For Tonya Lozano, community healing lies in the art of dance. The motto of her Chicago foundation, Healthy Hood, is “exercise the body, educate the mind and awaken the conscience,” as Lozano describes in the video above.
Chantel Navarro wants to be the top boxer in her age and weight bracket in the country. “I want this to be my future,” she says in the below video
Justin Gallegos has cerebral palsy but he still set himself a goal of running a half-marathon—13.1 miles—in two hours. “I believe this is more than a record,” he says. “I believe this is to change people’s perspective on limits.”
Maynor de Leon
Maynor de Leon weighed more than 700 pounds and knew he had to lose weight in order to save himself. He committed to making changes and is seeing the results of that commitment. “I’ve lost 200 pounds and have 200 to go,” he says. “I already gave the world the worst of me so now I’ve gotta give the world the best of me.”
In Queens’ Lincoln Park, basketball is more than a pastime, it’s a passion. And that passion starts early.
“New York, New York is the pro-am of high-school basketball,” says Coach Dalworlie “Malie” Williamson in the below spot. “Get here early and be prepared to get your best shoes stepped on.”
Nike’s campaign, Sport Changes Everything, encouraged communities to make play a habit of daily life by facilitating sport days across select U.S. cities from July 11 through 13. Nike shoppers also can contribute to the effort by giving $1 or more to three of Nike’s partner organizations all committed to providing youth sports: Marathon Kids, Girls Inc. and PeacePlayers.