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Ambassador Claressa Shields Shares Documentary with Flint Youth

Up2Us Sports ambassador, Claressa Shields returned to her home town of Flint, Michigan to inspire youth with T-Rex, the award-winning documentary about her road to becoming the first woman to win an olympic gold medal...

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Miami Marlins Honor Up2Us Sports as 2015 Charity Partner

On Friday, July 31st, the Miami Marlins honored Up2Us Sports as a 2015 Charity Partner.  The Miami Marlins have funded Up2Us Sports’ work in the Miami area and provided SBYD training for all baseball coaches in MLB’s...

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Worldwide Day of Play Hosted by Up2Us Sports, Nickelodeon, and Mayor of Miami Gardens

Up2Us Sports was proud to partner with Nickelodeon and the City of Miami Gardens to host a Worldwide Day of Play to kickoff Mayor Oliver Gilbert’s citywide fitness challenge.  Nearly 2,000 kids from summer camps acros...

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August, 19


From cooking to coaching golf, Coach Joe Ramirez is always bringing his best to the table. After graduating from Miami Senior High School and receiving his culinary degree from the Orlando Culinary Academy, he was ready to start a career as a chef. However, the poor economy limited his options. When an...

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August, 13

How My Swim Coaches Helped Me Become an Olympian

Kim Vandenberg Up2Us Sports Ambassador 2008 Olympic Swimming Bronze Medalist One of the reasons I loved swimming as a child was simply because I loved the swim coaches on my first summer team. During one particular afternoon practice, I vividly remember my first coach Sean had us all singing lyrics from a...

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