Jul 17th, 2007 by JD Walsh
New York Newsday wrote a terrific article on the work of InsideHoops.com’s JD Walsh, who runs JDbasketball.com. Jason Molinet wrote:
“Making the world a better place through basketball” isn’t just some deep-thought mission statement that sits atop the Internet site: www.jdbasketball.com. It is the daily mantra of hoops guru J.D. Walsh.
After stints as the varsity boys basketball coach at Roslyn (1998-99) and St. John the Baptist (1999-2004), Walsh stepped away from the high school level to focus on his growing business: J.D. Walsh Basketball School.
But this Long Island entrepreneur has done something very grass roots this summer. Walsh, 34, has traveled from one troubled part of the planet to another to spread hope and the game he loves.
“I am intrigued with the idea of basketball becoming a dialogue for mankind and I hope to use the game to promote world peace,” Walsh told Newsday via email from his latest stop, Taipei, Taiwan.
Walsh, who has traveled overseas to run basketball clinics since 2001, has run youth clinics this summer in Israel, India, Kashmir and Taiwan.
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