Tuesday, June 01, 2010

So What is the Winning Formula?

On February 7, 2010 the New Orleans Saints were victorious over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. This was the 44th time where an NFL team has put together the winning formula and became Super Bowl Champs. So what is this "winning formula" that these organizations have had over the years, that has contributed to reaching the ultimate goal and accomplishment in the National Football League? Is the formula having phenomenal players, a great coaching staff, a diligent front office, die-hard fans, top notch facilities? Is it a combination of all or is it a variety of those plus more that has contributed to the various NFL organizations who have hoisted what is now called the Vince Lombardi Trophy?

Sports critics would say that the New Orleans Saints had a great team with a prolific offense, a very tough defense, a league leading quarterback, great decision makers in the front office, and a city and maybe even a nation that (secretly) supported the New Orleans Saints football team and really the city that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. There are those who can and probably do argue that there were other factors that contributed to the winning formula for the Super Bowl Champs this year.

Here in the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection's organization we are looking for that same winning formula as well. We are not only looking to be a championship team that wins a championship, we would like to be considered a dynasty; with the proper winning formula that would lead us to numerous championship title shots.

We are nearly completing our 2010-2011 season and at this point a 2010-2011 season and beyond may be a dream and not reality, and with that being said a winning formula is definitely needed! We have a pretty good history in this league, with many of our players retiring from the league and going on to do positive things in their life. Our facility is clean, safe, easily accessible to many, and equipped with what we consider are the necessities that our players and coaches need to be successful. The reviews that our organization gets in the media and from other organizations in the league is positive.

So what is the winning formula that our organization needs to be successful? Are there changes that need to be made in our playbook, changes in our personnel and fan base, and/or our mission and goals or is the problem solely in our financial status and fundraising tactics? We are continuing looking to find the winning formula that the Cabrini Connections' program needs to be successful, but we are looking for the winning formula for all tutoring/mentoring programs to be successful as well. Unlike in the National Football League where teams compete against each other to be number one at the end of the season, in this tutoring/mentoring league winning is when each and every player, each and every coach, and each and every organization in the league has the necessary resources that contribute to the winning formula.

We will continue to search for the winning formula for the Cabrini Connections' program so that we are not only in the league for the 2010-2011 season, but we will continue to search so that we are contenders for the championship at the end of the season and for years to come. One of the key components to this winning formula is DOLLARS that contributes to other resources within the formula, and Cabrini Connections is in need!!! We need more and more die-hard fans of Cabrini Connections to step forward and cheer us on. So instead of tailgating, painting your face, and yelling to you lose your voice...simply show support by clicking a button and donating to Cabrini Connections

"Go Team!"

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Change on a team is good, there is always room for improvement and by applying a few changes time to time you will have a better result when you hit that touch down. Great blog EL!