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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gatorade Sports Moms

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and GATORADE.


UPDATE: Winner chosen at random by BlogHer was clc408...#63!! Check your email for instructions on claiming your prize! Congratulations!



Baseball, gymnastics, football, wrestling, tennis, t-ball...our seasons don't just consist of weather changes, they consist of changes in gear, uniforms, and practice schedules!

With wrestling winding down and gymnastics and baseball gearing up (secretly, between you and me, I LOVE baseball season. I love the sport itself, but it also means that we're putting the horrors of winter behind us! But shhhhh...don't want to play favorites...), I find myself looking forward to the change...even though it means our schedules are about to become a lot more hectic!


Mealtimes, practices, and games, OH MY!

I often find myself struggling with mealtimes the most during athletic seasons. Not only the logistics of eating together as a family (very important to us) but also finding things that will nourish and appease "The Picky One". Our oldest, who is by far our most involved athlete, is NOT a good eater, and I worry that he is not getting the nutrition he needs, particularly when his body is being worked it's hardest during practices and games.

Gatorade recently conducted a survey and discovered that 75% of Sports Moms were unaware that to help aid muscle recovery, an athlete should consume protein within 30-60 minutes post-workout.


Count me in that 75%.

I had no clue.

I also learned, from Gatorade, that 70% of kids show up for an athletic event dehydrated. Wow. Here I thought I was being a good Sports Mom by providing my firstborn with a steady supply of Gatorade (not a plug, just the truth...Sam's Club is our best friend for staying stocked up on Gatorade during sports seasons!) during his games.

Turns out, I should've thought about pre-game as well!

Gatorade has launched a website dedicated to we hard working Sports Mamas. This site has a plethora of information...articles about common sports injuries, video stories of "real Sports Moms" like you and I, information on the G Series products, and a lot more. It excites me to think of the potential this website has for helping ALL Sports Moms in our plight to help our athletes succeed.

To help their bodies perform their best BEFORE they hit that ball diamond or tennis court or wrestling mat...and to know how to support them as they come off the playing field.

And, because this video makes me laugh, and makes the Pal shake his head in teenage disgust at his mother who screams wildly for him...I thought I'd share it with you!


If you're a Sports Mom, or heck, even if you just wanna check out some great info, Visit the Official site or have a peek at the Gatorade videos.

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164 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I didn't know about hydrating before the game either!

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Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/53503712680882176

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Lynae Johnson said...

Thanks for the info! Please choose me for the giveaway, our children are 6 and 2 and we really need some equipment!

Lynae

ljohnson@tradeshow-stuff.com

Mark and Joella said...

What a great giveaway! My DH is a big sports guy and we could definitely spend some $$ at Dick's!

joella-s@kc.rr.com

Mark and Joella said...

I tweeted too

http://twitter.com/#!/joella_s/status/53537917255172096

joella-s@kc.rr.com

tracy said...

I would love a gc, Matt needs new running shoes for the summer.........

tracy said...

tweeted it at:

http://twitter.com/#!/mattnem05/status/53559857747472384

trooppetrie said...

oh man this is one of the few places that I can find shoes that fit my son. And with a man who runs everyday we could always use this.

trooppetrie said...

of course i tweeted it, I am addicted to twitter, well i was until this week and I decided i needed more naps less twitter

Sandy said...

I knew about the protein within 30 minutes...but had no clue about the whole gatorade before thing...cool!

CM said...

We actually did know about being fueled up before hand. It helps that my DH is a Chiropractor, he seems to know these things.

Since Sprout is starting Tball and Soccer this summer, we could so use a trip to Dick's!

Mommy B said...

I am surprised at how many KIDS are showing up to sports dehydrated. Disappointing. I'm glad Gatorade is getting the word out!

Mama Marchand said...

My hubby has had a stressful few months and a Dick's gift card would be an AWESOME surprise & way to cheer him up a little. :)

mamamarchandsmusings{at}gmail.com

Mama Marchand said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/mamamarchand/status/53660173021093888

mamamarchandsmusings{at}gmail.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I don't see a prompt, so I will just say this is an awesome giveaway. And I think gatorade is a great resource for sports.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Strong13 said...

Running season, baseball and more! I would love the Dick's Sporting Goods card!!

Wombat Central said...

Good info... some of it a surprise! Is this where we leave the comments to enter or is it on the Gatorade page? :>/

JC said...

It's the baseball and biking season again! Can't wait to get some new equipment.

JC said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/54058799744548864

allysmama said...

thanks for the great info...I did not know!
With Volleyball and Summer league basketball on the way, I'll be visiting Dicks quite often~
bleatham*at*gmail.com

allysmama said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/sleatham1/status/54107967905210368
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Heather (One Take On Life) said...

