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Hoyas front and center

My fellow Hoyas Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo are again in the news for their admirable off-the-court activities. As they both enter retirement full-time, we are likely to see such…

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Bay Area stays active; this time it's the Raiders

From the Contra Costa Times, August 11, 2009 http://www.contracostatimes.com/raiders/ci_13040049 Raiders helping finance new Richmond athletic field Richmond youths will soon have new artificial turf to play on at Martin Luther…

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Giants' Randy Johnson dedicates baseball field in hometown

From the Pleasanton Weekly. http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=2396 Giants’ Randy Johnson dedicates baseball field in Livermore: Renovation work at May Nissen Park joins in establishment of new Livermore Junior Giants league August 12,…

Samaritan's Feet Program – Building the cause

Andy Katz at ESPN writes about IUPUI coach Ron Hunter and his efforts with the Samaritan’s Feet Program. (www.samaritansfeet.org). The full article can be found at http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4374223&name=katz_andy, with the AP…

Annual Shrine 100 Race for Shriners Hospital with Ray Evernham

You can find other racing/NASCAR charity related events listed at http://www.jayski.com/pages/charities.htm#shriners. Ray Evernham is getting back behind the wheel to help raise funds and awareness for Shriners Hospital. Evernham will…

USA Football Named “Official Youth Football Development Partner” of NFL and NFLPA

USA Football Named “Official Youth Football Development Partner” of NFL and NFLPA: NFL & NFLPA recognize August as “USA Football Month” as America prepares for football season August 11, 2009….

It's how you play the game

The following article from The Jerusalem Post highlights the fun times at the Football Village of Hope. (You can learn more about Football Village of Hope at http://www.footballvillageofhope.org/Home.htm). The full…

In Passing: Eunice Kennedy Shriver

A true pioneer in the world of service, Mrs. Shriver passed away early this morning at the age of 88. She founded the Special Olympics more than 40 years ago…

Unrecognized no more: Wat Misaka

The Northeastern Center for Sport in Society cohosted the premiere of “Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story” at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in Newport on August 8.  The documentary…

April Holmes – US Olympian and role model

After a devastating injury, sprinter April Holmes rebounded and achieved her Olympic dreams. Her story will impress all.  Holmes, who won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the…