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September 2012

CONTENTS 1. From the founder’s desk

2. Activity of the Month Tennis Term Search Golf Activity

3. Fun Corner US Open Legends Fact Corner

4. LeapStart Mumbai Press Launch What’s Hot, What’s Not Past Tense, Future Tense LeapStart Star Trainers

FitKids Education and Training

FROM THE FOUNDER’S DESK “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” - Jesse Owens The other day I read this story and thought I’d share it with you… “He didn’t have what it takes; he was never an all-star athlete, although he wanted to be. Bobby’s body was disproportionate; one leg was longer than the other, so he walked funny. And to see him run was definitely a sight for sore eyes. He always liked sports, in fact, every Friday night he would be at his high school cheering on whatever team was playing that night - basketball, football, baseball, soccer, tennis. If there was a game, he was there sporting pom-poms and a foam finger that said his team was number one. One Friday night, the football coach noticed his dedication to the team, so he asked him if he’d like to be the water boy. Bobby was amazed; he had never thought anyone ever noticed him, especially not Coach Gordon. Bobby had tried out for the football team two years earlier, and the coach had sent him packing. “You’re too… uncoordinated,” he’d said. But now he had the chance to be the team’s water boy! Bobby jumped on the opportunity and the next week, he was at practice every day, filling cups with water and making sure every player had something to drink when he needed it. Every now and then, a couple of the players would make fun of him. However, Bobby loved his position as the team’s water boy and wasn’t going to quit. His parents told him that being the water boy on a team was the lowest of the low, and that they would never stoop so low. In spite of his parents’ comments, Bobby was diligent in serving as the team’s water boy for the entire season. The next year, Bobby’s senior year, Coach Gordon appointed Bobby as his personal assistant. Coach Gordon was so pleased with Bobby’s heart, that he took him in and taught him everything he knew about football. Bobby went on to college the next year, and in addition to his studies, Coach Gordon had asked him to be the assistant coach. Bobby helped coach the team all throughout college where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management. “Bobby continued to move up the ladder and at the end of his career he had won two Super Bowls and owned his own football team.” I would have to say that success doesn't come easy. Let's face it - it is a lot of work. But if you are dedicated to your dreams, you can succeed in life. Dedication is about pushing your limits and still enjoying the process. If you can get yourself to do that, you have the dedication necessary to succeed. The athletes who often demonstrate the most dedication are those who love the sport and work to see them improve. - Dev Roy

Founder & MD

Leap It Up September - South 1 Edition  

It is that time of the month again as we bring to you the September edition of ‘Leap-It-Up’. We would like to take this opportunity to thank...