Podcast 4: The Power of Play: Bringing Communities Together

You can find me and this show any where podcasts are found, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify etc

You can also find the show and all my others at: shawnallen.net, and thegaitguys.com

Please email Peg and Patty at: play@lesterplayground.com


Website: Lesterplayground.com

Owen's Playground For Children Of All Abilities

How you can help this project along,

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This project is on a mission through the end of 2019

They are on a 90 days to $60K campaign.

The Lester Community Playground team is working on new programs that give every Lester family & our entire community an opportunity to participate.

How Can Someone Help?
Please see the back page for all the ways that YOU can help make 90 Days to $60k a reality!

Join Us on Facebook & Instagram to follow our progress, share our vision, and stay updated on new ways to support... there is more in the hopper that we can’t wait to share with you!

• Make a one-time or monthly pledge via our website! Every dollar counts, & we appreciate every contribution!

• Cement Your Legacy with a commemorative brick with your family’s name or message of choice for our path! www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/lesterplay

• Make an Even Bigger Impact by supporting a “Paw Level Sponsorship” and make a mark for your family or business on our donor wall. Contact the Playground team for details! https://tinyurl.com/y2mdzvsj

Connect Us with Corporate & Matching Donations!
• Stretch your donation by checking if your company offers matching donations. Visit our website for a sample

list of companies of all sizes that participate. www.lesterplayground.com/corporate-matching
• Connect us with your company or folks in your network as we seek donor support from partners outside of Lester

Attend an Event!
• November 7th – Cadence Kitchen will donate 10% of sales! Plus 100% of tips earned by special guest bartenders will also be donated. Make your reservation today at 630-442-7631 or www.cadencekitchen.co

Host an Event!
• Birthday Parties: Did you know that almost $3,000 has been donated by Lester kids as requests for birthday gifts?! • Wine Tastings – host a tasting event in your home with Wines for Humanity, which donates a portion of bottle

sales to the host’s charity of choice. Contact the Playground team for info.
• Get Creative! Lemonade stands, car washes, & more! Show your kids how great it is to get involved & give back!

Shop Amazon! Start your home or business shopping at https://smile.amazon.com and add Lester PTA as your charity of choice. A percentage of proceeds are donated to the Lester Community Playground. Taking this extra step has already generated over $1,400 in funds from Amazon! Imagine if we ALL shop Amazon this way!!

Coming Soon - Lester Spirit Wear! Watch for the unveiling of a brand new Lester logo, which will be featured on a variety of spirit wear for the whole family... the proceeds will benefit the Lester Community Playground!

Join Our Team! Donate your time and talents to our team – we will welcome your help with ideas & action. Please contact play@lesterplayground.com to step up!


Podcast 3: Michael Lucchesi : Head Coach, Second City Track Club

This is a different kind of podcast for The Gait Guys, but it was clear this talk needed to happen and we felt our listeners needed to hear some of the insights of one of this nation's best coaches, in our opinion. Enjoy the interview with Nike Coach, Michael Lucchesi, head coach of Second City Track Club. An insightful interview with a great coach, he is one to watch.

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Podcast #1. Professor Carlos Lemos Jr. returns, with guest Professor Salvatore Pace


Professor Carlos Lemos Jr. returns, this time with a very special guest Professor Salvatore Pace, of Gracie Barra Bath (Bath, England). “Professor Salvo” is a 3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Prof. Carlos Lemos jr.. He is a World Cup Champion, Grapplers Quest Champion, British Champion, NAGA European Champion.

I wanted to start the Weapons of Change Podcast out on the right foot, with 2 kind, insightful, special friends. Sit back and enjoy, this is a long deep insightful discussion with 2 great leaders.

*Find Prof. Salvatore Pace at Graciebarrabath.com and Prof Carlos Lemos Jr. at gbdownersgrove.com

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Podcast Zero (0). Revisiting my special guest Professor Carlos Lemos Jr. from 2017.

This is a beautiful lead in to Podcast #1 with Professor Lemos and Professor Pace.

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Special guest today, Professor Carlos Lemos Jr, a 4th degree black belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu professor at Gracie Barra Downers Grove. Join us for a great 90 minute podcast with my good friend, mentor, teacher and all around great man. We talk about many interesting things, including movement, learning, history and so much more. IF you thought you new all about jiu jitsu, you are in for a lesson or two today. This certainly opens up things for Part 2 in the near future. We are on iTunes /Apple podcasts at The Gait Guys Podcast. We are on soundcloud and just about everywhere else podcasts are found !