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on the 2nd Day of Christmas.....
Dec 02, 2012
...my True LU gave to me....
Two ROBERT BEARDLEYs!!!!!!
(are you singing?? we're going to ask you this everyday, so start singing)
Those of you out there who know the guy - ROBERT BEARDSLEY - know that you're lucky to know the guy, right? So knowing TWO of them - ROBERT BEARDSLEYs - well, we're talking Power Ball lucky. Yup.
Here's how we (YOU) - LIVE UNCOMMON - came to have two on the roster.....
So back in Y1...about five weeks into the RevoLUtion (LIVE UNCOMMON launched on June 21, 2011)......an email comes through the website - to us back here - with notification of a big donation for gear. This donor selected like almost every piece of guy-gear on the site at the time, and made a big, generous donation to cover it all. So we were stoked! The question behind the scenes here was "so who is this guy??" He had selected customization on a couple of the pieces -- "RUN, BIKE, SWIM" and "TRIATH-ELITE" - so we all assumed this guy must be a bigtime JEFF PAUL caliber kinda guy, right? Makes sense, right?
Whenever any donation comes through for gear, a couple of things always happen behind the scenes --- the Crew does a happy little jig kinda dance, and then they do as much research as they can to learn about the newest LU so we can welcome them as warmly as possible via the LU Thank You.
So.....in the case of this big donation for all this TRI gear for this unknown ROBERT BEARDSLEY, the Crew did the same thing YOU probably did to find this website --- they Googled it (Googled "ROBERT BEARDSLEY", that is...). We pretty much expected to find a bunch of triathlon results and stuff like that.
The Crew did find some race results out there. But they were from like Junior High School meets and stuff. And then they came across a mention of a ROBERT BEARDSLEY - Altar Server. We all scratched our heads on this one, and then we were like "alright..this is cool....this is like a KID we're talking about..this is VERY cool." So...we went ahead and wrote to ROBERT BEARDSLEY and asked him - is this for you? How did you come to know of the Movement? Thanks for your generosity and support, by the way!!!
And here was the reply:
"Yes I am a triathlete and I first heard of live uncommon because my social studies teacher Jeff Paul inspired me a lot to be a triathlete. He is also a big supporter of live uncommon so that's how I've heard of live uncommon."
Pretty cool, don't ya think? We thought so. JEFF PAUL, very literally, 'inspiring' someone to REACH HIGHER, DREAM BIGGER.... Yup. Pretty cool....
So we just HAD to meet this "kid". So we did. We made the delivery to ROBERT BEARDSLEY at a cross country practice that summer where we met not only him - ROBERT BEARDSLEY - but ANOTHER ROBERT BEARDSLEY and a KIM BEARDSLEY too!
On that particular day, back in August of 2011, ROBERT BEARDSLEY - known as ROB - was the only LU in the BEARDSLEY Family. It wasn't long, however, before not only ROBERT BEARDSLEY - known as BOB (and known as ''Dad" to ROB, and as "one wicked cool guy" to the rest of the world) - and KIM (ultra hip mom of ROB) and KENDALL (super cool volleyball playing, student counciling sister of ROB) were all representing.
And they all do it so well - represent the Cause, that is.
ROB -- turns out LU Crew's first assumptions were right on the money -- ROB BEARDSLEY IS A JEFF PAUL CALIBER KINDA GUY.
And we don't just mean on the triahtlon course (although at the powerful age of 15, ROB IS A SPECTACULAR TRIATHLETE already)....ROB is UNCOMMON at home, in the classroom, on the cross country field, and the wrestling mat, all over the TRI course....and he GIVES to the world around him, is a Scout and a versatile voLUnteer....
ROB is an LU Charter Member (one of the first 100 to step forward to join the Movement), and an LU TRIATHLETE
, having competed in the 2012 LIVE UNCOMMON Adventure Race and ROB holds the LU title for making the most generous donation for gear in one swipe.
BOB and KIM are both dedicated, valued professionals with JOHN DEERE. Their commitment to the balance of Family, Work Ethic, Fitness & Health, Giving Back, Excellence is brightly reflected in their children - ROB and KENDALL.
The BEARDSLEY Family has given tremendous support to the Movement - coming out to the QC Marathon Pasta Dinner in Year One....and TEAM BEARDSLEY lit up the LIVE UNCOMMON Torchlight Parade in June, where ROB won the 4 Mile. The BEARDSLEYs, as a Family, hold the title for most donations for most gear from/for under one roof. The BEARDSLEYs have donated for gear through the Shop for a Cause as well as at Exclusive LU Gear Retailer - ACTIVE ENDEAVORS. They wear it well.
LIVE UNCOMMON gives our heartfelt saLUte to our Two ROBERT BEARDSLEYs (and to KIM and KENDALL too, of course) for doin what they do, wherever, whenever they are -- They do, and they are, LIVE UNCOMMON.
So let's recap --- in B Flat please --- 'on the 2nd Day of Christmas my True LU gave to me....Two ROBERT BEARDSLEYs!! ....and JEN and JEFF PAUL in RUSSELL CONSTRUCTION gear!!!"
Missed the first verse? click on the pic below to sing along...
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