Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Dr Mark Crear

- 110 Metre Hurdler from USA
- Double Olympic Medalist (Silver -1996, Bronze-2000)
- PB 12.98

Mark founded In the Zone Performance Training, a consulting practice that helps companies, professionals and athletes overcome hurdles and improve their performance in the face of intense competition, pressure, fatigue and distraction.

Dr. Crear is an Ordained Minister who earned his Doctorate in Theology in 2002... As well as a Christian Counselor and Life Coach.

In addition, Dr. Crear is also a published Author, having penned his powerful and inspirational autobiography, Why My Silver Is Gold. Why My Silver is Gold is about overcoming the inevitable hurdles that we face throughout life.  His in-depth story will tug at the very strings of your emotions as he takes you through his life of abuse, abandonment, rejection and disappointments.

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Roger Kingdom

- USA 110Metre Sprinter Hurdler
- Former World Record Holder (PB 12.92)
- Olympic Champion (1984, 1988)

Founded the Roger Kingdom Foundation Inc.

The Roger Kingdom Foundation Inc. is a not for profit organization that utilizes the athletic and academic platforms to empower under privileged youth to reach their highest potential.

Head of Track & Field Coach at California University

Cathy Freeman

-400 Metere Sprinter
- 4 x Commenwealth Champion, 1 x Olympic Champion (2000), 2 x World Champion (1997.1999)

Founded the Cathy Freeman Foundation in 2007.

The Catherine Freeman Foundation (CFF) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to create pathways to a brighter future for Indigenous children. CFF works in collaboration with community organisations, businesses, schools and other philanthropists to provide educational and wellbeing opportunities for Indigenous children

Some of the projects currently being undertaken by the CFF are;

Project 1: Early Childhood Literacy Program

Project 2: Non Truancy Project

Project 3: After School Activity Program

Project 4: Education Scholarships

Project 5: Educational and Aspiration Tours

For further information on the above projects check the link below

Falilat Ogunkoya

- Retired 400Metre Sprinter
- Nigerian First Nigerian to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games
- 400 Mtere Bronze Medalist (Atlanta Olypics 1996)
- First and only Nigerian to win double medals in one Olympics

For doing our Nigeria and Africa proud in the world of sports, Falilat Ogunkoya was honoured with the Federal Republic of Nigeria National Honour of Member of the Order of the (MON)
The Traditional Ruler of her hometown in Ogun State honoured her with a chieftaincy title for her service to Nigerians and the humility at large.

Founded the Falilat Ogunkoya Foundation

Core Objectives of the Foundation

  1. To identify and nurture young Nigerians into world class athletes.
  2. To engage street kids in sports skills acquisition schemes with the hope of taking them off the street and making responsible citizens of them.
  3. To promote the welfare of active athletes and retired ones.
  4. To use sports to reduce violent conflicts, grug use and alcohol abuse among youths.
  5. To work with relevant agencies to offer education about the environment and HIV/AIDS using SPORTS.
  6. To duly promote the good image and products of the corporate sponsors of the Foundation.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Harry "Butch" Reynolds

- Former 400 Metre Sprinter and World Record Holder.
- Personal Best of 43.29
- Olympic Silver Medalist (from the Seoul 1988 Olympics)

Founded the Butch Reynolds Care for Kids Foundation.

The Care For Kids Foundation has three components: An After School Program, Club 400 and "Kids at Risk".

Basile Boli

- French National (of Ivorian descent)
- Defender
- Played for Auxerre, Monaco, Glasgow Rangers, and Marseille

Basile Boli Founded the Basile Boli Evenements in 2001.

Basile Boli Événements  (BBE) is a sport marketing agency , which is highly specialized in engineering events, supporting brands for activating their sport rights and producing commercial programs in relation to sport.

BBE is also an audiovisual production firm, which is recognized for producing sport and cultural television shows. One of our main goals is to implement actions in new media technologies and on different media supports.

Jason Roberts MBE

- Striker
- Currently at Blackburn. Has previously played for West Brom, Wigan, Bristol Rovers, Wolves, etc

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Founded the Jason Roberts Foundation in 2007. Its a registered charity in both the UK and Greneda.

The aims of the Foundation are as follows;

  • Provide opportunities for children and young people to participate in sports and cultural activities in the UK and in the Caribbean
  • Encourage young people in the UK and in Caribbean to participate in structured sporting activity, which will contribute to improving health and fitness, self esteem, confidence and social inclusion
  • Provide opportunities for young people to participate in learning programmes, which will enhance educational achievement
  • Develop a Sports Academy in Caribbean, which is accessible to children and young people across the island.
  • Work in partnership with key public, private and voluntary sector partners to deliver high quality provision

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Martin Dahlin

- Second black palyer to represent Sweden
- Striker
- Part of the Swedish national team that came 3rd in the 1994 World Cup

Martin Nathanial Dahlin current has his own clothing line Dahlin Clothing