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Geannette Wittendorf

Geannette Wittendorf is a Bostonian who supports local sports charities that benefit individuals with disabilities and children.

Student-Athletes Show Support for VT Special Olympians. Special Olympics Goes Digital: 2020 Virtual Summer Games. When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially announced that Tokyo 2020 was at risk of being cancelled -- fans and Olympians were certainly disappointed.

Special Olympics Goes Digital: 2020 Virtual Summer Games

For Special Olympians, similar news was more than just disappointing -- the news was devastating. Mona Hjerpe, head coach of the Hutchinson, Minnesota Special Olympics chapter, explained the difficulty Special Olympians are facing. “...they miss the social aspect, just to be able to give each other a hug,” said Hjerpe. In an effort to brighten the spirits of Special Olympians, the organization is going digital with the 2020 Virtual Summer Games. Participants who have been active in their chapter of Special Olympics throughout the past year are eligible -- and encouraged -- to take part in the Games. Athletes are welcome to submit their best results in basketball, gymnastics, track and field to the competition by May 18, 2020. Competitions include: Recording number of layups out of 20Best 100 meter dash time And many more!

Special Olympics Texas Stays Connected Online. Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the 2020 Summer Olympics will be postponed.

Special Olympics Texas Stays Connected Online

This devastating news is also impacting Special Olympians who were eagerly anticipating their own Olympic events. With social distancing in full effect, everyone is being impacted by a lack of human interaction. This has been especially difficult for Special Olympians who’ve grown to view their coaches and fellow athletes as family. In Texas, Special Olympics athletes and coaches, like Tank Shottle, are spreading positive vibes by keeping connected via social media.

Together, athletes, coaches and their families are posting fun videos, daily puzzles and maintaining contact -- all online. Special Olympics Texas chapter president, Tim Cook, commends the approach. Tokyo 2020 Postponed Due to COVID-19. It’s a sad day for fans of the Olympic Games.

Tokyo 2020 Postponed Due to COVID-19

On Monday, March 23, 2020, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound told USA Today that the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo “probably won’t happen.” With shutdowns going into effect around the globe, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame for this announcement. IOC, however, has yet to release an official statement regarding postponement of the Games.

This news is a devastating blow to Olympians and fans of the Olympics alike. A whopping 1 million spectators attended the 2018 Winter Olympics. Get to Know The Athletes: Special Olympic Global Athlete Input Council. Special Olympics Inspired by Children and Adults Facing Intellectual Disabilities. Special Olympics: How to Volunteer. Geannette Wittendorf Releases Series Celebrating Special Olympics & Their “Revolution on Inclusion” Geannette Wittendorfgeannettewittendorf@gmail.

Geannette Wittendorf Releases Series Celebrating Special Olympics & Their “Revolution on Inclusion”

BOSTON, MA, Feb 10, 2020 – Writer and Philanthropist Geannette Wittendorf has dedicated a series on her personal blog to promoting the Special Olympics and their Revolution on Inclusion campaign. Wittendorf is a proud supporter of all things Olympics, but holds a special place in her heart for the Special Olympics and all it has to offer for athletes and their families who are faced with the obstacles of learning to live with intellectual disabilities. A total sports fanatic at heart, Geannette believes sports are more than just a reason to get active. She believes sports to be an outlet for athletes to come together and be a part of something much bigger than themselves, fostering personal growth, leadership and inclusion. Crossfit Games: The "Other" Olympics. The Crossfit world is ever-evolving and growing more and more popular since the first official Crossfit games in California in 2007.

Crossfit Games: The "Other" Olympics

Sport fanatics from all around the world now tune in and cheer on their favorite competitors first hand in the Crossfit stadium every year! Crossfit is a sport designed to separate the fittest in the world from all other athletes. In order to be a top competitor in the official Crossfit games, athletes must train year round in every aspect of the sport, waiting until the day before each event for each individual course to be announced. The objective of Crossfit itself is to master training across all platforms of sport, focusing on functional fitness, heavy weight lifting and agility. Star Wars Stormtroopers Take Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.

At this year’s polar plunge for the Michigan chapter of Special Olympics was backed by the force!

Star Wars Stormtroopers Take Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Keeping tradition by picking a costume theme, the Michigan Troopers decided on entering the realm of Star Wars. Every year, the Troopers attend the Livingston County Polar Plunge to show support for Special Olympians and their families. For the Troopers, it’s a tradition to show up to the Polar Plunge in themed costumes. Lt. Mike Sura explains that it’s all about having fun and raising “as much as they can” for the Michigan Special Olympics. Volunteering for the Special Olympics. How to Become an Athlete Later in Life. Being an athlete is not just reserved for the tween to young adult crowd.

How to Become an Athlete Later in Life

Becoming an athlete later in life is easy when you have the right kind of support and participate in the right activities. It's not only doable, it can even be a fantastic way to improve your overall health, both mind and body. The New Year: 10 Motivational Quotes for Athletes. May you crush personal records, leave race times in the dust, and reach for new goals in the year 2020!

