Justin Brink is a passionate educator and youth coach. After Justin played hoops for Castleton University, he started coaching at youth basketball camps. Since then he has coached middle school boys and girls basketball for the Broward County Public Schools and started the basketball program at the Winpenny School in Mexico City. He is the creator of the POG Showcase which gave players exposure to pro teams in the ABA, CIPACOPA, LNBPB, CIBACOP and NBADL. In 2011, NBA officials used the POG Showcase as a training ground for aspiring NBA referees. Currently, Justin is the Curriculum Coordinator, coaches boys and girls high school basketball at TCIS International School just outside of Bangkok, Thailand and is the President of The Good Run, Incorporated.
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Julie Brink is a passionate advocate for kids and has been an educator for 15 years in the US and abroad where she has made an impact at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Julie is a Certified Google Innovator and a COETAIL graduate, with a Masters degree in Educational Technology and Leadership. She is the co founder of the Proof of Game Showcase and The Good Run. TGR is a way to utilize her professional experience to continue advocating for kids all over the globe. She is currently teaching high school History and English at TCIS International School just outside of Bangkok, Thailand and is the Vice President of the Good Run, Incorporated.
Michael Jean has been a public educator in the San Diego Unified School district for over ten years serving a diverse student base. He also works with students outside of the classroom in activities such as basketball, soccer, hiking, archery, and fishing. He joined the Good Run in 2017 and is enthusiastic about philanthropic work, especially tied to youth fitness and activity. Prior to entering the workforce, Michael played basketball for the Saint Anslem College. In the offseason, he coached and mentored young basketball players at camps, clinics, and small workout sessions in the North East. Michael lives with his wife Stephany and children Macy and Calvin.
The Good Run
is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non profit organization incorporated in the state of Vermont with a simple and powerful mission:
to provide pro-social youth development experiences through the support and provision of amateur sports competitions, skill building clinics, and access to proper equipment and facilities.
In addition, the following specific goals reflect TGR's mission:
to develop opportunities to participate amateur sports competitions; primarily, but not exclusively, the sport of basketball, for youth in United States and internationally.
to raise funding from private and public sources, individuals and organizations in order to rehabilitate sports facilities, provide coaching and skill building clinics and an opportunity for young people to impact their community through sport.
to partner with local youth advocacy organizations and schools to promote an interest in youth sports.
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"Sports provide opportunities for children and adolescents to connect with others, build meaningful relationships and take on challenges and leadership roles that promote overall personal development and well-being." - NBA & USA Basketball
“Sports-based people-to-people exchanges are central to building and promoting values of inclusion and open opportunities for people to contribute fully to society, and create opportunities to establish the trust needed to build a more stable, secure, and prosperous world." - US State Department
"Sport is a tool for development and Peace" - UN Inter Agency Task Force On Sport Development and Peace
"Sports offer an important opportunity for building life skills of at-risk youth that allow them to better cope with daily life challenges and move away from involvement in violence, crime or drug use." - UNODC