“I have lived all around the world in countries where I have witnessed wars and killings stop for a day, all because of the love of sport and competition. I have seen what sports has done to impact cultures, seeing different religions and races come together (if only for a little while).
I have observed Kings, Queens, Presidents and countries that do not get along nor believe in the same things shake hands out of respect and love for the “Game”. I have witnessed peace and love fill large stadiums just because of sport and competition, where fans and players alike all had one goal in common! WIN!
I know the impact sports has had on my life and my family’s. It saved my life and protected me from many hurts, harms and dangers! Sports gave me the opportunity to receive a free education and it taught me many disciplines. It developed character and structure that provided high level skill sets that will last a lifetime!
That is the level of impact sports has on our community, our society, our economics, our world and our youth! The impact of sport changes lives!”
Dan Cross – Founder, Athlete Connections Foundation