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Full Year 2013 - Sports


Julia Chase-Brand's Story: Don't Rock the Boat

Fitness, Sports, Title IX | February, 7 2013

By: Julia Chase-Brand, Female Distance Runner and Doctor

I grew up on a small farm in Connecticut in the 1940’s and 50’s. I was an only girl with four brothers. If they were clearing the pond for hockey, I’d scrape snow off the ice and jump in the game. Once I was 12, I helped bail boats out during hurricanes. I got drafted into all sorts of things. I loved being a part of everything—as long as it was outdoors.

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Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Fitness, Sports, Youth | February, 6 2013

By: Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! Each year, this observance provides us with a tremendous opportunity to help get more girls in the game, and make a significant investment in the future of our Nation. I am proud to serve as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and sound the alarm about the importance of ensuring equitable physical activity opportunities for all Americans.

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Sarah Egan's Story: More Than a Team

Fitness, Sports, Youth | February, 5 2013

By: Sarah Egan, Teacher & Coach, Benjamin Franklin Middle School

Come to the blacktop at my middle school and hang out for a couple of hours. You’ll get a sense of what 12-to-14-yearolds like and how they act. For them this is the center of the world.

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