Dec. 16 – Dec. 29, 2018
Welcome to issue three hundred and three of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:
- How An 11-Year-Old Triathlete Gives Wins To Others (Forbes.com)
- ‘A prayer and a hope’: Life on the NFL’s tryout circuit (ESPN.com)
- How Ronaldinho’s crossbar challenge changed branded content forever (SportsPro)
- adidas campaign sets to break gender barriers (Beyond Sport)
- Everyone Loves to Watch Zion Williamson Play. Maybe as Much as He Loves Playing. (New York Times)
- For Mo’ne Davis, a Social Awakening and a Commitment to Hampton (New York Times)
- Cuba Celebrates Historic Agreement With Major League Baseball (Bloomberg)
- The importance of Anthony Lynn’s rise as Chargers head coach (The Undefeated)
- A Rundown of Sports Technology Innovation Throughout 2018 (SportTechie)
- LeBron James explains how parenthood has made him a more effective leader in sports (CNBC)
Mentors and Mutuality (by Paul Pierce) (The Players’ Tribune)
The Beyond Sport Foundation Wraps Up Biggest Year to Date (Beyond Sport)
“Football is not just about kicking a ball” (Peace and Sport)
Small Wins, Big Gains: Why Youth Athletes Should Try Incremental Goals (TrueSport)
A Taste of Tailgate (by DeAngelo Hall) (The Players’ Tribune)
We present again our “Featured Video” offering(s). With the explosion of video content out there highlighting the good in sport, we want to showcase such content for your enjoyment and learning. This will be an ongoing effort.
A Smithsonian Sports Curator Explains How Athletes Turn Social and Political Issues into National Conversations (Smithsonian.com)
A note regarding the next newsletter. We will be skipping the one schedule for January 13 and will be back on January 27.
We are proud to feature the following stories this week: Gracie Lindaman, a young triathlete giving away medals she earned to her peers fighting a variety of conditions and illnesses; professional football players looking to find another opportunity to play before they call it a career; super footballer Ronaldinho and that amazing crossbar-hitting event; adidas recommitting to providing female athletes, young and old, opportunities to excel in sports; the amazing play of Duke freshman basketball player Zion Williamson; Little League baseball star Mo’ne Davis and her growth from pre-teen icon to aspiring college student-athlete; a landmark agreement between the baseball powers in Cuba and the U.S.; the rise of Los Angeles Chargers head football coach Anthony Lynn; a rundown of sports technology innovation in 2018; and LeBron James on how being a parent makes him a better teammate and leader.
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How An 11-Year-Old Triathlete Gives Wins To Others (Forbes.com)
‘A prayer and a hope’: Life on the NFL’s tryout circuit (ESPN.com)
How Ronaldinho’s crossbar challenge changed branded content forever (SportsPro)
(video, https://youtu.be/Z6JdxaDDzb8) Caption: Nike Football Presents: Ronaldinho Crossbar Remastered
adidas campaign sets to break gender barriers (Beyond Sport)
Everyone Loves to Watch Zion Williamson Play. Maybe as Much as He Loves Playing. (New York Times)
For Mo’ne Davis, a Social Awakening and a Commitment to Hampton (New York Times)
Cuba Celebrates Historic Agreement With Major League Baseball (Bloomberg)
The importance of Anthony Lynn’s rise as Chargers head coach (The Undefeated)
A Rundown of Sports Technology Innovation Throughout 2018 (SportTechie)
LeBron James explains how parenthood has made him a more effective leader in sports (CNBC)