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Haley Scott DeMaria Institute Award

Haley Scott DeMaria to receive 5th annual Institute Award

May 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Award will be presented to Haley Scott DeMaria, whose story of recovery from the famous 1992 Notre Dame swim team bus crash has inspired thousands. Read More 

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On Philadelphia hockey fans

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, talks about his experience of the ever-growing population of ice hockey fans in the Philadelphia area. Read More 

Faith, family, flexibility, commitment & resilience

with Dr. Rosalie Mirenda

The Institute welcomed Dr. Rosallie Mirenda, President of Neumann University, for an installment of our Faith Hope + Lunch series. Dr. Mirenda talked about her life, work and faith in a talk titled “Faith, Family, Flexibility, Commitment & Resilience.” Read More 

Swimming back from paralysis

with Haley Scott DeMaria

Haley Scott DeMaria shares her harrowing and ultimately triumphant story of her return to collegiate swimming after a fatal bus accident left her paralyzed. Read More 

Portals and thresholds

with Chuck Sack

Chuck Sack, Director of Athletics at Neumann University, discusses his life, work and faith in a talk titled “Portals and Thresholds.” Read More 

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Derek Redmond 1992 Olympics

Fighting bravely at the 2016 Olympics

August 5, 2016 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Derek Redmond’s fight to finish is 400-meter race at the 1992 Olympics reminds us of the importance of the Olympic creed and how it applies to us all, athlete or not. Read More 

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David and Goliath

July 13, 2016 | by Dr. Fred Savitz

There are many ways athletes must overcome their personal “Goliaths,” like this example from Neumann University Men’s Lacrosse. Read More 

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Fans in the stands: Are your kids having fun?

June 28, 2016 | by Elaine Dougherty

The beauty of sport is letting athletes absorb the experience and reap the benefits of a commitment towards something constructive, rewarding, and healthy for both mind and body. Read More 

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Reflection on ‘Crossing Home’

May 5, 2016 | by Nick Panissidi

James Penrice’s book ‘Crossing Home’ compares the struggle of success in baseball to the demands of Christian life in a way that illuminates sport’s parallels with spiritual goals. Read More 

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From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.

- Luke 12:48