Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Updated: EuroGames 2016 - Athletic Gear

EuroGames 2016 - Athletic Gear

(Updated: June 15, 2016 - 11:09am)

Phoenix PRIDE Parade 2016: a reminder of hate and homophobia that empowers me to love stronger through art and fashion design. 

(Updated: June 15, 2016 - 10:56am)
Source: George Melichar - Athletic Shirt Sleeve

(Updated: June 15, 2016 - 9:20am)

Source: George Melichar - Textile Design


Event: EuroGames 2016 Helsinki, Finland - Europe

Sport: Track & Field + Running

Inspiration: Global Friendship, Pride, Diversity and Remembrance

Source: George Melichar - EuroGames 2016 athletic gear designed by George Melichar

Key Design Features:

- individual custom design pattern

- individually designed textile

- machine applique flur de lis

- hand embroidered George Melichar name patch

- decorative stitching

- 100% recycled cotton textile

Source: George Melichar - textile colors: light. pink, light blue, sky blue, red, navy blue & leopard print

More updates to come....

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Treme Murder May 23, 2016

Treme Murder May 23, 2016

(Updated: June 19, 2016 - 8:33pm)

Source: George Melichar - In Memory of Devin "Goddess" Diamond & Erica Davis

(Original Story: May 24, 2016)

Source: George Melichar - Rampart Street Streetcar track construction 2016

The daily exploration of neighborhoods, discovering historical landmarks and authentic unplanned moments makes running in New Orleans, Louisiana - USA a community experience. My daily training route starts in the French Quarter, over the streetcar track construction on Rampart Street to the Treme, and into Louis Armstrong Park. Once I turn right onto North Villere Street I pass the Treme center, a local coffee shops morning brew scent in the air and try to make it past Joseph Craig Elementary School before the vehicles, students, parents and faculty descend into the neighborhood. Once I have passed the school I continue down North Villere Street and make a left on Governor Nicholls Street to cross North Claiborne Avenue to pass under Interstate 10, intersect with Bayou Road to Esplanade Avenue and head to New Orleans City Park. Athletes connect with volunteers they see yearly at a race and/or sporting event. Equally I have connected with New Orleans neighborhood communities and the people I see daily with a simple good morning, smile or thumbs-up.

Source: George Melichar - North Robertson Street & Governor Nicholls Street, New Orleans

On Monday, May 23, 2016 WWL-TV (Channel 4) reported "twenty-four year old Erica Davis was gunned down just a few blocks from her home on Dumaine Street" as she headed to the bus to go to work.

Today on my training run I stopped by the site of the murder. The neighborhood was quiet and the construction on the house on Governor Nicholls Street had resumed. You would not have know an act of gun violence happened less the 24 hours before. The black vehicle where her backpack and shoe laid near was still in the same parking spot in the street.

Source: George Melichar - the approximate site of Erica Davis's murder

I was taken aback by emotion and an area residents family member came out to say hello. He recognized me from my daily training runs and asked me how my training was going. Although I did not know Erica Davis; we are all connected as global citizens. Today my steps towards the March To Equality are in honor of all those effected by gun violence and in memory of New Orleanian Erica Davis.

Source: George Melichar - the approximate location of Erica Davis's murder

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WWL-TV (Channel 4) - www.wwltv.com

Monday, May 23, 2016

March To Equality

March To Equality
#MarchToEquality #MTE

As of May 2016 74 countries have laws criminalizing homosexuality! By participating in the March To Equality you are helping raise awareness for a free and equal world for all LGBT people. The march celebrates the 50 years of LGBT history since the Stonewall Riots in NYC on June 28, 1969, and culminates in planned events on June 28, 2019, by which time March To Equality anticipate having gathered enough steps to circumnavigate the globe.  

Source: George Melichar - #MarchToEquality founder Stephan Anspichler & George Melichar

How to get involved?

1.) Participating in the March To Equality is 100% free!

2.) Participants can upload 17,500 steps(8.29 miles/13.33 kilometers) maximum daily.

Source: George Melichar

3.) Take a photograph of a step and upload it to your March To Equality profile. EVERY PICTURE UPLOADED on #MarchToEquality = 1 STEP.

4.) Make a maximum 12 minute long video highlighting your days #MarchtoEquality. EVERY STEP DONE in the video and submitted to #MarchToEquality = 1 STEP.

Source: George Melichar

5.) My F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E Option... March any place on the globe with your fitness mobile app. EVERY REAL STEP MADE on your mobile app and summary uploaded on #MarchToEquality = 1 STEP.

March Information: www.marchtoequality.org

Official Hashtags: #MarchToEquality & #MTE

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March To Equality - www.marchtoequality.org

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival 2016

Mid-City at Bayou Saint John hosted its 11th annual Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival. The community event is kid-friendly, pet-friendly and hosts activities for all ages. Live music, local food favorites, art and paddle battle boat races are highlights of this great New Orleans, Louisiana - USA festival.


Choosing "my spot" at Bayou Saint John

Live Music

Boats & Parties

Local Food

Mega Party Boat

For more information about the Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival visit: www.thebayouboogaloo.com

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Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival - www.thebayouboogaloo.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Training #Run in New Orleans, Louisiana - USA! #FrenchQuarter

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