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Personal Stories About ‘Sportsmanship’

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    Base Hit Of A Lifetime

    I wanted to share a very special moment that my 11 year old son Brain gave a group of 40-50 kids and parents last night at our baseball game in Churchville, NY. Brian was pitching late in the game and we were winning 7-5. Bases loaded, 2 outs, it was getting dark and it was about to rain. A boy named Nathan...

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    A Witness To All Competitors

    June 2, 2012 Ohio State High School Track Championship,Division III Girls 3200 meter finals: 16 girls enter the race to become state champion. As the 15th place contestant is halfway down the home stretch, with the 16th place competitor comfortably behind her, the pace of the competition overcomes her and she...

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    Dance Nationals

    I am writing this story to express the important value of sportsmanship. A while ago, my traveling dance team participated in a nation wide dance competition. This competition is very hard and the atmosphere is far from friendly. As we walked off stage after completing our dance, the next competing team snickered...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sportsmanship’

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    Derrick M

    The idol I look up to is Derrick Mason, WR now for the Texans, but known for the Ravens and Titans. He's always been a great WR that plays the game well and fights to win, stays out of trouble, and is a great person. I will always look up to him in my life as my hero, even when he's long retired!

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    Cody Primeaux

    Story by Doug Warner A Bossier little leaguer does something generations of baseball players have done time and time again - he argued with the umpire. But this 13-year-old's antics have become a Facebook sensation."I came home that night and was just so proud of him, so I always post things for my parents and...

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    Taner Alvarez

    //www.kesq.***/news/0310-desert-chapel-shows-incredible-act-of-sportsmanship/-/233092/24909702/-/t2yso6z/-/index.html I put *** after the kesq. This is the link of the news story.

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CLASS AND GRACE
PERSEVERANCE
DRIVE
CARING
GOOD MANNERS
COMPASSION
KINDNESS
PEACE
VISION
IMAGINE
OVERCOMING
STRENGTH
MENTORING
INCLUDING OTHERS
COMMITMENT
LITERACY
GIVING BACK
CHARACTER
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APPRECIATING NATURE
PREPARATION
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
PURPOSE
PARENTING
LIVE LIFE
PERSISTENCE
PASSION
COMPROMISE
FAMILY
GENEROSITY
JOY
RISING ABOVE
GOOD EXAMPLES
DEDICATION
COMPLIMENTS
OPTIMISM
CHARITY
SOUL
CONNECTING
EDUCATION
APPRECIATION
FORGIVENESS
PIONEERING
LOYALTY
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
INGENUITY
HEALTH
MINDFULNESS
BEING THERE
UNITY
LAUGHTER
HOPE
SHARING
INTEGRITY
HUMILITY
INSPIRATION
COURAGE
SMILE
LISTENING
LOVE
FRIENDSHIP
ENCOURAGEMENT
VOLUNTEERING
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DETERMINATION
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HONESTY
RIGHT CHOICES
INNOVATION
LEADERSHIP
EXCELLENCE
COURTESY
CIVILITY
GRIT
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
AMBITION
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
HONOR
RESPONSIBILITY
TEAM WORK
SACRIFICE
TRUST
JUSTICE
SERVICE
PRACTICE
PATIENCE
SPORTSMANSHIP
FITNESS
RESPECT
GREAT MUSIC
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BELIEVE
TRUE BEAUTY
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DEVOTION
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Pass It On®

Watching this commercial right now as I type on my home TV. I enjoyed it immensely. I wish I had learned this lesson more while in HS sports.
Ariel, Wisconsin

strikes goes to the glove
pete, ard

Pain is temporary, pride is forever. Don't sit and complain about losing that game, be proud that you were able to compete and respect the other competitors.
John, Canada

Life is too short to care about winning or losing. It doesnt matter, life is too valuable to waste so just live your life to the fullest, live like you were dying.
Austin, pennsylvania

Be fair.
austin, pennsylvania

Life is to short to care if you win our lose.
austin , pennsylvania

I think sportsmanship is good because it makes people feel good even if they lost and a team wins it's always good to encourage somebody!
precious, bristol pa

No one likes to lose but it's part of life.
Austin , pennsylvania

To win without honor is to lose.
David C., Maine

When you are playing a sport always remember you will always be a winner no matter if you are loosing the game or winning. As long as you are having fun, you all are winners.
Austin, Tennessee

awesome
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I've seen many of the value commercials and I love them all. These may be the only character building some of our children ever get to see. Thank you Foundation for a Better Life.
B Smith, Muncie, IN

Sportmanship is not only for sports. It is human nature when having done something stupid we think how can I spin this in my favor but most can't live with a lie and will own up and you feel better and build a realationship of trust.
Randy N, Blaine MN.

I just saw a commercial. It had to be one of the BEST EVER!!! I know it had a GREAT message!!
Robbie F., SC

Hi - I was very encouraged to see the billboard along 7th avenue in NYC referencing sportsmanship! Although I am a Physical Therapist, I had to stop working at this profession due to a chronic back injury. I started a business that spotlights sportsmanship. Although it is a passion of mine, it is slow in gaining recognition. Thanks!
Richard D., Long Island, NY