GOAL – Wordless Wednesday

WW - SOCCER Brandi Chastain

With the World Cup in full swing, we couldn’t help but dig up some vintage soccer footage of our own with a US Women’s National Team icon, Brandi Chastain, in training.

Let’s show some love and support for Team USA tomorrow when they face off against Team Germany. Let’s go USA!


Twitter Party With Olympic & World Champion Brandi Chastain

October 17 started off as just a normal Thursday, but come 5:00, Brandi Chastain showed up at YesVideo’s headquarters in Santa Clara to be the special guest for our October Throwback Thursday Twitter Party. No adult beverages were distributed, but without a doubt – it became happy hour at YesVideo.

Brandi Chastain at YesVideo Twitter party

Brandi Chastain Tweeting On-Site at YesVideo Twitter Party

For the next two hours, Brandi shared the stories behind some of the home memories she had transferred with YesVideo. Priceless personal bits of information that would be completely unknown to anybody but her. The story behind her “catch of the day” fishing picture – where she made deals with her Dad to clean the fish so she wouldn’t have to eat them (because like many kids, she hated fish!). The laughter (and slight humiliation) behind her Backyard Line Dancing Session – or “The Shuffle” – as she corrected. Stories even spanned through decades, as Brandi saw her Santa picture which sparked a memory that she still takes pictures with Santa to this day.

03_brandi_brian_michael_twparty2

Brandi & Brian sharing Twitter Party amusements

Then the clock struck 6:00, and the Twitter Party began. In the Tweet board, the #RememberWhen hashtag rained with Tweets from followers that came from every part of the country who joined in to reminisce about some great Fall memories. In the YesVideo office, it was an hour filled with countless laughs, reflections to memories from the Tweet board, and even a little competition for who had the “most awesome memory” to share.

Brandi Chastain models her jeans

Brandi proudly models her “hobo pants” after her Twitter post

In the end, the party taught us that roasted pumpkin seeds amazing, pumpkin carving can be fun, but some “end up looking like it was run over by a car” as @thorsname admitted, Fall landscapes are always beautiful, and that Hobo Pants are making a comeback – as Brandi proudly models.

Thank you, Brandi, for the visit & joining us at the Twitter Party. In simple words, it was a blast! We look forward to making some more #RememberWhen moments in the future.

Check out Brandi Chastain’s transferred home movies.

Follow Brandi Chastain (@brandichastain) on Twitter to chat about her #RememberWhen moments.

Throwback Thursday – Brandi Chastain’s Early Soccer Days

Brandi Chastain in her teenage soccer days. Before winning world championships, she grew up playing in San Jose, CA’s PAL Stadium.

Home video from Brandi Chastain, Olympic & World Soccer Champion.

Olympic and World Soccer Champion Brandi Chastain Joins Our Twitter Party

YV_TTBC_TwitterParty_300x250

We are honored to have special guest, Olympic and World Soccer Champion – Brandi Chastain, join us this Thursday, October 17th at 8pm CT for our #RememberWhen Twitter Party.

To join the fun, tweet using the hashtag #RememberWhen and follow @YesVideo on Twitter.

Is this your first Twitter Party? Read our Twitter Party How To and learn the ins and outs of Twitter Party fun!

Twitter Party Panelists:

Special Guest: @brandichastain

During the Twitter Party we will discuss our favorite childhood memories, the best ‘remember when’ moments and witness live sharing of vintage photos (or our childhood snapshots). We hope you come join the party fun and tweet with us. Good luck in winning some of the awesome prizes!

Must be in attendance of the Twitter Party using hashtag #RememberWhen to be eligible

to win prizes.

Prizes include:

  • DOOR PRIZE – Apple TV {must fill out door prize form to be eligible}
  • 3 – $50 electronic YesVideo Gift Card for transfer service
  • 2 – $100 electronic YesVideo Gift Card for transfer service
  • Vintage Popcorn Maker

*prizes will be given away randomly during the Twitter Party to people tweeting with the hashtag.

YesVideo Preserves Olympic Medalist’s Memories. Story Featured in Costco Connection Magazine.

Like many of us, Brandi Chastain, Olympic and World Soccer Champion, had the familiar box of home videos in her house filled with personal home videos that she was not able to watch. She discovered that Costco 1-Hour Photo offered video digitizing services with YesVideo, and sent in her home videos to transfer.

Costco and their monthly magazine, The Costco Connection, spoke to Brandi about her video transfer experience and featured her story in the October 2013 edition of the magazine.

 

Winning Memories article in The Costco Connection

Winning Memories article in The Costco Connection

Winning Memories
by David Wight

WHEN THE CONNECTION learned that Costco member Brandi Chastain was impressed with a 1-Hour Photo service, we were eager to track her down for the story. You should recognize the name, and may recall her iconic image—on the covers of Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Time magazines—celebrating the penalty kick with which she took her team to a World Cup win in 1999.

We caught up with the Olympic and World Cup champ, author, mom, youth coach, ESPN color commentator and not-for-profit co-founder (Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative) by phone at her California home. […]

Read the full story in The Costco Connection, http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201310us/?pg=108&pm=1&u1=friend.