Monday, June 23, 2014

Managers On A Mission (taking over #WakingWithPurpose)

As many may have seen through my Twitter account @cking1224 and on the top of my blog (a link - MOAM) a connection I have with Managers On A Mission.  


Around this time last year Drew Boe (former GA for football at Virginia Tech) and three other former student managers of athletic programs around the country launched the non-profit organization Managers On A Mission.  

Throughout 2013 I knew God kept putting MOAM on my heart and wanting me to be more involved with it in some capacity as I kept telling Morgann how awesome I thought it was and kept looking at what God was doing through the men who started it and their ultimate goal of serving His Kingdom.  With this on my heart and mind, and a conversation with Chad Atherton (former GA for football at Virginia Tech and now board member for MOAM)  I started to pray about what/how I could be a part of Managers On A Mission.

In January of this year God finally put it on my heart to call Drew Boe and express to him how I wanted to be fully involved in what Managers On A Mission is all about!

Six months later now and God has lead me to the opportunity to start posting my #WakingWithPurpose tweets (WHY WAKING WITH A PURPOSE BLOG LINK) through the MOAM twitter account (MOAM Twitter), which I am super pumped about because I feel MOAM is definitely a representation of what God speaks through those tweets at 4 am each morning!


Managers On A Mission is a non-profit organization that was established to develop ‘uncommon’ leaders that will maximize the utilization of the prominent and influential platform afforded to sports leaders.  MOAM prepares and equips college athletic student managers for the challenges, pressures and temptations of the industry through connecting these future industry leaders with resources and programs. The focus of these is to challenge them to become men and women of character, integrity and courage, who exhibit both confidence and humility and who know the value of family and faith. Through service projects and mission trips, both domestically and internationally, MOAM encourages student managers to walk a path towards living a life of true significance.

Managers On A Mission was founded by four former student managers with the assistance of our mentors Tubby Smith, Frank Beamer, and Equipment Managers throughout the country.

One of the biggest programs MOAM offers is a fully funded mission trip to an orphanage in Africa. Just as student managers are the future leaders of sport, the millions of orphans throughout Africa are the future leaders of their respective countries. This is why MOAM is committed to connecting the best servant leaders in sport, student managers, with this transformational opportunity the mission trip experience offers.

We also fund student manager led service projects throughout the United States and exclusive student manager scholarship programs. This past Fall MOAM was able to distribute 150 copies of “The Jersey Effect” to student managers throughout the country and look to build upon this with further scholarship programs.  If interested please visit (

Our 100% volunteer driven nonprofit organization is able to accomplish our mission through donations of used/excess sports apparel from coaches, and support staff members of College Football and NFL teams throughout the country. These donations typically come in 2 ways.

1. Through coaches/support staff cleaning out their lockers each year as the new season’s apparel is issued.

2. After coaches/support staff transition from one program to another, and are no longer in need of the previous team’s apparel. For example, see our generous donation from Tubby Smith after he was fired at MN HERE (

These used items still contain unbelievable value that fund our programs as they are sold 100% for charity through our online eBay Giving Works store -

A 100% volunteer staff also allows MOAM to ensure all donations go directly to programs and scholarships.  

Don't forget to follow MOAM on twitter (MOAM Twitter) if you enjoy my tweets each morning for #WakingWithPurpose!  We at Managers On A Mission look forward to continued prayer as MOAM goes forward with our mission of serving God's Kingdom!

(Drew Boe - President, Managers On A Mission)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monthly Challenge - JUNE

Oh man am I glad that May's monthly challenge is over!!!

Just too put it bluntly - that wasn't fun at all!

No cereal for a whole month, out of the all the challenges for the year so far, this is the first one that I can say that there is no doubt in my mind that I will never try again!!!  Ever!

First week was fine, but then after that you just get tired of making eggs, waffles, pancakes, etc

(First bowl or should I say 4 bowls were straight Golden Grahams)

Positives of this past month? Umm... (maybe that is why I won't ever do it again)

I guess the positive is I really have about 6 different ways I can make eggs now, I even know how to make 3 different types of scrambled eggs.  I found out that the WalMart Blueberry waffles are actually better for you and cheaper than the Trader Joe's Blueberry Waffles, who would have thought?

So with that said, we will put that in the past an never really bring up the idea of a no cereal month again!

Now on to June, where instead of taking something away I am adding something...

(the key - it cannot be part of a workout)

I am horrible at pull-ups!  I think some people's bodies are just made for Pull-Ups, well mine is not.  I have never been good at pull-ups so I am looking forward to this.  My goal by the end of the month is to be able to do 30 while only using no more than 3 different sets and possibly completing that under a 5 minute period, we will see!

Bring on the Total Gym!