Posts by Thilo Kunkel

Enemies Turned Allies: Coming Together for a Common Cause

Sport and Charity

Philadelphia and Boston are two cities bursting with tradition. When we think of these two cities, we automatically link them to their successful sports franchises. Philadelphians hearken back to the days of Dr. J, Bobby Clarke and Richie Ashburn among so many other incredible players. Whereas names like Bill Russell, Ted Williams, and Bobby Orr…

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Athlete CRUSH College Impact Awards

Here at Athlete CRUSH, we believe that athletes have the power to change the world. Regardless of the level of competition, there are athletes around the world who do amazing things on a daily basis. We have encountered this first hand, as we have written about countless athletes like that. But, unfortunately, these acts often…

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Kelly Dopke: The Determined Doctor

Kelly Dopke

We set out on a mission to discover some of the most inspirational and influential student-athletes across the nation, and the stories that were submitted far exceeded what we were expecting. When looking for candidates for the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Awards – Lead Award – we received incredible stories from athletes across the nation.…

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Josh Bringuel: A Man on a Mission

Coaching

When we started the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Awards, we knew that college athletes were doing a lot of positive things in the community. What we didn’t realize, was how significant of an impact they were having. As soon as we started accepting submissions, we started getting some incredible stories, one of which came from…

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5 World Cup Athletes Leaving Their Mark On and Off The Field

World Cup's charitable stars

  As sports fans, we love seeing our favorite athletes doing what they do best- performing and showcasing their talents on the field. However, not only is it a blessing to watch these phenomenal athletes on the pitch, but it is also amazing to see their contributions to society. Sport has given world-class athletes the…

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College Impact Awards: Random Acts of Kindness Shortlist

College Impact Awards

The following student-athletes have been shortlisted for the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Award: David Long, Loretta Blaut, Nick Grismer, and Sahara Gipson. The Random Acts of Kindness Award is given to someone who has done something just out of their good nature. These nominees did this good deed in order to be…

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College Impact Awards: Catalyst Award Shortlist

Catalyst Awards

The following student-athletes have been shortlisted for the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Catalyst Award: Josh Bringuel, Bryana Robinson, J.T. Trauber, Julie Foeldes, Sara Hayes. The Catalyst Award is given to someone who takes initiative to make a change. In other words, this is a person who gets involved with or starts initiatives to do good not only…

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College Impact Awards: Lead Award Shortlist

Lead Award Shortlisted Student-Athletes

The following student-athletes have been shortlisted for the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Lead Award: Kelly Dopke, Joey Gorman, Gregory Dix, and Enna Selmanovic. The Lead Award is given to one student who has consistently displayed all the qualities of a good leader. It is someone who everyone gets along with and feels comfortable approaching. This person…

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11 Athletes Who Supported March for Our Lives

Athlete CRUSH

America has definitely been experiencing a rough patch in its history in terms of gun violence. Even though gun violence has been a recurring theme throughout American history, it has never had such an impact on the youth. CNN reported that after only 12 weeks in 2018, there had already been 17 school shootings, averaging…

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Brittany Hochevar – The Versatile Volleyballer

Athlete CRUSH

Our Woman Crush Wednesday is Brittany Hochevar! The impressive volleyball player, Olympic commentator & pilates instructor (with an amazing sense of humor) does it all! The crazy talented and fellow Coloradical native @catherineaeppel captured this during a rad shoot in Malibu this week. It pretty much sums up the crazy balance of living bicoastal and…

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The 10 Best Fictional Athletes To Hit The Big Screen

Sports movies come and go, but the classics have a way of sticking around like few others can. Just as memorable are the many characters who anchor their roles to nostalgia, hilarity, or a perfect mix right in between. The finest become folk heroes, representative of an era. In uncovering some of the most legendary…

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Unforgettable Stars From Our Favorite Childhood Flicks

Often, role models in sport come from heroes of today – omnipresent in the flesh, on SportsCenter, and online sites. But other times, they’re fictional figures we worship on the big screen. Whatever your choice, the power of our favorite sport stars is undeniable and a source of great influence. In honor of those who…

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Fultz Ready To Shine On NBA Stage

June has come, which amongst many things, means the NBA Draft is just a few weeks away. And this year’s crop of college stars has basketball fans especially excited. As NBA teams analyze the field and narrow down their choices, we’ve jumped the gun and made our own selection in the meantime. Coming to NBA…

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