R. A. Dickey Is A Role Model

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

My buddy Lenore Luca of Teen Groove On The Move recently launched the first edition of The Teen Groove On The Move Magazine. During the planning of the first edition she asked me to contribute and write a piece on an athlete I would consider to be a role model for teens. I immediately thought of R. A. Dickey. Click here to read my write-up and also watch the video below as Dickey talks about partnering with Bombay Teen Challenge to end human trafficking in Mumbai, India.

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5 Responses to R. A. Dickey Is A Role Model

  1. maryanne says:

    Hi Kerel, I've been a Mets fan since '64 and I sure do agree that R.A. is a super role model. Thank you for writing about him. Let's go Mets! Maryanne in Totowa, NJ

    • kerelcooper says:

      Mary Anne – of course I agree with you :) I got the chance to be a part of an interview with R. A. Dickey during the season and he is such an interesting person, beyond baseball. I think the best compliment one can ever give an athlete is that they are a really good player on the field BUT an even better person off the field and Dickey falls into that category. If your interested in watching the Dickey interview, go here: http://www.ontheblack.com/2011/08/20/mets-blogger

  2. Joe says:

    R.A. dickey really is a role model. Human sex trafficking is huge issue around the world and something athletes rarely get involved with to help fight it. Here is the group R.A. is partnering with: http://www.crowdrise.com/bombayteenchallenge

  3. Ray says:

    Hi, Kerel- Ray from Metphistopheles. I was just googling to see if there was a link to Jim Rome's interview with R.A. from earlier today, and I found a link to this post of yours there. I'll try to find and post a link to it; it's an amazing story of how much he has overcome in life, from abuse to injury to infidelity and with a few self-harming thoughts along the way. In this week of mourning and mystifying about the death of Junior Seau, it was so good to hear of his redemption and success.

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