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Legends of the Road Project

Updated: Apr 3, 2018

Play Like a Champion applauds the Legends of the Road project. In 2000, a group of high school students, coaches and teachers (including Play Like a Champion's own Tauno Latvala, Executive Director of Seattle's CYO) rode bikes 5,100 miles from Seattle to Kansas City stopping along the way to play baseball games, 35 games in total. The students embarked on this journey to do research on and commemorate the Negro Baseball Leagues Barnstorming. Their journey ended at the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City. They produced a documentary on the project which showed at the Kansas City Film Festival this past weekend. An incredible project led completely by high schools students; research into an important part of our country's history; promotion of racial justice in sports and in our world.



WELL DONE LEGENDS OF THE ROAD - We applaud you - YOU ARE CHAMPIONS! 


Thank you Tauno Latvala for your leadership in coaching these ambitious students while also helping them study an important part of American history in our ongoing quest for racial justice.

Pictured from left to right: Pete Piscitello, Director of the Johnson & Wyandotte CYO in Kansas City; Kristin Sheehan, Director of Play LIke a Champion Program; and Tauno Latvala, Movie Star of "Legends of the Road". These Play Like a Champion partners enjoyed the film together in Kansas City.

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