SportsEvents Magazine

NOV 2016

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November 2016 4 A toddler takes her first precious steps and our imagination explodes with endless dreams of what could follow. Simone Biles soars through the Brazilian air at the Olympics and once again we redefine our ideas of human limits. We watch athletes perform mind-boggling feats in person and can enjoy an endless barrage of replays each night. We marvel at physical prowess while far too often taking it for granted. Occasionally, we have the opportunity to really appreciate the miracle of the human body and the insa- tiable spirit that drives it. As I followed a group of golfers around St. Andrews Golf Club taking photos of their outing on the eve of S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference in Overland Park, KS, I didn't think twice about the countless hours everyone spent on honing and refining their golf games. I've chased athletes around for most of my life. Their various levels of abilities are simply part of the game. When I sat down and looked at the photos, a new perspective came to light. Over and over, I looked at the series of photos of Joel Everts teeing off (right). The more I looked, the more mes- merized. His balance. His strength. His agility. I remembered my daughters stumbling about for their first steps. I fast-forwarded to them kicking a soccer ball as they ran. Eventually, I saw them floating about the volley- ball court as young women. Sports allow us to push our bodies and appreciate the challenges we can overcome. The human body is nothing short of amazing, something we always take care of an honor. EDITOR'S NOTE: Joel Everts is Sports Sales Manager at the Green Bay CVB. He lost his leg battling cancer at age 9. SportsEvents is published monthly by Covey Communications Corp., P.O. Box 2267, Gulf Shores, AL 36547. It is mailed under standard mail rates. POSTMASTER: CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED TO SportsEvents Subscription Office, P.O. Box 16868, North Hollywood, CA 91615. Editorial ideas and manuscripts are welcomed. However, all unsolicited manuscripts and photographs must be sent with return postage; otherwise SportsEvents cannot be responsible for returning them. Copyright 2016 by Covey Communications Corp. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without express written permission of the publisher is strictly forbidden. EXECUTIVE OFFICES 2001 West First Street Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 968-5300 / Fax (251) 968-4532 102 South Tejon Street Suite 1100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 644-7000 MAILING ADDRESS P. O. Box 2267 Gulf Shores, AL 36547 E-MAIL WEBSITE PUBLISHER J. Talty O'Connor EXECUTIVE EDITOR John Rezell DIRECTOR OF SALES Shellie Kichler MARKETING SERVICES Kelsey O'Connor MANAGER MARKETING & Kayla Head COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER DESIGN SERVICES Kelly Williams MANAGER MANAGER, TRAFFIC Stephanie Eckman & PROMOTIONS FINANCE MANAGER Mandi Morrison CIRCULATION MANAGER Ashley Brokowsky CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Marcia Bradford Tammy Leytham Beth Kujawski Michelle Ryan Paige Townley T. Wayne Waters EDITORIAL Jon Butler, ADVISORY BOARD Pop Warner Little Scholars Sally Johnson, National Council of Youth Sports Jamie Adams, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Alicia McConnell, U.S. Olympic Committee James Parker, Amateur Athletic Union Don Ruedlinger, Youth Basketball of America Jon Schmieder, CSEE Huddle Up Group LETTERS FROM THE SANDBOX The Miracle Of The Human Body Raz aka John Rezell Executive Editor

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