Stories of Champions in Life


The BLAST programs focus on teaching participants life skill and life lessons.  Learning through real life examples is a great way to demonstrate how impactful these lessons can be.


The following is a collection of inspirational stories of athletes and others who through their actions have made a difference in their own life as well as the lives of others.  Some stories depict individuals who have triumphed over great adversity, while other stories describe those who simple followed their values and principles to demonstrate that a single action can create ripple effects that touch and inspire the lives of others.


We can learn many of life’s important lessons through what these people demonstrated in their own lives.  These stories all prove the impact a single person or a small group of people can make on a region, a nation, or an entire world.  Their actions have provided inspiration and motivation to us and have truly made them “Champions in Life.”


Allan Guei

Armando Galarraga

Bethany Hamilton

Carl Joseph

Jeremy Lin

Kevin Laue

Mackenzie Brown

Meghan Vogel

Pat Tillman

Wilma Rudolph

Cayden and Connor Long

Trent Glaze

Central Washington Softball Team

Roncalli Softball Team