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With the Freeze came great news for summer = a grant for Aquatic Jamborees, playing well with others

As the coldest days arrived, so too came great news of a grant of more than $7K. 

This award will support our efforts of "playing well with others" at community swim pools. SKWIM USA, a nonprofit that helps to promote swimming, fitness, sportsmanship and game-play get the funding to obtain equipment and host Aquatic Jamboree events this summer in Pittsburgh.

With the spending of other people's money come a big splash of responsibility. So, I'm interested in connecting now to prepare to engage with you, your families, your friends neighbors, organizations and even business contacts.

All ages and all swim abilities are welcome as we play SKWIM at Aquatic Jamborees, but we need to rally more political will to participate and venture out of our comfort zones -- for the sake of fun and fitness.

Can we get your team down to the Northside or Hill District to compete? Or, can we bring our game and perhaps a squad to your summer pool?

Chime in via Mark@SKWIMusa.org

Other community news, Catherine is taking the stage to tell a story this Saturday at the UU Church of the South Hills, Sunnyhill.org.

http://www.sunnyhill.org/events/coa-coffee-house-2/

The coffee-house proceeds benefit their youth-group trip.

A video of Catherine's story telling from The Moth surfaced. 

Her performance from New Hampshire graced a stage that once featured Mark Twain. (Watch, 12-minutes.)

Stretching to Baltimore this Sunday night, Catherine and Grant both get to share the podium with a former Olympian and WNBA (basketball) star, Tamika Catchings, as they present about HEARING in SPORTS. 

If you are in that vicinity, or a coach any sport and want to better engage with those with hearing issues, check out the ebook, Time Out! I Didn't Hear You.

More at https://Time.CLOH.org


Hope to see or hear from you soon.

Cast of The Moth on stage after the show

Final bow.

On stage with cast of storytellers

Post show bow at Pittsburgh’s The Moth Grand Slam in October 2018.

Wonderful show. Catherine told a great story that centered around a 16 month relationship with a plant, not a ten-year struggle over cancer.

Lots of physical mojo in the stories including a guy who aims to dunk, then the trip to NYC with a back-seat pee, a bully-beating in high school, a patient patient, an ants in his pants teacher, and more.

Catherine’s three-time reign as Pittsburgh’s Grand Slam Champion has come to a close.

Bio in the program

Catheine Palmer is a professor and audiologist. Her stories focus on the funny reality of parenting whether your kids are babies or taxpayers. This often misguided parenting has produced tow resilient young men who continue to make new stories. Listen to four of her stories on the website.

Cast

David Montgomery (host), Joel Brady, Stephan Cooper, Bob Creo, Davit Davitian, Kimberly Giles, Catherine Palmer, Mariah Passarelli, Lora Rigatti, Nate Sandstrom, Denise Scheuermann. David Bennett (musican), Michelle Jalowski (director), Kelly Flanagan Dee (Story-SLAM producer).

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Audience at August Wilson Center's auditorium with cell phone lights on.

Host’s photo.

Bye week. Moon shot. Grand Slam weekend.

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Hi All,

The Steelers have a bye week, and we’re saying bye to the warm weather in Western PA, but let’s not be strangers.

It is time to show up for some winter training and I’m calling to you — and not just #26, Le’Vion Bell.

Our first visit to Moon to happens from 2 to 4 pm on SUNDAY, at the new, indoor, MOON high school pool for some community SKWIM.

First visit is GRATIS. Open swim starts at noon. We start our game-play at 2 pm. I’ll bring the disks and you just bring the “plays well with others, can-do attitudes.” They even have plenty of fins at the pool.

See my new, mini, web course on SKWIM rules: https://skwim.us/courses/skwim-rules/

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We’re going to go back to Moon a number of Sunday afternoons throughout the the remainder of the year, and we need a good turnout. We’ve been doing well, but have plenty of additional space on our Friday night sessions at Mt. Lebanon High School. Tuesdays we can swim and play both SKWIM and Water Polo at Chartiers Valley High School too.

We want you to stay active this winter — at the swim pool — in our programs. Say BYE to inactivity this winter.

Our events are being promoted on the MeetUp group, Free & Almost Free in Pittsburgh. You can RSVP there: https://www.meetup.com/pittsburgh-free/events/254996510/

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Another competition happen in Pittsburgh on Friday night at the August Wilson Center in Downtown when my wife takes the stage to tell another story in The Moth’s Grand Slam event. Catherine is 2-time (or is it 3) defending champion for Pittsburgh. Ten people, all winners of the monthly shows in the past year, get an invite to tell a new story.

https://themoth.org/events/results?eventLocations=6470&typesOfEvents=&eventDate=201810

If you are going, let me know and we can include you in the tailgate.

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For the local buzz on other moon news, see:
https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/first-man


Ta.

Mark Rauterkus
412 298 3432 = cell

Gather sign.

MeetUp in Moon. Click to see the MeetUp event.

Hi Blue-Planet Citizens!

I’d love for you, your family and friends to consider a new set of swimming, play, fitness and community engagement events slated for August and detailed at a website I just launched.

https://Ammon.4rs.org

We are holding drop-in practices for the next 2 weeks at Citiparks Ammon outdoor pool in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on most days. This is a few blocks up from PPG Paints Arena where the Penguins play, central the to the city.

See the calendar and sign up there. Come on out and bring a team too.

Last night I had fun playing the water disk game, SKWIM, with a championship girls field hockey team and its coach. See my Facebook page. Rowers, hoopers, triathletes, and video-game players can give SKWIM a go.

Furthermore, we are gaining participation in club water polo efforts with the help of South Park Aquatics. Kids from the city, Mt. Lebo, South Park and Elizabeth Forward are all doing it now. More from Peters, Bethel and elsewhere are expected next week.

Coming to Highland Park Pool.

Lastly, on Saturday, September 1, 2018, NCAA Men’s Water Polo games are slated for Citiparks Highland Park Pool between Washington & Jefferson, Penn State, Gannon, Mercyhurst and our Pittsburgh Masters team, Renegades. See https://Renegades.4rs.org. Free admission. Save the date.

I’d be happy to coordinate to see you and your group at the pool this month. Call or email me for any additional insights.

(Please forward far and wide.)

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