Makes sense you should hydrate before a game but I didn't know that!

sohamolina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/54252454572859393

sohamolina said...

I did not know about protein post workout

Angel Jacklyn said...

FUNNY THING- TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I'M ANY KIND OF MOM MY KIDS NEED ME TO BE, SPORTS OR NOT. THANKS FOR SHARING! kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/54398612649689088 kytah00@yahoo.com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to know what pre-game and post-game foods are the best for my kids. Thanks for the chance!

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/54526040512544768

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shala_darkstone said...

That's interesting about drinking before a game. Makes sense though.
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Tabathia said...

Always make sure kids stay hydrated before, during and after the game
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Tabathia said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/54752524758024195
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ms-texas said...

didn't know that 70% show up dehyrdrated before the game - that's news to me -

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ms-texas said...

tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/54852341203087360

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Elizabeth Simpson said...

I am a sports wife, but not yet a sports mom. My husband and I like drinking gatorade after workouts or after working in the yard. I make gatorade smoothies using the powder mix. I did not know about the gatorade with protein, thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Ann said...

It is so important to stay hydrated! I worry my kids will pass out, out there in the sun. My kids play tennis, so we make sure to keep them fueled up! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

That seventy percent of kids are dehydrated before their event is a pretty shocking statistic. I never knew how important is was to hydrate before the game. LPoser1 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

MCantu1019 said...

Good to know about the hydrating, and the protein as well. Thanks for the information.
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

susan1215 said...

I always make sure my children stay hydrated while they are playing sports

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/55819875767169024

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mar said...

I will make sure my family stays hydrated this summer!

Janice said...

Didnt know all that. Good things to know!

Cindy said...

My kids are older now but we went I went the sports mom route with each of my kids...always something going on. We always stocked up on gatorade and my older kids still do when they work out. Great video.
Dove056 at aol dot com

Cindy said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/Dove056/status/56033834210308096
Dove056 at aol dot com

peg42 said...

My sons love Gatorade. Being a Sports Mom, my sons drink Gatorade both before and after games and practice.
Thanks so much.

Mysharona said...

My kids have been taught to hydrate by us before activities.

Rebecca Graham said...

My son drank a lot of Gatorade when he was playing football at school before and during and after the game.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Scott said...

Hydrating before the game is so important!
THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

Scott Martin
spmartin122@gmail.com

Princess Golden Hair said...

gosh thanks for telling me that gatorade had so much information available!

teechbiz at gmail dot com

nickieisis3 said...

I could use a gc because my husband needs new running shoes.

nickieisis3atgmaildotcom

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

did not know about the dehydration before

sarah said...

sounds like important info to know for us mom with kids who play sports (I don't consider myself a sports mom, but my kids do a few sporty activities :)

buzzd said...

I had heard about hydrating beforehand and we love gatorade

buzzd said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/buzz8/status/56419576115765248

Peace Love and Pets said...

I had heard of hydrating before, although I have never actually done so before my walk/jog

Peace Love and Pets said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/56447829304029184

Helga said...

I always try to make sure the boys and I are hydrated before working out or playing sports!

What an awesome giveaway!!

ali @ an ordinary mom said...

I knew about the hydrating before, but not the protein refueling soon after, though it makes sense...

My kiddos would love to get some new soccer cleats at Dick's...!!

aliATanordinarymomDOTcom

Stephanie said...

soccer mom here - hydrating before, during and after game all important
tvollowitz at aol dot com

sweepmom said...

I never knew that 70% of kids show up for an athletic event dehydrated. That is not a good way to start off.

hale2005 said...

Keeping hydrated is the best for the cells in your body to stay healthy.

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hale2005 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/mrcheapo/status/56683666277019648


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ohkeeka said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, we could definitely use this!

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

clc408 said...

Good to know about "pre-hydration." Thanks for the information.

clc408 said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/56757620140277760

Deb said...

It fills me with such pride to watch my boys play baseball. They are not the best athletes by far, but they have so much fun and always act respectfully on the field and I appreciate sportsmanship so much more!

Deb said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/fairydancer35/status/56770550776868864

caroltennis said...

the Gatorade Pregame Fuel is awesome.

carolmuth2002 at yahoo dot com

Timbo said...

The thing about protein, that's definitely something I didn't know before :/ Might start picking up Gatorade again :)

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Timbo said...

I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

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Tina said...

My kids play football. We attend their game all the time.
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Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/56926646065840129
merleandtina@yahoo.com

smilekisses said...

We are hooked on G2 grape.
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kolpin said...

i'm not a sports mom, but am a workout fiend myself. spin class, hiking, you name it!
kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

debbie said...

