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Behind The Smoke: BBQ War Stories

Jun 30, 2017

Shane Walton (@OrganizationsInTraining) of Organizations In Training




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Notre Dame's Shane Walton Has No Regrets:

- Shane Walton, President of Organizations In Training (OIT) in San Diego

- Shawn met Shane at Bishops High School in La Jolla

- Shane was an amazing soccer player and then went to college to walk on and play football at Notre Dame

- Dr. Charlie Marshall helped give Shane Walton some $ to get in to the school (first year tuition)

- Shane had to learn how to be a hardcore student at Bishops, coming from public school (wasn’t easy adjusting)

- Bishops school year's tuition is estimated to range from $22,000 to $23,500, with an annual enrollment fee of $1,700 to $2,200. This includes most field trips, comprehensive college placement counseling and academic, athletic and arts programming, as well as the Expeditionary Learning program. - 100 people in senior class

- Shane worked his ass off in school because he wanted to make a good living for his family and be able to support his family without troubles

- Bishops Football team was small and had only had 30 players 

- Derek went to Kansas State to play football

- Derek wrestled, played baseball, and football

- Shane got a scholarship opportunity from Fresno State but turned it down

- San Diego breeds amazing athletes

- San Diego needs something to rally around SDSU

- Shane went to Notre Dame because of their head soccer coach and how real he was

- Shane was asked to come play 2 years of soccer at Notre Dame and then after his second year he was offered to play football

- Shane played soccer his first year and was All-American his freshman year

- He was just 5’9 165lbs freshman year

- Shane learned a big life lesson at Notre Dame that helped shape him to who he is now

- OIT:

- Shane learned a lot of great life lessons by doing so many hours of community service in school

- "It’s so important to always give back"

- In 2015, Shane with OIT, helped save Spring Valley BBQ Fest by stepping up to be the sponsor

- OIT - parent training - teacher training - OIT teaches to go to the “need” look through the behavior - OIT works with students to really dive into self-awareness

- OIT - started as Family in Training

- The Monarch School downtown SD - training, leadership skills, going on 6th year:

- OIT 8/13 Karl Strauss event center - OIT trying to raise $100K

- Cali Comfort BBQ wouldn’t be anything without charity - Gene Goycochea

- Shane Walton Foundation - Golf Tournament

- Nike commercial with LT -Gates Merman Rivers - Shane (motion man #18)

- Notre Dame highlight reel

- In Notre Dame, it wasn't easy to get scheduled for a hair cut. No calling for appts, waiting 3 hrs to get your cut, so Shane grew his hair out!

- August 13th 3-6pm fundraiser event - come and learn about OIT

- Cali Comfort BBQ catering OIT fundraiser

- DONATIONS available on OIT website

- BBQ brings people together, always

- Giving back is so important to Cali Comfort BBQ , VFM , OIT

- OIT charity for Del Mar BBQ State Championship

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