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December 1, 2009


“I left the country feeling as if we had actually created good out of an inherently oppressive situation.”Sports can be comforting, even therapeutic. Matt Kennedy ’07 worked with some of the 50,000 people who reside in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Most would rather live there than face the violence in the northern part of the country. Kennedy helped create and implement a sport outreach project designed to teach life skills through principles learned through sport psychology and motor learning. Kennedy was able to implement two sports tournaments, free of charge to the community, as well as regularly teach classes on the virtues of goal setting, effective communication and time management.

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