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Jason McElwain – Autistic Basketball Team Manager Finally Gets His Chance

James McElwain “J-Mac”, a 5-foot-6 senior at Greece Athena High School in Rochester, New York diagnosed with autism at 2 years old was the manager of the varsity basketball team. In the last game of his senior year, Coach Jim Johnson put McElwain on the roster so he could be given a jersey and accompany his teammates on the bench.

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Inspiring Videos of the Week – 2/25/13

Check out Mitchell Marcus, basketball team manager for the Coronado Thunderbirds in El Paso, Texas and the amazing sportsmanship displayed during his final game. Learn about the amazing creativity and perseverance of The Helicopter Man, Agustin, a poor villager from Honduras who has been following his dream to build a helicopter, from pieces of trash,…

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Great Sportsmanship Quotes for Kids

“What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.” This quote, from legendary basketball coach John Wooden, defines just what sportsmanship is all about. While it’s great to excel in sports, dance, theater, art, science, or whatever else interests you, it is even greater to excel in character. And…

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First the Olympics, Now the Paralympics – It's a Summer of Amazing Inspiration!

Over the past few weeks, the world watched in awe as the 10,000 athletes of the XXX Olympiad gave their all and inspired millions with their strength and determination. Some of the most touching stories of the London 2012 Olympics were the ones in which athletes overcame hardship to pursue their dreams.  If you were inspired by the determination…

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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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NBA Player Takes a 13-year-old Ball Boy's Advice to Heart

Terrence Williams is an NBA player for the New Jersey Nets. Recently, he learned a valuable lesson when he did a stint with the Nets D league affiliate. He was sent there as a punishment for being late to practice and meetings. Sometimes it’s easy to lose your perspective on how furtunate you are. But luckily…

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