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Old 05-18-2009
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago
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J. Robinson gift of wrestling to CPS Champs

I got this pmail today and speaks for itself.

I just wanted to pass on a heartwarming story about J Robinson - University of Minnesota Head Coach, stepping up for some kids in need.

-Mr Twister

I attended one of Coach Robinson’s camps back in the 90’s as a wrestler and sent him an email simply to pass on a nice story about what our boys had accomplished at the Elementary City Championships.

He wrote back and asked what he could do to help. I told him that most of the boys live in extreme poverty and many didn’t have shorts to train in so they used their school pants during practice. He said he’d fix that!

Last week, not only did Coach Robinson provide shirts and t-shirts to all 42 kids participating in our program, he also came out to the west side of Chicago and personally conducted a clinic for us. I couldn’t believe it. The kids were so excited to learn moves from an Olympian and were enthralled when he talked to them about setting goals, work ethic and what it takes to be successful in life (not just sports). If I could only get them that interested when I’m teaching in class!

I’m extremely thankful for all that Coach did for us and feel it should be shared with others. What an exceptional human being!

Thank you,

Rob Harman
Coach Rob Harmon is the Elementary Coach of the Year for the Chicago Wrestling Coaches Association. Both of his 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teams won the 2009 City titles.

COMING NEXT: One on One with Tom Ryan - NCAA Coach of the Year 2009 - The Ohio State University

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