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Never Give Up – Minnesota Girls Basketball Team Shows the Power of Perseverance

The Climax-Fisher Knights High School girls basketball team from Minnesota accomplished something that few others teams ever have done. They lost 84 games in a row! That is a lot of losing. During each of those games, though, their coach said they played hard and kept their spirits up. While a few girls quit during…

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Jason McElwain – Autistic Basketball Team Manager Finally Gets His Chance

James McElwain, aka “J-Mac”, was diagnosed with autism at 2 years old. Now he is a 5-foot-6 senior at Greece Athena High School in New York and is the manager of the high school’s varsity basketball team. In the last game of his senior year, Coach Jim Johnson put McElwain on the roster. He did this so that Jason could…

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Maurice Cheeks – Basketball Player, NBA Coach and….Singer?

Maurice Cheeks is best known for his basketball skill – he is a talented, famous NBA coach and player. However, on April 25, 2003, Maurice took on a different role. On that day, he played the role of good Samaritan….. Before the start of the Trail Blazers NBA game that day, a young girl named Natalie Gilbert…

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Gallaudet Women’s Basketball Team – Overcoming Adversity to Shine on the Court

For the Gallaudet women’s basketball team and their coach Kevin Cook, giving up is not an option. That was a lesson each of the women learned early on. These women are not just good at basketball….. they’re also deaf! So it has taken perseverance just for each of them to make their daily lives work. And a few…

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Attitude is Everything – Great Quotes for Kids About the Power of Attitude!

Do you want to have more fun?  Do you want to do better in school, sports or other activities?  Do you want your parents to treat you better?   There is one simple way to do this.  Improve your attitude!  To help you do so, we’ve compiled some great Quotes for Kids About Attitude.  But before…

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Hunter Leininger – World’s Youngest Adventure Racer Inspires Kids To Chase Their Dreams

Hunter Leininger, from Canton, Georgia, USA has been adventure racing since he was 7 years old.  Now, at age 19, he has set world records, traveled around the globe, and completed over 50 races! And he is now on a mission to inspire other young people to follow their own dreams. Adventure Racing is a…

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Dude Perfect – An Empire Built Upon Faith, Friendship, Fortitude and Fun!

You may have heard of Dude Perfect. They are 5 guys who have figured out to make crazy tricks shots and have fun for a living! Not bad, right? They are so good at what they do, they have one of the top 10 channels on YouTube. It all sounds really good. But their real story…

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Jennifer Bricker – Gymnast Born Without Legs Shows That 'Everything is Possible'

The story of Jennifer Bricker is one of the most amazing ones we have have ever featured on IMK! It is full of both great life lessons and great surprises. It is a story everyone should know. Jennifer was born in Romania without any legs. She was later adopted by a loving American family, the Bricker’s, and…

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12 Year Old Ross Salvo – How to Live an Awesome ‘Rossome’ Life!

Ross Salvo, a 12-year-old boy from Newtown, CT, was a very special human being!  He was special in the way he lived, in the way he served, in the way he cared about others and in the way he overcame challenges. In short, Ross was simply awesome ROSSome! ROSS’s EARLY DAYS Ross was a twin and…

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Kevin Durant – Perseverance, Faith and Mom Create A Man of Impact

Kevin Durant is one of the best players to ever play the game of Basketball. He has won championships in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and all through his life. He has was won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. But is not just his on the court feats that make him special.  It is…

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