packing my bags for the nike young athletes innovation summit!

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by Shannon on April 24, 2012

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Since the birth of my three-year-old daughter, my oldest and I have not had more than a few hours of “mommy-and-me” time. She has been longing for quality time with me, and I am elated that she and I will be taking a trip this week–just the two of  us! The best part is what we will be doing together…This Friday, April 27, 2012, my daughter and I will be attending the Nike Young Athletes Innovation Summit at the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Oregon. Woohoo : ) Admittedly, I am not sure if I am more excited about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with Nike, or the fact that my daughter and I will have this special time to spend together. Either way, she and I will be making memories this week, and documenting them every step of the way! 

While the Nike team has been pretty vague about the specifics, one thing has been made clear–get ready for a good time! From what they have eluded to, we are looking forward to a behind-the-scenes look at the Nike Campus, with tours, interactive experiences and a ton of fun activities. My daughter and I will fly into Oregon Thursday night, we will take part in a day full of athletic activities at the first-ever Young Athletes Innovation Summit on Friday, and we return home on Saturday. It is going to be a relatively quick trip, but we are going to make every moment count!

One of the coolest things is that our life has revolved around her daddy’s career as a professional basketball player for the past seven years, so not only has she has been born into a sports-obsessed family, but it is in her genes! My husband is seven feet tall and at seven-years-old, in first grade, she is over five feet tall and wears a women’s size five and a half shoe. I love that her height could help provide her with opportunities one day, but have always emphasized her education and steered clear of pressuring her to play sports. It was just this past year that she personally showed interest in playing basketball, and started getting involved with local camps. I couldn’t be more thrilled that she will have this experience with Nike at a time when she is so enthusiastic about learning new sports and entering into the world of athletics. Thank you Nike for a wonderful opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us, and potentially for those attending the Nike Young Athletes Innovation Summits in years to come! And to all of our Happy Hour Moms, stay tuned for some exclusive pictures and a peek inside the Nike Campus. Want to know something about Nike, or the Nike World Campus in Oregon? Ask your questions in the comments below and I will do my best to get your answers. Check back Friday for details!!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nike via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nike.

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