May 22 – June 11, 2022
Welcome to issue three hundred and ninety of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:
1. This world-class athlete talks like Aristotle and acts like Confucius. We can all learn from him (CNN)
2. The Liverpool Star Who Came Out of Nowhere (New York Times)
3. Gabby Thomas Is Conditioned for a Never-Ending Push to the Finish Line (SI)
4. Roots of Change: One Tree Planted Leads Teams & Leagues Toward Sustainable Future (SBJ)
5. Oklahoma softball and the secrets behind the most dominant team in sports (ESPN)
6. Brett Phillips Is MLB’s Master of Fun (SI)
7. “Brave Like Gabe” Collection Honors Grunewald Three Years After Her Death (Runners World)
8. Astros’ Justin Verlander Is Adding to His HOF Resume by Doing the Unthinkable (Bleacher Report)
9. Meet Josiah Johnson, the former UCLA benchwarmer who became an NBA meme king (Los Angeles Times)
10. How one man with Down syndrome earned a championship ring from the Milwaukee Bucks (CBS News/Joe Favorito)
The Sport Together Fund – REBUILDING COMMUNITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS (Beyond Sport)
What Really Happened to Alexandre Pato (by Alexandre Pato) (The Players’ Tribune)
Building awareness on football and the environment (Sport and Dev)
Tom Brady and Lewis Hamilton tee up to raise funds for Laureus at IWC ‘Big Pilot Challenge’ in Miami (Laureus)
Peacemakers Project: One Year of Peace-Through-Sport Activities (Peace and Sport)
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. And now we add podcasts!
2022 RWJF Sports Award Winners (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
He’s one of the best dunkers in the world (Facebook)
Rodney Mullen – Liminal (YouTube)
50 years of Title IX: The backlash and success of the law (CNN)
59 wins. 3 losses. That’s an incredible record, no matter what sport you are playing. The University of Oklahoma women’s softball team accomplished that on their way to their second straight NCAA championship. The record and championship speak to a level of dominance not often seen in sports. It also speaks to a level of brilliance not limited to men’s team sports and that is great for the sports industry. The brilliance has always been there, of course, but the attention given to it has not. It was refreshing to be able to see the softball games and reviews of the game on ESPN and at ESPN.com. While there are other media platforms, seeing a sport on ESPN and seeing in-depth stories at the website and references on social media matters.
ESPN seems to have hit, yes, I’ll say it, a home run, with its softball (and baseball) coverage. I look forward to seeing new stories of great teams and great players (we will miss you Jocelyn Alo!) and featuring them in the Sports Doing Good newsletter.
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This world-class athlete talks like Aristotle and acts like Confucius. We can all learn from him (CNN)
The Liverpool Star Who Came Out of Nowhere (New York Times)
Gabby Thomas Is Conditioned for a Never-Ending Push to the Finish Line (SI)
Roots of Change: One Tree Planted Leads Teams & Leagues Toward Sustainable Future (SBJ)
Oklahoma softball and the secrets behind the most dominant team in sports (ESPN)
Brett Phillips Is MLB’s Master of Fun (SI)
“Brave Like Gabe” Collection Honors Grunewald Three Years After Her Death (Runners World)
Astros’ Justin Verlander Is Adding to His HOF Resume by Doing the Unthinkable (Bleacher Report)
Meet Josiah Johnson, the former UCLA benchwarmer who became an NBA meme king (Los Angeles Times)
How one man with Down syndrome earned a championship ring from the Milwaukee Bucks (CBS News/Joe Favorito)
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Sports Doing Good Newsletter #390
May 22 – June 11, 2022