Today's GoFundMe campaign guest and co-host is a gentleman I found online, through a mutual CrossFit coach friend of mine. He had shared a post that I found inspiring and worthy of sharing across all of social media. Mostly because it involves crowdfunding that was benefiting children and their fitness at the elementary school level. This campaign is on the popular GoFundMe platform. This online system allows someone to go out there to try to fund a dream, get a business going, launch charity or simply find funding with just the power of the internet. Nowadays it's truly about the power of Google, of people, social media and building communities that can step behind something of value. The co-host today is from Vermont, he runs a program through HEScrossfit.com, and his name is Peter Driscoll!
Peter has been teaching physical education in Vermont for ten years. He currently teaches at the Hartland Elementary School aka HES. Nominated for the Vermont Teacher of Year Award by his peers in 2009 and earned his CrossFit Level one certification in 2010 and incorporated much of the CrossFit philosophy into his P.E. classes. He also trains for obstacle course races, recently finishing in the top 1% at the Vermont Beast Spartan Race in Killington. He's using all of this background and more to build a successful GoFundMe campaign to benefit his students while teaching other teachers that they could do the same!
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You don't have to be great today. You just have to be better than you were yesterday. If every single one of us strives to be a better person than you were the day before, we would enhance the quality of life for yourself, your community and the world around you.
Competing against yourself, working hard with your effort and attitude. Your effort and attitude have to be at the point where you are trying to be better and striving to be better than you were yesterday. This is the essence that Peter is trying to bring out, not only to his students, but to anybody that he interacts with.