In May 2019 we posted some parts of the events at the “Great Futures Day” of the Boys and Girls Club Hawaii.
This is the video with the transcript of Alex, Egan and Egan’s wife Marcia’s involvement on that day.
Lady: Great Futures Day, is a day where our whole community comes together and we celebrate all of you and all of your great futures.
Alex: So there is this thing called GRIT*.
GRIT is something that lives inside of us. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what you look like.
It means no matter what anyone says, your never going to give up on yourself.
If you guys have got a future ahead that you want, don’t ever give up on that dream. Okay.
[Egan explaining part of the exercises]
Egan: So you’re going to grab your partner like this. Watch as Marcia .. she comes towards me and then she spins and bumps her shoulder.
Give them one they expect – tug back, and then come running towards them, bump shoulders, and then turn.
[Clip of the kids doing exercises]
Egan: So what we’re going to do, we’re going to bootcamp you guys for a little while.
Faster – as fast as you can go.
And .. GO! As fast as you can!
[Clips of kids running and doing high knees]
Egan: How many of you guys want to be good at something?
Only some of you??
How you do small things, is how you do everything.
Whatever you do in life, whether it’s school, whether it’s play, whether it’s doing high knees, you have to do it as best as you can. And you can not be afraid of not being able to do it good.
If you win or lose, that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you try as hard as you can.
So when you guys have an opportunity to do something, do it as best as you can. Because you may never have that chance … again.
Because life is going to be tough no matter what. But you can make it a little easier for yourself, if you don’t have to make mistakes that someone else made.
And the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii gives you guys that opportunity to get active, and do sports and do things that’s going to be good for your health as you guys get older.
Alex: What does the word FUTURE mean to any of you?
Tomorrow …. After …. What comes next …. What comes after this present moment …..
You guys are my future. And I love the Boys and Girls Club because it’s preparing you guys for your future.
Marcia: We believe in you guys, so we are donating three-thousand dollars from Egan’s Bootcamp for you guys.
[Lots of cheers]
One Two Three .. Shaka!
Great Futures Start Here!
*What is Grit? Grit is courage and resolve; strength of character.
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Lets hope that the world will get back to some kind of normal, where these types of events can be held freely again!