What's Happening?  
  
SPIRIT is!
This page will include all the following features:
The SPIRIT Foundation news and events about scholarship, music commission, and semi-formal celebrations, etc.
Friends of Robert's friends share personal stories.
Storytellers Corner in Audio Clips
Call-in stories by phone, and we'll post your message on the website.
- Links to News Reports about Robert
- Pole Vault Safety Watch
What can be done to prevent deaths from pole vaulting?

Recent Announcements

  • Two Scholarship Opportunities in 2014 I'm happy to announce the 4th Annual SPIRIT Scholarship, a $5000 scholarship for a deserving student in the Wootton Class of 2014! Opportunity is a door, you open and ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2014, 4:35 AM by Remember Robert Yin
  • 2013 SPIRIT: Who are James Liu and Harrison Blackman? As I write this it is 2014. The Class of 2013 have long since moved on to their college lives. Their exciting new journeys - encompassing personal, academic, athletic, and artistic ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2014, 11:52 AM by Remember Robert Yin
  • Books for Africa It gave me great pleasure to send 40 lbs. or about 2 dozen books to Namibia for school children. The last time I saw Robert, he said he wanted to ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2013, 4:55 AM by Remember Robert
  • SPIRIT gives meaning to 12/12/12 SPIRIT gives meaning to 12/12/12 December 12, 2012  Rockville, Maryland  The family of Robert Yin and the SPIRIT Foundation are pleased to announce the start of the 3rd ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2012, 7:00 AM by Remember Robert Yin
  • Wootton Track Leads the Way Spring 2012 - This is the article about the Wootton Track Banquet, and the Donate Life Race from May and June 2012... Coming Soon! (Sorry it's late!)
    Posted Dec 12, 2012, 3:36 AM by Remember Robert Yin
  • 2012 May 18 - 2nd Annual Sports Legacy Institute Fundraiser SLI founder and CEO Chris Nowinski with donor families   May 18, 2012   Washington, DC  The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) held its 2nd Annual Tom McHale Memorial Fundraiser, in memory of ...
    Posted May 23, 2012, 4:37 PM by Remember Robert
  • 2012 SPIRIT Scholar Winner  May 18, 2012 Rockville, Maryland  Congratulations to Isabella Mia Lee, the 2012 SPIRIT Scholar Winner!  On Friday, May 18, 2012, in the middle of the school day, the SPIRIT Foundation ...
    Posted May 22, 2012, 4:36 AM by Remember Robert Yin
  • 2012 May 4 - Foundation donates pole vault helmets to Wootton Track   May 4, 2012   Rockville, Maryland   On May 4, 2012, the Robert Yin SPIRIT Foundation donated five pole vault helmets to Wootton High School Athletics for the use by WHS pole ...
    Posted May 22, 2012, 4:33 AM by Remember Robert Yin
  • 2012 June 10 - The 5K Race to Donate Life Click here to register for the 3rd annual Race to Donate Life 5K! If you run with us, PLEASE REGISTER AS A PART OF "WOOTTON TEAM ROBERT"! Will Quakenbush, Wootton ...
    Posted May 22, 2012, 4:32 AM by Remember Robert Yin
  • Singer-Songwriter Evan Polisar Evan Polisar From Burtonsville, Maryland, you can see Evan performing in the Washington DC area.Evan wrote the song quoted in the writing questions for the 2012 SPIRIT Scholarship. The ...
    Posted Dec 15, 2011, 10:41 AM by Remember Robert
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Storytellers Corner:
We miss Robert. While your memories are still vivid - or still on your computer - we ask you to share them with us. 

Help us remember Robert. Tell us your stories. You can write us, send photos, etc ... 

Or, why not phone in a voice message? Maybe we'll post them on this page for others to hear. (Don't see the "Call Me" button? Then you are logged into Google; clear your cookies to see it [sigh]...)

Recent Love Posts

  • Robert's Honest and Genuine "Wordle" Several months before Robert died, he wrote a beautiful essay about being Honest and Genuine. This is the Wordle. Think about Robert and try doing a Wordle yourself... Send us ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2012, 4:22 PM by Remember Robert
  • Meditation, Thoughts, Hope Meditation, Thoughts, Hope Remember Jimmy, may he Rest in Peace. Comfort his family with love. Remember Morrey, Rodney, and Rose's son, who died too young. Remember with thanks those ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2011, 12:53 AM by Remember Robert
  • Poem by Bobby Poem, By Bobby Long Written May 8, 2011. Bobby said, "With the anniversary of Rob's passing coming up, I wrote this for your family..." It has been a year ...
    Posted May 9, 2011, 6:38 PM by S G
  • Robert's Memorial Messages Robert's Memorial MessagesMemories are like Daily Bread. Thanks for sharing a memory or message.  Add a message here.  Or, post a message on Facebook, at the "Rest in ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2014, 1:03 AM by Remember Robert
  • “What Would Robert Do?” “What Would Robert Do?” "W.W.R.D." That's the question on the Livestrong bracelet (opposite "Yeaaa Boi!"). Maybe the answer is: Do something great with your life.Or ...
    Posted May 9, 2011, 3:06 AM by Remember Robert
  • Singing Valentines Singing Valentines     The week leading up to Valentines Day, members of a cappella groups sold Singing Valentines in the cafeteria during lunch. The buyer would tell us the name and ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2011, 7:53 AM by Remember Robert Yin
  • A World is Born A World is Born"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2011, 2:03 PM by Remember Robert Yin
  • The Singing Heart The Singing HeartRobert was a leader in the Honors Chambers and Chorus classrooms. His musical talent allowed him to learn a new part of a piece before anybody else ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2011, 3:41 PM by Remember Robert Yin
  • An Amazing Track Record An Amazing Track RecordAnd so many friends, as told by two classmates Robert was an amazing teammate, track captain, and friend to everyone. At Wootton, Robert took track very ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2011, 4:10 PM by Remember Robert Yin
  • The Balloon Angel The Balloon Angel  One of Robert's friends at Grinnell College has a book, "Departures", by the artist Lawrence Yang, who has the dubiously-named website, http://www.suckatlife.com ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2011, 3:03 PM by Remember Robert Yin
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