Gratitude

On behalf of myself and the rest of the Game On 13 family, I wanted to say thank you to the incredible athletes, parents, trainers, teammates and staff members I have had the fortune of working with . I am truly grateful.

I am even more thankful for the community we have been able to curate at Game On 13 and all of the hard work we’ve put in to make this facility a place people look forward to coming to. I am so honored to have built new partnerships this year to deliver the best and brightest talent to develop the most impactful programs that we can. At the end of the day, the chance to present athletes with boundless opportunity is what I am most grateful for.

This Thanksgiving,  I ask that you remember what is truly important:

Your Family

Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they're driving you crazy. Family is not only your blood relatives are - it can be your group of friends, your teammates, your classmates - anyone! These are the people who know you the best and who love you - stick by them. Defend them. Honor them. Life is short.

Your Health

There is nothing more important than good health - it’s our most important asset. The holidays are certainly time to indulge a little. This year I am challenging you to get active after your indulgence. Take a walk with your family after the big meal on Thursday, or make plans to meet up with friends at our Saturday morning Bootcamp and enjoy that second serving of mashed potatoes. Being active every day is something I recommend to everyone I meet and certainly something that is necessary if you’re a serious athlete.

Your Attitude
I’ve talked about this before but your attitude is everything. Each day, I come in with a positive attitude, trying to get better. We can choose an inner dialogue of self-encouragement and self-motivation, or we can choose one of self-defeat and self-pity. It’s a power we all have. Each of us encounters hard times, hurt feelings, heartache, and physical and emotional pain. The key is to realize it’s not what happens to you that matters; it’s how you choose to respond.

In this season of gratitude, I want to offer my heartfelt thanks to each and every member of our Family for being so good, good at what you do, and good to us. My wish for you is good health and a positive attitude.

Please enjoy this time with your families, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

eric holtz