Positive Sports: Professional Athletes and Mentoring Youth


Positive Sports: Professional athletes and mentoring youth shows the giving side of professional sports and how it leaves a lasting impact on our communities.
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Positive Sports: Professional athletes and mentoring youth shows the giving side of professional sports and how it leaves a lasting impact on our communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973023732
  • Publisher: Freelance Communications
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Introduction 9
How sports and athletic role models provide positive influences 9
Societal and modeling impact on youth identity 11
Sport as a nurturing environment 13
Role model importance 15
Chapter 1 The Impact of Sport 16
Benefits to youth--what do they get out of it? 16
Examples - stories of individuals inspired by sport 18
Mike Egener, Western Hockey League player 18
Jayson Krause, Canadian National Bobsleigh Team 23
Garry Sawatzky, Canadian Football League player 30
Chapter 2 Challenges at the Grassroots Level 37
Funding cutbacks to sport programs 37
Negative impacts 40
Winning at all costs 40
Abusive coaches and parents 41
Bad press for high profile athletes 43
Chapter 3 Programs 46
Basketball Without Borders 46
National Basketball Association Read to Achieve 47
National Hockey League Diversity Program 48
Hockey It Pays 52
Hockey Canada Initiation Program 54
Youth Football Clinics 64
Baseball Tomorrow Fund 65
Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities 66
Chapter 4 Role Models 67
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, National Basketball Association Forward 67
Ray Allen, National Basketball Association Guard 68
Shawn Bradley, National Basketball Association Center 69
Dan Bylsma, National Hockey League Right Wing 70
Vince Carter, National Basketball Association Guard 73
Tyson Chandler, National Basketball Association Forward 75
Michael Curry, National Basketball Association Forward 76
Dale Davis, National Basketball Association Center/Forward 77
Vlade Divac, National Basketball Association Center 77
Tim Duncan, National Basketball Association Forward/Center 78
Adonal Foyle, National Basketball Association Forward 79
Lawrence Funderburke, National Basketball Association Forward 80
Doug Gilmour, National Hockey League Center/Left Wing 81
Brian Grant, National Basketball Association Center 84
Allan Houston, National Basketball Association Guard 86
Juwan Howard, National Basketball Association Forward 87
Larry Hughes, National Basketball Association Guard 88
Jarome Iginla, National Hockey League Right Wing 89
Antawn Jamison, National Basketball Association Forward 92
Joe Juneau, National Hockey League Center 93
Paul Kariya, National Hockey League Left Wing 95
Jason Kidd, National Basketball Association Guard 97
Ian Laperriere, National Hockey League Center 98
George Lynch, National Basketball Association Forward 100
Karl Malone, National Basketball Association Forward 100
Shawn Marion, National Basketball Association Forward 101
Donyell Marshall, National Basketball Association Forward 102
Tracy McGrady, National Basketball Association Guard 103
Mark McLoughlin, Canadian Football League Kicker 104
Gary Payton, National Basketball Association Guard 112
Jalen Rose, National Basketball Association Guard/Forward 113
Bryon Russell, National Basketball Association Forward 114
Brian Shaw, National Basketball Association Guard 115
Eric Snow, National Basketball Association Guard 116
Jerry Stackhouse, National Basketball Association Forward 117
Jamie Storr, National Hockey League Goaltender 118
Damon Stoudamire, National Basketball Association Guard 122
Kurt Thomas, National Basketball Association Forward/Center 123
Antoine Walker, National Basketball Association Forward 123
Chris Webber, National Basketball Association Forward 124
Corliss Williamson, National Basketball Association Forward 125
Stephane Yelle, National Hockey League Center 126
Conclusion 129
Bibliography 131
Interviews 136
Websites 136
About the Author 137
Reader Survey 138
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