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Lorrie Miller, Ph.D.
Lorrie Miller, Ph.D.
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Tonight, my son Wolf gasped--a happy and surprised sort of sound, from the couch across from me as he checked his email. He closed the lid and bolted to the phone. I didn't listen--very much. I heard a lot of thank yous.
Then he dance, skipped, twirled into the living room. "That was the best phone call in my whole life." His eyes, his face, his 'I just scored big time' arm crunch. 'That was Landy and they have a new board for me, and I don't have to pay for it and they want me to come into the shop to talk about putting me up on the factory team page.'
'Does this mean what I think it does?'
Aside from stepping up onto a hay podium following screaming speeds at the head of his or her final heat, sponsorship is probably the biggest achievement in a longboarder’s sporting career.
As a parent, I am not entirely sure what the implications are, but he's happy and now he can save his money for new leathers rather than a new board--which happened to be the board that he was going to buy. Well there you have it, it's not the Eh team, but the kid is 15 and has only been racing a year. The Eh team can wait. I'd love to hear from anyone else with their sponsorship stories, and their fast kids.