Every television wedding has its own idiosyncrasies. Because of my background in television, I always ask what they need from me. Do they want a regular, full-length ceremony where they will edit the clips they want or do they need me to fit a specific time frame? For Gabi and Charlie's wedding on "Home and Family" on the Hallmark channel I had to fit the ceremony into a ten minute segment that included the processional and comments from the show hosts. So that gave me about five minutes to do my part. Because of the time limitations, I only asked the couple what they wanted to say to each other during the Vows and Ring Exchange. We came in right on time for the production team. Smiles, hugs and love everywhere!
Clint "Richards" Hufft, long-time MC for the Arnold Sports Festival, agrees. “When it comes to these children, it truly is the concept of ‘it takes a village.’ It’s a mindset. We as adults must ask ourselves, ‘What can we do to improve the quality of life for this child?’ Everything that a child needs in order to learn how society works, sports provides them with a vehicle by which they can do just that. ‘Here are the rules. You must play by the rules, and if you don’t play by the rules, you don’t get to play.’ And in society, if you don’t play by the rules, and you get caught, there are definite consequences. So sports establishes these parameters in terms of ‘life beyond.’ As a parent, I’m very clear in the fact that my only job is to make sure my kids are ready to be good adults.” The question of “What makes a young person into an Arnold Sports Festival athlete?” seems to have a unanimous answers; influence, exposure, opportunity, and mentorship. The success of these kids is greatly based upon the presence of dedicated adults who offer their unfailing support and encouragement, and create continuous opportunities for learning and growth.
HealthyReferral.com--http://healthyreferral.com/2016/03/start-activestay-active-the-culture-of-the-young-athlete-the-arnold-sports-festival-in-columbus-ohio/, Sarah Serafini-Writer, 3/21/16