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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gatorade Moms $100 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card giveaway

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and GATORADE.

GatoradeAll 3 of my kids play sports, so we've been sports parents for a long time.

Over the years, Busy Girl, age 16, has played soccer, basketball and volleyball, Busy Boy, age
14, has played football, basketball, and rugby, and Busy D., age 8, has played soccer and basketball.

At the moment, Busy Girl plays volleyball year round with travel and school, and Busy Boy plays high school rugby. Busy D. plays travel soccer, as well, so our kids play sports at a fairly intense level that keeps us busy, but we love it.

People sometimes ask why we do all this, why do we spend so much time and energy on kids' sports?

The reasons are as varied as each child's personality, but, overall, sports have provided our kids with not only the opportunity for exercise, but also for getting along with other people, developing leadership skills, staying busy (important when you have teenagers, just trust me), setting and achieving goals and making new friends.

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As a parent, when the kids are young, you feel like you're doing almost as much work as they are with buying equipment, keeping uniforms clean, driving to practice etc., but as they get older, they begin to take on some of these responsibilities themselves (at least I heard some peoples' kids do, anyway ;) and your role changes.

However, one thing that remains constant is that as a parent, you are responsible for making sure they get the proper nutrition they need to perform on the field or on the court, particularly in competitive sports.

Recently, the “Gatorade Sports Moms Study”, a poll of 900 moms of middle and high school students, found that 7 in 10 of the nearly 13 million moms with children this age are raising kids in competitive sports.

The study also found that these sports moms spend one-third more time and more than twice as much money across their children’s entire span of extracurricular activities than moms without kids in sports, but they report that they are able to juggle these extra demands.

Researchers found that nutrition is one of the top ways that moms influence their young athlete, and they have concerns about areas such as protein, hydration, and pre/post game fuel.

The folks at Gatorade want to help you support your young athlete with a new resource called Gatorade Moms.

Gatorade Moms is a resource for sports nutrition information, training tips and advice from scientists at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI). You can find informative articles, and videos from real moms who work hard to support their athletes.

The giveaway

Prize: $100 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card

How to win: Leave a comment telling us one great way to support a young athlete.


1. No duplicate comments.

2. You may receive two (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry

a) Leave a comment telling us one great way to support a young athlete.

b) Tweet about this promotion (I'm @busymom) and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment
on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on
this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about
an alternate form of entry.

3. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older

4. Contest ends 5:00 p.m. (PST) April 30, 2011.

4. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

5. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be

6. Visit the Official Rules

Don't forget to visit BlogHer's Prizes & Promotions section for even more chances to win!

I wrote this post while participating in the Gatorade/BlogHer program on behalf of Gatorade. I received product information to facilitate my post and monetary compensation for the time to write my post.


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