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Intern Perspectives: Geoff Stellfox (Sponsorship and Development)

Intern Perspectives: Geoff Stellfox (Sponsorship and Development)

One year ago today, I was living in Montevideo, Uruguay. I could never have imagined that me, a kid from a small town in Illinois, would end up on the other side of the world chasing dreams. Since I was young, soccer has been a major influence on my life. The sport wasn’t just something

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Hoc-Key To Success are Hard Work and Self Care

Hoc-Key To Success are Hard Work and Self Care

Athlete Ambassador’s Name: Steve Alley Date of Birth: 12/29/53 Home Country: USA Home Town: Anoka, MN Resides: Lake Forest, IL Sport: Ice Hockey College: University of Wisconsin By the time he was twenty-seven, former professional ice-hockey player Steve Alley had accomplished just about every imaginable goal for a hockey player, including the 1976 Olympic Games, four NHL seasons and three

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BAM-Sports Students Meet with World Rugby

BAM-Sports Students Meet with World Rugby

Last night 51 students and mentors from six of our Becoming A Man – Sports Edition schools had the opportunity to meet and train with four players of the New Zealand All Blacks. Admittedly, the fact that the All Blacks are one of the most accomplished international teams was somewhat lost on our BAM guys.

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Shannon Pohl Puts the Good in Bad-Minton

Shannon Pohl Puts the Good in Bad-Minton

Athlete Ambassador’s Name: Shannon Pohl Date of Birth: 11/09/80 Home Country: USA Home Town: Arlington Heights, IL Resides: Chicago, IL Sport: Badminton College: University of Illinois   When Shannon Pohl, the former USA # 1 Women’s Badminton Singles and 2012 USA Badminton Developmental Coach of the Year, introduced herself to the students at Patrick Henry Elementary on

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Olympic Double-Medalist Believes Working Together Is The “ulTEAMate” Champion

Olympic Double-Medalist Believes Working Together Is The “ulTEAMate” Champion

Name: Christine Magnuson Date of Birth: 10/17/85 Home Country: USA Home Town: Tinley Park, IL Resides: Chicago, IL Sport: Swimming College: University of Tennessee. Masters degree from the University of Arizona. Christine Magnuson was raised in Tinley Park, Illinois and is a two-time individual state champion in swimming. Magnuson started swimming at the age of

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Olympian Gary Morgan Tells Students To Work Hard With Passion

Olympian Gary Morgan Tells Students To Work Hard With Passion

Athlete Ambassador’s Name: Gary Morgan Date of Birth: 1/7/1960 Home Country: USA Home Town: Clarkston, MI Resides: Clarkston, MI Sport: Running/Race Walking Between the grueling months of practice and the 26.2 mile race that lies ahead, just two days before the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon it is easy to forget the goals that one

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Maroon Weisbecker Dives into WSC as a 2014-15 Ambassador

Maroon Weisbecker Dives into WSC as a 2014-15 Ambassador

Name: Brian Weisbecker Date of Birth: 4/26/1994 Home Country: USA Home Town: Mission Viejo, CA Resides: Chicago, IL Sport: Swimming College: The University of Chicago Brian Weisbecker is a junior on the UChicago men’s swimming & diving team, and serves as the President of the Order of the “C”, the male student-athlete association that works together to support

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WSC Wishes Staton A Pam-pressive Chicago Marathon This Sunday

WSC Wishes Staton A Pam-pressive Chicago Marathon This Sunday

Athlete Ambassador’s Name: Pamela Staton Date of Birth: 11/15/1986 Home Country: USA Home Town: Ingleside, IL Resides: Chicago, IL Sport: Running/Triathlon College: Loyola University Chicago Pamela Staton is a certified personal trainer and a successful multi-sport athlete. Staton’s passion for fitness stems from being involved in many sports at a very young age, a Division I collegiate

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Hayley Juggles Family, Friends, Health, Integrity, and School

Hayley Juggles Family, Friends, Health, Integrity, and School

Name: Hayley Thompson Date of Birth: 9/28/96 Home Country: USA Home Town: Los Angeles Resides: Chicago Sport: Soccer College: University of Chicago How does sport help you in your everyday life? Teamwork, a healthy competitive spirit, and the drive to succeed while acknowledging the benefit of failure have all contributed to the way I lead

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Michael McCahey Is a ‘Fency’ Runner

Michael McCahey Is a ‘Fency’ Runner

Athlete Ambassador’s Name: Michael J. McCahey Date of Birth: 12/20/1954 Home Country: USA Home Town: Winnetka, IL Resides: Downers Grove, IL Sport: Fencing (Men’s foil) College: University of Notre Dame Michael McCahey began his Athletic career right here in Chicago. Starting in a Chicago Sports program, he put his competitive spirit to work at the age of

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