I got a call from the PR firm that Balance Bar uses. They’ve selected four of
their grant winners to use in a national advertising campaign–and I’m one of
the four. She took pains to say that I wasn’t selected for my looks. Well,
duhhhh! They had focus groups read descriptions of what we’d done, and discuss
which activities best supported the “Balance Bar” image.
They’ll fly me to New York for a photo shoot near the end of November. Maybe
Harper and I can get together. We can lure John Childs in, then graft my good
looks on top of his riding ability–sort of a Frankenstein thing–so that I
won’t crash and burn in New York.
David Maxfield wrote an essay that won a grant from Balance Bar to support the North Bend Panther Pride Demo Team (a unicycle club). The grant also explains why they had so many Balance Bar nuggets at NAUCC and UNICON this year.
Wow, I met and rode with David at the convention. I even ate some Balance bars that Mr. Childs handed out. I saw some new munis that the school was using. But until now, I had no idea how they all related.
Congradulations David on a job well done. One of the coolest things about attending a convention, is getting to meet some of the best people in the world.