Carl Lewis can do it all. The track star won nine Olympic gold medals, flaunted his acting skills on the big screen, and is currently running for office in the New Jersey State Senate.
In August, Lewis will take a break from the campaign to do what he enjoys most—hang out at the track. He’ll be in Hershey, Pa. supporting the talented young athletes in the 34th annual Hershey’s Track and Field Games North American Final Meet. This year, 400,000 kids from across the country competed to become one of 480 finalists participating on August 6. While Lewis says he loves watching the athletes compete, he’s also looking forward to the meet’s Fun Day on August 4, where he’ll join kids for the Moderation Nation Batuka Dance workout. One week before the meet, SI Kids warmed Lewis up with 10 questions. Keep reading to see how the Olympian does…
Reggie Bush won a Heisman Trophy, two national titles with USC, and a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints. Even with all that, there is one championship he wishes he had the chance to conquer. Last week, Bush was in Dallas, Texas at the Red Bull Game Breakers, a 7-on-7 national high school football tournament. Like any other kid, Bush played flag and two-hand-touch football during recess or on the street, and he said he would have loved an opportunity to represent California and play in a national tournament. Unfortunately for Reggie, a team from Texas took the Red Bull Game Breakers title this year. During the tournament, the NFL star talked to SIKids.com about his favorite number, the ultimate athlete, and the scorching Texas heat.
Every day, U.S. swimmer Amanda Beard spends hours in the sun training for next summer’s Olympic Games in London. That’s why the seven-time Olympic medalist teamed up with Serena Williams, David Wright, and Mia Hamm to engineer and test Mission Athletecare’s skincare products under the most extreme training conditions. A solid sunscreen helps these athletes burn their opponents without burning their skin, and now it’s available to everyone (Products on missionathletecare.com are 30% off when you use the discount code “SummerSun”). The hot summer sun is no match for Amanda, but our 10 questions will turn up the heat. Keep reading to see how she does.
David Cone’s illustrious career included 196 wins, a perfect game at Yankee Stadium and five World Series rings. But these days this baseball hero is honoring the real heroes. Cone is working in conjunction with New Era to help Major League Baseball raise money for the Welcome Back Veterans fund. Everyone knows about those cool stars & stripes caps that players wear during 4th of July weekend, but New Era also built a custom stars & stripes motorcycle to auction off at the end of the season, with all proceeds going to Welcome Back Veterans. Cone took time out from enjoying the summer and raising awareness for veterans to take on our 10 Questions. Keep reading to see how he did…
Since 2006, All-Star pitcher Jon Lester has been tormenting sluggers in the heavy-hitting American League East. Now the Boston Red Sox ace is taking on a new set of challengers: anyone with a mobile device. Face the Ace Games has developed a new 3D mobile game called Jon Lester Hardball Ace (available for download at the iTunes store). The game dares you to get a hit against Lester from a first-person perspective – and trust us, it is not easy. Lester took some time off from intimidating both real hitters and mobile challengers to talk to us. Pitching for Lester is easy, but 10 Questions? Keep reading to see how he did.
Three-time Pro Bowler Robert Mathis has won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, but he’s just as super off the field. When Mathis isn’t working to better himself as an athlete, he’s working to better the lives of others. Every year, Mathis spreads joy throughout the community with his annual Indiana Wish Fund, an event where the Colts’ defensive end grants wishes to families and children in need. Recently, Mathis took some time out of his busy schedule to take on our questions. Keep reading to see what he had to say!
Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard is always animated on the court. Now, he’s an actual animated character on TV. Howard joins the cast of Disney XD’s cartoon series Kick Buttowski, playing Kick’s idol, movie star Rock Callahan. Howard, who makes his debut in the season premiere on April 30, stepped out of (cartoon) character to take on our questionnaire. Keep reading to see how he did!