"Think really big and give with all your heart." - Allison Baver
Athletes are inspirational figures in society. Their determination to achieve greatness transcends gender, age and race; their public stories of failure and triumph unfold before the captivated eyes of millions. But where do athletes find inspiration? For Allison Baver, her drive to achieve excellence in sports philanthropy is faith-driven. But the Olympic speed skating medalist has received some timely extra pushes along the way.
In 2006, when Baver’s grandmother was dying of lung cancer, Baver visited an area of North Pennsylvania where kids hang out on street corners and after-school sports are non-existent. It was there that Baver witnessed something that set her philanthropic wheels into motion.
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