Life is amazing and exciting and as I begin the adventure of racing this 2014 season I am delighted to be part of a movement that is making our world a better place.
Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS) is a qualified 501(c)3 charitable foundation with all tax deductible donations going towards uniting these special children with a family.
Racing to raise awareness for a more loving and accepting world is something I can get behind racing my heart out for. Do you feel the love? You should because it makes us strong.
When Brady Murray (founder of RODS) talks about the blessing of being fortunate enough to have or adopt a child with Down syndrome, this resonates with me. It is a gift not a burden to have a special child in your life. I have a younger brother with special needs and as much as you would think that the older brother would be the one doing the teaching, my younger brother has taught me much more about life than I have for him. He has the biggest most pure heart. He helps me tune into the finer qualities of life, the things that matter most; love and friendship. He keeps me humble and patient, qualities I’ve had to work on. He keeps me open and honest, qualities we can always improve on.
My little brother is awesome, he might not fit into the system as well as some of us, but that is the systems fault. I am thrilled to be a part of RODs Racing to help bring out awareness. Awareness that we can do better. Awareness that we can make this a loving world for everyone in it. Awareness that we can be the change we want to see in the world.
Training and racing for me is about empowered play. Finding my best self while losing myself, focusing on form while being formless. Becoming the action through non-action brings out the most powerful reaction. Having a cause like RODS to race for will only embolden the play. Play can’t be serious!? But play can accomplish amazing things.
Here’s to bringing out more play to more people.
Get involved and/or donate here http://rodsracing.org/kevin-everett/