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Dear Stuart Scott

My Kind of Signing Day

My Kind of Signing Day

The contract is simple, straightforward and to the point. It reads: Fighting Irish Fight for Life National Letter of Intent I, _________, accept the invitation to join the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the 2015-16 school year.  By signing this agreement I promise to have fun, fight my hardest, stay strong, and, what though the odds be great or small, with my team at Notre Dame we wil ...[Read More]

EDGB Library – Every Day I Fight

EDGB Library – Every Day I Fight

Never have I read a book about cancer that moved me the way that this book did.  Maybe it was because I came of age just as Stuart Scott was making his move to ESPN.  Maybe be is because in society, as we see people on television, we start to feel like we know them.  Maybe it was because I am a parent, and like Stuart, my life’s goal is to protect my children.  Either way, this book tore at ...[Read More]

Fight like hell…

Fight like hell…

So Live.  Live.  Fight like hell.  And when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you.  ~ Stuart Scott  

This is Lauren Hill, and this is her season

This is Lauren Hill, and this is her season

ESPN ran a great feature on Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill.  Like many others, this story is a reminder for us to not take any day, any moment for granted.  Lauren has brain cancer, and her life’s shot clock is running down.  But Lauren is still working to keep her dream of playing college basketball alive.  Lauren is a brave young lady and we are happy to share her story t ...[Read More]

Legendary Coach Don Meyer Tribute

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We saw this great tribute video of late coach Don Meyer floating around on twitter and we could not wait to share it with our community.  Coach Meyer is one of the winningest coaches of all time with 923 wins and only 324 loses.  But really he is most remembered as an amazing servant leader.  Coach Meyer coached for 38 seasons and even though his last years were impacted by his 2008 car accident a ...[Read More]

When team becomes family

When team becomes family

Late last night we caught wind of the great story of White Bear Lake Hockey and it’s captain Michael Johnson.  Johnson’s father Tom passed away before the season opener, yet his memory lives on through his son and his son’s team. Just another great story about how your teammates become your family, especially when times get rough. Story by @DavidMcCoyWCCO  

The battle doesn’t stop – keep fighting for Stuart Scott

The battle doesn’t stop – keep fighting for Stuart Scott

The sports world lost a great man last night as ESPN anchor has passed away after a very public fight with cancer. Keep fighting everyone, that’s what Stuart would have wanted.

Utah Jazz sign JP Gibson

Utah Jazz sign JP Gibson

Yesterday the Utah Jazz signed a new star, he may be a tad smaller than the usual player, but his heart is just as big.  JP Gibson is a very brave 5 year old who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  JP is also a huge basketball fan.  Gibson signed a one-day contract and was able to suit up and sit with the Jazz on the bench for last night’s game.  

Leah Strong

Leah Strong

This is the story of Leah Still, the daughter of Cincinnati Bengal’s lineman Devon Still.  This past summer, it was discovered that Leah, 4, had cancer.  Knowing the value of a team, the Bengals, moved Still to the practice squad so that Leah’s father could stay on the team’s payroll, and insurance, while he cared for his daughter. The team also went one step further by allowing  ...[Read More]