For many athletes, the Olympics are a far off destination. For this Colorado resident, the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is home. Born and raised in Parker, Colorado, Stephen Garbett is going for the Gold, training in hopes of competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Nick Pellegrini, a Leeds Business School student at the University of Colorado and a member of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, is taking on an unforgettable experience and riding his bike across the country.
Trackside, as the 8-year-old Quarter Midget racer from Denver, Colorado, prepares to compete against drivers four to six years his senior, you might wonder what kind of character it takes to overcome such a disadvantage in age.
When it comes to the holidays, there are a few things you can almost always count on: The rekindling of your love-hate relationship with Christmas music, epic Black Friday throwdown videos, and of course, lots and lots of indulging. And while it may seem like a far off feat, there are things you can do to help avoid the unwanted consequences of all that merry consumption, while still enjoying the good times (and even better food) that come with the holiday season.
With the Major League World Series upon us, we got to thinking…how did the sport of baseball fall for sunflower seeds? Now, the two are practically like peanut butter and jelly. Mario Kart and Nintendo 64. Even in little league, it is a common site to see kids chewing and spitting seeds before every pitch. Yet, there was once a time when baseball players chewing on this delicious snack was not a familiar sight.
Kick off football season the right way with tailgating grub that will not only win over your taste buds, but will also give you the energy and stamina you need to cheer on your favorite team. We’re not talking about the same old hot dogs you throw on the grill with a plastic fork, or the cold deli meats you happen to pick up in passing. Oh no, we’re talking American-made, flavor-packed, all-natural goodness.
Small, but mighty beyond belief, the sunflower seed might just be this year’s back-to-school snack secret weapon for energy, stamina and overall health. Here are five reasons why you (or the kiddos) should get crackin’ before heading back to the classroom chaos:
Sunflower seeds are one of the unique crops native to the American continents that are still popular today. Cultivated as early as 3000 B.C., Native American tribes honored the sunflower, using the seeds for food and oil, and other parts of the plant in ceremonies, clothing, and medicine.
With summer in full force, it’s time to head out and spend some quality time with everyone’s favorite lady, Mother Nature. But before heading into the wild, make sure to equip yourself with some essential, and dare we say genius, gear and goodies to guarantee you’ll be a happy camper.
There’s no denying that sunflower seed eating in baseball is a solid tradition. Maybe it’s the slow pace of the game, the nervous energy in the dugout, or a learned behavior from watching baseball players over the decades eat sunflower seeds. Whatever it is, it’s a tradition we embrace.
Ready for some baseball? We are. Opening Day is April 6th, and it can’t come soon enough.
To celebrate the time-honored tradition of eating sunflower seeds at baseball games, Chinook Seedery is giving away one year’s supply of the tastiest sunflower seeds to one lucky winner. (And consolation prizes to the top five runners-up.)
Sunflowers are a gorgeous addition to any garden and are widely cultivated due to the variety of uses for their seeds. This list of facts shows that there’s more than meets the eye with this towering flower!