Hilary Herman: I have overcome

Much of life is defined by challenges and how you overcome them. I have certainly overcome a number of unique obstacles in my young life, and they have shaped me in ways unparalleled. After an incredible 8-year journey, I am able to embrace everything that I have fought through and for to become the strong and confident woman I am today. Here is my story….Dwindling DownWhen I first began my journey into Muay Thai, I was the last person you ever would have imagined capable of stepping into the ring. I was scouted as a high fashion model at the...

Muhammad Ali: The Transcendence of Sports

On Friday night the world learned of the tragic passing of Muhammad Ali. His fight against Parkinson’s disease came to an abrupt end in Phoenix. The world of sports was orphaned of one of its greatest icons. Few have ever rivaled Mohammed Ali’s stature in sports and few can claim the spot he had as a cultural icon really for the entire world. A truth too painful to admit would be that we might never see a person of his kind ever again. However, we remember him now as a legend athletically, socially and historically.Muhammad Ali was a World Heavyweight...

The Golden State Warriors: How to bring success as a team

Where it all begins Last Monday night the Golden State Warriors completed a comeback for the ages. Down 3-1 in the series against Oklahoma City Thunder, the Warriors won three games in a row. Those victories earned the team the opportunity to defend its NBA Championship against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (otherwise known as “The Splash Brothers”) turned up big time, proving yet again they are a unique and powerful combination. MAKEACHAMP team campaigns also provide an opportunity for individual athletes to combine their efforts to get remarkable results.   While no one in the League compares...

Ghana's First Female Olympic Judoka

  My StoryI am not your average judoka, I am going to the Rio Olympics this summer and I am representing Ghana. This is my 3rd MAKEACHAMP campaign, so you can say crowdfunding is not new to me. I am the first female Olympic judoka in the country’s history. It’s funny because I am bringing two cultures together, my Hungarian side and my newly acquired Ghanaian side. I am discovering a whole new side of myself. Ghana is known for athletics and football, so judo is a new frontier. Ghana is growing and a country to watch out for sports wise....