Rowdy Gaines is, in a single word, inspirational. He’s also humble and would prefer that the spotlight be pointed at just about anyone other than himself. That’s why when we awarded Rowdy Gaines with the Growing Bolder Inspirational Award at his annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic swim meet, we weren’t at all surprised that he graciously accepted and almost immediately went back to doing what he does best: helping to motivate, encourage and celebrate everyone around him.
iBrand is a new book from Pamela and Olivia Sain in tribute to Gary Sain, the branding expert and tourism executive who died suddenly in 2012. It’s a showcase of his published articles, notes, presentations, testimonials from friends and much more, and celebrates the good life lessons that they fear are in danger of becoming obsolete.
Allegro Presents The 2016 Growing Bolder Awards winners included a 296-time triathlete (and cancer survivor), a playwright, a 71-year-old record-holding skydiver, an Air Force Chaplain and a groundbreaking visionary who founded the nurse practitioner movement.
Surviving & Thriving shines a spotlight on those who’ve overcome the kinds of challenges we all face in life and come out on the other side — stronger than ever. It tells the stories of those who’ve survived these obstacles and want to help you keep moving forward on your journey, too.
If you’re going to run — why not do it for a great cause? Since 1999, Kids House has been a safe and caring place where child victims of abuse in Central Florida can find compassionate care and healing. Each year, thousands of children are helped, and their families are offered services and counseling
Margaret Kohn plans to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in honor of the victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting, despite her diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
While Graham Johnston might be known as “the old fossil,” he is anything but petrified or prehistoric. This 85-year-old might be called one of the world’s foremost “aqua-tourists.” We catch him action at a swim meet, where he not only sets even more world records, he shares tales from the road and his fascinating life.
With her rainbow swim cap and megawatt smile, swimmer Charlotte Sanddal is hard to miss in the pool. Then when you discover she’s not only a national champion, she’s also 94 years old, you realize you’re never going to forget her.
Toto was one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and the voice of Bobby Kimball was one of the reasons why. Now 69, he explains how his passion for performing keeps him on the road more than 250 days a year and makes him feel better than he’s ever felt in his life.
John Seevers was born with birth defects in both legs. A series of surgeries led doctors to perform a double rotation — turning his forward-facing feet backwards. He doesn’t want you to feel sorry for him or to tell him to “hang in there.” He wants you to watch him racing hard against able-bodied swimmers, setting records in the process, and realize that we’re all capable of standing tall.