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We are excited to announce that Love In Stereo will be part of TEDxYouthDay!
This Saturday November 19, Brad Montague, part of the team behind Love In Stereo, will be speaking at TEDxYouthNashville.
TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events that will happen all around the world on the weekend around Universal Children’s Day, from November 19 – 21. Brad will be speaking on the magic that happens when you combine compassion, creativity and collaboration.
There are a ton of reasons why we’re excited about our upcoming Love In Stereo kids album, here’s a big one:
Meet Nathan Durfee.
As an artist – his work has been celebrated and featured all over and as a person – he’s as good as they come. We approached Nathan about incorporating some of his work into this project. He not only said yes, he set out to make sure it was exactly what the project needed. He’s not only ridiculously talented, he has a heart for people.
We can’t wait for you to see the album art. It’s fun. It’s intelligent. It’s witty. It’s absolutely him.
The album is coming out next month. Get excited.
Here’s some of his work, just to give you an idea of what to expect:
We have a ton of people to thank. The past few weeks have been exciting as we’ve watched the entire Love In Stereo community come together to help start off a project we really feel will be something special.
The above video features two awesome kids: Robbie and Alexia. They have Osteogenesis Imperfecta, often times referred to as “brittle bone disease.” These kids are just two of the countless who’ve been impacted by Special Needs Athletics in Jackson, TN. Here they says thanks (in their own way) to all the people who gave to help make this happen!
We want to say a quick word about how awesome Kickstarter is. This past summer we started talking about doing the project. We came really close to launching it in July. Thankfully we didn’t. They sent us some notes on ways to improve it that would help make it more effective and get more people involved. We listened and it worked. They know what they’re doing.
In case you’re fresh to the site and aren’t sure why we’re even thanking people, check out this original post.
The bottom line: Special Needs Athletics in Jackson, TN is impacting lives. They need funds to help build a sportsplex. It’s going to take a lot of people. We want that to happen. We’re putting out an album called ‘One For The Team’. It features artists like They Might Be Giants, Katie Herzig, Lauren Zettler, Bess Rogers, Shaky Voices, Supercute, Snowglobe, Jason Trachtenburg and more. Through Kickstarter and other efforts (including an incredible fundraiser put on by students in Texas — more on that for another post) we were able to raise over $3,000 which will enable us to more than cover the cost of printing and allow the entire album profits to go to the team.
The album releases in February. We want it to spread the love, joy and amazing story of what’s happening with the special needs community here in West TN all over the globe.
So . . . thank you. Thank you to friends, old and new, who helped. Because of you even more great things are about to happen. In addition to helping the crew at Special Needs Athletics, you’ve pumped us up. We’re fully enlivened by this whole project. You’ve encouraged us. Thank you.
It’s just a fact: you guys are awesome.
Thank you for making these past few weeks so fun! You’ve been spreading the news about this project all over the place and have helped us so much.
As we inch closer and closer I wanted to just remind you of how important you are to this.
Last week we got an email from a guy who is working to start a special needs athletics program in his town – because he was inspired by this project. Unreal. The album isn’t even out yet, the money isn’t fully funded yet and already so much good has happened. Do you realize how many new people have heard about this incredible team and program? I hope you understand what a special thing we are all a part of.
We’re getting excited about the next steps – about even more people discovering the awesomeness of these kids, about helping make their new field a reality and about continuing to spread the love that started this and caused Michael Richerson to step out and create Special Needs Baseball for his community.
We really can’t thank you enough. It’s going to be so cool when this all comes together and we can see all the names that pitched in to do some good!
If the world were a Twinkie – you guys would totally be the cream filling.