May was a fun month for Purpose2Play.

A story on P2P contributor Brittany Alvarado, a former college field hockey player who played through and overcame thyroid cancer, took the number one spot. We also got to know Ashlyn Harris of the  U.S. Women’s National Team much better as she aims not only to stop balls from entering the net as a goalie, but to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

We made very special trips to the Byron Nelson and to Indianapolis to go one-on-one with Andrew Luck. What a month!

Our top 5:

5. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The Story Behind the Winner’s Sculpture

Perhaps more impressive than SARTONK’s old world style craftsmanship is the story, and the saving, of the company itself.

Once in jeopardy of losing the title belt making business, which had been in the family for over 40 years, SARTONK President Edward Majian, along with his wife, Hasmig, stepped in to save his grandfather’s business at just the right time, all in the name of preserving dignity and legacy.

4. VIDEO: Colts’ Andrew Luck, Wayland’s Warriors Team To Make Dent In DIPG

We traveled to Indianapolis to capture the great efforts of Wayland’s Warriors and Indianapolis Colts’ QB Andrew Luck as they raised money for DIPG research by hosting a football camp.

3. AT&T Byron Nelson Has Higher Calling, Makes Golf Accessible to All

“We think it’s important to grow our future fan base by connecting them with the tournament early,” said Jon Drago, tournament director for the AT&T Byron Nelson. “More importantly, we want to give families a way to see world-class golf affordably. A family of four can come and enjoy our tournament for under $100.”

If a family has five kids under the age of 13, one adult with a ticket gets them in for the day – and gets them the best seats in the house.

2. USWNT’s Ashlyn Harris Encourages Connection, Love, TWLOHA In ‘She Believes’ Celebration

For U.S. Women’s National Team goalie Ashlyn Harris, her life on and off the pitch is a loud message to the world. It shouts meaningful authentic connection.

Harris returned to her home on Satellite Beach to offer her community the opportunity to connect, converse, and share in compassionate stories.

The Florida native gave fans, including many youth soccer players, the chance to not only get autographs and pictures, but to bridge some of their experiences to hers.

1. Former College Field Hockey Player Plays Through, Overcomes Thyroid Cancer

Her neck was sliced open, her thyroid and lymph nodes were removed, and she was stitched up so tight that even the slightest head bobble sent her into waves of tears.

Alvarado got up to use the bathroom for the first time after her six-hour surgery, and she vomited from both the anesthesia and the amount of pain she was in.