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Mookie Betts and the Code

November 5, 2018

All baseball fans know that Mookie Betts may win the American League MVP this year. But did you know that after the second World Series game, he and his brother were spotted outside the Boston Library at 1 am handing out food to the homeless? No one knew who they were, or that they were…

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How you look and the Code

October 30, 2018

I ordered some eyeglasses online recently and a few days later received an email that assured me that “soon you will look even more fabulous!” After laughing to myself at this (I was not aware that I looked fabulous,) it reminded me of some experiences I have had. I have known people who were so…

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Community Service and the Code

October 23, 2018

The Code says, “I will give of my time, skills and money as I am able…” We all recognize the importance of giving back to make our schools, communities and world a better place. We believe that a great way to do this is as a team. It allows us to get to know our…

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Being a role model and the Code

October 16, 2018

We are all role models – even if it is for a person we don’t know who observes our behavior. Who are your favorite role models? They can be in any sport, or in any walk of life. How would you describe them to someone who has never heard of them? We think this is…

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Following the rules and the Code

October 9, 2018

There are “gray” areas in the rules of all sports. In football, basketball, and soccer, for example, when does an innocent hand check, to see where the opponent is, become holding?  The Code says that we “will compete within the spirit and the letter of the rules…” The “spirit” of the rule is the intent…

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Being a teammate and the Code

October 2, 2018

This is a time of the season when tensions can begin to arise between teammates. Some who are not starting may think they should be. Others, who may be starting, may think that others are not making sufficient effort. There are always some teammates who simply don’t like others. Further, if things aren’t going well,…

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Tiger Woods and the Code

September 24, 2018

Tiger Woods’ victory on Sunday is the talk of the sports world.  Why?  Because few thought we would see this day again.  He has had four back surgeries in the past five years; he has undergone great personal difficulties, mistakes, physical and mental challenges.  And yet, he won.  His victory is worth saluting because of…

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Arthur Ashe and the Code

September 19, 2018

The Code says, “I will display caring and honorable behavior off the field and be a positive influence in my community and world.” This year was the 50th Anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s winning of the inaugural U. S. Open Men’s Tennis Championship, and at the same time being the first African-American to win a Grand…

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Kaepernick, Nike and the Code

September 4, 2018

Everyone in America knows that Colin Kaepernick “took a knee” two years ago to bring attention to racial injustice in our country.  Peaceful, non-violent protest was the driving force of the civil rights movement and it’s hard to imagine a more peaceful protest.  However, everyone also knows that many took offense at his doing that,…

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John McCain and the Code

August 29, 2018

John McCain is being remembered this week for many reasons.  How do you think his life reflected the Code?  He certainly gave his best effort, played by the rules, was a positive influence on others, and conducted himself with honor.  He put team goals ahead of personal goals; while a prisoner of war he was…

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