Never Quit 2013 - volunteer photographers

We are looking for volunteer photographers to come out and support Never Quit 2013.

If you RSVP'ed for this event please make sure you are also on the 2013 NQ Facebook page.  The FB page is where all the updates are posted and the volunteer sign up forms are located there too.

There will be two Organizational Meetings before the Never Quit event, Sunday, April 21 at 9am and Sunday, May 2 at 9am, both will be at the Sea Walk Pavilion.  Please make sure that you have also RSVP'ed for both of the meetings if you plan on attending those.  We will be discussing important information about how the event will be organized this year, for those of you that have shot this event in the past there have been a few changes.

For those of you that are volunteering to shoot Never Quit please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the event and the reason for the event.  Here's a link to the website,

http://neverquitnever.com, there are several video's about the event and the reason for the event.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

What is Never Quit?
Mission: To educate the community on how to avoid Brain Bleeds, Stroke and Heart Disease through healthy life choices and encourage everyone to take on a Never Quit attitude and live life to its fullest.
Prevention is the key to avoiding such medical issues. The Never Quit Tour has the unique opportunity and ability to reach our youth and in turn their parents, extended family and friends. The goal is to teach them of prevention, living an active and healthy lifestyle, and if stroke, heart disease or a brain bleed should ever happen to anyone they know, how to take care of that person with love, strength and understanding. Gerard’s wife Reidunn, and sons Erik and Paul and daughters Sonya and Karina learned how to help her husband and father surpass all barriers placed on him. And… Karina’s status of being one of the top female surfers in North America along with local medical specialists deliver a very powerful and unique presentation and message to local schools at the Never Quit Challenge that focuses on family, fun and health.


This event was inspired by Captain Gerard Petroni, his family and the local health and medial community that helped Gerard cross barriers that most believed not possible. The community watched a man overcome and defeat the odds with a Never Quit attitude, strong faith in God, and the unending love and support of his family. Out of Gerard’s stroke and brain bleed, bad turned to good and a story of hope and prevention developed that can now be shared so that all my benefit.
After approximately 5 months of not being able to adequately communicate, Gerard Petroni was asked if he could write anything on a piece of paper, what would he write? Gerard wrote the words…”NEVER QUIT.”


http://neverquitnever.com


Never Quit 2013 Schedule for the Main Events -
SUNDAY, May 19, 2013
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
7:00 – 7:30am Sunrise Yoga (Free entry. World record attempt for the largest yoga class on the beach)
7:45 U.S. Special Operations Command Para-Commandos Parachute Team will Jump and land at the start line
7:50 National Anthem and Color Guard
7:55: Color Guard, Rifle Detail and Opening Prayer by Bethany Hamilton of “Soul Surfer”
8:00 AM Trident Challenge Start
8:00 AM 5K Run / Walk (1st run) Start
9:45 U.S. Special Operations Command Para-Commandos: Jump and land at the start line
9:55 Opening event prayer & National Anthem:
9:55: Color Guard, Rifle Detail and Opening Prayer by Bethany Hamilton of “Soul Surfer” 10:00 5K Run / Walk (2nd run)
11:00 1 Mile JR Fun Run
Red Carpet (which will be blue this year)
8:45 AM - 5K
9:15 AM - Trident
10:30 AM - 5K

Note: We will be operating out of the Beluga Room at the Quality Suites Oceanfront in Jacksonville Beach.


We have a FaceBook group to assist with the 2013 planning - https://www.facebook.com/groups/188882374562623/

 

PLEASE NOTE: We will also need photo taggers for after the event.  Please ask your family & friends if they would be willing to help with this amazing event.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to help.

After the Never Quit event we will have another "Tagging Party" to get everyone started and to give instructions how to Tag Photos. Thx!!!

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  • Michelle T.

    Awesome group of volunteers this year!!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work! The Director of NQ, Erik (a pro photographer), truly appreciates each of you giving your time, expertise and skill! He truly know's what it takes to be a photog at this type of event and he is very grateful for JPMG photog's for helping out every year! Thank you.... and Tagging info will be coming out in the next week or so.

    May 20, 2013

  • Patrick N.

    Great event, well planned, overall great experience.

    May 20, 2013

  • Michael K.

    Great event. Lots of photo opportunities.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Carol C.

    Great.

