Thursday, February 26, 2009

Session #3 at CHS

The third session at Carson went incrediably well. We had the Carson HS girl's vb team, the CSUDH women's vb team, the D4K staff, our volunteers (Monica, Rosa/AVP Athlete, and Gray) and AVP athlete, Angela Lewis on hand at this session. D4K is sending a thank you to everyone who came to help :).



Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Session #3 at HHS

Another session has come and past for Hawthorne HS. Every session we are growing in numbers (which is a good thing). Eric Fonoimoana came by for the session to help the kids. Thanks to everyone who came and volunteered!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CSUDH VB program lends a hand to D4K

Dig 4 Kids is glad to have the Cal State Dominguez Hills women's volleyball team is back at the Carson program sessions. Here is a link to a press release on their athletic site:

Toros Volleyball Lends a Hand to 'Digs 4 Kids' at Carson High School

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Carson Session #2 (Spring 09)

The 2nd session at Carson this year proved to be a very successful and LARGE session! With 72 kids (that attended...we were missing 5 students that day), 25+ High Schooler's, 10 volunteers/staff members, and (at one point) 10 members of the CSUDH volleyball was definitely a FULL HOUSE! Eric also spoke to the kids about the importance of education and chasing your dreams....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hawthorne Spring 09 Session #2

The 2nd session at Hawthorne HS went off without a hitch. Some of the Mira Costa HS D4K Service Club members returned along with the Carson HS women's VB team, Jeremy, Vanessa, Joel, and Kimi. Also, D4K VP Albert Hannemann spoke to the kids during the session about Goals.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gold Medal Squared Coaching Clinic/D4K Fundraiser

On February 6-8, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Gold Medal Squared held a Volleyball Coaches Clinic in Daytona Beach, Fla. Proceeds from the clinic went to benefit the D4K Education Foundation. There were 41 attendees for the clinic with people travelling from all over Florida and as far as Georgia, Michigan, Illinois and even Japan to learn from Dr. Carl MGown. Carl has been invloved with USA Volleyball for over 30 years and has been a part of 3 Gold Medal Winning Men's Olympic Volleyball teams, was the head coach for the BYU's Men's Volleyball that won two Naional Championships and coached the LUC to the Swiss Lague Championship.

The 3-day clinic featured instruction from Carl and Chris McGown including video anlysis of the Olympic Gold Medal match between the USA Men's Volleyball team vs. Brazil

Gold Medal Squared runs coaches clinics and satellite volleyball camps throughout the year and across the country.

For more information on GMS camps and clinics, please visit

Monday, February 16, 2009

Elleni Couture Donates Money

On January 24, 2009 Elleni Couture, a shoe and Chocolate store, hosted it's grand opening. 15% of the sales that day went to Dig 4 Kids Education Program, which totaled $1,370. Thank you to Skylar Tourigny (owner of Elleni Couture) and everyone else who attending the Grand Opening. The photo above was from the Beach Reporter.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2009 Spring Carson D4K Session Starts

The 2009 spring Carson HS D4K sessions started yesterday. Currently we have 3 schools that have kids in the program with a fourth one being added next week (which does not include the HS vball teams from Carson HS). With 52 kids, 12 HS volleyball players, 6 workers, and D4K staff, it was a full house. Yesterday was the intro session where everyone introduced them self and then the kids talked about what they want to be when they grow up...

Here are a few pics from yesterday...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

D4K Hawthorne Spring 2009 Sessions Start

The 2009 spring Hawthorne D4K sessions started yesterday. This program continues to become stronger and better (with new schools participating). This program is unique because we are dealing with different school districts in different cities. We had some great help yesterday for the kids too...thanks to the Jeremy Roueche, Mira Costa D4K Service Club for coming (Kam Bain, Sophie Everhard, Mackenzie Green, Tony Ensbury, and Jake Miller), the Carson HS girl's vb team, and Kimi Murphy (along with Brian and Vanessa of course).

Thanks to everyone!! Here are some pics from yesterday's session...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Carson High School Service Club School Cleanup

Here are pictures of Carson HS campus clean-up on Mon, Feb 2nd (thank you Christy). The kids did a good job, stayed cheery, and did get a lot of trash. They are pledging to do this the first Monday of every month. A good start, though, and even though they worried a bit that they looked like they were doing detention, they encouraged each other, and really got a good look at what gets left on the ground on a daily basis.