He said, “When the other kids were swimming at the country club, I was biking for miles after school, because it was my chance” (Armstrong 26). He was determined to find something he could succeed at and it looked like biking would provide that opportunity. At this point Lance had his number one supporter, his mother. She was his single most important helper, teaching him how to succeed, telling him “son, you never quit” (Armstrong 26). Lance knew that his mother was his ultimate helper.
I first joined when I was in elementary school and continued throughout until graduating high school. As individuals we have the opportunity of achieving our gold and silver awards, one of the highest awards given. I was 14 when Katrina hit, and taking action became my priority. My troop made a goal to donate anything we could to help those who that were affected, but I wanted to do more. I made hundreds of flyers and went door to door throughout my neighborhood handing them out asking for any donations they were willing to share.
I invest hundreds of hours a year into it, and every two years I get the opportunity to take a trip with my highschool marching band to somewhere special. This year Disney was chosen so that we could march in one of Disney's well known parades. Disney and Colorgaurd combined pretty much make up the trip of my dreams. I mean who wouldn't want to go to Disney World with dozens of your closest friends? I found out a few weeks ago that my family could not financially send my brother and I on this
The dedication put into the construction of the street car is impressive. Several lives were lost due to landslides, and even after suffering these casualties, the building continued. But the street cars and the lake were just the beginning of what became the most popular park in the area. Every year, amusements improved and more people were attracted. The addition of summer cabins, an outdoor theatre, miniature golf course, picnic grove, a roller coaster, bumper cars, pavilions, a petting zoo, baseball park, and a swimming pool made the park more appealing and exciting than ever.
Kieran Garcia English Composition 1-Section B12 January 30 Cooper River Bridge Run Every April for the past seven years of my life I have taken part in one of the largest road races in the country, the Cooper River Bridge Run. Born in Charleston South Carolina this race is the home to roughly fifty thousand runners each year. This journey across the bridge is approximately six point three miles in length. Myself along with ten of my closest friends drop everything to make our way down to the humid, smoldering city of Charleston in an attempt conquer the challenges of the bridge that we have become so familiar with. I’ll never forget my first trip.
There are many people all over the United States battling cancer on a daily basis. “Relay for Life” is an organization that raises money for people that are affected by cancer. Relay for Life began in 1985 when a doctor in Washington ran around a race track for 24 hours to benefit the “American Cancer Society”, and since then Relay for Life has become the largest crusade to help end the disease. There is an event in every state and some even take place outside of the US. When the time comes around for relay for life to happen all of the locations are different and they all do different things, but there are some things that are tradition and they happen at every race.
Ticketshare 340,000 tickets distributed to good causes The London 2012 ticketshare scheme saw a total of 340,000 Olympic and Paralympic tickets donated to schools and other good causes. Athlete’s Friends and Family Programme This ticketing programme offered every athlete competing at the games the chance to buy up to two tickets for friend and family for each session in which they were competing. This was the first time an organizing committee had centralized the process to include every athlete in every session in every sport, complementing what the athletes were able to access through their
Terry Fox was determined and persisted in achieving his goal is life. Upon learning that he had cancer, and that he would lose his right leg. He devoted rest of his life in raising cancer awareness and fund to research cancer cure. (Neilson, The Canadian Encyclopedia) He is in our geography, in awards that honor outstanding young Canadians, as a role model for athletes especiabecause the survival rate for Osteogenicsarcoma is about 90 percent today, but if we compare to when Terry was actually running it was 50 percent. (The Star, 2010) Kids all over the world play and if they get a disease for a small injury when they play sports then many kids would be dieing but because of Terry’s Foundation we have saved a lot of children and hopefully will save many more.
After one firm kick, the bike roared. I pulled up to the gate with nineteen other riders with our handlebars touching. I sat there and visualized the track and the lines I would take in order to win the race. The thirty-second board went up and we all pinned our throttles. As I anticipated the gate dropping, I leaned forward, squeezed my thighs against the frame, pulled in the clutch, and pinned the