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Colorado Springs man recognized for leadership at USA Swimming

Colorado Springs man recognized for leadership at USA Swimming

USA SWIMMING and Speedo named Mike Unger one of the 30 most influential people in swimming over the past 30 years.

The award recognizes leaders for their significant influence on the growth of American swimming through innovation, participation in the sport and increasing its reputatio.

“I love my job and I’m passionate about what I do for USA Swimming,” Unger says.

“I love the people with whom I work. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work not only at the national level but the international level.”

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 November 2015 10:09 )


Ukrainian refugee speaks of displacement, deprivation

Ukrainian refugee speaks of displacement, deprivation“I never thought that I would be living in a country where catastrophes and violence would occur. The situation in Ukraine is really dire and is now a situation where people, even my mother, cannot afford to buy food or medicine,” said Masha Shumatskaya, a young Ukrainian who has been involved in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) over the past few years.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 October 2015 11:44 )


'Hockey, a sport for all ages,' says Ashley Bevan

'Hockey, a sport for all ages,' says Ashley Bevan“THEY SAY the toughest job is being the mom of a goalie,” says Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs,  the governing body for organized amateur ice hockey in America. “Watching your daughter or son on the ice, you know they’re the last ‘man’ to save the puck from going into the net, so parents become pretty stressed watching the games. “Hockey teaches responsibility, work ethic, determination and courage....

Temple Shalom board member is architect for CU's Colorado Springs campus

Temple Shalom board member is architect for CU's Colorado Springs campus“RATHER THAN perform Shakespeare in the hallway, students and musical performers will have the opportunity to participate in the fine arts in the space they deserve,” stated Zachary Woolweaver, president of the CU-Colorado Springs (UCCS) student government association. Woolweaver’s passionate remarks were shared with over 300 state and local leaders and arts advocates during the groundbreaking ceremony for the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts, Aug. 13.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:00 )


Five Israeli cyclists race across Colorado

Five Israeli cyclists race across ColoradoFor the first time, an Israeli team is competing in the USA Pro-Challenge bicycle race this week. In fact, Team Cycling Academy is the first Israeli cycling team to race in the US. The Pro-Challenge, held annually in Colorado, began Monday, Aug. 17 in Steamboat Springs and will finish Sunday, Aug. 23 at City Park in Denver. Team Cycling Academy is comprised of five young cyclists, most under 23, with various countries of origin. The team is owned by Ron Baron. Team manager is Ran Margoliot an...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:00 )

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