Category Archives: Individuals

FONDAPS

Patrice Millet, a CNN hero for kids, soccer, and doing good.

We came across the story of Patrice Millet, who has had to fight off cancer not once, but twice. A gentleman who lives in one of the poorest countries in…

African-Americans in sports – U.S. history, our history

Designated weeks or months for certain ideas or campaigns are helpful, e.g. National Breast Cancer Awareness. The key, though, is to not focus all of one’s efforts to that one…

Grassroots Hoyas

Grassroots (fill in your school, location, etc.) sports, development, etc.

We came across a story that captures a number of ideas that we often see individually in stories. The interesting thing was how these individual ideas were found in one…

Tom Walter

Baseball coach Tom Walter and The Gift, in his own words

Sports, especially team sports, gives participants, everyone from players to coaches to trainers and all others, multiple opportunities to sacrifice individual wants for the greater good. Because we know that…

Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby – the special stories come at you…fast. Be ready on July 23!

The day after we watched a very moving piece from E:60 involving a family that is truly committed to the soap box derby, we received an email from someone involved…

BowTie Cause

What lockout? Dhani Jones and the BowTie Cause still making it happen

We came across a great piece by Jennifer Birn at Tonic.com* about NFL player Dhani Jones and his BowTie Cause.  The piece was timely – right before Father’s Day –…

MichaelIrvin from OUT Magazine

Michael Irvin, the Playmaker, discusses gay athletes, equality

He is known as one of the best receivers of all time, and one of the most polarizing players as well. Since college, Michael Irvin has garnered people’s attention for…

Dikembe and Yao

Dikembe Mutombo & Yao Ming – a couple of Special guys

We came across a blog dedicated to providing news and information regarding the Special Olympics. We have added The World of Special Olympics to our Blogroll and will make sure…

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Female athletes to female heroes to female role models

For good or bad, mostly good I would say, athletes are often looked at his heroes, as role models. They exploits on the field motivate thousands to try harder, to…

San Quentin

Tennis at San Quentin: Playing inside the lines and outside of ourselves

There are constant debates about the merits of locking people up, as well as programs or services to make available to those who are indeed incarcerated. Is it all about…