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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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Tuning up

with Dr. Joe Glass

Dr. Joseph Glass, Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Arts at Neumann University, discusses his life, work and faith during one of our Faith Hope + Lunch sessions. Read More 

On the significance of experiencing setbacks

with Evelyn Bennett

Evelyn Bennett, accomplished tennis athlete, runner, and equestrian, she shares with us the powerful moments, lessons, and learning that can come from experiencing setbacks in your athletic experiences. Read More 

On his proudest moment

with Dorian Long

Dorian Long, former coach and student-athlete at Neumann University, tells us about his proudest moment in his athletic career. Read More 

On life lessons learned through sport

with Christy Malone-Fleagle

Christy Malone-Fleagle, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Associate Athletic Director at Neumann University, discusses life lessons learned through sport. Read More 

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 

A father figure

with Ken Abney

Coach Ken Abney of the United Stars Track Club of Philadelphia shares his story of becoming a coach. Two of his former athletes, Juliette Poussot and Charlene Maddox, tell us about moments when Abney’s leadership and guidance stretched beyond the track. Read More 

The growth of hockey

with Jim Watson

Jim Watson, NHL Stanley Cup winner with the Philadelphia Flyers, shares his opinion on the growth of the sport of ice hockey. Read More 

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Remembering my high school sports days

January 23, 2016 | by Elaine Dougherty

Sometimes, youth athletes with the right mentality act more maturely than adults whose primary emphasis is winning. Unfortunately, that attitude hurts the game and diminishes the power of play. Read More 

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The organizational culture of successful athletic departments

January 13, 2016 | by Duane Aagaard

This series of guest posts from Duane Aagaard will examine the organizational strategies of multiple athletic departments that are deeply committed to their dynamic spiritual mission and initiate a dialogue on improving sports ministry with student-athletes. Read More 

Olivia Quigley Special Olympics World Games

Top 2015 moments showcasing the good in sports

December 14, 2015 | by Jeffrey B. Eisenberg

Controversies and questionable behavior too often divert our attention from the greatest moments in athletics. Here’s our picks for the most uplifting and inspirational sports stories from 2015. Read More 

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You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself.

- Matthew 22:39