Steve Scauzillo: A rare play in the world of sport

When my oldest son was playing Little League baseball, his mother and I thought he should have been picked for the All-Star team. Instead, he received the league’s sportsmanship award. What was seen as an after-thought turned out to have lasting value. In the nearly 10 years that have passed, that’s the award that I’ll remember him getting the most. It’s also the one that occupies a prominent spot on his bedroom wall. … The APU team was set to play rival Westmont College for the Golden State Athletic Conference Soccer Championship. The winner would go on to play in the NAIA national championship game. Then, life intervened. Less than two days before the scheduled game, the “Tea Fire” ravaged the hills of Santa Barbara and Westmont College, destroying dorms and buildings and leaving many soccer players with just the clothes on their backs. more

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