We found 285 posts for Sportsmanship

Michael Milton – Unstoppable, Even on One Leg!

For Michael Milton, skiing was almost second nature. Born into a family of skiers, Michael learned to ski by the time he was three years old. But then when he was nine, tragedy struck. Michael was diagnosed with bone cancer, and as a result of the disease he lost a leg. At the time, Michael’s only question…

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Amy Purdy – Surviving and Thriving, One Step at a Time!

Amy Purdy is a snowboarder, skateboarder, wakeboarder, public speaker, fundraiser, actress, model, and make-up artist! The list things she has already accomplished in her life is amazing. But what’s even more amazing is that Amy has achieved all of these things despite having her lower legs amputated at age 19! When Amy first had her…

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U.S. Iraq Veterans Find New Hope As Paralympic Athletes

Melissa Stockwell and Scott Winkler are two U.S. veterans who became handicapped in Iraq. Upon their returns home, each found a new lease in life by pursuing a sport – Melissa began swimming and Scott took up shot put. Both athletes not only pursued their sports, but even went so far as to compete in the 2008 Paralympics! This video tells the story…

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Rory (Craig) Koonce – Making the Impossible Possible!

In many ways, Rory Koonce is just an ordinary young man. But in one very special way, Rory (who also goes by Craig) is anything but ordinary. You see, Rory is a talented athlete – an avid competitor in the sport of weightlifting. His weightlifting success is an amazing feat in and of itself. But it…

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Belize Uses Chess to Teach Kids Lessons About Life!

In the country of Belize, chess has become much more than a game. In an effort to help the many disadvantaged children of Belize, the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation runs classes and camps to teach the kids chess. The foundation uses the chess lessons as an educational and motivational tool. For these struggling children in Belize, learning chess gives them an…

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Kerri Strug – A Big Olympic Hero in a Tiny Package

In 1996, Kerri Strug was a tiny teenager with a shy personality. But when it came to gymnastics, Kerri was anything but shy. She was a dedicated athlete and a fierce competitor. And in the 1996 Olympics, Kerri showed a strength and determination that belied her small size. It was the night of the women’s gymnastics team…

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Muffy Davis – A Detoured Dream Renewed by Determination

When Muffy Davis was a teenager, she was a talented and avid skier with hopes of competing in the Olympics. But in February 1989, that all changed when Muffy had a ski accident that left her a paraplegic. Devastated, she turned to other activities. But eventually, her passion for skiing resumed, and she decided to…

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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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DJ Gregory – An Inspirational Feat, One Tough Step at a Time

DJ Gregory was a man with a goal. It was a big goal related to his chosen sport of golf. His goal was that in the 2008 PGA Tour, he would walk every hole of every round of every tournament. This was something very few golfers did. But for DJ, it was an even bigger goal, because…

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Chelsea Baker, 13 – This Pitching Phenom Is Going Places

Chelsea Baker is no normal 13-year-old. She can throw a fastball 65 miles an hour! And with the help of a great mentor, a retired pro baseball pitcher, Chelsea also learned how to throw a knuckleball. She’s one of the best young pitchers in the country and she’s breaking barriers every day. Chelsea has already thrown two perfect…

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