Sarah Hinnen’s Summer Camp MVP Entry

Nominated: Ryan Howard

“I have attended Summer Camp for the past 4 years. It is an event that I look forward to every year. This past Summer Camp was approaching and I was growing depressed because I didn’t think I would be able to attend due to the fact that I was 8 months pregnant! I didn’t know how I would be able to endure all the walking, the heat, and getting through the crowd of people with my growing belly and swollen feet. My Fiance, Ryan Howard, who has attended Summer Camp the past 10 years did everything in his power to make sure we could attend at least one day on Sunday.

Ryan is my Summer Camp MVP because he did everything in his power to make sure that I was comfortable. He pulled a wagon to every show with a cooler full of water and food for me and bungee tied a chair to the top of the cooler. He bared through the crowds lugging this full wagon around to make it to each of the shows we wanted to go to. Whenever we arrived to the show, he would set up my chair with my umbrella to shade me from the sun, give me a cold bottle of water, and would rub my poor feet. Being 8 months pregnant, it is already hard to find anything comfortable, let alone trying to make yourself comfortable in 90 degree weather. He did his best and I did my best to be a good sport through the whole thing because I knew he didn’t want to miss out on his 10th year of Summer Camp.

I believe Ryan deserves to be Summer Camp MVP for 2013 because he worked tremendously hard to make a very pregnant woman have an enjoyable time at a music event we love and support so much.  He could have left me at home and attended by himself, but he didn’t. He did everything in his power that day to ensure we could support our favorite bands together! I would love to repay him this coming year with an awesome time at Summer Camp where he can freely enjoy going from show to show without all of the extra baggage we had to bring along, including the most important baggage of all, our baby! Being parents we don’t have much of an opportunity to get away for events such as Summer Camp anymore. I really want to make this year special for him since he made 2012 so special for me.”