Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Always Dream

Randy Hahn, voice of the San Jose Sharks, and television anchor Roberta Gonzales

I was one of the guests at Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation fundraiser featuring many of the “Dancing with the Stars” champions. The mission of the Always Dream Foundation is simple — to give underprivileged children the tools they need to fulfill their dreams.

When Kristi’s husband, former NHL star Brett Hedigan, asked me to participate, he said it would be my favorite event of the year. I must say he was right! What a wonderful event! Be sure to check it out at: http://www.alwaysdream.org/

Don Blue and Kristi Yamaguchi

There were so many amazing dancers and stars! I was sitting with Peggy Flemming and her husband — what fabulous people! Everyone was very supportive of my team at USF. Many people said they were excited to come to our games this season. It is so encouraging to be around people like Kristi and Brett who have used their success to truly make the world a better place.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle Goes 'Behind the Scenes'

Susan Slusser from the San Francisco Chronicle followed me for a day as I am beginning as Head Coach at the University of San Francisco (here is the article). The team is gone now, so most of our focus is recruiting, organizing, camps, and the details of laying the foundation for success.

Susan wanted an inside look at what the process is like “behind the scenes” for a new coach in college athletics. There are a lot of moving parts!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Throwing the First Pitch at a Giants Game!

I had the opportunity to represent USF and USANA as an Olympian at the Giants game. It was a Northern California Olympians tribute and a I threw out the first pitch at the Giants vs. Rockies game. It was a lot of fun!

I must say it’s more nerve-racking to do that than to shoot a free throw with two seconds left and the team is down by one! I guess you are only good at what you practice!