Pat Summitt presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Posted on 07/12/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post form Tara Finnegan Coates of AARP’s Media Content Team. Legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt was presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the annual ESPY awards last night in Los Angeles. Summitt stepped down as head coach this past April after completing her 38th season. She was diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, in August 2011. Her legacy at Tennessee includes 8 NCAA titles and 1,098 career victories …

Taking Tips from March Madness: Be a Bracket Buster

Posted on 03/27/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeIf you get caught up in all this March Madness then you have to be just as stunned as the rest of the world that Lehigh beat Duke. According to ESPN there were over 6 million brackets filled out this year and not a single one picked some of these upsets. You have all these statisticians and prognosticators who just babble nonstop about who is going to win, and who is the best player and the best coach, and they think …

Ordinary People Can Change Lives, Just Like St. Patrick.

Posted on 03/13/2012 by | Volunteering | Comments

Your LifeSean Albro Tuohy is the man I sleep with every night. Well most nights. Oh, get your mind out of the gutter. He’s my one and only.  His younger brother is Seamus Timothy Tuohy. There was a baby brother who died shortly after birth; his name was Patrick Padare Tuohy. Not withstanding, that being said, obviously this family has serious Irish roots. My husband could have actually played basketball on the Irish National Olympic basketball team. I informed him that …

“Granny’s Got Game” Documentary Project

Posted on 03/1/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAngela Gorsica Alford was a successful basketball player for USA Basketball and Vanderbilt University – but that was a decade ago. When she finally made it back onto the court at her local YMCA, she encountered this team of women in their seventies. “They started playing 6-on-6 basketball in the 1950s but stopped after high school as there were no opportunities to keep playing in those pre-Title IX days,” she says. Inspired, she grabbed her camera and started filming. “With …

‘Old School’ Player Makes College Team

Posted on 12/12/2008 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeA 73 year old Kentucky man earns a spot on a college basketball team.