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May 02, 2011

Tornado-Ravaged Town Unites Around High School Sports

The town of Tushka, Oklahoma, turned to high school baseball and softball to return to normalcy after a tornado recently destroyed much of their town.

April 27, 2011

Bill Clinton Helping Launch Mexican Youth-Soccer Program

Former President Bill Clinton announced a partnership with Mexican mogul Carlos Slim on a youth sports project in Mexico intended to draw 900 teenagers and young adults back to school.

April 25, 2011

NBA's Chris Paul Honors H.S. Player Following in His Footsteps

NBA star Chris Paul reached out to a high school basketball player who honored his recently deceased mother during a game and treated him to an NBA playoffs game.

April 20, 2011

Giants Raffling Off World Series Ring to Benefit Underserved Youths

Proceeds of the Giants' raffle will go towards the Giants Community Fund, which works to enrich the lives of at-risk youth through a youth baseball prorgram and other community initiatives.

April 15, 2011

How One Young Athlete's Death Inspired a Concussion-Fighting Community

A former school psychologist, inspired by a student-athlete's death, created a community-based concussion management system that she hopes to spread to other school districts.

April 07, 2011

LeBron James Debuts New Web Miniseries Aimed at Students

Remember those Nike commercials from a few years back, where LeBron James would pull a "Nutty Professor" and play four different sides of himself? Well, Business LeBron, Wise LeBron, Kid LeBron, and Athlete LeBron have officially been revived—in cartoon form, at least. James debuted his new We...

April 06, 2011

How Are You Celebrating National Student-Athlete Day?

April 6 marks the 24th anniversary of National Student-Athlete Day, an initiative created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports.

March 30, 2011

Disaster-Stricken Japan Rallies Around High School Baseball

You may have noticed that this blog takes a particular liking to "using sports for good"—the idea that sports can transcend athletic competition and have a lasting impact on a large body of people. For instance, after World War II, Japan rallied around professional baseball, as it "provided w...

March 29, 2011

Teens (Unofficially) Break Guinness World Record With 60-Hour Tennis Match

Remember that epic 11-hour, 5-minute Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut last summer? Two Montana high school students had a tennis match this past weekend that lasted more than five times as long. Sam Angel and Katie Martens, seniors at Hellgate High School in Missoula, Mont., pla...

March 24, 2011

LeBron James Takes Talents to Fight Against School Dropouts

LeBron James has been called all sorts of not-so-kind things since holding the NBA world hostage last summer with his free-agency decision. There's one thing he can't be accused of, however—being anything other than supportive of children this past year. For instance: Whatever you thought of...

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