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Oregon Gymnastics Academy Goes for the Gold

Oregon Gymnastics Academy Goes for the Gold

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re the type to judge a book by its cover, you might be forgiven to think, at first glance, that Oregon Gymnastics Academy (OGA) is a run-of-the-mill gymnastics gym. However, you wouldn’t be more wrong about this local nonprofit. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a woman named Libbi, Marketing […]

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Aiming High Through Martial Arts

Aiming High Through Martial Arts

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growing up, life presents so many twists and turns that can derail a teenager’s path. That’s why an adult’s guidance is critical — having someone to help a teen develop a moral code that will keep them from making poor decisions. But what if that person is suddenly taken away? Three years ago, Triston Christensen […]

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Dodging Sports Injuries

Dodging Sports Injuries

Participation in youth sports is on the rise, and so are sports injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 million children and teens participate in youth sports in the United States. The Journal of Athletic Training estimates that more than 3.5 million children under 14 years of age […]

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Child Development Goal Through Soccer

Child Development Goal Through Soccer

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Many of us know from experience that fitness is a habit. The earlier it’s established, the sooner the behavior is set, the more it simply exists in the context of how a person sees him- or herself. The critical development window of ages 0-5 is the best time to set healthy habits—so why not do […]

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Thrills, Spills and Splashes: Silverwood Theme Park Shines

Thrills, Spills and Splashes: Silverwood Theme Park Shines

When your summer plans call for outrageous fun in the sun, look no further than Silverwood — the Northwest’s largest theme park, nestled in the mountains of beautiful North Idaho. Here, set against a backdrop of clear blue skies and lush green forests, lies an enchanted wonderland of thrills, chills, shocks and splashes that will […]

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Damien Lillard & “Respect, Pass It On”

Damien Lillard & “Respect, Pass It On”

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard visited the students and staff at Wilsonville High School today to tip-off the second year of the “Respect, Pass it On” program. Joined by representatives from Special Olympics Oregon, Les Schwab Tire Centers, adidas and the Trail Blazers’ front office, Lillard spoke at the all-school assembly about the importance of standing up for the rights […]

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Time to Shine: Keep walking and biking during dark, rainy months—but stay visible.

Time to Shine: Keep walking and biking during dark, rainy months—but stay visible.

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Though darker, wetter days are here, we in the Northwest sill do our best to be outdoors. After all, the beautiful city and nearby nature are a few of the reasons we love living here. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted that we have freedom to roam the streets, park and byways, and planning […]

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Skating Past Mall Memories

Skating Past Mall Memories

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s funny how just missing the bus can change the course of one’s life. Born and raised in Portland, Bob Slayton was just a senior at Franklin High School when he took a bus to apply for a job at the new Lloyd Center shopping mall. Opened in August 1960, the open-air mall was the […]

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Is Your Teen Heart Healthy?

Is Your Teen Heart Healthy?

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

David Heller was a dedicated basketball player with many dreams. He attended Central Catholic High School here in Portland. After a league basketball game in 2005, David died in his sleep at only 17 years old from an enlarged heart, caused by a heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Eight years after the tragedy, David’s […]

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Fearless Finish FEATURE STORY BONUS: Watch Rachael GO!

Fearless Finish FEATURE STORY BONUS: Watch Rachael GO!

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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