SOURCE: Frisbee Rob

March 09, 2016 23:00 ET

Frisbee Rob Visiting Halifax Schools Sharing Message of Kindness, Resiliency and Challenging Kids to Get Off Technology

HALIFAX, NS --(Marketwired - March 09, 2016) - Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod holds 6 Guinness World Records, has 10 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record in flying disc. He is a motivational speaker and competitive athlete who grew up in Woodstock, NB and attended Dalhousie University from 2001-2005.

Rob has been speaking in Halifax area schools all week to students from Primary to Grade 8 about kindness, resiliency, challenging kids to get off technology and teaching Frisbee workshops. Many of his lessons come from the opportunities he has had throughout his life playing sports, traveling all over the world and growing up in a small town.

Rob's goal is to inspire students to be unique, work at their passion and not be afraid to be different. His challenge encourages students to go a full day without playing video games, watching TV/Netflix/YouTube and limiting their use of technology. He has had a real impact already this week and most recently had a student's mother send him the following message:

"She loved doing the challenge and said to me that she will now stop going on her laptop, iPod, iPad and watching TV as much as she did."

Rob is also doing book readings at a few of the schools he visits including at Westmount Elementary where he will be reading the book he created to the Primary - Grade 3 students first thing in the morning on Thursday, March 10. The book is titled The Davy Rule (www.thedavyrule.com) and features real-life dog Davy Whippet (www.davywhippet.com), Rob's best friend and teammate, who holds 2 Guinness World Records including the Longest Throw Caught by a Dog for becoming the first dog ever to catch a throw over 400 feet!

Rob learned to play ultimate Frisbee in 2001 when he played with the Dal/King's Ultimate Team and it's a moment that he'll never forget. It was one of the hardest years in Rob's life because his mom unexpectedly passed away in May 2001 so when he got into ultimate, it was much more than a sport -- it because his passion, a way for him to find himself again and a way to grieve for his beloved mother. Many of the lessons that Rob shares with students come from the many hours he spent learning to throw, exploring his sense of self and discovering his purpose when he was a student at Dal.

Rob will be in the Halifax area until Friday afternoon and is available for interviews and media appearances.

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