“Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments” for 2011

One of the things we love about doing this blog is the regular exposure we get to inspirational, exciting, and thought- and emotion-provoking acts by individuals, organizations, and companies. There is no shortage of stories and we take pride in highlighting some of them, even if it is but just a taste of the array of great work being done out there.

What regular coverage of those young and old in sports does is serve as a learning tool for others. We see and hear stories, maybe even experience them. No matter how we are touched by the stories, we are often spurred to action. ”Pay it forward” or “play it forward” when it comes to sports. No matter how you say it, acts like the ones highlighted by this top 10 list are inspiring, motivating, and items we should point to as successes when it comes to sports and society.

Have a read. And then let’s all do something just as worthy of recognition, whether we actually get it or not.

(From PR Newswire)

Liberty Mutual Insurance and Positive Coaching Alliance Announce “Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments” for 2011

The “Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments” campaign is the latest initiative from Responsible Sports™, a community-based thought leadership program developed by Liberty Mutual, PCA and several national youth sports organizations to spark
dialogue about responsibility through sports and to provide resources, tools, tips and advice to youth sports coaches and parents.

“People have the opportunity to do responsible things every day.  Liberty Mutual recognizes those actions in both our day-to-day business as well as through the community programs we organize and support,” added Greg Gordon, Liberty Mutual senior vice president, Consumer Marketing.  “We are delighted so many shining moments that reflect the values and mission of Responsible Sports were nominated and we hope the ‘Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments’ will help to spotlight and encourage the positive
values that sports can instill in our children.”

The public can learn more about the “Top 10 Moments” on www.ResponsibleSports.com and the program’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/ResponsibleSports.

About Responsible Sports

Liberty Mutual founded the Responsible Sports program as a means to celebrate the positive impact that every day, responsible actions can have on our youth. As a responsible insurance company, Liberty Mutual believes that youth sport coaching and youth sport parenting are clear examples of how people can unite to promote the fundamental ideals of community.

Presented in partnership with PCA , the American Softball Association, US Youth Soccer, USA Hockey, USA Wrestling and the American Youth Soccer Organization, Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports is a community-based program providing resources, tools, tips and advice for volunteer youth sport coaches and sport parents.  The Responsible Sports program offers parents and coaches constructive tips, expert advice and practical examples to help create a positive sports environment for children.  Liberty Mutual also has provided more than $400,000 in grants to youth sports teams, organizations and schools for community participation in the online Responsible Sports curriculum.  To access the Responsible Sports resources, see previous Responsible Sports grant winners, and register your league or school for the Responsible Sports grant program, visit www.ResponsibleSports.com.

Teams or organizations representing any youth sport are eligible for a Responsible Sports grant.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance

“Helping people live safer, more secure lives” since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on A.M. Best Company’s report of 2010 net written premium.  The Group also ranks 82nd on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2010 revenue.  The company has over 45,000 employees located in more than 900 offices throughout the world.

The eighth-largest auto and home insurer in the U.S., Liberty Mutual Insurance (libertymutual.com) sells full lines of coverage for automobile, homeowners, valuable possessions, personal liability, and individual life insurance.  The company is an industry leader in affinity partnerships, offering car and home insurance to employees and members of more than 13,500 companies, credit unions, professional associations and alumni groups.

About Positive Coaching Alliance

Founded as a non-profit within the Stanford University Athletic Department in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.  To that end, PCA has conducted more than 10,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 475,000 youth and high school sports coaches, parent, student-athletes and school/organizational leaders.  Through workshops and companion online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4 million youth.

PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities and schools.  In 2011, PCA will conduct roughly 1,200 live group workshops across the U.S., while assisting tens of thousands of other individuals via online courses at www.PositiveCoach.org.

Web Site: http://www.ResponsibleSports.com