I recently became a Board Member of Athletes for a Better World (ABW) because I believe in their mission to use sports to develop character, teamwork, and citizenship through commitment to an athletic Code for Living. The Code of Living encourages team work, winning with grace, and giving back to the community. ABW provides scholarships to athletes who exemplify leadership and philanthropic service within their communities. These scholarships will help them to continue their leadership throughout college and outside of sports.
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November 11, 2022, CC of Roswell, 8am registration, 945 am shotgun start. See the Updates tab for the latest information.
Athletes for a Better World accomplishes its mission to teach and reward excellence in athletic character in three parts: the first by rewarding exemplary accomplishments in sports, academics, community service, and character through its Georgia high school Vincent J. Dooley Awards & Scholarships program; secondly through the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup by recognizing professional, college and nationally selected high school athletes for achievement in sports, character, and citizenship; and finally, by teaching athletic character formation through its Code for Living curricula studies program. Additional information about the mission and the accomplished athletes we honor may be found at www.abw.org.
… for the ABW Curriculum book Winning More Than The Game
“This book will further spread the value and lessons of the Code for Living to all athletes, at all levels, for many lifetimes to come. These positive role model principles summarize the athlete’s responsibility as an individual, as a member of a team, and as a member of society. It is a treasured gift.” – Coach Vince Dooley
…for the ABW Code for Living
“Sport is only a part of our lives. The Code for Living isn’t just good for those of us who are professional athletes; it’s good for kids of all ages and their parents.” – Peyton Manning, NFL Hall of Fame
“We believe that there are many life lessons that can be learned through sports, and that, when taught properly, sports can help us grow on and off the field. Winning More Than The Game and its Code for Living are valuable for athletes, coaches, and parents, and ABW’s mission to make everyone stronger through sports is one we can all learn from.” – Cal Ripken, Jr., Baseball Hall of Fame
“ABW is working to create the proper values and environment in sports for our young people to grow up in. The Code for Living is needed at every level of sports today.” – Tom Glavine, Baseball Hall of Fame
of Dooley High School Scholarship Recipients
The one male and one female (per year) Dooley Scholarship winners receive $1000 a year for four years of college, plus $500 to be given in their names to their favorite charities that they have supported through volunteer activities. Here are the two previous year’s profiles:
Shemetria Risper achieved a 3.7 grade point average at Westside High School while also achieving a Dean’s List 3.6 grade point average at Central Georgia Technical College, becoming the school’s only student in history to simultaneously obtain both degrees! Among her many academic accomplishments, she is the national High School Heisman Academic Award Winner, and a Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist. She was the Team Captain of the Cheerleading Team for three years. Her athletic accomplishments include the All American Award at the NCAA Camp at the University of Georgia. Off the field, she logged more than 400 hours of community service in the areas of elementary school tutoring, childhood cancer fundraising, Special Olympics, local food bank volunteerism, and much more.
Andrew Correa of First Presbyterian Day School achieved a 4.28 grade point average while taking 9 Advanced Placement courses. Among his many academic accomplishments, he is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the United States mathematics organization for distinguished scholars. A First Team All-Region football player, he also excels in basketball and track & field. His versatile extracurricular accomplishments include earning the award for “Best Performance” in the school musical. Off the field, his community service work includes trips to Haiti and inner-city New Orleans, working with underprivileged children.
Isabel Calimlim of St. Vincent’s Academy achieved a 4.36 grade point average with multiple AP and Honors courses. Her leadership included positions such as Vice President of the National Honor Society, and Model United Nations Team. Isabel was the Team Captain of both the Cross Country and Soccer Teams, leading the soccer team to three State Championships. Off the field, she raised money to build tricycles for children with disabilities, while also fundraising for blood cancer research. Her other volunteer projects include packaging food for two different children’s meal programs.
Matthew Brown of Wesleyan School achieved a 3.65 grade point average with multiple AP and Honors courses. His academic achievements include being inducted into the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honors Society. As Team Captain, Matthew excelled in football, wrestling, and lacrosse while earning multiple county and region First Team awards. Off the field, his many charitable pursuits include community service for elderly care, foster care, food pantry programs, and national mission trips.
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