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.”
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!!!