administrator
    I vote from two email addresses

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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
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    Hmm, a number of places give out free email addresses. 
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    I can see why they make you do that little "prove you're a human" text recognition test each time.  Without that it would be trivial to automate a votebot.
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    (I actually strongly suspect that my company's text recognition software is good enough to get past that, but now we're talking about BOTH immoral and requiring a ton of effort!)
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    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
    edited October 2010
    Than but would the effort be worth it? I think it would!
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,240 Mega Baller
    than - "cheater's never prosper" is what my mommy used to tell me .......
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
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    Meanwhile, still climbing the ranks by (as far as I know) legitimate methods!
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    Let's try to get into the top 200 today!!
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    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
    I have 6 email addresses.... :) It's not cheating but just a competitive advantage!
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
    edited October 2010
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    Keep voting every day! This could be huge for our sport!
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    I got this email from Jennifer last night
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    Jennifer Leachman Lapoint
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    Thanks for your supoort so far of our Grant request from Pepsi to get waterskiing and other youth sports on TV, however we have lost our momentum after moving forward 100 places we are starting to drop backwards.



    Please get all your frineds in waterskiing and other kids sports to vote. Remember that you can vote once a day.



    Thanks for your help.



    Jenn
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
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    To keep in mind:  Even if we can't actually win this money, placing high is VERY important, as it tells other people who might fund something like this that there is interest.
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    SO MORE VOTING PLEASE!
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    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,307 Administrator
    I'm on vacation in italy and I just voted twice

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  • h2odawg79h2odawg79 Posts: 599 Baller
    Horton, do we have to "Sign in" after we click on the Vote button? And register an email addy?
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
    Yes, you have to sign in after you click vote then go back and then click vote again for it to count.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
    Is anybody else having trouble signing in?  For the second day in a row it seems to just make me re-sign-in endlessly and never actually accepts my vote.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • h2odawg79h2odawg79 Posts: 599 Baller
    Thanx, Matt!
  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
    Than - I have not had any problem voting
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
    Looks like I got it fixed.  Had to shutdown and restart my browser at work.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
    Arrrrgh!  We're going the wrong way.  Vote vote vote. <img src="/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-smile.gif" border="0" alt="Smile" title="Smile" />
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,307 Administrator
    and again... today. vote

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  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
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    I got another email from Jennifer today! Keep Voting!
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    Jennifer Leachman Lapoint,

    Thanks team for the support...We need more momentum. We are dropping again.234 If we make the top group we get to keep trying for another month.



    Vote every day and pass it on...where are the other 30,000 competative waterskiers?
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  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,523 Mega Baller
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    I just voted again.  But where are there 30k competitive water skiers?  I would have estimated more like 4k.
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    Still, I can't believe some High School's courtyard was in the top 3 last time I checked.  Now THAT is organized voting (or else hacking!)
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    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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