This is a fantastic program! I encourage all athletes to nominate their favorite coaches! Here is video on last year’s winner; www.brooksrunning.com/
Blocks at Dempsey Indoor, photo courtesy of Brooks Running
Brooks Sports Honors High School Coaches Who Go the Extra Mile, Inspire Their Athletes and Communities to Run Happy
Running Company Encourages Athletes and Parents to Share Exceptional
Stories about Inspiring Track and Cross Country Coaches in Their Lives
Bothell, Wash. – Mar. 1, 2012 –
Great high school coaches don’t just coach, they inspire, motivate and
instill a lifelong love of running in their athletes. Now Brooks Sports,
Inc. is giving athletes, parents and others in the community the
opportunity to give back to these standout individuals by nominating
them for the second annual Brooks Inspiring Coaches program. The Brooks
Inspiring Coaches program aims to bring support, awareness and a dose of
Run Happy spirit to high school cross country and track and field
coaches who go above and beyond to motivate their runners and keep their
year we read hundreds of heartfelt stories about amazing high school
coaches from all over the nation. We ultimately honored 10 who not only
motivated their runners on the track and trail, but become their
lifelong mentors,” said Jim Weber, president and CEO of Brooks Sports,
Inc. “These coaches exemplify our mission to inspire everyone to run and
an effort to bolster its support for coaches and their high school
running teams nationwide, Brooks decided to more than double its
investment in the Inspiring Coaches program for 2012. The leading
running company will to honor 25 coaches and award product and monetary
support to their teams.
Anyone inspired by a coach should visit www.brooksrunning.com/
Brooks will award each finalist:
Â· $5,000 in Brooks performance running footwear, apparel, and/or accessories for his or her team;
Â· $500 cash for additional team expenses; and
Â· Membership into the Brooks Inspire Daily (I.D.) program.
The 2012 Inspiring Coach of the Year will also receive:
Â· $5,000 in Brooks gear;
Â· An additional $2,000 in cash; and
Â· A trip for two to the 2013 Brooks PR Invitational.
Brooks Inspiring Coaches program was created in 2011 after hearing
countless stories of high school track and cross country coaches who
volunteer their time, pay for team expenses out of their own pockets,
and use the run to help keep kids positively motivated and active.
Wanting to pay tribute to these coaches who go the extra mile, Brooks
asked high school athletes, parents and others to share personal
thoughts and stories about their coaches.
among a highly competitive field, Coach Amy Pitzel from Katy Taylor
High School in Katy, Texas, was named the Brooks 2011 Inspiring Coach of
the Year. Phrases like “Leads
by example,” “totally dedicated” and “the glue that bonds her team like
no other” made the nominations for Coach Pitzel stand out and
ultimately earned her the top honor.
Sports, Inc. is a leading running company that designs and markets a
line of performance footwear, apparel, and accessories in more than 60
countries worldwide. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Brooks was
founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Bothell, Wash., near Seattle.
The company’s mission is to inspire everyone to run and be active by
creating innovative gear that keeps them running longer, farther, and
faster. Visit www.brooksrunning.com for more information, and follow frequent brand updates on Twitter (@brooksrunning) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com/