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It's a love story, baby just say yes

Posted on 29 May 2018

I like to romanticize our story, how we got started, or really how we began anew. I’ve fallen in love with the memory of a phone call that from an old friend, but always a good friend, who was coming back in town for a party 52 years in the making. I remember fondly my first date with this fire that, since that day, has set my whole world ablaze. A fire that was kindled in the streets of Cleveland, a fire that was stoked by the kid from Akron who left a couple kids from Solon begging the question, “why not us?”

Yes, I’ve fallen in love with that chapter of our fairy tale, but our story starts long before that homecoming. The passion that guides us was picked up somewhere between long shots, and close relationships. Around the bend from doubters who told us we couldn’t even get started, and just past loved ones who’d never let us quit. Across from parents, teachers, and coaches who invested their heart and soul in us, right next to mentors and leaders who stand in front of us. It’s been quite a journey for us to get to this point, but we’re ready for our arrival.

You see the thing is, our story has always been a love story. Love got us started long ago, love brought us together that fateful day in Cleveland, and love will march us forward. Love for everyone who seeded this passion within us, love for this group of brothers that have banded together, and love for everyone who we haven’t had the opportunity to meet yet, but we hope to impact along our way.

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