Athletics are basically known for the building of a strong body.

Athletics are basically known for the building of a strong body.

Athletics have always provided a forum for cohesiveness and understanding between different cultures, ethnic groups, and social/economic statures. The reason for this understanding is that they provide a common goal for a person and/or a team. Athletics are basically known for the building of a strong body. However, more importantly they build character and also have a very large impact on how people treat others for the rest of their lives. Diversity is defined as the state of being diverse or having variety. Any where you look in Rochester you can see diversity. Whether it is in the workplace, where more and more jobs are being offered to minorities, or in schools, where most students have learned to accept variety and different cultures. Diversity carries over anywhere that you go including the playing field. Team sports are where diversity is at its greatest because there are so many people working together. On the field you are a player, not black, white, Hispanic or Asian, just a player. On my Junior Rhinos soccer team, we have a variety of people from different cultural and economic backgrounds. We have players of Hispanic dissent, Jamaican dissent, Italian dissent, and the list could go on and on. There are eighteen teenage girls that live in several different towns between Buffalo and Syracuse. The area and the surroundings that we have grown up in determine our thoughts on diversity and variety. Those people who have grown Page II up in an affluent family will have a much different perception of life and lifestyle than someone whose family lives at a lower economic level. Yet when we come together as a team, we forget that some may have more money. We forget ethnic groups. We forget religion. We forget that we are not the same and we come together as a group of individuals striving toward the same goal. This is what makes our team so unique. Looking at other teams in the Roch…


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