8/12/2021, 5:30am | The Sandlot | Papillion, NE| 68 degrees. Calm. Clear. Humid.

“Seek out the Small Things to Help Others”

# of PAX:  13

QIC:  Feeney


KOA, Swiper, Jean-Claude, Sparty, Girl Dad


Feeny welcomed the Pax to F3 – reminding them of the mission to Plant, Serve and Grow small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.   One FNG (Justin) 

Feeny went on to cover the 5 core principles of F3. 

1) Open to ALL men.

2)  Always Free. 

3) Always held outdoors

4) Lead in a rotating fashion

5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT). 

Feeney shared the running route with the PAX and we were running by 5:32am.

5:32-6:10 am           

PAX moseyed West on Lincoln Street to 96th Street. We held the groups together for a while and then they started to space themselves out. We ran at a solid pace with PAX running with 2-4 people. Great conversation for all throughout the run. We turned north onto 96th Street and headed toward the Papio Creek Trail. From there, we headed back toward the pond. We were able to get a solid 4.3 miles in with a very solid pace.  PAX members commented after how solid the pace was. We returned to the shovel flags at the Sandlot and completed a round of Sarpy Slammers “Rancid” style.  



            We then went into Name-o-rama. The following member were present for a total of 13 PAX members:  Zorro, Swiper, Ear Tag, Sparty, Feeney, Rooney, Haggis, KOA, Jean-Claude, Justin, Trench, Schrute, High Life

We named our new FNG, Justin.  (Diddy)


Announcements/Prayer Requests: 

PAX asked to pray for Knobs and Gobbler who had been battling some illness recently with themselves and their familiesPAX asked to remember some of the Pop-ups going on around the city.PAX reminded of blood drive on August 27th


PAX members were told a story about legendary Alabama coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant.  The story (in short) revolved around Coach Bryant going to a small town restaurant and getting to know the owner of this cafe when he was in his first week as a coach.  The owner asked for an autographed picture but Coach Bryant was new on the job and didn’t have any.  He told the owner that he would send him one.  

Many people would fail to send it, forget, or just not care, but in the email a couple days later was a picture of Coach Bryant with the caption, “Thanks for the best lunch I’ve ever had” -Paul Bear Bryant

Fast forward 22 years later and Bryant is recruiting an offensive lineman in the state.  The kid decides to go to Auburn instead of Alabama.  No big deal, except the kid calls Coach Bryant 3 days later, and in a disappointed voice asked coach, “Can I still come to Alabama?”  

“Why you sure can son!  What made you change your mind?’ Bryant asked

The young man said, “Well, when I told my granddaddy I was going to Auburn, he threw a fit and threatened to disown me.  See, 22 years ago, you ate at his restaurant and he always talks about how he is your friend.  He said your character is why you are who you are.  You sent him that picture and it is his pride and joy.  Anyone who comes in to the restaurant for the first time, he tells them see that picture?  That’s Bear Bryant and he is my friend.

When telling the story, Bryant said it doesn’t cost much to be nice but it can sure cost a lot when you don’t follow through.  Be great with the small things.  They mean a lot to others.

We ended with a prayer to Sky Q and Girl Dad paid his debts to Feeny by picking up coffee from scooters for coffeteria.


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Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small (free) workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

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