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Classroom Champions to be awarded 2018 IOC Trophy for Olympism in Action

CALGARY (November 16, 2018) – On Saturday, November 17, The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) will present the 2018 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Trophy for Olympism in Action to Classroom Champions. Since 1985, the IOC has provided National Olympic Committees with a trophy to award in their territory that highlights a specific theme based on current …

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Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express raises record-breaking funds for Classroom Champions

On Friday November 9th , Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express put on an incredible performance during the 4 th annual Peter Burgener Memorial charity concert, presented by Mawer and Stantec. Classroom Champions is very grateful to be the beneficiary to such a phenomenal event, and a record- breaking $159,226 has been raised so far, …

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The Responsibility of Professional Elite Athletes

Presented by Ask, Listen, Learn U.S. Paralympian, athlete mentor, former Navy Seal Dan Cnossen To children, professional elite athletes are real-life superheroes. It is one of the great off-the-field gifts that we are uniquely placed to capture a child’s attention. And as another superhero (Spider-Man) knows: with great power comes great responsibility. We can think …

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Renowned Education Leader Joins Classroom Champions to Support Schools Across the Continent

SAN FRANCISCO, CA | CALGARY, AB – Classroom Champions is pleased to welcome renowned education leader Adam Welcome as the new Director of Education Partnerships for the U.S. and Canada. Classroom Champions is a one-to-many, Scaled Mentorship™ non-profit organization that works with teachers and school administrations to position elite athletes as role-models in K-8 classrooms …

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Olympic-sized champion: Shasta Classroom Champion is 2018 Olympian bobsledder

For the past three weeks, fourth-graders in Dena Morosin’s Shasta Elementary School class have been trying to guess the name of their “classroom champion.” They’ve had some clues: He is a hardcore fantasy football fan. He is good at kung fu and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from UCLA. Morosin gave students …

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Penn Athletics College Athletes Mentor At-Risk Kids

The Classroom Champions College program has seen 22 student-athletes from the University of Pennsylvania from 10 sports volunteer as mentors for more than 1,800 students in underserved areas in the Philadelphia and Camden, NJ areas. Penn Athletics athlete mentors share their favorite moments of mentorship. Classroom Champions | Penn Athletics from Classroom Champions on Vimeo.

Corporate Calgary rallies to support Classroom Champions

The charitable organization brings world-class athlete mentors and students together, supporting academic, social and emotional learning Despite a sluggish economic recovery in Calgary, its corporate sector has rallied in support of a fundraising event featuring celebrated Olympic athletes. By Mario Toneguzzi on April 17, 2018 – Calgary’s Business Click here to read on Calgary’s Business …

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Olympic Bobsledder Steve Mesler Spreads his Message to Kids Through Classroom Champions

Nihal Kolur, Sports Illustrated, November 20, 2017 – Read Original Article In a family of teachers, Steve Mesler felt ashamed. Living in Calgary at the time, the then-30-year-old Olympic gold medal bobsledder was tired. For the past year, he had been aimlessly bouncing around from school to school, speaking to children and attempting to inspire …

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