Sunday, May 22, 2011

Matt's fans have something to say

On May 12th Matt asked his Facebook friends on his RealMattRoloff fan page to suggest a new favorite quote to him. He received over 600 responses and has been sifting through them picking out some of his favorites. He asked me to post them here so below is the list including the person’s name who posted it.

1. Jason Blackwood: “Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” ~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson

2. Theresa Bolyard Newton Goodrich: “If common sense were more common, everyone would have it”

3. Whitney Lynne Watson: “Great minds have purpose others have wishes”

4. Suzanne Lonsdale Veter: “I'm still learning” ~ Michelangelo

5. Lori Hoyle Diaz: “Sometimes you’re the windshield. Sometimes you’re the bug”

6. Jim Balister: “Little minds talk about other people, bigger minds talk about events. But great minds talk about ideas”

7. Bonnie Jones: “It doesn't cost anything to be nice”

8. Sarah Bennett: “Fear not for I am with you says the Lord”

9. Amber Dawn Haag: “Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they're open”

10. Sarah Bennett: “Our lives are a puzzle and we are just a small piece. But God already knows the whole picture”

11. Pamela Bendall Rouleau: “A positive thinker sees the invisible...feels the intangible ...and achieves the impossible”

12. Joann Keller Murray: “The view is always better from the high road”

13. Stephanie Moreau: ‎"The road to success is ALWAYS under construction"

14. Corrina Warner Kubas: “Even if you're on the right track you can still get run over if you just sit there!”

15.Mary Ann Liotta: ‎"Imagination is more important than knowledge !" ~ Albert Einstein

16. Donald Bledsoe: "Expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected”

17. Kayla Megan Bagley and Danette A Shoop: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”

18. ‎Victoria J Aplin: "Those who mind don't matter - those who matter don't mind"

19. Melissa Hellstrom Driscoll: ”Never criticize someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. That way you are a mile away from them when you say it and you have their shoes”

20. Joe Roberts: ‎"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." ~ Mark Twain

21.Melissa Craig Derrick: ‎"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." ~ Scott Hamilton

22. Shirley Sword: "Life is a work of art, designed by the one who lives it."

23. Gordon Skead: “The quickest way to become an old dog is not to learn any new tricks”

24. Corinne Root- Laurence: “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” ~ Herm Albright

25. Betty Veno Bennette: ‎"Yesterday I stood on the edge of the abyss... Today, I am one step further." ~ Annonymous

26. Charlene J. Rush: “Live the kind of life that lets you sell your parrot to the town gossip without any worries!

27. Tom Summerville: “I've done so much with so little, for so long, that now I can do almost anything, with almost nothing”

28. Denise Pearson: “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway” ~ John Wayne

29. Angela Byrd: ‎"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what they are built for” ~ William Shedd

30. Janice Crawford: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

Matt Thanks all the people who posted a quote, he enjoyed reading them all. He wishes he could've included everyone in this list, but if you want to read all the great quotes go to Matt’s facebook post dated May 12 at 9:18pm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Montana Loves Matt Roloff!

NBC Montana News Story: "TV Celebrity To Help Kick Off Special Olympics Montana"

Matt was greeted with an enthusiastic welcome when he flew into Montana for the opening ceremonies of the Montana Special Olympic Games.

When talking to the reporter about speaking at the ceremony Matt said, "I always hope to inspire people. To cheer them on and, inevitably, it ends up inspiring me. To see athletes like this do so well and to be so proud of what they're accomplishing and to be loud and proud and out there doing things with their life,"

Click link below to read more from NBC Montana:

Story from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle:

"Special Olympics teaches respect, resilience"

Matt spoke to thousands of Special Olympic athletes, coaches, parents and supporters at the opening ceremony kicking off the 3 day sports event. "People sometimes feel sorry for us - me because I'm short. I don't walk the same; maybe we don't talk the same, but we are the same," he said to a roar of approval from the crowd. "We're loud and we're proud."

To Read the rest of the Bozeman Chronicle story click link:

Friday, May 6, 2011

Matt Roloff is headed to Big Sky Country

Matt Roloff is honored to be a part of the opening ceremonies to kick off the state of Montana’s Special Olympics Summer games 2011. Their theme this year of “Living A Little Louder” is tailor made for Matt. He will be speaking to a crowd of over 9000, including 1000 competing athletes, so being a little loud will no doubt come in handy. If you are in the area, Matt encourages you to come out and support the games.

May 11-13
Montana Special Olympics Summer Games
Montana State University Campus and beyond

“Centered at the MSU sports facilities and branching out to local bowling, aquatics, kayak, cycling and golf locations, the competition unfolds in a swell of intensity and joy. Athletes work hard to get to the Games. Following eight weeks of rigorous training, they are ready to show their talent and earn their medals. They will not disappoint.”

About Special Olympics:
Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to 2.5 million adults and children with intellectual disabilities across 165 countries. The Special Olympics movement offers one of the world’s greatest platforms for acceptance and inclusion for all people–regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences. Find out how you can become involved at or for Montana Special Olympics:

“There’s One Team.  We’re All On It.”


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