Friend of the Week: Rebecca "Ro" Fredette
Rebecca "Ro" Fredette
1. So-Cal Cowgirl.
2. Athletic fundraiser and sports enthusiast.
3. The first person to volunteer with a smile!
4. Has most likely taken a yoga class, gone paddle boarding in the ocean, and played a round of beach volleyball before you've even hit the snooze button.
How do we know each other?
From Jordan Middle School, 7th grade Adolescent Skills class (I'm pretty sure that's the class we first had together!) And/or maybe it was on Coach Charlie Carey's soccer team (see above) that year? Regardless, we were young and of course became quick friends riding bikes in circles around your pool. ;)
What's a day in the life of Rebecca Fredette like?
Pretty great! Lots of beach runs, yoga, or maybe spin class in the morning. Then to work and depending on the day of the week, either fundraising for the Children's Hospital or supporting athletes and foundations using sport for social impact. Unless it's the weekend, then hopefully we're at the beach or going to a country concert or at the La Costa Spa if I'm lucky!
What's your greatest attribute?
Favorite thing about living in San Diego?
So many favorites...the beach of course, Poma's on OB, riding the Giant Dipper coaster at night, palm trees in the backyard, My Way pizza, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Tivoli's before a Padres game, watching Seaworld fireworks from our bedroom window, and most of all my amazing friends from Cass St. Bar & Grill days!
If you could only have one kind of food and drink for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Macaroni & Cheese and Pinot Noir.
YOU worked for the craig bellamy foundation in sierra leone. WHAT MEMORY STICKS OUT THE MOST?
It was the most amazing 6 months overseas and hard to highlight one memory only, but many of my favorite times were playing soccer barefoot with the kids on the beach, in the dirt, or any other makeshift field they created!
Overall what sticks with me most is the amazingly grateful spirit of the people of Sierra Leone. Many don't have a lot, but they are so gracious, welcoming, and beyond appreciative for all they do have and so happy to share. A common expression over there is "Plenty Tenki" meaning "plenty of thanks" and that sentiment of genuine gratitude is something I will always remember and love about Sierra Leonians!
Also the absolute best part of the experience are the ongoing friendships with the incredibly smart & talented kids from the Craig Bellamy Academy. Now many of whom are on scholarships around the world making the most of the unbelievable opportunities the foundation has provided them and that they have worked so hard to earn!
What's something that most people don't know about you?
I recently started meditating regularly and surprisingly I LOVE it! Who would have thought I could sit quiet & still for an hour!
What's your signature style?
I am not stylish one bit! But what I wear most is probably just tank tops and flip flops (or cowboy boots).
Funniest moment with me that you can remember?
Too many to even begin, you are hysterical! "Coyote" peeing on your sleeping bag.
Family Feud skits at Mt Camp II "Good answer, good answer, back rub."
Szechuan chicken and I can't even remember why we were laughing so hard but anytime someone even mentions Szechuan I start to laugh.
Do blondes really have more fun?
As far as I know!
But, can't really say because I've always stayed blonde, so I don't have a comparison. Either way, we have a good time, because as Kid Rock says "It's all love & good times!"
First bucket list item that comes to mind?
Hang gliding from Torrey Pines glider port.
"Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart and you'll never go wrong" -The Sandlot.