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Supporting Our Young Athletes – Just a Kid with a Dream

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with SheSpeaks and POWERADE. All opinions are 100% my own.


I remember when my oldest son was growing up trying to find a sport that he was interested in playing. It wasn’t easy because from a very early age he just didn’t have any interest in sports. He did one year of t-ball but he just never really liked it. He did, on the other hand, LOVE computers and video games. I finally realized that he just wasn’t going to ever be a professional football player or the next Kobe Bryant and my husband (his stepfather) decided to join him on a new journey by putting his black belt to use and becoming an instructor. What better way to inspire your young athlete than to join them become part of the journey, so together they bonded through martial arts.


As a parent it is important to remember that athletes come in all shapes and sizes and what interests one young athlete might not fit another.  However, there is potential in all of us.  No matter what you achieve in life, you start in the same place as everyone else:  as a kid full of potential and big dreams.  At the end of the day, we are all “just a kid” from somewhere. 

POWERADE believes that with the right motivation these everyday athletes can realize their potential and one day be the athletes that they look up to. Sports have a major impact on our communities. Whether it is t-ball or the pros, every athlete in every league has a story waiting to be told.

When my son got his very first trophy after advancing from a purple belt to a blue belt he realized his true potential and it was a huge boost to his self-esteem and it was an amazing bonding experience for his step-dad to be there to award him with his new belt. These are the moments that our young adults remember for a lifetime and POWERADE and Walmart recognize that were all #JustAKidFrom somewhere on a journey to be the best in the sport they love, whatever it is.

Represent your somewhere with custom “Just a Kid” apparel that features where you’re from here. All net proceeds from the sale of “Just a Kid” apparel goes to the Boys & Girls Club of America.



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Walmart Linkhttp://www.us.powerade.com/walmart/#pov2
Find your “Just a Kid” Apparel at justakidfrom.powerade.com

When shoppers purchase two 8-packs of 20 oz POWERADE at Walmart, they’ll be able to go online, submit their receipt, and order a free custom “Just a Kid” reusable sports bottle. Go to http://www.us.powerade.com/walmart/#pov2 to learn more.  The offer is good until April 4, 2016 or while supplies last.




The ION4® Advanced Electrolyte System helps replenish four electrolytes lost in sweat: sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. POWERADE is formulated with a 6% carbohydrate solution to help provide energy to working muscles, and vitamins B3, B6 and B12. POWERADE comes in great tasting flavors and has been helping keep athletes hydrated for decades.  POWERADE ZEROTM features the same hydration benefits of classic POWERADE but with ZERO calories.



POWERADE flavors:


  • Mountain Berry Blast®
  • Fruit Punch
  • Orange
  • Grape
  • Lemon Lime


POWERADE Zero flavors:


  • Mixed Berry
  • Grape Zero


POWERADE is available for everyday low prices and in multipack assortment of sizes at Walmart and Walmart.com.