Hydration is so important, it can even cause a heart attack. I always make sure my son has lots to drink.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Karena Price said...

Great information thanks for posting!!

Karena Price said...

I posted on twitter also!!

http://twitter.com/#!/krp1021

Kate said...

I definitely didn't know that about showing up dehydrated! I need to share this info with my dancers, for sure!!

Count me in! A $100 GC to Dick's would be a fantastic Father's Day gift. :)

Jennifer Neal said...

Yikes, glad I learned that now before I become a sports mom.. I'll be prepared :)

Chip said...

Wow, I didn't realize that these kids needed so much protein after the game. I need more info on this stuff.
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Chip said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/57764990773493760
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Lisa said...

One day I will apply this info when I am a sports mom. msmith572@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/flowergirl523/status/57917398673670144

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Lisa said...

Blogged: http://insanityisforthelame.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-little-life-reviews-and-giveaways.html

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mmburdette22 said...

Good info...I have so much to learn about being a "sports mom" by the time my son is old enough to play sports.

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marcia goss said...

Some really useful information for families here. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to surprise my husband with the gift card.
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marcia goss said...

Tweet.
http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/58307092704014336
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Kerry said...

We always have lots of Gatorade for all the kid's sports they are in!
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/58363208251080704
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

sweetsue said...

Gatorade is our drink of choice for sporting events. Now we will be drinking it before the event too!
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Alicia said...

Sports are so important to the development of children.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Jeanentt said...

Big supporter of baskeball and baseball at my house!

Denise S. said...

My kids are into ice skating right now.
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

Sweeter the berry said...

Hydration is very important and my teen loves gatorade.


letessha@yahoo.com

bikeohio said...

http://twitter.com/bikeohio/status/59450484062302208 tweet

bikeohio said...

I've always hydrated before any activity. Great to see more information about it! Thank you!

dawns41 said...

Gatorade has been a favorite at sports games for years.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Claire said...

It never occurred to me to hydrate before sports or exercise - now it seems like common sense!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

shelley said...

Yes I am a sports mom. My kids are in soccer, competitive cheerleading, wrestling and cross country. So just like you most of my weekends are spent camping out in a chair or on a bleacher rooting my kids on. I wouldn't change a thing though. I love watching them do what they do best. I am always so proud of them win or loose. I have never missed a game or match. They are only young once and I plan on cherishing every moment!

shelleymikey at gmail dot com

Josh and Rya said...

Hockey, dance, baseball, and soccer mom here! Gearing up for camping season though!

clynsg said...

I still like to watch gymnastics, even though it has been years since my daughter was in the program.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Danielle said...

Our baseball/track family of 7 eats lots of protein and drinks water most of the day. But we usually hydrate w/ Gatorade during events and would totally love a Dick's card for travel baseball or maybe for mommy to get new runniing shoes.

Georgia said...

I was a sports mom when my son was little and I can honestly say, I did not know the benefits of Gatorade. I wish I would of. I did understand the benefits of him playing sports. I was his biggest fan and still am!

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/60998417555537920

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Megan M. said...

This year, the three are all playing ball, and in different age bracket/leagues. I'm with you on the nutrition/picky eaters/I have 12 & a half minutes to feed all of you before we have to leave for SOMEBODY'S game what do you mean your uniform isn't dry yet!?
And hydration is a HUGE concern for me, my crew doesn't tend to do a good job with fluid intake anyway. Scary to think about them starting out already dehydrated, then playing in the heat.
With growth spurts and such, I could cover tons of ground with that gift card!

Megan M. said...

http://twitter.com/#!/taxmegan/statuses/61121048149626880

Yup... I tweeted!

Courtney said...

My dd really needs a new bat!

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sharonjo said...

I agree with you--baseball season is the best! Love sitting out on the bleachers soaking up the sun, rooting for the home team. And drinking Gatorade of course!

(Good video of the TD!!)

sharonjo at gwtc dot net

sharonjo said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/sharonjo2/status/61251705479757824

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msrodeobrat said...

we are big gatorade fans, however i never really thought about hydrating before the game
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idahomom said...

We are a sports family concentrating on soccer and basketball and we love gatorade.

Jolene said...

wow i never thought about hydration pre game either!

crystalf said...

My girls play softball so we go through a lot of gatorade. They can't have a game without one. Thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

Trisha D said...

luckydoll_13@hotmail.com

my kids dont play conventional sports, they skate and i love watching them. ill make sure they hydrate before and after now

ohstac said...

I love the advice about not being a sidelines coach- leave the coaching to the coach!
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ohstac said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/62941107050393600
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Melissa O. said...

My answer for any complaint about health is: drink water. Or Gatorade. Are you dehydrated? Love Gatorade and love Dick's.

