Did you participate in sports as a child? I participated in a variety of sports, including football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and baseball in the spring, as well as swimming, tennis, and golf in the summer.
My parents were both active in sports themselves. They took me to games when I was a kid and taught me how to skate and ride a bike. I always wanted to be like my father; he was a good athlete who played college ball. He died when I was quite young, but I remember him talking about how much he enjoyed playing baseball with me in the backyard. I think that's why I decided to become an attorney; I want to help people like my father did by arguing cases in front of judges.
Now, about ten years into my career, I have changed fields. I now work on Capitol Hill as one of the top senators helping to write legislation for issues such as health care, education, and the environment. My job is very demanding and sometimes stressful, but I love what I do and feel that it is important work.
Terry, a strong and ambitious athlete from an early age, grew up playing baseball, rugby, and soccer. Later in high school, he began jogging large distances. He enjoyed running so much that he decided to make it his career.
As a student at the University of British Columbia, Terry started training for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal by running across Canada. In 1978, he finished first in the World Marathon Championship in Tokyo. The next year, he died at the age of 24 after suffering a spinal tumor while racing in San Francisco. However, what makes his story even more inspiring is that he raised over $100 million (U.S.) to fund cancer research.
Today, Terry's birthday is celebrated annually on April 12th. His memory is honored through various events including a marathon in Vancouver and Boston, hockey games played in his name by the Canucks and Bruins respectively, and awards given out by the Canadian Cancer Society to people who have made significant contributions to improving cancer outcomes through research, education, or prevention.
Besides being a great runner, Terry Fox was a kindhearted person who wanted to help others. After he died, his family created the Terry Fox Foundation, which funds cancer research projects around the world.
Summerall, who was born in Lake City, FL, gained much of his understanding of the game while playing at the University of Arkansas and as a placekicker for the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants from 1952 to 1961, including three NFL Championship Games one of which was the celebrated "Greatest Game Ever Played" in...
He was also a member of the Washington Redskins team that defeated the Eagles 16-6 in the first AFL Championship Game.
During his nine-year career, Summerall scored 143 points out of a total of 152 field goals made, with all but two of them being within 30 yards of the goal line. He also completed all 20 of his attempts for 301 yards. His career average of 81.7 percent is second only to Matt Suhl among modern day kickers.
After retiring from football, Summerall became a news reporter for CBS News. He died of cancer on April 18, 1993 at the age of 61.
According to the National Football League's website, no, Pat Summerall did not play professional football.
Sports were also significant in McNealy's childhood. He established early interests in hockey and golf, which he pursued into adulthood; McNealy was rated the best CEO golfer by Golf Digest in 2002, and he played hockey into his forties.
McNealy began playing baseball as a teenager, and he went on to become one of the most successful business executives of all time. During his tenure at Sun Microsystems, he helped turn the company from a bankrupt disk drive manufacturer into an industry leader. After leaving Sun in 2005, he started another company that develops social games for smartphones, tablets, and social networks. McNealy has also invested in start-ups and sits on several corporate boards. He is the co-founder of San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and serves as its chairman.
In addition to his work at SFMOMA, McNealy has been involved with numerous other cultural organizations during his career. He served as president of the National Hockey League from 1994 to 1996 and has been called the "father of digital media" for his contributions to technology development at Sun Microsystems.
Scott McNealy married Lynne Marie Auton on August 11, 1964. They have three children: Lisa, Mark, and Julie. McNealy and his family live in Marin County, California.
Volleyball. She was a setter for the Stanford University women's volleyball team from 1995 to 1999.
She was born on January 4th in San Jose, California.
Her first name is a derivative of Mary, which is why it's common to see female athletes named after the Virgin Mary. In this case, however, the name was not bestowed upon her for religious reasons but because her father admired the athlete Mary Joy Sullivan.
Meredith attended St. Francis School in Mountain View, California, before going on to graduate from Stanford University with a degree in economics. She was recruited by both the college and professional volleyball leagues but chose to start her career at home, playing for the Stanford Cardinal.
During her time at Stanford, the school's volleyball team never finished outside the top 10, with Marakovits being selected as an All-American three times. She also won the NCAA "Player of the Year" award in 1998 when her team went 33-1 and made its way to the championship game of the tournament. After graduating from Stanford, she went on to have a successful pro career, playing in Italy and Japan among other countries.