Looks for these two guys in the next issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine: Padres’ Ian Kennedy and Nationals’ Ian Desmond. We’re heading into the dog days of summer, sports fans. What better time to head to the ballpark! Go Pads. Go Nats.
I volunteered as the event writer at one of Tim Tebow’s special needs proms that took place across the US and overseas this past Valentine’s Day weekend. What a fun night getting twirled on the dance floor, enjoying hugs from these sweet kiddos, and stopping by the “Disney” photo booth! My pre-event tweet made the news (random?!) http://www.inquisitr.com/1771462/want-to-know-how-football-hottie-tim-tebow-is-spending-valentines-day/ Here is the short little piece I wrote for them to use: http://www.crossroadschurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/A-Night-to-Shine.pdf
“Write What You Love” (May/June 2015) by Jean Ann Cantore
I’m humbled that someone would ask to do a story on my sportswriting career. This month marks 10 years! My mom, a spelling bee champ in her tiny East Texas hometown, had to quit college to raise us three kids. She taught me how to read and write, and has always been there for a late night call when I was stuck on an article. This is for you, mom! Thank you for everything! #IAmARedRaider
Look for Team Canada’s Sophie Schmidt to play big at this summer’s FIFA World Cup hosted by Canada! I interviewed the inspiring midfielder and 2x Olympian for Canada’s “Living Light News” May/June issue. Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9…be strong and courageous! She is both. SOPHIE SCHMIDT>>>
On college campuses across the country, most sports ministry is done through large group meetings with outstanding ministries like Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Campus Crusade’s Athletes in Action (AIA). One man, however, has answered a unique ministry calling for over 40 years. At Stanford University, tucked away in a corner table at an on-campus café, chaplain Jim Stump sits for up to seven hours a day, greeting athlete after athlete who have requested weekly, one-hour time slots. “Stumper” is his name, and mentoring is his game. Yes, that’s right, one-on-one mentoring. “One-on-One, One-by-One”>>>
This new triathlon web site is loaded with features on the world’s most inspirational athletes. I profiled the world’s first double above-knee amputee Ironman finisher, Rudy Garcia-Tolson.
The sport of triathlon is powerfully inspirational. Every single athlete that approaches the starting line has a story that brought them to that point—a story of struggle, a story of triumph, a story of perseverance…a story uniquely their own. But no story is more unique than that of 26-year-old Paralympic gold medalist swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson. http://www.triathloninspires.com/rgarciatolsonstory.html