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No Bats? No Shoes? No Problem! Adapted Sport is Just as Fun

No Bats? No Shoes? No Problem! Adapted Sport is Just as Fun

Last November, inspiring stories came out of the tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan as kids and young adults, driven by a passion for sport, returned to some degree of normalcy and built makeshift basketball hoops among the post-storm rubble. Similar efforts are on-going in bringing soccer to the kids of Haiti after the 2010 earthquake that

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Boxing Improves Both Physical and Mental Fitness

Boxing Improves Both Physical and Mental Fitness

Most people already know that boxing teaches physical characteristics like being physically tough, but what many do not realize is how it can develop young adults mentally as well. Boxing requires total physical and mental dedication day in and day out. It requires a great deal of commitment, preparation, and goal setting. By giving such

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A Typical Day of Character Building for BAM Sports

A Typical Day of Character Building for BAM Sports

Everyone involved in the BAM- Sports Program has been excited about BAM- Sports new structure this year.  The positive feedback given by counselors and administrators has been very enthusiastic and we are still learning how to prefect the program.  The BAM Sports mentors have been a very important part in the success of the program

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How Sport can Help Your Child Succeed in the Future

How Sport can Help Your Child Succeed in the Future

Youth sports can play a big part in youth development. When we were children, our experiences and environment molded us into the adults we are today. The activities we engaged in, the people we came in contact with, and the ideals we became familiar with all played a huge part of our development. It is

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Resolution: Be MORE Playful in 2014

Resolution: Be MORE Playful in 2014

Mattel, Mattel Children’s Foundation and KaBOOM! recently teamed up to make the case that play matters. They built their case through talks with real children across the country and reviewing compelling existing research on the power of play. Their findings suggest kids don’t just want play, they need it. They highlight the importance of a

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Sport Can Bring Your Neighborhood Together

Sport Can Bring Your Neighborhood Together

Sport can play a bigger role in creating greater community cohesion than many realize. In addition to bringing our neighborhoods closer together and keeping children active, sport can open up a whole world of opportunity through meeting new people and sharing experiences. Some of my best childhood memories took place in makeshift ball fields in

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WSC Scholars to Doha, Qatar GOALS Forum

WSC Scholars to Doha, Qatar GOALS Forum

When I was applying to World Sport Chicago, I was unaware that it is much more than a scholarship program. Being a World Sport Chicago Scholar, to me, has meant getting guidance in my education as relating to sports as well as College Mentoring, facilitating my development as an athlete, and gaining a new perspective

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