Follow Up From Captains’ Practice: LENS

During the day, the girls were asked to name a life skill they learned through playing sports. We then collected the responses and designed the word cloud shown below. Also, we created LENS, Leadership Empowerment Network for Sports, as an online forum for the girls to connect with one another throughout the year to ask questions and share ideas and for us to provide leadership content to them.

Please join the LENS Facebook group!

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LLB Donates Over $40,000 of Sports Equipment

As part of Captains’ Practice, the girls organized athletic equipment and clothing drives in their neighborhoods and at their schools. The equipment, ranging from lacrosse sticks and soccer balls to snowboards and tennis rackets, filled a large storage locker.

Students from Penn Charter helped Jill and Sid and friends to sort every t-shirt, cleat and stick which was then donated to:

Burpees for Blaine

Burpees for Blaine Raises Over $100,000

Burpees for Blaine challenged people around the world to do burpees to honor Blaine’s commitment to fitness and to celebrate challenging themselves both physically and mentally. The breadth of the community that did burpees—Blaine’s friends, coaches, teammates, sorority sisters, bunkmates, family and those who were just touched by her life and memory—speaks to the impact she had and continues to have.

Hundreds of supporters around the world did tens of thousands of burpees over the 100 days from March 22, 2015 to June 29, 2015, culminating in the Burpees for Blaine Burpeethon during which Sid and Blaine’s family and friends did 122 burpees an hour for 11 straight hours!

6abc Action News story about the Burpees for Blaine Fitness Challenge

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article about the burpeethon

Burpeethon Video

Watch Some of Our Burpee Videos!

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Burpees for Blaine

Burpeethon

The Burpeethon marks the end of the Burpees for Blaine fitness challenge and will take place on days 99 and 100 of the Super Challenge starting at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 through 1:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29. Yes, that is 11 hours of burpees!

Sid and the Burpee Badger will be doing 122 burpees per hour. Please join them for moral support or to do some burpees with them for an hour or to challenge yourself to all 11 hours. All are welcome at Crossfit Mainline, 10 E. Athens Avenue, Ardmore, PA. There will be food, drinks, t-shirts and fun.

Burpees for Blaine

Burpees for Blaine Fitness Challenge

To kickoff Live Like Blaine, we are running a fitness challenge that combines fun and friendly competition, both of which Blaine loved. There are several different fitness options to choose from that will challenge any type of athlete – no gym membership required! We are offering two individual challenges as well as two team challenges so there are many ways to participate. Bottom line is that they all involve doing burpees for Blaine. By the end of the challenge, you will be in better shape and hopefully have made some new personal connections with others doing the challenge. As icing on the cake, you will have raised money for a good cause and had a lot of FUN along the way – just the way Blaine would have liked it.

Burpees for Blaine will officially begin on March 22, 2015 (Blaine’s birthday) and continue for 30 days through April 21, 2015 for all but the Super Challenge which will last for 100 days.

learn more about the Individual Challenges

learn more about the Team Challenges

We hope this will be a fun way to challenge yourself for a great cause. Let’s make Blaine proud!

How to do a burpee

Connect With Us

In order to make this more exciting, we ask that you post pictures and videos of yourself and friends “Doing Burpees for Blaine” on Facebook and Instagram during the challenge or email them to contact@livelikeblaine.org. Be sure to like Live Like Blaine on Facebook and tag us with #LiveLikeBlaine on Instagram!  Participants will have the opportunity to win bragging rights for the Most Liked Video on Facebook, Highest Cumulative Number of Burpees Performed and the Highest Amount of Donations Raised.

Projects We Support

In addition to supporting future projects of Live Like Blaine, proceeds from the burpee challenges will go to support at least two deserving organizations which advance our mission of empowering and inspiring young women to become leaders through fitness and athletics. These are the Julie Foudy Leadership Foundation (www.foudyleadershipfoundation.org) and Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (www.bawsi.org).