A lot is happening in the world right now, there is no shortage of negative things we could be focusing on but no matter how dark things might seem, there is always a light. If there is no light, then there is an opportunity to learn.

More and more professional athletes are standing up against hate and violence. From making statements, writing books and taking part in Pride. We’ve also seen more than a few stumbles and obstacles in the way and learn that even the greatest athletes of all time are still human.

  • Seattle Mariners take a stand against Cyber Bullying with new children’s book
    • Titled “Rise With King Felix #Mooselove,” written by Jarrett Mentink and illustrated by Patrick Carlson to help teach kids what to do and how to handle cyber bullying and internet safety. The book declares “No haters at Safeco” as Hernandez, teammates and fans all stand up for Mariner Moose against a rival mascot who attempts to cyber bully him.





  • Usain’s Bolt’s last race ends with a stumble
    • At his last ever race as professional athlete, Usain Bolt was running the final leg of he men’s 4×100 relay at the Track and Field World Championships. Grabbing hold of the baton and running for the last time to glory only to stumble and collapse upon injuring his hamstring. Not quite the fairy tale ending for the career of the GOAT but did he finish.





By Dirk Smith



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