The New Year: 10 Motivational Quotes for Athletes

Here are 10 inspirational quotes to get you jump-started on your best year yet! Geannette Wittendorf fully appreciates the camaraderie that often comes with sports. The true meaning behind any sport, are the people who play. Each player has their own passion and spirit that they bring to the game, and it's important to fuel that flame with inspiration. A new year brings an endless amount of new opportunity to athletes old and new. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) Support Special Olympics Athletes with the Polar Plunge. Geannette Wittendorf is a strong supporter of the Special Olympics, along with many other sports charities and nonprofit organizations.

Support Special Olympics Athletes with the Polar Plunge

Among her favorite ways to support the Special Olympics is the through the Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge is a spirited winter event involving participants to "plunge" into a body of water despite freezing temperatures - hence "polar" - in order to raise money for a charitable organization. This year there are several Polar Plunges to choose from in Massachusetts to help raise money for the Special Olympics. Money raised goes towards helping 13,000 athletes with an opportunity to participate in sports training. 4 Simple and Foolproof Ways to Find Training Motivation this Winter. Winter can sometimes be a difficult time to stay on track with sports training for even the most experienced athletes.

4 Simple and Foolproof Ways to Find Training Motivation this Winter

Here are 4 simple ways to stay on track during those months where motivation is lacking. Geannette Wittendorf can appreciate the time and dedication it takes for her favorite athletes and sports teams to prepare and maintain game-ready physiques throughout every season. However, even elite athletes are susceptible to lack of motivation. During the cold, dark months of winter, some athletes need a little extra motivation to push through their bulking or off seasons, but it doesn't need to be as difficult as we sometimes make it seem. Here are 4 simple ways to stay active and game ready this winter: First thing's first, set your goal Setting a concrete goal can help keep yourself accountable and keep your motivation high by visualizing what you're really aiming for.

Schedule your training. Hershey Bear Hockey Fans Break Teddy Bear Toss World Record. Geannette Wittendorf is a proud supporter and fan of the Olympics. She is incredibly inspired by the courageous efforts of Olympian Gabriele Grunewald, who isn’t letting her battle with cancer keep her from running to victory. The Olympic games are always full of inspiration. Remembering Jake Burton Carpenter, Founder of Burton Snowboards. Geannette Wittendorf is no amateur when it comes to Olympic sports history. Snowboarding came to the Winter Olympics in 1998, pioneered by Jake Burton Carpenter, founder of Burton Snowboards. In 1977 Jake Burton Carpenter founded what is now a multimillion dollar company, out of a barn in Vermont.

Burton Snowboard's humble beginning helped drive snowboarding to be one of the most popular games in the Winter Olympics to date. Geannette Wittendorf has always been a supporter of Burton - his passion and dedication for his love of sports is something that Geannette Wittendorf has in close common with the Olympic winter game king. Sadly, his legacy has come to an end at age 65 following his ongoing battle with cancer. What's the Difference Between the Special Olympics and the Paralympics? Ice Hockey vs. Figure Skating: How do They Compare? Growing up, Geannette Wittendorf developed a love for the Olympics at a young age, and has continued to support this worldwide sporting event throughout her entire life. Hockey is for Everyone. No matter where you are or who you are, the NHL believes that the love of hockey is for you. Contact Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf.

The world of difference between the small village and her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts absolutely amazes her. Wittendorf is the epitome of a small, quaint village, maintaining a population of less than one thousand people. Geannette Wittendorf. She proudly cheers on both teams at the Olympic Games. A lifelong hockey aficionado and proud supporter of the USA Hockey charity, she enthusiastically keeps track of hockey games during the Winter Olympics.

Charity & Volunteering. Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf on Vimeo. Geannette Wittendorf (@GeaneWittendorf) Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf. Since childhood, Geannette Wittendorf has admired the incredible efforts of Olympians. The athletes and their tireless level of dedication has always amazed her. In particular, she enjoys supporting her favorite hockey teams. A Boston native of German descent, she follows a wide range of teams, including: Boston BruinsGermany Men’s and Women’s National Ice Hockey Team(s)United States Men’s and Women’s National Ice Hockey Team(s) Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf (geannettewittendorf) on Pinterest. Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette. Stories by Geannette Wittendorf : Contently. Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf. Her passion for sports began with her early childhood fascination with the NHL and the Olympic Games.

Now, she works diligently to empower disadvantaged athletes through her charity work. She is inspired by organizations that make an effort in include all athletes, regardless of physical ability or financial hardships. Special Olympics. Youngest US Olympian to Win Gold: Marjorie Gestring. As a German-American, Geannette Wittendorf finds herself supporting both Team USA and Germany at the Olympic Games.

It makes matters just a bit more exciting! Following two teams of incredible athletes is quite a fun journey. Courage vs. Cancer: The Empowering Story of Olympic Athlete, Gabriele Grunewald. How to Buy Tickets for Tokyo 2020 (Not as Easy as You Think) Special Olympians Celebrate With President Trump. 5 New Sports Coming to Olympics in 2020. Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf on Behance. Geannette Wittendorf. Geannette Wittendorf - Boston, MA.