Category Archives: May 2008

Trivial Pursuits?

The requirement was straight-forward. If I wanted to graduate from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) with a degree in Journalism, I had to complete a one-semester paid internship in my field of study. So, bored and slightly put-out that I would be required to exert effort finding a paid internship for that coming summer (didn’t the administrators know I was busy playing intramural softball and enjoying the occasional adult beverage?), I set to work searching out opportunities near my hometown … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’

Editor’s Note: This article is the second of two describing parks and recreation leadership initiatives undertaken in California. To many of its residents, California represents a vast and bountiful recreational playground. Indeed, approximately 50 percent of the state is reserved for uses ranging from local parks to national forests. To many outsiders, California historically and metaphorically has been a place to make a fresh start, experiment with new ideas, and create new images. So it should come as no surprise … Continue reading

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Parent Power

Dedication and a never-give-up attitude are qualities that we love children to both learn and exhibit while playing sports. It’s nice to see them displayed by parents too, especially when it comes to doing what is best for young athletes. Last month, I shared with you the story of a youth football program in South Florida that was lagging several steps behind most of the country in the way its youth football program was structured. Since the program wasn’t utilizing … Continue reading

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Trendsetters

With over 50,000 women attending outdoor workshops, phrases like “mother-daughter weekends” and “word-of-mouth marketing” take on a new meaning. Reaching Outdoor Women Facilities across the United States and Canada are realizing the benefits of hosting Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) as well as the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF) Women In The Outdoors (WITO) workshops. The workshops are designed to provide women a safe, friendly environment in which to learn a variety of over 200 outdoor-based activities, such as shotgun … Continue reading

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A Heart-Warming Program

They lace up athletic shoes, remove jackets (or put them on, according to the weather), stretch a bit and set off walking. They tell jokes and catch up on each others’ lives. Forty minutes later, they are done–with the first two miles. The entire 26.2-mile marathon might take three weeks or three months, depending on the walker. But when they have finished, they know they have accomplished something important for their health and have had a good time doing it … Continue reading

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