Saturday, March 1, 2014

Family and Filanthropy: Be Good

Last fall, my sister and I began to talk about whether we had the skill set as professionals and siblings to join forces in some formal capacity.  Growing up, our grandparents articulated regularly the mantra to Be Good.  So, that is what we have tried to do throughout our lives, be good.  I had free time to think a lot last fall about our bond as sisters, our common goal to be good and how we could serve others.  Hence, Sisters4Good was born.  Several months later, the concept is still somewhat fluid and uncertain.  Many questions remain - do we incorporate? Do we become a 501 c 3? Do we want to withstand the test of co-working siblings for just the original year's time discussed last fall or do we want to extend the partnership?  Hmm…Our first test, San Diego's Biggest Sports Play Date on February 1 was very successful.  We married four sports: tennis, soccer, baseball and football into a fun play date event at a world class sports venue, Petco Park, home to the Padres of MLB.  Kids, volunteers and families were treated to a wonderful opportunity to see world class tennis, Davis Cup USA vs. Great Britain and the youngest possibly future athletes for USA got to be active, meet new people and have fun.  Our next step is to see if this type of event has staying power and the traction to be replicated in other parts of the country.  Stay tuned to find out and in the meantime, Be Good.

Bill Walton (Basketball Legend) signs a ball for a future sports legend (at right)? 

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