Sideline Stories

Sawyer Boulette: Unified Champion Club and Special Olympics

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” –Special Olympics Motto That quote seems to adhere to everything in life. Whether it’s sports, work, or relationships we all are discovering new…

Sideline Stories: Dan O’Gorman, Northmen and Irish National Box Lacrosse

Originally from New York, I moved to Maine to attend college at the University of New England where I played lacrosse all 4 years. When I finished, I was looking for ways to continue playing the game I…

Sideline Stories: Stacey Dow & the FEEDME 5K! Maine State Credit Unions’ Campaign to End Hunger

Maine State Credit Unions’ FEEDME5K to End Hunger in Maine, is more than just a 5K walk.  This event was established, in an attempt to bring awareness to food insecurity in the State of Maine.  The FEEDME5K brings…

Sideline Stories: Bob Dunfey, Race Director, Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay

At the age of 39, I began running for fitness inspired after discovering I had gained almost 25 pounds without even noticing it. My usual fitness activities of cycling and rowing formerly kept my weight at a steady…

Sideline Stories – Becki Tucker – “Can-Am 250, For the Love of the Race”

I became obsessed with the mushing lifestyle 26 years ago.  What started out as a hobby turned into my very own crazy, beautiful life – a life that grounds me and at the same time sets my soul…

Sideline Stories: Patrick Guerette & the Maine Pond Hockey Classic

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport…

Meredith Strang Burgess: CEO/Survivor/Sugarloafer

How Sugarloaf and Skiing Saved My Life—plus, join us for the 22nd Annual Sugarloaf Charity Summit! 2023 is my 24th year of surviving breast cancer—and skiing literally saved my life. I welcomed 2000 in at Sugarloaf, as always,…

Sideline Stories: Shannon Upton, Account Executive, Maine Mariners

Sports has always played an essential role in my life. I am a graduate of the University of New England 2021 where I double majored in Sport and Rec Management and Business and Coaching. I am now an…

Sideline Stories: Lani Silversides, Founder, Strong Girls United Foundation

Sport builds character. Sport prepares you for life. These are things you have probably heard before, and I agree with them wholeheartedly. I also believe that we should be intentional about making those connections for kids and adults…