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ASDC Central Male Athlete of the Month Pursuing Tennis Scholarship

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  • The Alberta Sport Development Centre – Central (ASDC-C) is pleased to announce that the ASDC-Central Male Athlete of the Month for December 2017 is Michael Robinson.

    Michael Robinson, is 16 years old and a grade 10 student with Alberta Outreach and Red Deer resident.  He’s a competitive tennis athlete with the Rene Simon Tennis School in Red Deer.

    Michael spent several months training – February to August 2017 – at the Bill Adams Tennis Academy in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  It was a rigorous training schedule, 25 hours/week with an additional 5 hours/week of fitness training.  Michael’s season highlight came in earning 1st place at a USTA U16 tournament in Weston. Florida.

    Since returning to Red Deer, Michael, is again training with Coach Simon, practicing 5-6 days a week, with a mixture of lessons and match play.  At a November Open adult tournament at the Tennis Academy in Calgary and Michael made it to the semi-finals in Men’s singles.

    This January, Michael begins his quest to qualify for the U18 Indoor Canadian Nationals in Ontario.  He is currently ranked #14 in the province in U18 Boys and one of his goals is to regain his the top 8 ranking for this year and achieve a #1 ranking for the following year.  Michael’s athletic gifts, his desire to excel along with his training experiences with ASDC-Central will only see Michael continue to grow and develop in his tennis career!

    Michael hopes to play NCAA men’s tennis in the US upon graduation from high school, and pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

    ASDC-Central thanks Tom Bast Sports for celebrating the ASDC-Central Athlete of the Month recipients by the provision of commemorative apparel for each recipient. ASDC-Central Male Athlete of the Month – Michael Robinson

    For further information regarding this athlete, the ASDC-Central and our programs please contact Miles Kydd @ miles.kydd@rdc.ab.ca or 403-342-3231.  Or check us out on our page at Todayville.com


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    The main purpose of the ASDC network is to coordinate and enhance services available to Alberta's emerging athletes and coaches. These regional centres provide services to athletes and coaches residing in rural and urban areas allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.

    2019 Canada Winter Games

    An interactive schedule for all the sporting events in week 1 of the 2019 Canada Winter Games

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  • The Canada Games Website features a fantastic interactive calendar.  Click on any of the events in this calendar to find all the information you’ll need!

    Interactive Schedule (& Results) for the first week of the 2019 Canada Winter Games

    Sport Tue
    19/02
    Wed
    20/02
    Thu
    21/02
    Fri
    22/02
    Artistic Swimming
    Biathlon
    Boxing
    Freestyle Skiing
    Gymnastics
    Hockey
    Ringette
    Speed Skating
    Table Tennis
    Wheelchair Basketball

     


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    Alberta Woman “in a league of her own” passes away at 93

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  • Betty Carveth Dunn (nee Carveth), enshrined in the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame just 2 years ago, has died.

    Betty, a member of the Rockford Peaches back in 1945, was one of just 64 Canadian women to play in Phil Wrigley’s World War II era All American Girls Professional Baseball League.   The league and in particular the Rockford Peaches were the inspiration for the Tom Hanks / Geena Davis movie A League of Their Own.

    Dunn was 93.

    The day of her induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame I was fortunate to sit down and interview Betty.  Here’s a post we made for that interview followed by her Induction video for The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

    Born in 1925, Betty Carveth grew up in Grande Prairie, Alberta and became a part of baseball history.

    Betty Carveth was one of only sixty-four Canadian women to play in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.  A right-handed pitcher, she played during the 1945 season with the Rockford Peaches and was traded mid-season to the Fort Wayne Daisies.  She returned home to Edmonton and became the city’s first female Little League Baseball coach and coached the boys for 10 years.  At the age of 12, she pitched for the Twilight Ladies Softball team which won three Peace River Championships in a row.  In the mid-1940s, she pitched for Edmonton’s top-rated Walk-Rite women’s baseball team.

    Betty played for the Walk-Rite team from 1943-1945 at the age of eighteen to twenty.  It was during this time that a scout saw her play and asked her to try out for the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the United States; a league that was featured in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own.”  Betty played from April to October in 1945, earning $75 a week – which was four times more than she had made as a secretary back in Edmonton.  There was a list of rules and a dress code the players had to abide to, both on and off the field.  They attended a half day of beauty school and were told to look and act like ladies, however while on the field, they were to play ball like men.  Sliding into a base or making a flying catch was not pleasant as the uniforms were short dresses, knee socks, and caps which provided very little protection.

    When the 1945 season closed, Betty returned to Edmonton and demonstrated her love for baseball by promoting and signing autographs throughout the years that followed.  She was named Ambassador of Baseball for the inaugural IBAF (International Baseball Federation) Women’s World Baseball Championship in 2004 and then named Special Ambassador in 2012.  She threw the ceremonial first pitch at both tournaments and did again in 2015 at one of the Edmonton Prospects games.

    As a member of the AAGPBL, Betty was inducted into the American Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, USA in 1988.  She was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 with the Canadian AAGPBL players.


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