I love to see examples of great sportsmanship! Otherwise, it’s sometimes too easy to forget that a sport is a game. There’s a great quote by former Major League Baseball player Ken Griffey, Jr.: “I go out there and have fun. It’s a game, and that’s how I am going to treat it.” That can be applied to many aspects of life. Enjoying every moment of sport and life will help us keep things in perspective. And I like the Chant Chargers Volleyball Rules to Play By (find link
I think we’re all called to be the best we can be – by developing both our talents and our character. This week I was inspired by two sports examples. Of course, it doesn’t matter whether you or your child(ren) choose to develop your talents and character through sports or through another avenue. Skater Brandon Mroz Pushes the Limits I first met Brandon Mroz in 2005 when he was competing at the Broadmoor Open skating competition in Colorado Springs. He was also a volunteer runner for the Broadmoor Open,
Every now and then I hear about examples of great sportsmanship. I love the inspiration of seeing athletes rise above their own feelings and fears to reach out to their competitors. An Example of Great Sportsmanship from Figure Skating Recently at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Team USA pairs skater Mark Ladwig had his skate break during his short program. He was given the allowed three minutes to return to the ice and finish the program. While he was trying to decide whether to use duct tape or
Here’s some word art from a quote by Grantland Rice taken from the poem “Alumnus Football.” To me, this thought is essential for any sport. And as we enter the season of Lent, I think it’s an important thought for any of us, in any profession or life situation – even relevant for those of us who are bloggers! To download word art, click here, then right click on the image and choose “Save Picture As . . .” Please ”like” the Raising Figure Skaters Facebook page and receive my motivational Quote of the Day in your Facebook News Feed!