YouTube video by NSGA features some masters track stars

NSGA head kahuna Phil Godfrey opens a 3-minute, 40-second video promoting the National Senior Games — an easy way to spread the message. USATF has a similar project in the works (called “Forever Fast”). John Oleski of Boston is in charge of getting that video made and distributed nationwide, for use by masters at Rotary Club meetings and the like. The NSGA video, produced by Meagan Reidinger, includes clips of Phil Raschker and Kay Glynn vaulting (with Kay’s long hair flying!) Olympian Dick Fosbury (holding a torch) and some putters and runners also are shown, plus a cameo by multi-eventer Kathy Jager at a soccer game. (Traitor!) A relative handful have viewed the NSGA video (under 130). But the idea is to alert friends. Make it go viral!

Just FYI, here’s how the “Forever Fast” project is described in the Indy convention minutes from December 2009:

John Oleski – discussed a MTF Promotional video to attract sponsors and more people to our great sport. USATF management has supported this effort, and a draft of the video was shown. (Excellent video). John expects the final product to last around 12-15 minutes. Filming will continue through 2010. John said he would welcome video from other events. The video is currently titled “Forever Fast”. To implement this nationwide will take many enthusiastic people. Potential audiences:

All sporting events & clinics (youth, open, senior, etc., not just USATF events), showing the video at a table for people to hear & see,
At fitness centers, YMCA, etc.
Potential clubs (not just athletic clubs)
Internet (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.)
Email to all USATF members, a mention in all USATF publications.

The video and real-world implementation needs to clearly tell people what they can do next (i.e., become a member, mention websites, etc.) USATF Development is covering the majority of the costs associated with this video.

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February 8, 2010

2 Responses

  1. Mike Shiaras - February 8, 2010

    Ken: In the video, the third of the four shot put competitors shown is our USTAF thrower Jamie Koch of New Mexico, who is responsible for the shot put exhibition in Albuquerque. Mike

  2. Rob D'Avellar - February 8, 2010

    The video producer should approach AARP and other aging groups to link the video to their Facebook pages. A couple of groups linked my YouTubes of photos of older athletes from the Oshkosh, Lahti and Sydney competitions to Facebook and viewership went into the thousands.

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