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An Educational Relationship Between an Athletic Training Program and an Elementary School

Dani M. Moffit, Jamie L. Mansell, and Anne C. Russ

Temple University Owls Athletic Training Society (OATS), committed to education and community involvement, formed a relationship with Lanning Square Elementary School (LSE). Located less than 10 miles from campus in Camden, NJ, a high incidence of poverty, violence, and one-parent families is the norm. Through a grant, OATS adopted the fifth-grade classes at LSE for 1 year, beginning with letter exchanges between OATS students and elementary students. OATS traveled to LSE for their holiday party, met their pen pals, and provided healthy snacks. In the spring, the LSE completed a health/wellness unit and visited Temple. Students shared several health activities including learning about bones/muscles in the anatomy laboratory, stretching properly, and exercising. They received lunch and Temple mementos. OATS raised money the following year to continue the project. This allowed OATS and administrators to participate positively in our community, promote diversity, and introduce healthy lifestyles to youngsters.

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Evaluating the Implementation of a Professional Sport Team’s Corporate Community Involvement Initiative

Lisa Kihl, Kathy Babiak, and Scott Tainsky

As corporate community initiatives (CCI) in sport are becoming an important dimension of corporate social responsibility, a key issue is evaluating the quality of the processes by which they are delivered and how they are managed. The purpose of this study was to explore the implementation process of a professional sport team’s CCI using program evaluation theory (Chen, 2005). Interviews were conducted with 42 key stakeholders (team executives, partnership implementers, participants, parents, coaches) from one Major League Baseball team’s CCI to understand critical processes involved in CCI implementation and execution. The findings showed concerns in the quality of program implementation with the: 1) the partnership agreement, 2) the ecological context, 3) protocol and implementation, and 4) target population. We propose an iterative model of program evaluation for use in the sport context. We conclude the paper with recommendations for further research in this area and implications for practitioners.

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Do High School Athletes Earn More Pay? Youth Sport Participation and Earnings as an Adult

James Curtis, William McTeer, and Philip White

This paper reports on tests of relationships between participation in organized sport as a youth and earned income in adulthood. The data are drawn from a sample survey of adult Canadians. The results, both before and after appropriate controls, show that those who participated in organized sport as a youth tended to have higher annual earned incomes as adults than those who did not participate in this way. The relationships are stronger and more consistent for males than females across social subgroups defined by education level completed. Further supplemental analyses compare the explanatory import of youth sport participation and other forms of voluntary community involvement as a youth. Also presented are interpretations of the results, which emphasize the “cultural and social capital” and “physical capital” outcomes of involvement in youth sport activity.

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Managing and Developing Community Sport

Velina B. Brackebusch

dimensions of CSR initiatives in sport organizations, such as philanthropic activities, community involvement, and environmental initiatives; youth educational initiatives; health initiatives; financial responsibility; and stakeholder management. They drive home the point that there is an increase in the

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Gender and Volunteering at the Special Olympics: Interrelationships Among Motivations, Commitment, and Social Capital

Kirstin Hallmann, Anita Zehrer, Sheranne Fairley, and Lea Rossi

volunteers ( Bang & Chelladurai, 2009 ; Clary & Snyder, 1999 ; Ma & Draper, 2017 ). Common volunteer motives include values, interpersonal connections, career, personal growth, extrinsic, community involvement, and love of sports ( Bang & Chelladurai, 2009 ; MacLean & Hamm, 2007 ). Volunteer motives have

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Social–Ecological Considerations in Sustaining Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Follow-Up Study

Kahyun Nam, Pamela H. Kulinna, Shannon C. Mulhearn, Hyeonho Yu, Janelle M. Griffo, and Aaron J. Mason

community involvement ( Carson & Webster, 2019 ; Figure  1 ). This program is designed to help students become physically literate by participating in PA for the national-recommended amount of time daily and to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to remain physically active throughout their lives

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Localizing Global Sport for Development

Michael Dao

, Sugden, & Burdsey, 2013 ), which highlight the importance of community involvement and community voices in establishing SfD projects. Lindsey and colleagues, by emphasizing localizing SfD, continue to expand an idea from previous research that SfD is dependent on interconnected working dimensions that

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#HealthyKidsQuarantined: Supporting Schools and Families With Virtual Physical Activity, Physical Education, and Nutrition Education During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Laurel Whalen, Jeanne Barcelona, Erin Centeio, and Nathan McCaughtry

critical importance of a child's home and community life in establishing a physically active lifestyle, research has suggested that “family and community involvement is one of the least frequently implemented components of CSPAP” ( Cipriani, Richardson, & Roberts, 2012 ). If family involvement and

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The Effect of Nurse-Led Diet and Physical Activity Program for Health on Diet and Physical Activity Behavior of Children

Ayse Meydanlioglu and Ayse Ergun

.305 18. Hoelscher D , Springer A , Ranjit N , et al . Reductions in child obesity among disadvantaged school children with community involvement: the travis county CATCH trial . Obesity . 2010 ; 18 ( suppl 1 ): 36 – 44 . doi:10.1038/oby.2009.430 10.1038/oby.2009.430 19. National Association

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A Tale of Two Communities: Improving Student Engagement Through Experiential Learning

Sarah P. Shultz, Julius Moss, Lisa L. Hicks, and Robert B. Brubeck

, R. , & Chowdhury , M.Z.I. ( 2020 ). Community engagement with immigrant communities involving health and wellness research: A systematic review protocol towards developing a taxonomy of community engagement definitions, frameworks, and methods . BMJ Open, 10 ( 4 ), Article e035649 . https