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As the founder and editor-in-chief of Purpose2Play.com, Kim Constantinesco dives under the surface hype to illuminate heroes in the sports world. Whether talking with the first man with cerebral palsy to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, or the first woman to mountain bike across Afghanistan, Kim has a keen interest in shining the spotlight on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes it's time media starts placing a higher value on the people and communities who are actively doing something to make the world a little better. Previously, she covered the Denver Broncos and the NFL for seven seasons. Her work has been featured on NFL.com, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, The New York Times, and USA Today. She resides in Denver, CO. When not working, she can be found deep in the Rocky Mountains throwing backflips on her snowboard. Follow Kim on Twitter: @KimCon14

Nike To Debut First High-Performance Hijab For Muslim Athletes

March 7, 20170

When Emirati weightlifter Amna Al Haddad told Nike she had only found one hijab sufficient enough for competition and she had to hand wash it each night, the apparel giant
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How Drinking Out Of A Prosthetic Leg Is Helping Amputees Play Soccer And Run Marathons

March 7, 20170

  By Kim Constantinesco Imagine drinking your favorite beer out of someone’s prosthetic leg. That’s the “glass of choice” at Legapalooza, an annual fundraiser for the Dallas Amputee Network (D.A.N.),
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College Basketball Player’s Senior Night Made Special With Military Surprise

March 6, 20170

Middle Tennessee State forward Reggie Upshaw was expecting an emotional night. As a senior, it was his final home game. He would step out onto the court one last time
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7-Year-Old Girl With Incredible Handles Has Sights Set On The NBA

March 5, 20170

Meet 7-year-old Jaliyah Manuel. She has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, and that’s for one good reason: She’s a basketball phenom. The New Orleans girl wants to be the
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7-Year-Old Girl Dominates NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick Championship

March 4, 20170

What do Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and 7-year-old Elly Evarts have in common? Big arms. Evarts made history at the NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick Championship in Orlando
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Juliana Buhring Grew Up In A Religious Cult Then Became The First Woman To Cycle Around The World

March 2, 20170

  By Kim Constantinesco There aren’t many people who decide to cycle the world on “a whim,” or frankly, six months after learning how to ride a bike in the
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P2P’s Top Five Stories: February 2017

March 1, 20170

It was a short month, but it was packed with a lot of good action. Here are our top five stories from February: 5. Second Impact Syndrome Survivor Shows Other
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Sean Swarner Is Trekking To The North Pole In Quest Become First Cancer Survivor To Complete Explorer’s Grand Slam

February 28, 20170

  By Kim Constantinesco Editor’s note: Because Purpose2Play has been telling the stories of athletes, coaches, and fans for more than three years, we figure it’s about time to catch
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Tim Tebow Offers Perspective On Life During Spring Training Debut With The Mets

February 28, 20170

Tim Tebow made is spring training debut with the New York Mets this week. His critics (and yes, he still has many) constantly put him down for wanting to be
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Former NBA Player Robert Pack and Rapper Master P Join Forces To Coach At-Risk Boys In New Orleans

February 26, 20170

Robert Pack was a 13-year NBA journeyman known for his high-flying dunks even though he was only 6’2″. Now 48 years old, he’s an assistant coach with the New Orleans
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A New Sports Rivalry: 99 And 92-Year-Old Sprinters

February 24, 20170

There’s Yankees v. Red Sox, Ali v. Frazier, and Carolina v. Duke. Add Orville Rogers, 99, and Dixon Hemphill, 92, to that list of great rivalries. The two sprinters (yes,
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Venezuelan Man Skis For The First Time At The Lahti 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships

February 24, 20170

Venezuelan skier Adrian Solano had never even seen snow before he arrived in Finland to compete in the Lahti 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships. He trained on wheels in his
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Second Impact Syndrome Survivor Shows Other Athletes There’s Life After Sports

February 23, 20170

  By Kim Constantinesco By all accounts, Kevin Saum shouldn’t be alive right now. That statement may sound dramatic, but it’s every bit true. The 26-year-old from Long Valley, New
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New Jersey Girl Who Wasn’t Allowed To Play Basketball On The Boys’ Team Finally Got Her Shot

February 22, 20170

Earlier this month, we told you about Sydney Phillips, the 13-year-old who was denied the chance to play on her school’s boys’ basketball team. Phillips played on the girls’ team
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J.J. Watt Donates $10,000 To Madison Family Who Lost Their Father In A Car Accident

February 22, 20170

NFL star J.J. Watt is always up to something good. In his latest stand-up move, he donated $10,000 to a family who lost their father in a car accident. Jenni
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