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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

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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How BethAnn Telford Ran Seven Marathons In Seven Days On Seven Continents With Brain Cancer

February 21, 20170

  By Kim Constantinesco One might assume that fighting brain cancer for 13 years would drain every ounce of energy in one’s body. Not for BethAnn Telford, who actually has
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Wheelchair Basketball Commercial Shows Ultimate Act Of Kindness And Inclusion

February 21, 20170

This has to be one of the best commercials out there. Canadian Tire launched three television/online video spots during last summer’s Olympic Games in their “Step Up, Stand Tall” campaign
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Kayleigh Williamson Becomes First Person With Down Syndrome To Cross The Finish Line At The Austin Marathon

February 20, 20170

Kayleigh Williamson made history over the weekend by becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to hit the finish line at the Austin Marathon. The 26-year-old completed the half-marathon course
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New York Times’ Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz Is A Dedicated Table Tennis Player

February 19, 20170

How is a crossword puzzle similar to table tennis? Just ask Will Shortz, who has edited The New York Times’ daily crossword puzzle since 1993. He’s a master of words,
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Meet 80-Year-Old Ernestine Shepherd, The Oldest Female Competitive Bodybuilder In The World

February 19, 20170

At 80 years old, Ernestine Shepherd is the oldest female competitive bodybuilder in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s remarkable that she’s still benching pressing
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NBA All-Stars Sink 3-Pointers, Raise $130,000 For Cancer Research In Memory Of Craig Sager

February 18, 20170

There were high-flying dunks and plenty of sharp shooters, but the highlight of NBA All-Star Saturday Night was when sportscaster Ernie Johnson got on the mic and announced a new
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Teen With Chronic Liver Disease Is The Biggest Star Of NBA All-Star Weekend

February 18, 20170

  If someone were to ask you who the biggest sports star in New Orleans is, you might say Drew Brees or Anthony Davis. Well, Jarrius “J.J.” Robertson blows them
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Late Detroit Tigers Owner Mike Illitch Quietly Paid Rosa Parks’ Rent Until She Passed

February 16, 20170

Former Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Illitch passed away late last week at 87 years old. He was a well known public figure, but sometimes things are revealed
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Pro Bowl Kiss Cam Shows That Love Is Valid In All Its Forms

February 15, 20170

The NFL and the Ad Council created a great PSA for Valentine’s Day called Fans of Love. As part of their Love Has No Labels campaign, they showed footage from
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Tim Tebow’s Annual Prom Night For People With Special Needs Is A Big Hit

February 14, 20170

  By Kim Constantinesco When it comes to putting love on a pedestal, there’s no stopping Tim Tebow. For the third year in a row, the Tim Tebow Foundation hosted
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Atita Verghese Is India’s First Female Pro Skateboarder And She’s Building Skate Parks For Underprivileged Children

February 13, 20170

Women don’t skateboard in India, right? Wrong. It may be one of the poorest countries in the world, but skateboarding is taking off, with women at the forefront. That’s in
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Coed CYO Basketball Team Chooses To Forfeit Their Season Rather Than Kick Their Girls Off The Team

February 12, 20170

A group of fifth-grade boys and girls from St. John the Apostle School in Clark, NJ have been hitting the hardwood together for the last four years. They’re teammates. More
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Ron Hill Runs 19,032 Days In A Row, Sets New Record

February 12, 20170

  Nothing could keep 78-year-old former Olympian Ron Hill from running every day for over 52 years. Not illness, not a car accident, and not even surgery. From December 21,
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Eighth Grade Basketball Player With Paralyzed Arm Has No Quit

February 10, 20170

Kobe Blackmon was in a severe four-wheeler accident in May, but that hasn’t stopped him from wrecking havoc on the basketball court this winter. The eighth grader from Dewey, Oklahoma
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