Recreation and Sports
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- Bernie DeKoven's FunLog -- "More fun, more often, for more people and other living things."
- Cooperative Sports On-line Magazine -- "In a Cooperative Sport, your team plays to overcome fun challenges, often against the clock. At the end of the game, your score will help you see how you did relative to your own team's past performance. You always play with one team at a time, have lots of fun, and push yourself only to the degree that you and your team wants to improve their score."
- EdgeofSports.com -- Dave Zirin's website. Zirin "is the News Editor of the Prince George's Post, for which he writes the weekly column, Edge of Sports. He is the regular sports commentator for Air America and XM Radio's 'On the Real' with Chuck D and Gia'na Garel. He is also the Wednesday morning sports voice on WBAI's Wake Up Call" with Deepa Fernandes. His new book What's My Name, Fool!: Sports and Resistance in the United States (Haymarket Books) is now available in stores and at haymarketbooks.org".
- Folk Dance Association -- "Since 1970, we've helped both newcomers and experienced dancers find places to do ... all ... types of traditional dance and ethnic dance as a rewarding hobby, as an excellent way to keep fit, as a great way to make new friends and as a recreation for the entire family."
- Footbag Peace Initiative -- "dedicated to the sport of 'FOOTBAG' (known widely though incorrectly as 'Hacky Sack') and to the healing, dancing and playful impulses aroused in us when we play."
- Heard it in the Playground -- "took children's experience and older people's memories of games and 'playing out' in the playground and street as a starting point for creative work - storytelling through oral testimony, collecting and sharing games, singing, songwriting, rhythm work, photography, sound recording." Features a sweet collection of actual games with images of actual kids playing them.
- [[North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA)->http://www.nasaga.org/] -- "network of professionals working on the design, implementation, and evaluation of games and simulations to improve learning results in all types of organizations."
- Nothing About Us Without Us -- "Developing Innovative Technologies For, By and With Disabled Persons." Contains plans for a community-built playground that incorporates the needs of differently abled players.
- Outward Bound -- "to inspire character development and self-discovery in people of all ages and walks of life through challenge and adventure, and to impel them to achieve more than they ever thought possible, to show compassion for others and to actively engage in creating a better world."
- PAZ After-School Program
- Play for Peace -- "Play for Peace is a process of community building. Rather than being an event or program, it is the creation of ongoing learning partnerships that free each person to build positive, life-long connections with others. Especially among peoples with a history of inter-cultural tension, cooperative play is an effective technique to promote cross-cultural relationships."
- Positive Coaching Alliance -- "winning is a goal in youth sports but that there is a second, more important goal of using sports to teach life lessons through positive coaching."
- The After-School Program
- Ultimate Players Association -- "a player run not-for-profit organization based in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Founded in 1979, the UPA is among the first flying disc sport organizations in the world, and one of the largest, with over 22,000 members and hundreds of volunteers."
- Cooperative Adventures
- Ecotravel Center
- Elderhostel -- "dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for people 55 and over."
- Global Citizen Journey -- "joins listening ears, open hearts and ready hands across countries and continents. We envision an environment of deep, ongoing cross-cultural exchange that builds understanding, global connectedness and world peace. Each project is a journey of discovery, people to people and village to village. Participants live and work together for three weeks, sharing their unique cultural gifts, learning from each other and finding the commonality of global citizenship. Journeys are carefully designed to create expanding, sustainable networks of relationships so the benefits and connections between individuals, villages and organizations continue beyond the trip itself."
- Green Globe 21 Travel Planner
- Reality Tours -- "gives travelers hands-on opportunities to explore the crucial issues facing the world and examine how the US's economic and foreign policies impact other countries." A project of Global Exchange.
- Voyages with a Vision -- sends "delegations to the communities of our sister organizations to gain a firsthand understanding of human rights struggles and facilitate an exchange of friendship and support between delegates and women and youth activists in the countries where we work."
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