Absolutely Natural Welcomes Michele Smith

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

We have a lot of visitors to our Absolutely Natural offices and factory in Melbourne Florida from all over the world. It’s something we enjoy and we welcome anyone who wants to see our facility.

And this week we had a very special visitor, Michele Smith, world renowned softball player and television announcer for women’s softball. Michele is a two time gold medalist in the Olympic Games first in Atlanta in 1996 and again in Sydney in 2000. What an honor it was to have an Olympian in our building and as a huge fan of women’s softball, I have to admit to being a bit awestruck.

 On a side note, those of you who know me well know of my athletic past and most notably 19 years of amateur wrestling through college and beyond. You might be a bit surprised that my favorite team event to watch is not the Super Bowl, World Series or NBA, but rather collegiate softball. The skill level is amazing but what impresses me is the purity of the sport. There is tough competition but also an esprit de corps non parallel in sports today as well as an enthusiasm seldom seen in any aspect of life. If you haven’t watched the College World Series, give it a chance next year.

Back to Michele. Her resume is too long to list in this blog highlighted by the Olympics and All American status during her collegiate days at Oklahoma State University. She relaxes now by training for triathlons and 60 mile bike rides are no big deal for her.

 So, it was thrilling to spend some time with her, and I want all of our good friends and customers from the last 20 years to put Sunday, August 19th on your calendars. That afternoon, Michele is making history again as she will become the first woman to call a Major League baseball game. She will be on the microphone when the Los Angeles Dodgers meet the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. The game is being televised on TNT and game time is 1:35 pm.

 Good luck to you Michele.

 Best regards

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