Kyle Snyder, Katie Ledecky named USOC Olympic Male and Female Athlete of the Year

By Arthur Puu Team USA wrestler Kyle Snyder and swimmer Katie Ledecky took home high honors as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Olympic Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the Team USA Awards presented by Dow on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The awards ceremony took place at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. Ledecky, the 20-year- old Maryland native, is a five-time Olympic swimming gold … Continue reading Kyle Snyder, Katie Ledecky named USOC Olympic Male and Female Athlete of the Year

The Miami Heat’s Luol Deng Raises Funds And Awareness To Stop South Sudan’s Hunger Crisis

After the Miami Heat’s fierce Eastern Conference Semifinals battle with the Toronto Raptors, Heat forward, Luol Deng is fighting another cause off of the court. Deng, who was born in South Sudan, has spent time every off-season giving back to the country engulfed in a civil war. In previous years, Deng has returned to his hometown of Wau, South Sudan to build basketball courts, host basketball camps … Continue reading The Miami Heat’s Luol Deng Raises Funds And Awareness To Stop South Sudan’s Hunger Crisis

Seeds Sown and Expectations Set for Success at L.E.A.D.’s Annual Celebrity Baseball Clinic

“Today you are the primary celebrities out here…” That is the message that Kelli Stewart will deliver to hundreds of at-risk Atlanta Public School students anxiously awaiting in the stands early morning November 20th at Turner Field.  They will be there to participate in L.E.A.D.’s 9th Annual Celebrity Baseball Clinic.  For the past 8 years in our capacity as L.E.A.D. co-founders, Kelli and I have counted on this … Continue reading Seeds Sown and Expectations Set for Success at L.E.A.D.’s Annual Celebrity Baseball Clinic

Mike Chang: From Air Mattress to Six Pack Success

You see another advertisement featuring a guy with ripped abs, a smile on his face, and a multi-million dollar fitness franchise. You hear the pitch and might think, “Hey I could be just like him.” You think about it for maybe three, four days tops, and then it slips your mind. But listen to Mike Chang for five minutes, and you will actually want to … Continue reading Mike Chang: From Air Mattress to Six Pack Success

How A Chicago Bulls Ball Boy Launched A Top Sports Apparel Company

Everyone remembers their first date. Not everyone is driven to their first date by NBA legend, Scottie Pippen, though. From a young age, Sportiqe founder, Jason Franklin, has lived a life less ordinary than most. It is that life less ordinary, though, that has allowed Franklin to become one of the NBA’s most-popular apparel providers. At 15 years old, Franklin found himself like many other boys … Continue reading How A Chicago Bulls Ball Boy Launched A Top Sports Apparel Company