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Former Mexican National Team Captain Monica “Gonzo” Gonzalez Is Using Soccer As A Vehicle To Empower Girls

March 22, 20170

  By Ana Aguilera-Juarez You may see her on ESPN as a soccer analyst and sideline reporter, but Monica Gonzalez’s unofficial title is “Guardian of the beautiful game.” That’s because
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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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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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Friday Night Lights: High School Cheerleaders Unite After Fatal Texas Bus Crash

December 16, 20160

  By Skyler Warrick On Dec. 2, 2016, Iraan defeated Munday in the Texas Class 2A DII State Quarterfinal in Colorado City, Texas. Following the football game, however, a semi
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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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Marine Corps Vet Eric Morante Working To Make Boxing A Paralympic Sport

October 5, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco In boxing, defeat comes not when one falls, but when one goes down and fails to get back up. Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Eric Morante, 31,
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High School Student Surprises Teacher, Coach With Pair of Air Jordan’s He Always Dreamed Of

September 23, 20160

Beautiful things are happening in classrooms all across the country, and I’m not just talking about the knowledge and wisdom imparted on chalk boards. Coronado High School (Lubbock, TX) student
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High School Quarterback Turns Over Homecoming Crown To Student With Cerebral Palsy

September 16, 20160

High school quarterback Max Akin had 200 passing yards, 60 rushing yards, and four touchdowns all in the first half of his homecoming game, but what he did during halftime
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Winless High School Football Team Takes Knee, Gives Up Win After Opposing Player Gets Seriously Injured

September 15, 20160

The Woodlands JV football team was looking for their first win of the season against Tompkins. They were more than hungry for it, but down by one point, with 12
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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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Bud Cauley Didn’t Swing Golf Club for Seven Months, Now Tied for Second at 2016 Byron Nelson

May 21, 20160

  By Kim Constantinesco If you’re sandwiched between Jordan Spieth and Sergio Garcia after two full days of PGA play, you’re likely sleeping a little easier at night. That’s where
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The AT&T Byron Nelson Goes Super High-Tech, with Virtual Reality and “Cell on Wheels”

May 20, 20160

By Patti Putnicki Not too long ago, mobile phones weren’t even allowed on the grounds of the TPC Four Seasons during the Byron Nelson Golf Tournament.  Today, with AT&T’s sponsorship
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