After lunch, we were off to tour the newly re-branded ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. This is "the ultimate destination for athletes, fans and anyone who loves sports." My mind immediately went to thoughts of my son, Jared. At almost 14 years old, he has already decided that he wants to be an ESPN Sports Announcer some day. In fact, this has been his dream for quite some time. We're a family of huge sports fans. Ever since the kids were old enough to play in "munchkin" leagues, Steve has coached them...often juggling several teams a season. Knowing how much Jared would love to tour this facility made me feel a bit guilty that I was having the chance. I vowed to share it with him someday.
Walking into the "Milk House" we watched as cheering competitions were taking place. We were surrounded by talented young athletes, full of determination and promise. It made me smile just to be around them...and I found myself wanting to tell them all to follow their dreams.
Trust me, it's VERY cool with glasses...
Joel heading out of the Innovation Lab.
Back towards the main buildings
Where we were treated to an information session (photo by Maribel).
Kathie enjoying the visit.
Andi and Maria :)
Jonas ordered a round of Tangiers Breezes for most of the table. This was a delicious little treat.