“… The physical fitness efforts of Sunset Elementary School Principal Jason Romero are paying off.
Romero has been named Principal of the Year by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
When Romero was named principal three years ago, attendance and performance was low, tardy rates were high, and most students weren’t passing physical fitness tests.
Today, the school boasts an Academic Performance Index of 817, rising fitness scores and increased attendance…”
“PHILADELPHIA — Regardless of any possible celebrating for Monday night, the Phillies had already made plans for how they’re spending their morning in Washington today. They are visiting the Walter Reed Hospital, where active and retired military are treated.
After the team chaplain mentioned it to Mike Sweeney, the reserve first baseman helped round up some teammates for today’s trip.
“As of yesterday we only had two guys, so I went around the clubhouse and spread the word to the guys about what it was all about and within five minutes, there were 11 guys that wanted to go,” Sweeney said. “It just shows, we’re playing a game for a living. The way we play the game might give a lot of joy to a lot of people in our country, maybe even our soldiers. But the true heroes are the ones who defend our country. And we as ballplayers want to give back to them. It should be pretty awesome…”
The NFL is going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
“The NFL, its clubs and players are proud to support the fight against breast cancer. Our campaign, “A Crucial Catch”, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is focused on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are over the age of 40. Throughout October, NFL games will feature players, coaches and referees wearing pink game apparel to raise awareness for the campaign, as well as on-field pink ribbon stencils and special K-balls and pink coins. All apparel worn at games by players and coaches and special K-balls and pink coins will auctioned off at NFL Auction (www.NFLAuction.NFL.com), with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society and team charities. This is an issue that has directly touched the lives of so many in the NFL family, and we are committed to helping make a difference in breast-cancer prevention…”
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Natalie Gulbis: On Real Beauty
With some serious athletic prowess (the pro-golfer was also a stellar gymnast and dynamic diver too), the 5 foot 9 inch beauty quickly found her home in golf and her heart in competition.
She graduated high school in three years (where she played No. 1 singles on the Men’s golf team!), earning a scholarship to the University of Arizona where she won 3 tournaments and earned All-America honors. After just one year playing at the collegiate level, though, (after both making the cut at the US Women’s Open where she went on to tie for 34th place as an amateur and earning female MVP honors at the USA-Japan Collegiate Golf Championship), Natalie decided to turn professional and to live her dream…”
EAST ROCKHILL – Students at Pennridge High School started off their day Wednesday with a visit by The Flyin’ Hawaiian himself – Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino. And they have classmate Rachael Brennan to thank for the treat.
Brennan, a 10th-grader, won a recent ‘Take Shane to School’ contest sponsored by AT&T, as part of a campaign to educate teens about the dangers of texting and driving at the same time. Victorino spoke to an assembly of students after arriving with Brennan at the start of the school day.
The prize included a limousine ride to school with Victorino as well as tickets to a Phillies game.
To see the Fox29 video, visit: http://www.thereporteronline.com/articles/2010/09/23/news/doc4c9a1667cd1be666081184.txt
Posted September 22, 2010on:
Four year total rises to more than $900,000 to support charities that help women
“In its fourth year the Scotiabank Women’s Charity Challenge raised $200,000 in support of various women’s charities across Canada. Golf elite, Annika Sorenstam and Natalie Gulbis teamed up to host the event at the Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario.
‘The funds raised today at the Scotiabank Women’s Charity Challenge bring our four-year total to more than $900,000 and these funds will go a long way to helping charities that support Canadian women,” said Sylvia Chrominska, Group Head, Global Human Resources and Communications, Scotiabank. “As a long time supporter of women’s charities and a recognized leader in promoting the advancement of women, Scotiabank is very pleased to sponsor this event that makes such a positive contribution to so many important charities.’
Each of the corporate sponsored teams who took part in the event was asked to designate a charity of choice where proceeds from their entry fee would be donated…”
To read the full article, visit: http://www.mbchamber.mb.ca/2010/09/scotiabank-womens-charity-challenge-raises-200000/
ProTips4U.com Officially Launches Sports Training Video Website Featuring Some of the World’s Best Athletes
“CHICAGO (September 21, 2010)— Pro Tips 4U, Inc. announced today the official launch of its website, http://www.ProTips4U.com, which features sport training tips from professional athletes, coaches and trainers. Pro Tips contributors include Olympic Gold Medalists, Pro Bowl players, All-Stars, Hall-of-Famers, World Champions, Paralympians and Heisman Trophy winners.As part of its launch promotion, individuals visiting the website will be offered a chance to download a free Pro Tip by simply registering with the site…”
To learn how to become a great safety just like Steve, go to: http://www.protips4u.com/index.php/featured-contributors/athlete/steve-gregory.html