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Emotional Senior Night in Canandaigua – #365GoodSports

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 | 0 comments

Today’s #365GoodSports story comes courtesy of Justin Granit of WHEC NBC -10 in Rochester, NY. It was an incredibly emotional night in Canandaigua as the girls basketball team honored a player battling cancer. It was senior night for the Canandaigua girls basketball team and time to celebrate the young ladies’ accomplishments and their futures. Courtney Wagner’s future is frighteningly uncertain: she has stage four brain cancer. Defying the odds, Courtney made it to her senior night. She is normally a spectator, but not on this night. Courtney stands at five-feet-six-inches...

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Badgers Go Bald – #365GoodSports

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 | 0 comments

Yesterday, a number of University of Wisconsin football players shaved their heads as part of the “Badgers Go Bald” event in conjunction with American Family Children’s Hospital. The team invited children in treatment for cancer over to Camp Randall to lend a hand in the head shaving process. This day was a long time coming for junior linebacker, Vince Biegel. “I was really excited, me and Joe (Schobert), for about 15 months we’ve been growing out our hair,” said Biegel . We had this plan about two football seasons ago we started growing it  and...

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Inside Look at Mike Burton’s Combine Prep

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 | 0 comments

There was a buzz last Friday afternoon inside Parabolic Performance & Rehabilitation, a 3,500-square foot training space that overlooks the ice skating rink inside Floyd Hall Arena on the campus of Montclair State. Hip-hop music blared through the gym’s speakers, although the playlist wasn’t to the liking of Gary Nova, so the former Rutgers quarterback, who is one of 13 NFL hopefuls training at Parabolic, came over to the iPod between sets and took over as DJ. The main attraction during Friday’s training session was Nova’s former Rutgers teammate, fullback Michael...

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Ben Jackson Didn’t Want Cerebral Palsy To Define Him – #365GoodSports

Posted on Feb 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Today’s #365GoodSports is Ben Jackson. His story was featured as part Gatorade’s #WinFromWithin campaign from this past Summer. Ben represents the best of the human spirit. Meet Ben Jackson. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Ben didn’t want that to define him. So he pushed himself to become a wrestler. Even then, Ben wasn’t finished. He’s now striving to compete at the international level in weightlifting. Ben is just one inspirational athlete who truly defines what it means to win from within. The good sports are out there. I’ll be sharing stories like this one using...

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Russell Wilson Visits Children’s Hospital 2 Days after Super Bowl Loss – #365GoodSports

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 | 0 comments

While most of the world was busy finger pointing at Pete Carroll and the Seahawks for their play call at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, quarterback Russell Wilson was back to his normal Tuesday routine, visiting young cancer fighters in Seattle Children’s Hospital. I remember watching a story during last year’s Super Bowl pregame show on how Russell Wilson’s father used to tell him “there’s a king in every crowd.” That story has stuck with me and I think about every time I see Wilson and how he handles himself in victory and defeat. His father was right, and...

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Nick Hayden Donates Hair to Children with Hair Loss – #365GoodSports

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 | 0 comments

Great story courtesy of NFLPA.com, thats where we find our #365GoodSports star of the Day, Cowboys DT, Nick Hayden. On December 22, 2014, Dallas Cowboys defensive Nick Hayden, took to his Twitter account to announce that he had cut his long locks and was donating eight inches of his hair to Children With Hair Loss (CWHL). CWHL is a Michigan-based non-profit organization that provides customized human hair replacements at no cost to children with medically-related hair loss. Through CWHL, each recipient child receives a free customized human hair replacement & care kit (a cost of up to...

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