Faces in the Crowd

In the tradition of SI's Sportsman of the Year, we periodically pay tribute in this space to men and women who represent the ideals of sportsmanship.
August 28, 2005

Ryan Stroud

HARRISON, OHIO

Stroud, 34, president of a company that sells nutritional supplements and programs, ran 931.3 miles in 33 days, beginning with the Boston Marathon and continuing with a run from Boston to the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, to raise $20,000 for the Wheelchair Foundation.

Emily Schreiber

BIRMINGHAM

Emily, a seventh-grader at Mountain Brook Junior High, raised $212,000 for cystic fibrosis research by swimming 100 laps at the Martin Aquatic Center. She was diagnosed with the disease at age nine, founded Laps for CF soon afterward and has raised $350,000 to fight cystic fibrosis.

Cindy Walls

ARLINGTON, VA.

Walls, a high school track coach, has raised more than $100,000 for the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton, Mass., by running in the Boston Marathon. The center, named for her godson, offers services to disabled youth and their families throughout New England.

Ben Sater

PLANO, TEXAS

Ben, an eighth-grader at Renner Middle School, organized KidSwing, an annual kids' golf tournament that benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. More than 200 boys and girls participated in this year's tournament, which has raised more than $155,000 in its three-year history.

Kami and

Dave Shabaz

PHOENIX AND TURLOCK, CALIF.

Kami, an eighth-grader at Hillcrest Middle School in Phoenix, and her father, Dave, a humor writer, hit baseballs in batting cages for 10 straight hours, raising more than $6,000 for five charities. Dave Shabaz has raised $19,000 since first participating in Bat-a-Thon five years ago.

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