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Monday, December 16, 2013

Sports Illustrated Kids Announces SportsKid of the Year

Each year, Sports Illustrated Kids recognizes children ages 7-15 who show phenomenal sportsmanship through their achievement in school, their communities and sports with its SportsKid of the Year award. This year’s SportsKid of the Year winner is Jack Wellman of Newtown, Connecticut. Jack was chosen for the leadership, dedication, and spirit he showed following the horrible tragedy in his hometown that occurred nearly one year ago.

Like most kids, Jack Wellman loves sports. Until last year, he wrestled and played football and lacrosse. But then a bad injury sidelined him. Instead of sitting out, Jack decided he wanted to stay involved and give back by coaching. Even though he was just 13, he became a valuable mentor to a group of young wrestlers.

Jack's leadership, kindness, and spirit were exactly what his community of Newtown, Connecticut, needed when it suffered a terrible tragedy last winter. It inspired Jack to be as active as ever. He found ways to help his town heal through sports and beyond. Jack's big heart and determination to help his community are why he is the 2013 Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year.

Read the rest of Jack's story here.

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Also, if you’re looking for a last-minute holiday gifting item, SI Kids is running a special promotion. When you purchase an entire year of SI Kids in print and on tablet for $19.95, you can send a second gift of 12 issues (1 year) for only $5! Click here to find this exclusive deal.

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