This past Friday evening a few teams came together in Chicago to discuss how SportsLeader has made an impact within their programs.
Nazareth Academy hosted Naperville Central, Providence Catholic, Aurora Central Catholic, Montini Catholic and some youth coaches as well.
Naperville Central Head Football Coach Mike Stine, who was featured in Kenney Chesney's Boys of Fall video, gave a personal testimony of his journey with the SportsLeader program ... how he was reluctant at first, how some personal issues moved him deeply and how he decided to give it a try ... with great success.
It was 2 hours very well spent. It gave the staffs who have run the program an opportunity to share what they have done and the coaches to learn a little more about the program to see if they would like to give it a shot.
One of the more impactful moments was when a player gave his personal testimony sharing how mentoring, virtue and his goal sheet has helped him go through some painful family stresses, as well as inspire him to apply to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Our country desperately needs virtue being taught and sports is a phenomenal way to get this done.
I'd like to personally thank Mike Cemeno, Tom Nelson and Bob Lyman ... three good friends of mine, who are selflessly promoting SportsLeader in the Chicago area. They are changing lives on a daily basis.
Please consider hosting some local teams close to you to expose more teams to this opportunity.