So this week we have a few very special East Nasties of the Week: The Interns! If you know anything about East Nasty, you should know that we love giving back to the East Nashville community. We’ve previously sponsored track teams and donated shoes to students, but this summer we did something a little different. We’ve had three summer interns from Stratford High School who have helped out each Wednesday night for the past 9 weeks. While interning with East Nasty, they’ve helped with setting up prior to the runs which included setting up the water, map, and sound system and then cleaning up after the runs.
For their participation in the East Nasty Internship, in partnership with Nashville Running Company, The Interns were compensated with some pretty sweet running gear! After working for 4 weeks they were able to pick out a new pair of shoes. After 6 weeks they were able to pick out a pair of spikes. And after 9 weeks they received a GPS running watch. Thank you NRC!
Please give a big virtual applause for the three newest East Nasties of the Week: Ambrose, Jack, and Treyvon!
Ambrose heard about the internship from his mom. His favorite sport is cross-country, but before the internship he rarely ran. East Nasty helped him discover how much fun running could be and now he runs about 20 miles a week and in two races a week! This summer while interning Ambrose learned, “if you push yourself you can accomplish almost anything and that running is a lot of fun.” Ambrose you are wise beyond your years!
Jack has run cross-country for his high school team for the past two years, but his favorite sport is tennis. He learned about the internship from his school through his participation with the cross-country team. While participating in the program Jack says he learned how to set up the water and the speaker system. Running seems to be a family affair for Jack’s family as several of his siblings have come out and run with East Nasty too. I’ve also heard that one of Jack’s siblings is interested in the program for next year!
Treyvon also runs cross-country for his school and learned about the internship program through his coach. Track and field is his favorite sport. Treyvon was a runner before the internship and has run in plenty of races through the track team. He enjoyed the internship with East Nasty because it allowed him to reach out and help the community.
I would also like to thank the parents of these wonderful interns. Without their support this program would not have been possible. Thank you for allowing your children to gain some valuable experience and to spend their Wednesday evenings with the East Nasty Running Club.We are grateful for their service!
Ambrose, Jack and Treyvon I hope to see you on a Wednesday night soon and keep on running!