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SportsKids of the Month: August 2015

In each issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, we feature three kids who excel in sports, does well in school, and gives back to the community. These young athletes do it all — on and off the field! Meet this month’s SportsKids of the Month!

Mariah Perry, 7
Winston-Salem, NC
Track and Field

Mariah broke three long jump records this season at the Tommie Smith Invitational in the 7- to-8-year-old girls' division (10'1½"), the Atlantic Coast Indoor Track & Field (10'5¼"), and the 2015 PVA 14&U Age Group Invitational (10'7").

sportkids of the month august 2015 mariah perry

Cade Gemmell, 9
Ripon, CA

Cade hit for the cycle during his first Little League minors division game in April. The following month he hit a single, a home run, and a grand slam (nine total RBIs) in one game. The fourth grader has six home runs for the A's so far this season.

Drew Van Dyke, 11
Charlotte, NC

Drew, who underwent two brain surgeries and 30 successful radiation treatments in 2012, has won 18 total U.S. Kids Golf Foundation tournaments since 2014. He is also a two-time U.S. Kids Golf Player of the Year.

If you think you have what it takes to be a SportsKid of the Month, submit your nomination at!

sportkids of the month august 2015 cade gemmell
sportkids of the month august 2015 drew van dyke