Posts Tagged 'life'

Paying Student/Athletes?

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Athletes in revenue producing sports should be paid some of the revenue? That seems sensible enough, but for fun let’s tweak this statement. Student athletes in revenue producing sports should be paid some of the revenue! Controversy upon controversy begins.

Posted by Jared Rehm Apr 18, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments


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 I turned 50 six months ago!

So, the next time someone asks me my age, I’m going to say, “50 and 1/2,” with joy and enthusiasm!

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Apr 17, 2014 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

#39 Roy Campanella

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Hello sports fans! Today is that wonderful time of the year when baseball is in full swing. On Tuesday April 15, we celebrated the incredible life of #42 Jackie Robinson, who was the first man to break baseball’s color barrier. As we celebrated this day, let’s also not forget to remember a man who was the first athlete to face the barriers of being an athlete with a physical disability. I am talking about #39, Roy Campanella.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 15, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

How To Battle Despair

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The Grocery store next door she visited so frequently is a far away dream for her now. The high school prom dress she was so excitedly talking about to her girlfriends had lost all its charm. What happened to this seventeen year old, vivacious girl full of love, laughter and lure for life? Not so long ago, a man too drunk to drive rammed his car against her bike. What followed were the most vivid and dreadful moments she had ever experienced.

Posted by Steve Shanahan Apr 02, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Professional Amateurs

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As an athlete for a division one school, the topic of student-athletes being paid to play hits me right at home. I get asked “don’t you wish you got paid for this bro?” by NARP (non-athletic regular people and I always respond….I do. Not in the sense that professional NBA players do by the millions of dollars, but I get paid in the form of a free education at one of the top universities in the nation. Most people forget

Posted by Daniel Nong Mar 31, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

“Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” for Lunch

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While trying to come up with ideas for this week’s blog, I was thinking back to what I had for lunch the past few days and if I really enjoyed what I was eating. I couldn’t even remember what I ate for lunch some days! To be honest, during the week I’m always working while I’m eating…that doesn’t really make for an enjoyable lunch. I imagine many of you can relate. In my opinion,

Posted by Carleton Rivers Mar 17, 2014 Posted in Obesity 2 Comments

“Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” with Snacking

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This week’s focus for National Nutrition Month® is how I make snacking healthy AND tasty. I wanted to first share a quote with you that I ran across the other day. I’m not sure who wrote the quote but it really resonated with me and I thought it rang true to how eating right should be.

“Nutrition is not low-fat, it’s not low-calorie. It’s not being hungry and feeling deprived. It’s nourishing your body with real, whole foods so that you are consistently satisfied and energized to live life to the fullest. After all, isn’t that what this life is about?” 

Posted by Carleton Rivers Mar 10, 2014 Posted in Obesity 2 Comments

A Paralympic Tale

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My experience as a Paralympian has been one of the greatest adventures that I could have ever imagined. After several years of playing Quad Rugby and the love for my sport I realized that there was something greater than just club level play for me.

Posted by Bob Lujano Mar 06, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

A toast to year number 27

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Today is my 27th birthday! I’m very thankful today to have nothing on my calendar until after lunch and leftover birthday cookie from my small group meeting last night to eat for breakfast :-)

Posted by Susan Silverman Feb 27, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

Paralympian for Life

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Born and raised in the small town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, its probably not the place you would look to find a Paralympic swimmer. Despite being born with cerebral palsy, I was introduced to sport and activities from my friends that were able bodied (AB). The thought of wheelchair and adaptive sports were only introduced in an annual competition. All competitors were truly weekend warriors! I was happy just to participate with my friends and family. I am blessed because I was never treated differently in my neighborhood. I was one of the gang who happened to use a wheelchair and walker to participate in the same activities as my friends.

Posted by Aimee Bruder Feb 24, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments