They Inspire Us as They Make a Difference & $150 giveaway #ItsOurTime #sp


It’s Our Time: For years our Olympians have worked tirelessly to represent our nation.  Their determination, perseverance, and inspiration. Now it’s our time to show our support!

Which is why I have joined together with AT&T ‘s #ItsOurTime campaign – as we watch the 2014 Winter Olympics we can now cheer them on and inspire them to the Gold just as they have inspired us in so many ways.

Have you ever wondered what inspires them?  Olympian Snowboarder Justin Reiter shared this in a recentjustin interview when asked What inspires him to keep going?

“Like all athletes I have faced a lot of moments in my career where quitting would have been a lot easier.
Injuries, poor finishes, unmet goals, and adversity have made for a bumpy road. I am inspired to keep going simply because in my heart I know that the pain and regret that comes along with quitting is greater than any difficulty I face.” – Justin Reiter

Over the last several months I have encountered many professional athletes who not only spend their days preparing for competition but they also give back in some pretty amazing ways.  You have heard me share my passion for Homes of Hope and the work our family is involved with here  in Tijuana, Mexico.  So when Olympians and professional athletes  such as Olympian Sean Johnson, The US Cycling team,  Guy East (track cyclist) or former Super Bowl  players show up for a weekend wearing grubby painting clothes , pick up a hammer and share their lives with the poor and needy in a country I love. They quickly become the heroes I guy buildwant my children to look up to. Heroes who inspire us to move out of our comfort zone and  make a difference in the lives of others.

Each time a professional athlete arrives in Tijuana, Mexico they are cheering on the families who live here by taking time to build a Homes of Hope which not only provides safe shelter but opportunity for these families that otherwise would take them years to accomplish.

One of my favorite professional athlete quotes comes from Guy East  “I like racing bikes, but I want to see lives changed and communities transformed.” – Guy East (track cyclist).  I have witnessed this professional athlete in action changing lives by his commitment to More Than Sport where he brings teams of professional athletes to Tijuana to build homes.

I am inspired by these athletes who get up daily training to be the best they can be and then still take time to give to others making a difference.

Let’s cheer  TEAM USA on during the 2014 Olympics

Who is TEAM USA in the 2014 Winter Olympics
Shaun White – Snowboarder
Shani Davis – Speedskating
Meryl Davis – Ice Dancing/Figure Skatingskate
Charlie White – Ice Dancing/Figure Skating
Justin Reiter – Slopestyle/Snowboarder
Noelle Pikus Pace – Skeleton
Alyson Dudek – Speedskating 
Heath Calhoun – Paralympian/Skiing
Alana Nichols – Paralympian/Skiing

Here are TWO ways to cheer them on:

 1. Share a story, a quote or a word of encouragement:

Do you have a story how you were inspired by an Olympian – share your stories of inspiration through social media and use the hashtag #ItsOurTime
2.Download the #ItsOurTime app: 

Join AT&T in celebrating our U.S. Olympians and be a part of the nationwide chant.
Download the #ItsOurTime app and record yourself shouting the iconic ‘USA!’ chant and help drive Team USA to gold in Sochi.

You  can download the #ItsOurTime app from the iTunes or Google Play app stores to upload a “U-S-A” chant to support Team USA.  “U-S-A” chants will be added to an interactive wall of support to create a nationwide chant that will be seen digitally and on TV.

Click here to download now and then enter our giveaway

winWIN: $150 Visa Gift card + a Team USA memorabilia package (t-shirt, gloves, signed pictures, etc.)

Enter for a chance to win using the Rafflecopter entry form below. For every entry you do it’s an extra entry to win.

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US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on March 1, 2014.


Disclaimer: I have teamed up with At&T in support of this campaign. We received financial compensation for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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67 Responses

  1. I’m cheering for the figure skaters and hockey team since half of them are from the Saint Louis Blues! Go USA!

  2. I have been cheering on all of the American athletes in all of the sports! But have been most enjoying the snowboarding events, especially the Cross style!

  3. I like cheering for the ice skaters, especially Charlie White and Meryl Davis. They were amazing and had such a great story.

  4. I (along with my 5 year old daughters) cheer for figure skating. They want to be figure skaters when they grow up and practice “skating” across our hard wood kitchen floor in their socks 😉

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