    May 19, 2013

  • lisa

    Why are emailv updates sent to everyone in the meetup instead of just people for this particular meetup?

    May 15, 2013

    • Michelle T.

      Lisa, Since JPMG is suppling most of the photog's for Never Quit and Security is going to be tight.... I wanted to make sure all communications were sent to everyone to avoid as much confusion as possible. Thanks for understanding.

      1 · May 15, 2013

    • lisa

      It seems kind of silly to email hundreds of people when only about 30 are volunteering. I have friends not involved with jmpg who are shooting this event so be sure volunteers know that there will be other people there. People who were NOT on the fb page either. I'll be running so be sure to get a shot of me. :)

      May 15, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    Hi Photogs, Michael (Never Quit Photog Organizer) will be at the studio Wednesday night, May 15, 2013 - so we'll have an impromptu meeting. If you have questions please feel free to stop by. 7:00 pm
    Also if you are shooting Friday or Saturday please be at the studio at 7pm to pick up your credentials. Everyone else you'll pick up your t-shirts and credentials Sunday morning in the Buluga Room. Thx!!!! Studio 3E (downtown)
    700 East Union Street, third floor.

    May 15, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    Michael will be at the studio tomorrow night, so we'll have an impromptu meeting. If you have questions please feel free to stop by. 7:00 pm
    Also if you are shooting Friday or Saturday please be at the studio at 7pm to pick up your credentials. Thx!!!!
    Studio 3E (downtown)
    700 East Union Street, third floor.

    May 14, 2013

    • Nik O.

      Anybody going to be there after midnight?

      1 · May 15, 2013

    • Michelle T.

      Sorry, we wont be there after midnight. I'll message you my phone number and we'll figure out a time for you to pick it up. Thx.

      May 15, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    Hey photog peeps,
    Please make sure your names are on all the sign up forms, Michael Chiapputo will be making the lanyard tomorrow so if your name isn't on the list then you won't be getting a lanyard & Tshirt.
    Please, please, please go sign up. Thx!!!!

    1 · May 14, 2013

    • Simone S.

      I sent a request on facebook page but he did not answer me yet.

      1 · May 14, 2013

    • Michelle T.

      We're at a NQ meeting this evening, you'll be added tomorrow. Thx!!!

      1 · May 14, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    We have a week to go before Never Quit... Are you ready?
    Let me know if you have questions.
    I'm going to change the start time to 6:00 am.
    Parking is going to be a challenge, the only thing I can suggest is for you to car pool and get to the beach early!!! I'll be there by 5:30-ish.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    Hi Photogs, Just wanted to make sure everyone saw the post and event about the Never Quit meeting this Thursday, 7pm at Studio 3E. This is a great opportunity to get info about shooting Never Quit.

    April 9, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    Hey NQ Photos, please remember to join the NQ photog FB page, that is where all the main info is going to be housed.
    There will be three meetings scheduled by Michael C. Very soon.... Stay tuned!!! Here's the link for the FB page.
    We have a FaceBook group to assist with the 2013 planning - 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/188882374562623/
    Thanks again for volunteering!

    April 7, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    BTW... if you have family and friends that are not Photog's but would still like to get involved we also need volunteer Taggers and Runners. Please contact me for additional info.

    March 26, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    Everyone that has RSVP'ed here MUST be on the Never Quit Facebook page too. We are using the FB page to organize the volunteers and that is where the volunteer sign up sheet is located.
    If you have questions or need help PLEASE send me a message and we'll get you all set up. Thanks soooo much for volunteering!

    March 26, 2013

  • Michelle T.

    Hi Photogs,
    I really really really need everyone to be on the Facebook page. That's that's where all the updates will be posted. Please make sure you join this FB Group: We have a FaceBook group to assist with the 2013 planning - 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/188882374562623/
    Once you are in the group, go to FILES, DOCS and update the Photo Volunteer Sign Up sheet. VERY IMPORTANT!!!
    Thank you!!!

    March 25, 2013

  • Ed W.

    Ready to shoot! This will be my first time participating in this event.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Dale B.

    Sounds like a great event. Looking forward to a early to rise long day.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will definitely tag!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Cindy B.

    Looking forward to my 3rd year of this event!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Sean T.

    Sean and Sheila Thomas
    http://www.starrproductions.com

    1 · March 24, 2013

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