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The Ukrainian Girl Adopted by PGA Teaching Pro Now Thriving at Texas A&M Commerce

February 7, 20172

  By Patti Putnicki 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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P2P’s Top Five Stories: January 2017

February 1, 20170

Our top stories from the first month of 2017 dipped into the world of golf, mountain biking, and skiing to name a few. Take a look at the list and
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Former Dallas Area Sportscaster Ted Madden Says His Zest For Storytelling Didn’t Come From Covering Pro Sports

January 26, 20170

  By Kim Constantinesco Former sports reporter Ted Madden spent years covering the likes of Tony Romo, Dirk Nowitzki, and Josh Hamilton for Dallas’ ABC affiliate, WFAA. However, according to
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From Striding To Sepsis, SaraMae Hollandsworth Loses Feet But Becomes A Better Athlete

December 1, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco There’s no easy way to receive and endure adversity. Most of the time, we can’t prepare ourselves for it. Our culture tells us to ignore it,
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Teachable Moments: Elite Golf Coach Corey Lundberg on the Changing World of Golf Instruction

November 15, 20160

  By Patti Putnicki Anyone who has played the sport knows the truth: golf is a wicked-hard game that’s as much shot choice, mental focus and course strategy as it
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Elite Runner Becky Wade Ran Over 3,500 Miles To Study Running Cultures Across The Globe

November 14, 20160

  Kim Constantinesco Sure, running will leave you speechless. But, running around the world? That will spark your voice and turn you into a storyteller. Becky Wade, 27, knows a
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P2P Summit: Talking Triumph Feeds The Soul

November 9, 20160

If you could toss TED Talk, ESPN, and Upworthy in a blender, Purpose2Play Summit: Talking Triumph is what you would get — rich nutrition for the soul! We dove under
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The Ultimate Gym: ATF Readies Adaptive Athletes to Defy Limits In Sports and Beyond

July 12, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco For the last year, we’ve published numerous pieces on the Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF), a gym and a safe haven for adaptive athletes, started by former
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Rangers’ Joey Gallo Posts Heartfelt Story About One Officer Killed in the Dallas Shooting

July 9, 20160

Patrick Zamarripa, 32, was one of the five police officer killed in downtown Dallas. Before the father of two joined the force, he served three tours in Iraq. He was
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P2P’s Five Most Read Stories: April 2016

May 1, 20160

April was filled with a little bit of everything: Triathlons, powerlifting, mixed martial arts, and a very personal essay on passion in women’s sports. Our top five stories from April,
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Better Focus Without Medication: How Mixed Martial Arts Training at UFC Gym Impacted an Entire Family

April 19, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco As a society, we like to throw labels on children. “He’s got ADHD. She’s hyper-active. That boy has impulse-control problems.” Go to any elementary school or
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P2P’s Five Most Read Stories: March 2016

April 4, 20160

March was full of good sports narratives spanning all ages. From the two fifth-grade journalists who will be helping us cover the AT&T Byron Nelson this year to a 98-year-old
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Pros at the 2016 Byron Nelson Will Be Asked the ‘Good Questions’ by Momentous Institute Junior Reporters

March 18, 20160

  By Patti Putnicki At the AT&T Byron Nelson press kickoff on March 17th, 2016, Salomon Navarette and Mia Williams boldly approached reigning tournament champ, Steven Bowditch, for an exclusive,
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P2P’s Five Most Read Stories: February 2016

March 1, 20160

It was a short but sweet month for us when it came to the sports stories that captivate the heart and the mind. Here’s a look at our top five
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The Top 15 Purpose2Play Stories of 2015

December 31, 20150

  What a year 2015 was for us, but most importantly, for the athletes that we’ve featured. We’re honored to bring you this list of our top 15 stories for
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