In previous posts I’ve mentioned we’re a little different than most companies. My wife will tell you that I much prefer to work with, or give my support to local businesses compared to a national company. Absolutely nothing wrong with the national companies, it’s just I much prefer to give my business and support to the local economy. It’s also a much more intimate relationship when you get to know the people you’re dealing with, kind of like your extended family. I’ve found that it’s especially true with families that own rugs, they’ve kind of become an extended family member.
With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to open the curtains and let you see behind the scenes of what we do, and more importantly, who we are as people. As I write this my 15-year-old daughter Lyndsey, is playing in the Winter Bump Volleyball Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC. It’s a 3-day tournament held on Martin Luther King Jr weekend. Teams from around the country come to compete and you have a very high level of competition. I’m very fortunate to help coach these outstanding young ladies. The head coach has won 5 state championships and has sent a plethora of individuals to play in college.
The ladies play 3 matches on Saturday and once scores are entered in the computer, the schedule is set for 3 more matches on Sunday. After Sunday’s matches, the results are then tabulated for the single elimination tournament on Monday. Confused yet? It’s very rigorous………
The ladies competed very well and went 2-1! I’m very proud of our girls with this being the first time they’ve played together. We have 10 athletes that come from 8 different schools. With that, it’s always tricky because they come from different programs and play a different style. Molding these girls together in one cohesive unit isn’t easy but it’s fun watching them come together. We’re teaching them college level plays so it takes a little time to transform that into one unit.
For the local Triangle area, you would be interested knowing that the one team that beat us was from Charlotte and actually had Christian Laettner’s niece on the team. Very good player and an even sweeter young lady. I had the chance to speak to her and Christian’s dad after the match and were super nice. Going 2-1 will send us into a higher bracket for tomorrow….
Is this Groundhog’s Day??? We went 2-1 again! Incredibly proud of our young ladies stepping up and showing what they’re made of. We mixed up our rotation a little bit in order to see if the girls could handle it and also if the team chemistry was better with a different set on the court. They did PHENOMENAL! We went out to eat afterwards and it’s always a great experience getting them together off the court for team bonding. I’ve had 4 of these young ladies for the last 3 years and can tell you they’re incredible ball players, but they’re even better human beings. Win-lose or draw tomorrow, this has been an awesome weekend!
Finished 3rd in the Silver bracket! What an unbelievable last day to a terrific weekend! We beat a top level team in the first match of the day to send us into a no worse position than 3rd in the bracket. We fought hard playing a much bigger (most girls were my size or bigger and I’m 6’1”) and more experienced team. We took them to the end but came up a little short on the scoreboard. Very proud of the young ladies and the heart they showed all weekend. I’m more honored to work with such a fine group of young ladies. These young ladies are a part of our countries future and couldn’t be more proud!
TCV Thunder….you rock!