Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 4, 2020. It’s finally Friday, and a long, three- or four-day holiday weekend is at hand for many, including us! Just please, for your sake and everyone’s, take the proper coronavirus precautions.
Your need to read time today is a lightning-fast 75-seconds, so you can start your holiday.
This Morning’s Sports Headlines:
ICYMI in Outsports last night: U.S. Sailing to host panel next week on LGBTQ diversity, equity and inclusion
And mark your calendars for Sept. 9: Join Outsports for a conversation with four Asian and Asian-American LGBTQ athletes about the unique challenges they face.
Coach Jamie Hazelton is offering a FREE Labor Day webinar on Monday, on health beyond diet, exercise and disease: “As a coach, it is my mission to help those grow into their optimal potential,” she posted in the Equality Coaching Alliance Facebook group.
If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.
Highlights from Social Media:
When Equality is the Prize: this panel of accomplished trans athletes discussed and shed light on barriers trans athletes still experience today, featuring our Karleigh Webb, Dr. Juniper L. Simonis, Juniper Eastwood, Kirsti Miller and CeCé Telfer.
Trans powerlifter JayCee Cooper tweeted her view of all the hubbub over trans athletes.
Funny how my existence is such a threat to so many. Meanwhile, I’m just sitting here - sipping on electrolytes.— JayCee Cooper (@jayceeisalive) September 3, 2020
“Kid, I know who you are, and before your career is over, I guarantee you everyone in this stadium will, too.” — Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, introducing himself to Tom Seaver at the 1967 All-Star Game. pic.twitter.com/kCsFDrcAPv— Tim Mead (@TMead2002) September 3, 2020
And finally, some wisdom from educator and LGBTQ youth advocate Micah Porter: “Challenging days should never prevent you from taking care of yourself.”
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Challenging days should never prevent you from taking care of yourself. A non-negotiable for me is investing time into my physical and mental health after work. Sometimes I get 30 mins. Sometimes I get 2 hours. Regardless, I’m a healthier, happier and more productive partner, colleague and leader with this daily investment. #fitness #mentalhealthawareness #investinginyourself #balance #instagay #happy #gym #running #soberlife
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today is Friday so Ken Schultz is taking us out to the ballgame (virtually). For the first time since 2016, there’s a contending Toronto Blue Jays team, thanks to the rules of pandemic baseball. Jays podcaster A.J. Andrews of Locked On Blue Jays stops by the Outsports podcast 3 Strikes You’re Out to celebrate.
Today’s Sports Calendar
WNBA: NO NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAMES
STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:
Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche at 4 p.m. EDT on USA
MLB NATIONALLY-TELEVISED GAME:
Click here for ESPN’s schedule for the U.S. Open and yesterday’s results.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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Thanks for reading all the way to the end. We’re taking a holiday break so the next edition of The Huddle will appear Tuesday morning on Outsports.com Stay safe!