When I first spoke with Marnie Schneider, I was impressed and amazed with her infectious energy and charisma, especially as it related to her Keep On Playing Foundation. We were both involved in the Standing O book project, and I found that I shared her strong interest in helping underprivileged kids get involved in playing baseball, and giving them a sense of pride while keeping them in a positive environment.
Marnie has been surrounded by sports her entire life. Her grandfather was not only an owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, but also the founder of the Ronald McDonald House. In this episode, Marnie shares about her rich family legacy. The ingenuity and success her grandfather displayed has been passed down through generations. Marnie explains how her love for sports was born, the life lessons she was able to acquire, and how she is using what she has learned to make a difference in the lives of so many.
Marnie expounds on her current work with “Keep On Playing.” Marnie elaborates our ability to influence our community, and how this can be done through our connection with youth and sports. After you listen to this episode you will be energized, inspired and hopefully ready to Make Your Own Mark!
Some Topics we talk about in this episode:
Introduction - 0:54
Marnie’s Family Legacy - 5:30
Marnie’s Story - 10:35
The Birth of “Keep On Playing” - 14:12
The Vision and Mission of “Keep on Playing” - 21:40
Making ‘Contact’ On and Off the Field - 26:20
How and Why You Should Get Involved - 35:55
Marnie’s Other Endeavors - 49:00
Wrap-up and Takeaways - 55:35
How to get involved
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