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Harry Sydney is My Brother’s Keeper

From the limelight to My Brother’s Keeper, After the limelight Christopher Johnson, Feature Writer Harry Sydney clearly recalls the moment he decided to pursue a career in professional football. “I was 6-years-old, and I was riding on the handlebars of a bike and we fell. I wasn’t wearing any shoes, and my feet got sliced up very badly,” Sydney said. “I went to the hospital and ended up having a bunch of stitches put in my feet. The very

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Finding your own success

Success!! What is success? Is success winning the race or just running the race? Many people have different definitions of success; we all need different things at different times. I realized men and boys from all race, creed or ethnic backgrounds usually go through the pain of their own mistakes or by the people that cross their paths and influence the decisions they make. Some of you are lucky; you have the experience of a good role model in your

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My Brother’s Keeper receives Hometown Hero Award from Wisconsin State Assembly

My Brother's Keeper Male Mentoring Program and its founder, Harry Sydney, received a Hometown Hero Award on Thursday, Nov. 3, from the Wisconsin State Assembly in the Assembly Chamber at the State Capitol in Madison. Representative Chad Weininger (District 4) presented Sydney with the award during a session of the Assembly in front of State Assembly Representatives, family members of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, and another former Green

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I’m still coaching

Packer Report November 2007 Mentoring Program helps others with ‘Straight Talk-Sound Direction’ What does a guy who knows he’s blessed do to hopefully give back? That’s what My Brother’s Keeper is all about. So many athletes give money or their name to events or foundations, but since I have neither, I give my time and the truth. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy writing these articles or talking sports on the radio in Green Bay, and enjoy

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We must deal with racial issues head on

Opinion Column: Written by Andy and Dyan Larmay Published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette We Must Deal With Racial Issues Head On In the past couple of weeks, we have heard many opinions regarding the racial issues here in our community. Adults sharing their thoughts about racial issues that are front page-news is not news to us. We need to find a positive force in our community – someone who can help this community start to deal with these issues

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Super Bowl Winner Talks Teamwork

Super Bowl Winner Talks Teamwork Former Football Pro Harry Sydney Tells What It Takes “Teamwork is an amazing thing. Things work so well when everyone is on the same page.” - Harry Sydney 1st Response – A Pierce Manufacturing Newsletter, January 2009 As keynote speaker at the Pierce Service Meeting on Oct. 6, Sydney shared secrets of teamwork that brought him three Super Bowl rings: two as a fullback for the San Francisco 49ers, and one as

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Programs aim to help boys makes good choices

Green Bay Press-Gazette April 13, 2009 Programs Aim to Help Boys Make Good Choices My Brother’s Keeper, Boys & Girls Club, offer mentors By: Patti Zarling A few social service providers are working to help keep boys out of trouble, which at least one says will help them grow into responsible men and benefit the entire community. As the number of homes headed by single mothers grows, some social service providers say boys need mentors to help

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Hard road has served Sydney well

Hard Road Has Served Sydney Well Former fullback now helping others in Green Bay “The NFL stands for ‘No Family Life.’ I missed out on some things with my kids, and I realized that the man upstairs blessed me and had prepared me for things to come, like My Brother’s Keeper.” By: Martin Hendricks Harry Sydney’s primary job responsibility as a fullback in the National Football League was to knock people down. For the last six years, his

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Fifty People You Should Know: Profile on Harry Sydney

Bay Business Journal October/November 2005 “Fifty People You Should Know” Meet 50 amazing personalities that help make greater Green Bay such a great place to work and live. Tough Love Raised in a dysfunctional family, Harry Sydney III, former Green Bay Packers player and professional football coach, caught himself chasing stuff instead of substance. He made changes and now helps other men step up to the plate to face their personal issues through

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Always there, ex-fullback leads Green Bay mentoring program for men

Always There Packer Report Ex-fullback Leads Green Bay Mentoring Program for Men By: Todd Korth   Harry Sydney has had the experience of playing pro football many men can only dream of. The former fullback also has experiences, especially as a youth, that can be described as nightmares at best. Growing up in Fayetteville, N.C., Sydney’s mother was an alcoholic and his father was in the military. The two often argued to the point where the

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