Team Canada’s Sophie Schmidt

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Sophie working Team USA’s Abby Wombach.

I can’t give away all the fun facts about Canadian mid-fielder Sophie Schmidt, but I will say this: Look for her to play big at this summer’s World Cup hosted by Canada! I interviewed the inspiring midfielder and 2x Olympian for Canada’s “Living Light News” set to publish on May 1. Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9…be strong and courageous! She is both.

Stanford Chaplain Jim Stump

jim-mentoringOn 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”>>>

New TriathlonInspires.com Feature

2x Gold Medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Tim Mantoani Photography)

2x Gold Medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson (Tim Mantoani Photography)

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

NY Jets WR DAVID NELSON

SS-Nelson-cover I’m thankful I had the chance to profile Nelson for the cover of Sports Spectrum Magazine! In addition to being a kick-butt football player and pulling down some sick catches in the red zone every season, he also has an amazing ministry for orphans in Haiti. I love it when a competitive spirit collides with a passion for serving Christ! Hm. Wondering if I could possibly become a Jets fan this season…
ONLINE Version: http://www.sportsspectrum.com/articles/2014/08/08/heart-for-haiti/
PRINT Version:  A HEART FOR HAITI>>>

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

del-mar-racing-contest_t670Summer Season July 17-September 3: People travel from near and far to attend the legendary Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season. This year, make sure you’re in the stands! The track is celebrating its 75th season, and my article takes all of the guesswork out of the experience for you. Learn the ins and outs of the track, tips for newcomers, and more, including some huge news for the 2014 season. AND AWAY THEY GO>>>