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Sarbjit Singh on Overcoming Challenges of All Types

In the past seven years, I have highlighted in the Sports Doing Good newsletter and blog more than 4,000 stories of the “good.” This has included everything from on-the-field performances, work by non-profits, team and league programs reaching out to their fan bases, and of course, people overcoming challenges in their lives, big and small, […]

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Marnisha Mintlow Has Been a Marine, a Teacher and Now as an Up2Us Sports coach, She Is ‘Super’

To the kids she coaches Marnisha goes exclusively by ‘Coach Super.’ The moniker doubling as a nickname and the perfect embodiment of her life and commitment to young people. Hearing Marnisha’s story, her nickname becomes less surprising. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio she grew up in a religious family where both of her parents […]

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Undefeated Professional Boxer Damon Allen Jr. Joins Up2Us Sports as Ambassador

Up2Us Sports has announced the addition of lightweight boxer Damon Allen Jr. to their group of athlete ambassadors. The 24-year old Philadelphia native has gone undefeated since turning pro, currently holding an 11-0-1 record with 5 KO’s.  Damon had a decorated amauteur career, amassing 210 fights. He is a six-time national champion, was ranked #1 […]

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Up2Us Sports Provides Training to LA Dodgers Foundation Dodgers RBI Program

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Up2Us Sports collaborated with the LA Dodgers Foundation (LADF) to provide a unique training opportunity to partners of the Dodgers RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program. These partners, which span across Los Angeles County, and include Boys and Girls Club, recreational parks, nonprofits, and youth baseball academies, engaged with […]

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A Veteran from California Spends a Year as a Coach on His Way to Columbia University

Angel Fulgencio grew up in Oxnard, California just a few hours north of Los Angeles. He is the son of an immigrant family whose parents migrated from Mexico. Growing up, his parents worked hard in the strawberry fields in Oxnard to provide for the family. In high school Angel joined the football team, which was […]

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AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities Available Now Through Up2Us Sports!

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a national service program to fight poverty in America. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and health benefits during […]

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2017 Gala Honors Top Female Athletes and Coaches

 On Monday, May 15, 2017, Up2Us Sports held its’ 5th Annual Gala, celebrating powerhouse female coaches and athletes. Up2Us Sports presented its Legacy Award to Mollie Marcoux Samaan (Director of Athletics at Princeton University) and Angela Ruggiero (four-time Olympic medalist in women’s ice hockey), who was unfortunately not able to attend due to a family […]

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She Can Coach: A Campaign in Support of Women Coaches

Up2Us Sports is launching She Can CoachSM – a fundraising and awareness campaign focused on the importance of growing opportunities for women to coach and ensuring young girls in vulnerable communities have great female role models in their lives. Research from the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women […]

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Up2Us Sports and Edgework Consulting Advance the Use of Sport to Address Trauma

Up2Us Sports and Edgework Consulting have been working together for more than 5 years to leverage the power of sports to help kids heal. We are proud to announce our new Sport and Trauma website where you can access resources and register for events. To date, we’ve trained more than 10,000 coaches to understand the impact […]

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Up2Us Sports Stands With Got Your Six in Support of Female Veterans

The veteran empowerment organization Got Your 6 launched a new PSA, #ShesBadass, to continue celebrating the accomplishments of women veterans.  Up2Us Sports would like to highlight a couple of the amazing female coaches who serve their communities through our Operation Coach program.   Marnisha Mintlow Brotherhood Crusade Los Angeles I am a native of Dayton, Ohio and I […]

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