Thursday, February 01, 2007

Classic Good News: Making Things Better On and Off the Court

Peter Roby weas a successful basketball player at Dartmouth, but he was only beginning to make an impact in the sports world. He became the head coach at Harvard at the young age of 28.

Today, Roby works as the director of Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society, where he continues to use sport as a means for impacting lives. As director of what he describes as "a social justice organization that uses sport to create change," Roby runs a staff of former collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes trained to work with America's youth in dealing with issues of diversity, conflict resolution and violence prevention.

Click here to read The Ivy League's "Ivy at 50" story about Peter Roby and how he is working to be a positive force in the world of sports and in young people's lives.

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