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Positive Player Profile: JAM Enterprises APC

#bethekindkid That is the trending hash tag created by 55 girls ages 5-12 from the Avonworth Primary Center, who love to make things, sell them and donate the proceeds to local non-profit charities and organizations. They make such items as “Tin-Bins”, products for pets, and their most popular selling item #bethekindkid t-shirts. In the 2017-18

Positive Player Profile: JAM Enterprises APC2019-01-28T14:23:55-04:00

In the Community: #bethekindkid

#bethekindkid was formed out of JAM Enterprises as two Pittsburgh area elementary school children approached their teacher to find out how they could help others. They formed a company, and more than 8,000 of the shirts have been sold which is enough profit each month so the group, which has grown to more than 50,

In the Community: #bethekindkid2019-01-08T11:31:21-04:00

In The Community: Coach Dave Gray presents Positive Purpose School Assembly

Coach Dave Gray of CDG Sports visits schools in the Pittsburgh area and presents The Play Positive Purpose & Kindness Assembly. The assembly presentation is an uplifting, positive, and encouraging approach to helping children make right choices, and to make a positive impact everyday in their school, family, community and most importantly, create positive changes

In The Community: Coach Dave Gray presents Positive Purpose School Assembly2019-01-28T14:25:40-04:00

Chalk Talk With Coach Dave: Happiness is in the Playing

In today's ultra competitive, tryouts at 7 years old, win at all cost, A-team/B or C-team, youth sports environment...is it any wonder kids are dropping out of organized youth sports at all time high levels, this before they enter jr. high! I've been speaking to children lately who have succumbed to the stress and pressure

Chalk Talk With Coach Dave: Happiness is in the Playing2019-01-08T11:38:36-04:00

On Being A Role Model

My favorite quote on being a role model comes from former University of Texas National Championship Head Coach Mack Brown. When asked about being a role model and what he teaches his football players about being leaders and noble young men he says "Don't ever walk by a child without stopping and shaking his hand

On Being A Role Model2018-12-18T16:16:14-04:00

Neil Walker Field

Major League Baseball player Neil Walker got his start by playing for Brad-Mar-Pine. As a young player, he learned his skills on the local ball-fields before going on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, and Yankees. To honor his legacy, BMP held its first ever golf outing at Cranberry Highlands to raise

Neil Walker Field2019-01-28T14:26:25-04:00

Kids NEED Unstructured, Free Play!

Did you know...Michael Jordan had his agent insert a "love of the game" clause into his NBA contract that allowed him to play basketball whenever and wherever he wanted. Why? He understood the value and benefit of unstructured, pickup play. The era of the backyard, unstructured play of kids getting together, making up games, and

Kids NEED Unstructured, Free Play!2018-11-12T14:04:18-04:00

SURF CAMP for SPECIAL NEEDS—Puerto Rico

Coach Dave, of CDG Sports, and Rose Morris, owner of Abrams Nation, together with Spectrum Surf School Puerto Rico are planning a trip for area special needs children and their families to attend a surf camp in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The “mission trip” is slated for August 2019. Coach Dave & Rose will

SURF CAMP for SPECIAL NEEDS—Puerto Rico2018-12-18T16:29:46-04:00