Faces in the Crowd

In the tradition of Sportsman of the Year, SI periodically pays tribute in this space to men and women who embody the ideals of sportsmanship.
November 28, 2005

Ed Mauro
PROVIDENCE
Mauro, 72, a retired businessman and former state amateur golf champion, is the founder of the Button Hole Golf Course and Teaching Center, which offers educational programs about golf and general life lessons aimed mostly at minority children. Last year the Center signed up more than 1,000 new Button Hole kids.

Dede Moore
REDONDO BEACH, CALIF.
Moore, 45, a family physician, took a year and a half off from her practice to organize and produce the Redondo Beach Triathlon. The event, which had 520 competitors and 200 volunteers, raised $24,000 for Cheer for Children, a 21-year-old local charity that helps acutely ill children.

Rafat Abonour
ZIONSVILLE, IND.
Abonour, 46, an oncologist and researcher at Indiana University Cancer Center, ran and cycled more than 120 miles between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind., raising $105,000 for Miles for Myeloma, an event planned by his patients and their families to raise money to fight multiple myeloma.

Walter Schaller
DAYTON
Schaller, 68, a restaurant owner, ran two marathons on two continents in two days and raised more than $40,000 for the Dayton Chapter of the American Red Cross. He completed the London Marathon and 24 hours later finished the Boston Marathon. Since 1997 his marathoning has raised $343,000 for the Red Cross.

Halsey Copp
POLAND, MAINE
Halsey, a senior and member of the Poland Regional High golf team, assessed himself a one-stroke penalty when his ball rolled from its original spot as he was preparing to putt during the state championship--even though the roll was unnoticed by competitors and officials. His team lost the Class B state title by one stroke.

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