Primary Version - Celebrating Black Excellence in Sports
Created on February 1, 2021
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Celebrating Black Excellence in Sports
USE THE DICE!
On Your Turn:
- Roll the dice
- Move your game piece and click on the spot you land on
- Read about the athlete and then do the exercise
USE THE TIMER
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era.
Do 5 baseball swings
🇨🇦Willie Eldon O'Ree is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, best known for being the first Black player in the National Hockey League.
Do 10 skater jumps
🇨🇦 Barbara Howard was a Canadian athlete and sprinter and is believed to be the first Black woman to represent Canada in an international competition.
Do high knees for 30 seconds
🇨🇦RJ Barrett is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Pretend you are dribbling a basketball for 30 seconds
🇨🇦 John "Army" Howard was a Canadian track and field athlete. He was the first Black Olympic athlete from Canada, competing in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Jog on the spot for 30 seconds
🇨🇦 Angela James is a Canadian former ice hockey player who was considered the first superstar of modern women's hockey. She was one of the first three women inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 and one of the first two inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010. She was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Pretend to take 5 slap shots
🇨🇦Raymond Gray "Ray" Lewis was a Canadian track and field athlete, and the first Canadian-born Black Olympic medalist. He won a bronze medal as part of the 4x400 metre relay team at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.
Do jumping lunges for 30 seconds
🇨🇦Donovan Bailey is a retired Jamaican-Canadian sprinter, who once held the world record for the 100 metres. He recorded a time of 9.84 seconds to win the gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games. He was the first Canadian to legally break the 10-second barrier in the 100 m.
Do toe touches for 30 seconds
🇨🇦Anthony Bennett is a Canadian professional basketball player and was the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, becoming the first Canadian to be drafted number one overall.
Jump as high as you can 10 times, pretend you are doing a slam dunk
🇨🇦Andre De Grasse is a Canadian sprinter. He won the silver medal in the 200m and bronze medals in both the 100m and 4×100m relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He is the current Canadian record holder in the 200m and is the first Canadian sprinter to win three medals in a single Olympics.
Do 10 reverse lunges
Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Do side to side punches for 30 seconds
Charles Luther Sifford was an American professional golfer who was the first African American to play on the PGA Tour.
Do 10 golf swings
Althea Neale Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first Black athletes to cross the colour line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships). In the early 1960s she also became the first Black player to compete on the Women's Professional Golf Tour.
Do 10 pretend tennis strokes
Wilma Glodean Rudolph was an American sprinter who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field. She was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.
Do 10 squats
🇨🇦 George Dixon was a Canadian professional boxer. After winning the bantamweight title in 1892, he became the first ever Black athlete to win a world championship in any sport; he was also the first Canadian-born boxing champion.
Do speed bag punches for 30 seconds
🇨🇦 Herbert Henry Carnegie was a Canadian ice hockey player, In 1954 he founded one of Canada's first hockey schools, Future Aces, and through his work in training young hockey players, became a member of both the Order of Ontario and the country's highest civilian award, the Order of Canada. His hockey career was recognized when he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Do 10 lunges
🇨🇦 Grant Scott Fuhr is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League and former goaltending coach for the Arizona Coyotes. In 2003, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He won a total of five Stanley Cups and was a six time All-Star. He set a number of firsts for black hockey players in the NHL, including being the first to win the Stanley Cup and being the first inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Do 10 side lunges
🇨🇦 Perdita Felicien is a Canadian retired hurdler. Felicien is the 2003 World champion in the 100 metres hurdles and 2004 World indoor champion in the 60 metres hurdles. Her best time for the 100 metres hurdles of 12.46 secs from 2004 still stands as the Canadian record.
Do 10 squat jumps
Arthur Lee Shell Jr., is an American former professional football player in the American Football League (AFL) and later in the National Football League (NFL), a Hall of Fame offensive tackle, and a two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. He holds the distinction of becoming the second African-American head coach in the history of professional football, and the first in the sport's modern era.
Do mountain climbers for 30 seconds
🇨🇦 Samuel Edgar Langford was a Black Canadian boxing standout of the early part of the 20th century. Called the "Greatest Fighter Nobody Knows", by ESPN, many boxing historians consider Langford to be one of the greatest fighters of all time. He fought from lightweight to heavyweight and defeated many world champions and legends of the time in each weight class.
Do shuffle hops for 30 seconds
🇨🇦 Jamaal Dane Magloire is a Canadian former professional basketball player who currently serves as a consultant and team ambassador for the Toronto Raptors. He played 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was voted into the NBA All-Star Game in 2004, becoming only the second Canadian All-Star in NBA history.
Do 10 windmills
🇨🇦 Phylicia George is a Canadian Olympic track and field athlete and a bobsledder. She made her Olympic Games debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics and competed in the 100m hurdles, finishing in sixth place. In 2016, George made the decision to compete in bobsleigh during the winter season and at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, George and Humphries won the bronze medal in the two-woman bobsleigh event.
Do 10 burpees
🇨🇦 Lennox Claudius Lewis is a former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2003. He is a three-time world heavyweight champion, a two-time lineal champion, and remains the last heavyweight to hold the undisputed championship.
Do punches for 30 seconds
Lisa Deshaun Leslie is an American former professional basketball player. Leslie played in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. In 2015, she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Leslie was also inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.
Do 10 push ups
🇨🇦 Jennifer Abel is a Canadian diver. She won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 3m synchro diving event with Émilie Heymans and is one of the youngest divers to have ever participated in the Olympics and the first woman of colour in the world of diving to win a medal at the Olympics. Her ten medals (six silver, four bronze) at the FINA World Championships are a record for most medals by a Canadian in diving at the world championships.
Do up/down plank for 30 seconds