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Homeless Teenager Nick Wood Shows Courage Every Day

Nick Wood is an inspirational teenager. He is homeless, but he doesn’t let his circumstances bring him down. In fact, he finds a way to thrive in a new school and environment. He does so with the help of a thoughtful football coach and because he wants to create a better life for himself. Additional Resources: Here is an article that…

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Persistence – Brandon Crawford, 31-year-old College Football Star

This is a story of persistence by a young man named Brandon Crawford. Brandon played Division I football for Ball State University at the of 31. Check out his story of never quitting on your dreams.

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Amazing Athletes – Wrestler Rohan Murphy

This is the story of Penn State wrestler Rohan Murphy. His severe disability never interfered with his passion for sports. This video tells Rohan’s story. Additional Resources: Here is Rohan’s website. This video is a Nike commercial featuring Rohan as he aimed to qualify for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Topics for Discussion: How has Rohan been able…

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Derek Jeter: Amazing On and Off the Baseball Field

Derek Jeter is well-known as an outstanding baseball player. But Derek is just as outstanding in another area – community giving. In 1996, Derek founded the Turn 2 Foundation, a group that encourages kids to turn away from bad choices like drugs or gangs and “turn 2” positive, healthy lifestyle choices. In 2009, Derek’s generous,…

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The Ultimate Act of Sportsmanship

Here is an inspiring story of sportmanship, on the field, in women’s college softball. To see the actual events as they unfolded, check out the video taken by one of the players’ moms: Additional Resources: Here is a video about what happened at the game. Here is an article that tells the story. Topics for Discussion:…

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E:60 Power of One

Here is a video about Adam Bender, an active 8-year-old boy who lives with one leg. Additional Resources: Here is an article about Adam and his amazing story. Topics for Discussion: What would it be like if you had only one leg? How would your life be different? What do you think makes Adam able to be great…

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