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December 23rd, 2011

John Wooden Wisdom during this Giving Season

By Dave

“There is a wonderful, almost mystical law of nature that says three of the things we want most – happiness, freedom, and peace of mind – are always attained when we give them to others.” – John Wooden

Former UCLA Coach John Wooden has been recognized not only for his athletic accomplishments (he won a record setting ten NCAA Division I titles, won 88 consecutive games spanning more than four seasons and is one of two persons to be inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach), but in addition Wooden has been recognized for his sense of community and service. He has been awarded such honors as “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated; “Humanitarian of the Year,” from AYA; and the “Bellarmine Medal of Excellence,” for which Wooden is the first sports figure to receive this prestigious award, following such figures as Mother Teresa and Walter Cronkite.

 

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