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Weekly Winners (Jan. 24 – 30)

January 30th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is the first time my Weekly Winners post comes all from the same day. However, it was a very special day. It was Stride & Ride.

My excitement for the day was trumped by this overwhelming hope and joy of the event. As we made the walk around Cowboys Stadium, I was amazed at how all of us there had gathered to celebrate MDA’s strides towards a cure for Muscular Dystrophy. We were all gathered together with one common purpose. There was old and young there. There were people of every race. There teams walked with their friend or family member who have Muscular Dystrophy. There were those walking in memory of a loved one.

The excitement that buzzed in the air trumped the fact we were at the new Cowboys Stadium — a sight in and of itself to experience. And at the end of the day, over $500,000 were raised for MDA (the group with the most raised was a high school team!) and there was this wonderful reminder to everyone there: You are not alone.

Amazing. I am SO GLAD I got to be there… Thank you Scott, Dana, Cody and Jeni for having me there. Go Maynard’s Gang!

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We were at Cowboys Stadium

We were at Cowboy's Stadium

Boy Scouts on hand to present the colors

Boy Scouts on hand to present the colors

We had people cheering us along the way around the stadium

We had people cheering us along the way around the stadium

Me and my big brother -- I didnt expect this to come out because we were literally walking at the same time I took this. Much to my surprise, this is one of the best pics of the day!

Me and my big brother -- I didn't expect this to come out because we were literally walking at the same time I took this. Much to my surprise, this is one of the best pics of the day!

Carrie and I have been taking pictures like this since junior high school. Only, I think this is the first time one of us had backup singers.

Carrie and I have been taking pictures like this since junior high school. Only, I think this is the first time one of us had backup singers.

Maynards Gang striding and riding. My niece and nephew brought friends along, and they took a turn pushing my nephew along.

Maynard's Gang striding and riding. My niece and nephew brought friends along, and they took a turn pushing my nephew along.

There are Tvs all over the stadium! Our teams cruising along, checking out the screens.

There are Tvs all over the stadium! Our teams cruising along, checking out the screens.

Our fearless leader!

Our fearless leader!

I can officially say Ive been on the Jumbotron at Cowboys Stadium. TAKE THAT! I RULE! COOLEST THING EVAH!

I can officially say I've been on the Jumbotron at Cowboys Stadium. TAKE THAT! I RULE! COOLEST THING EVAH!

I think these arches in the stadiums architechure are the best part of it.

I think these arches in the stadium's architechure are the best part of it.

Cowboys Stadium

Cowboys Stadium

We all went to this awesome barbecue restaurant after the walk. This was part of the buildings charm. SO NEAT!!

We all went to this awesome barbecue restaurant after the walk. This was part of the building's charm. SO NEAT!!

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  1. January 31st, 2010 at 05:26 | #1

    Very cool! What a wonderful occasion to be there. Those ARE great arches. =)

    • January 31st, 2010 at 21:44 | #2

      They are! I think they’re the most notable thing about the stadium, both in use as much as in looks. So cool!!

  2. January 31st, 2010 at 05:59 | #3

    Looks like you all had a wonderful turn out! You got a sweet shot of you and your brother.

    • January 31st, 2010 at 21:45 | #4

      I was AMAZED by the turn out!! So heartwarming to see it, too. I’m SO happy with the pics of me with my brother! Definite keepsakes.

      thanks so much!

  3. January 31st, 2010 at 06:28 | #5

    Awesome & BEYOND AWESOME!!

  4. January 31st, 2010 at 06:43 | #7

    Looks like a great event and turnout.

    • January 31st, 2010 at 21:45 | #8

      It was amazing. Simply amazing. SUCH an honor and moving thing to have been a part of… thanks so much!

  5. January 31st, 2010 at 07:23 | #9

    Looks like you had a TON of fun!

    • January 31st, 2010 at 21:46 | #10

      I had an amazing amazing amazing time. It was awesome! Thanks so much!!

  6. January 31st, 2010 at 10:03 | #11

    very, very cool. i love the jumbotron photo!

    • January 31st, 2010 at 21:46 | #12

      THANK YOU!!!

      LOL — I think the jumbotron photo is my favorite. It still makes me laugh and grin. Loved it.

  7. January 31st, 2010 at 19:14 | #13

    Looks like a blast and what great photos!

    • January 31st, 2010 at 21:47 | #14

      Thanks so much!! I don’t think there are words for how awesome it was. A good problem!!

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