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What We’re Reading

Week of January 9, 2023

Every day, athletes all over the world are doing incredible work in their communities by giving back, creating opportunities for those less fortunate and making connections that will last a lifetime. Here are five articles the AFH team have read this week that you may have missed.

photo of children leaning into a circle seemingly at a sporting event, ready to cheer as a team

“Providing an equitable space in which kids learn how to work as a team and build self-confidence can ultimately impact their overall development and success in sports and life.”

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“Ellen Bradley is a professional skier, but a trip to Eaglecrest last winter was the first time she’d ever skied in her traditional homelands. Now sheʼs working to help Alaska Native youth in Juneau get the same benefits that she has from the sport.”

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Photo of Damar Hamlin on the big screen at the Bill's stadium

“Chasing M’s is something Hamlin views as a way to give back, and he is sincere in using it to help those coming up behind him.”

Read the full article in The Athletic.

“The reaction of NFL players and coaches to Damar Hamlin’s collapse shows athletes’ reluctance to grapple with mental health has subsided in recent years.”

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Alex Ovechkin surrounded by youth hockey players

“To commemorate the milestone and celebrate with the community, the Capitals and Ovechkin have several events and initiatives planned.”

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