Events

A Mother’s Day Celebration of Female Athletes

(This post is an annual round-up, updated for 2018, of female athletes who are also great moms. Let us know in the comments who else you think should be included.) Being a professional athlete is demanding but being a professional athlete and a mom? That’s a whole other level of determination. Being pregnant dramatically transforms a …

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Wheel Action: May is National Bike Month

National Bike Month is not really a Hallmark event. And for those of us that are cyclists, that’s too bad. If oil prices continue to climb, however, every month might become Bike Month. Despite what  temperatures may indicate (we’re having a heat wave in Los Angeles and it snowed last week in the midwest), spring really is on …

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International Surfing Day

Happy International Surfing Day – June 20

In 1778 British sea captain James Cook sailed to Hawaii.  The first European to make contact with Hawaiians, Cook was intrigued by the culture and marveled at the native’s ability to ride the crashing waves that broke just offshore: “I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven …

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kids in sports

Bill Clinton teams with top athletes to support kids and sports

File this under Pretty Smart. Former President Bill Clinton joins NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and a host of other athletes including Julie Foudy and Allyson Felix tonight in a Town Hall meeting to focus on children’s health and sports. The event, in conjunction with the Aspen Institute Project Play, will examine national trends in participation, which indicate that …

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Get in the swing: June is Women’s Golf Month

Throughout the month of June, women call the shots on the links. Women’s Golf Month celebrates its ninth anniversary with a nationwide initiative that provides women the opportunity to learn or re-learn the game of golf in a fun and friendly environment. During June, participating facilities offer complimentary golf instruction to people 14 years of …

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PBS’s Makers: Chronicling the Fight for Womanhood

Many of you who play sports, or work, or go to school, or are old enough to vote, may take women’s equality for granted. You may not feel like feminists because basic liberties that your grandmothers and mothers fought so hard to attain are now commonplace. Over the last half-century, America has seen one of …

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Kona Underpants Run, Ironman World Championship and Bragging Rights

Ever dream of competing in an Ironman? How about the mother of all Ironmen – Kona? If so, join me for a behind-the-scenes look at all the prep, training, and craziness that goes into one of the greatest endurance races ever. First a little history lesson: The first Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon took place Feb. …

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