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Gloria S said...

I always participated in sports and now I am a sports mom and sports grandmom!

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Julieh said...

great giveaway!
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Erica C. said...

Yummy Gatorade! I love watching the kids play sports...soccer is my favorite to watch. It's neat to see how tough they are!

Sarah Z said...

so I need to hydrate and feed my kid protein after practice - got it!
Thanks - Sarah Z
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Chisum Crew said...

I never thought about hydrating before a practice or game. Will have to get right on that! Thanks for the info. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

hbbs55 said...

yes! hydrating before is so important! love gatorade!

hbbs55 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/hbbs55/status/64060797688623104

abitnerdy said...

I love it. its definitely important to stay hydrated, the hydrating before a game is new to me too!


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AB Smith said...

the gatorade!

this year I am a baseball mom,..not sure if its going to be his thing,...will know by the end of the season lol

marybug2 said...

My kids were not much into sports when they were little but now their kids are. I think they drink a lot of the Gatorade drinks but which ones for sure I don't know. Must be good for them and I know they like it.

marybug2@yahoo.com

marybug2 said...

Tweeted too

http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/64119312851533824

marybug2 @ yahoo . com

abitnerdy said...

http://twitter.com/abitnerdy/status/64125397574496256

Mia J. said...

I am definitely going to give my daughter more to drink before her soccer game tomorrow. Thanks for the info.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

guettel78 said...

Great tips for hydrating - very important as summer sports are coming soon. I think fresh fruit before/during a game are also a great idea. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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guettel78 said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/guettel78/status/64138359462838272

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EmmaPeel said...

Hydration all the way!!

Kerry said...

Thanks for the information from one sport's mom to another!
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Its Just Me said...

I always make sure my daughter is hydrated before she plays sports

itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

Its Just Me said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/MistySunrise/status/64158968066473984

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Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/64158882162933760
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Erin E said...

I didn't know about hydrating before practice - I'm so glad I just learned that! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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Erin E said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/SewMuchStuff/status/64169934992834560
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WWillows6 said...

It's great to learn about hydrating pre game. With 3 children in sports this is great info!
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WWillows6 said...

I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/lisalmg/status/64192446480916480
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kakihara said...

My favorite sport to watch my kids play is track--fewer contact injuries--to many cheep shots in basketball and volleyball I get all stressed and upset.
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Tammy said...

We like lemon/lime at soccer!

carolpie said...

Wow, hydrate before the game! Makes sense!
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carolpie said...

tweet http://twitter.com/#!/dresdenrain/status/64346974668865536


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pauline15 said...

I never really thought about the pre-game, but since I always have a few gatorades with my kids at every game (it's a must) I think I'm covered!
pauline15_01 at hotmail dot com

Kitty Cardero said...

I checked out the site and learned "If rehydration opportunities are frequent, the athlete can consume smaller volumes at a convenient pace based on sweat rate and environmental conditions"

Kitty Cardero said...

http://twitter.com/#!/kittycardero/status/64371829757849601

js22 said...

I'm not a sports mom. But I bet if my kids were into sports, I would be!
Thanks for the giveaway!.
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js22 said...

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angie lilly said...

I did not see an actual question to answer within the post for the mandatory entry. That said, I found it VERY interesting, like many others on here, that hydration BEFORE is so important. I actually thought it was bad and believed the myth about stomach aches!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/64377912077463552
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Scott said...

I am not a sports mom or dad! LOL I'm not really into sports and never have been...more of a nature person here and IF I had kids, that is what I would teach them to love...but I would support whatever their interests were! (hope this is an ok comment...didn't see a prompt question)
Scott
nynekats at gmail dot com

Scott said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/64382318101528576
Scott
nynekats at gmail dot com

Mari said...

I love sports! If I won I'd go shopping with my son.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

http://twitter.com/LuckyDuckyToo/status/64402945894133760


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Betty C said...

I'm also part of that 75%. I never had any idea that hydration ahead of the game was so important.

Diane52 said...

Helpful info, never thought about hydrating my kids before they played,, but it makes sense.
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Jinxy and Me said...

Hydration is really important!

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Jinxy and Me said...

tweet https://twitter.com/#!/LuckyJinxy/status/64455679074766849

Ardy22 said...

our kids are sports junkies and we make sure they are hydrated when playing

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Ardy22 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/Ardy22/status/64462497519910912

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mail4rosey said...

We go to all of the baseball and football games (and we used to go to the wrestling matches too when my oldest was still at home) and we hydrate from the get-go.

msurosey@yahoo.com

slehan said...

I'm not a mom, but I could use the GC from Dicks to get a new swim suit.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged:
http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/04/win-100-from-dicks-sporting-goods.html