Bo Hedges tours local schools

first_img“You can’t describe in words how inspirational it can be for these kids and for them to see that dreams can come true, overcoming obstacles and being able to always stay positive.”Bennett added that showing his students that anything is achievable is something very valuable to learn at a young age.”[Hedges’] inspirational story shows that it doesn’t matter what life throws at you, as long as you have a positive attitude and set your goal, you can achieve them.” Hedges first visited Dr. Kerney Elementary School, and then made his way to Ecole Central, holding an assembly at each school to discuss his life.In a gymnasium packed full of young students, Hedges talked about his childhood growing up in the region, his accident at age 13, his introduction into wheelchair basketball, and his journies through various Paralympic Games, culminating with a gold medal victory in London this summer.Also speaking to the children was Chair of the Mayor’s Disability Advisory Committee Lori Slater, who talked about the importance of following your dreams and staying motivated in life, telling the children to continuously “challenge yourself, your abilities and your boundaries and see where it takes you.”- Advertisement -Following a few more words, and a question and answer period with the children, Hedges strapped himself into his competitive wheelchair basketball chair and put on a little demonstration, complete with shooting, dribbling and manoeuvring in his athletically designed chair.The assembly ended with the kids getting a first hand look at Hedges’ gold medal from the London Games.Broyden Bennett, Vice Principal at Ecole Central said Hedges’ message is a great one for his students.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp signs new SIX-YEAR contract

first_img Jurgen Klopp 1 Jurgen Klopp has signed a new contract with Liverpool which ties him to the club until 2022.The German was only appointed Reds boss nine months ago on a three-year deal.He led predecessor Brendan Rodgers’ squad to the Europa League and Capital One Cup final and is a hugely popular figure at Anfield.The relationship forged between Klopp and senior figures John W Henry, principal owner, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon is already a strong one with a great degree of trust on both sides with the manager happy to work within the structure the Americans implemented at Anfield.Now they have demonstrated their faith in the 49-year-old by handing him a fresh six-year contract.Klopp’s senior backroom staff who followed him from Borussia Dortmund, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, have also signed extensions.“When you have an individual of Jurgen’s quality in the building it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term. To not do so would be irresponsible,” said a joint statement from Henry, Werner and Gordon.“The overriding motivation behind this decision is Jurgen’s commitment to overall improvement and development.“In Jurgen we have someone who is always looking ahead, always looking beyond his own wants and needs and putting the club first.“The ideas and plans he has for the football infrastructure excite us and we believe it benefits the organisation to have Jurgen committed to Liverpool for a sustained period, to make sure he is here to oversee this development.“By making this commitment to him, we are taking away any future distractions or doubt.“We will move forward in partnership together, with confidence in each other and with the club’s future at the forefront of every decision.“He is a world-class managerial talent and his leadership will be critical to everything we hope to achieve in the years ahead.”Klopp’s new contract gives him the platform to plan long-term for the future with confidence.“It’s hard to express in words how honoured myself, Zeljko and Peter feel by the commitment shown in us by the ownership and the club in general,” he said.“We are very much at the beginning of our journey, but to already have the connection we have with this very special place is incredible.“I am the first to recognise that with this great commitment comes a great responsibility.“All of our coaching careers we have looked to make teams and clubs better, with the ultimate goal of making the supporters proud and happy.“To do this we have to make sure we always put player and team development at the heart of every major decision.“It is my job to lead that and ensure every element of the LFC football environment reflects the best practices in the game.“It is fantastic that the club’s ownership is just as committed to this as we are.“There is much to do and much to achieve and we look to do this by being the most completely together group anywhere in the world.“That’s everyone and we all have responsibility for it – all of us who are part of this LFC family: players, staff, ownership and of course the supporters.“By being together at all times, we will be stronger, better and our successes sweeter.”last_img read more

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