Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Zach and Jeremy Roloff pictured a couple of weeks ago with Little People, Big World crew in London

Zach and Jeremy were spotted in London's Green Park July 13th. The caption says they didn't notice Jeremy, but you can clearly see him in the second picture in all blue.


As previously stated, Zach is currently in Belfast participating in the World Dwarf Games. Here is a copy of a letter with a few more details about the games. It's the letter Amy Roloff helped composed as part of her position on the board of DAAA


Dear Athletes, Parents, and Staff,

We are writing to let you know that the World Dwarf Games will be held this year in Belfast, Northern Ireland, from July 26 through August 2, 2009. As an organization, DAAA is looking forward to forming and sending a team of U.S. athletes to participate in the games.

As an individual, parent, staff member, or, most especially, athlete, we are hoping you will be able to either compete in the games or attend in support of our athletes.

If you are unfamiliar with DAAA and the World Games, both our organization and games in Northern Ireland are open to all who are interested in participating. Athletes interested in these games do not have to qualify. Even if this is you or your child’s first attempt at competition, we encourage you to participate.

The World Games, last held in 2005 in France, are a wonderful chance for dwarf athletes to meet and compete with athletes from all over the world. For those who have already participated in World competition, these games will provide the opportunity to relive the thrill of competition and camaraderie while making new memories.

The cost of the traveling to Northern Ireland can vary from $1,000.00 to $2000.00 USD depending on the airport. Athletes and families have two options in terms of accommodations. First is staying in a University dormitory complete with meals, for approximately $90.00 USD a day per person. The second option would be at a local hotel. (Local hotel rooms are approximately $130.00 USD a night, this plus the dormitory meal plan would put the daily cost to approximately $175.00 a day per person). More information about the games and accommodations can be found at www.daaa.org. Please be aware that the DAAA website is
under construction; however, we have created a link from the DAAA home page on the World Games.

Unfortunately at this time, DAAA doesn’t have the funding to assist athletes who want to participate. But local fundraising can be pursued through Lions and Kiwanis club, business or professional sponsorships, churches, family, friends, as well as newspaper
articles and fundraising events.

Attached please find a registration and information packet for the World Games.

Since we will have Athletes traveling from various major US cities, we are asking all athletes to arrive in Belfast Northern Ireland by July 25th. This will give us the opportunity to meet up as a team, practice, rest up and get over the jet lag. Opening ceremonies will be July 26th.

The DAANI is asking for complete registration packets from all athletes who will be competing by February 25th. Therefore DAAA will need to know your intent NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 20th. We are interested in putting teams together for as many of the events as possible. Therefore, if you are an athlete who currently participates in only one or two events, please give consideration to participating in a team sport other than your specialty. This will help us field more teams for competition. We know that many of you will not know if you are able to make the trip at this early date, BUT if you have any thoughts about going, please let us know. It will be much easier to take your name off the list than to add it at a later date.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the attached forms listed below and return them along with a $100.00 registration deposit to DAAA by February 20th.

Make checks payable to DAAA. Please note that the DAANI registration fee for this event is £20.00 pounds. This amount will be deducted from the $100.00 registration deposit. DAAA
will notify you as to what additional monies are due after your $100.00 registration deposit has been received.

Please mail all forms and deposit to Dwarf Athletic Association of
America, 708 Gravenstein Hwy, North, #118, Sebastopol, CA 95472 1-888-598-DAAA (toll-free)
• General Information, Schedule of Events, World Games Registration Form,
• Medical Release Form
• Code of Conduct Form, Rules, Photo Consent Form
• Accommodations and Meals Form
• Belfast Zoo, The Giant Causeway Day Trip Form
• Track & Field Registration Form
• Basketball Registration Form
• Soccer (Football) Registration Form
• Swimming Registration Form
• Boccia, Badminton, Table Tennis Registration Form
• Powerlifting, Kurling, Uni-hock Registration Form
Whether this is your very first time or you have gone in the past, we hope you will
consider participating in the games. Remember, DAAA needs to know your interest no later
than February 20th.

Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions

Looking forward to seeing you all in Northern Ireland.

Amy J. Roloff, DAAA Board Member
Maureen Mushett, DAAA Board Member
World Dwarf Games


Jocleynn said...

Who is the kid in front of Zach and behind Jeremy in the picture? Is that one of Jeremy's friends?

That's expensive. Given my financial situation, I couldn't afford to have my son participate in these types of great activities. Good on all the people who are able to afford it or who helped athletes out (except for the Rolofffs, because they didn't need it).

Brandon said...

"Who is the kid in front of Zach and behind Jeremy in the picture? Is that one of Jeremy's friends?"

I don't know, but probably. I don't think Jeremy can survive on a month long vacation with just family and none of his "buds".

Diane said...

Brandon, I joke that that was the real reason why Jeremy had that breathing problem on the Bahamas vacation.

He didn't have his friends with him!!!

Jeremy ceases being able to breathe when he's without the DBU for more than a couple of days.

Anonymous said...

Is that Mueller?

Noell :) said...

No that cant be Mueller, Mueller is much taller than Jer.
Maybe its not one of his friends at all...hmm,I wonder who it is...
Well we're just gonna have to wait and see in the episodes when they come on.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE Amy dont COME OFF LOOKING LIKE kATE GOSSELIN ALWAYS BEING RIGHT, ALWAYS MAKING YOUR HUSBAND OUT THE IDOT AND NO ONE KNOWING ANYTHING BUT YOU. You are turning the children against Matt, and all he is ,doing is trying to give you
all a wonderful life, you don`t give him any chance to give the children some diciplin like they need, they are spoiled and lazy. Everything has to be Jacobs, and Zacks way. Please put your foot down do the right right thing, send them on the trip and don1t make them feel guilty about going on the trip. Ireally like all of you, but you all gang up on Matt.
I don`t sound like I like you but I vreally do.

Anonymous said...

Amy, it's true, you need to give Matt a break. It doesn't lessen you as a person but rather makes you a better person.