Le duo Lent Madness* braque l’attention sur les histoires inspirantes…

first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Légende de la photo : Le révérend Scott Gunn, à gauche, et le révérend Tim Schenck posent avec une image grand format du gagnant du Golden Halo 2015 : Saint François d’Assise. Photo : Lent Madness[Episcopal News Service] Le révérend Tim Schenck, recteur d’une église épiscopale du Massachusetts, a créé Lent Madness en 2010 sur son blogue. Deux ans plus tard, il s’est associé à Forward Movement et s’est adjoint un « co-conspirateur », le révérend Scott Gunn, directeur exécutif de Forward Movement. Depuis lors, Lent Madness est devenu si populaire parmi les chrétiens de toutes confessions que le site Web du tournoi attire habituellement environ 100 000 personnes pour une compétition entre trente deux saints.Chaque jour, les supporteurs sont invités à voter pour l’un des deux saints proposés après s’être renseignés sur les saints en lisant leur biographie soigneusement préparée par Lent Madness. Jusqu’à 10 000 personnes votent chaque jour, déclare Scott Gunn, et les joueurs peuvent inscrire leurs résultats sur une fiche officielle intitulée Saintly Scorecard .Tim Schenck et Scott Gunn n’approuvent pas les jeux d’argent mais les églises et autres organisations sont invitées à se servir des « bracket pools** » comme outils de collecte de fonds à but caritatif.« Qui ne veut pas dire à tout le monde dans sa paroisse qu’il a gagné Lent Madness ? » conclut Tim Schenck.Tim Schenck et Scott Gunn ont parlé à Episcopal News Service par téléphone le 22 mars, à l’approche de la finale de Lent Madness pour remporter le Golden Halo de cette année, le 12 avril, le mercredi avant Pâques.Article complet en anglais.* NDT : Lent Madness [La folie du Carême] se réfère à « March Madness », les très fameux paris sportifs sur les championnats de basket qui ont lieu chaque année en mars aux États-Unis.** NDT : Les Bracket pools sont les grilles présentant toutes les équipes du championnat où les participants prédisent et parient sur les résultats de chaque match. 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Sharapova given U.S. Open wildcard

first_img(REUTERS) – Former world number one Maria Sharapova will make her first grand slam appearance in over 18 months after she was awarded a main-draw wildcard for the upcoming U.S. Open, organisers said yesterday.The 30-year-old Russian, who returned from a 15-month doping ban earlier this year, was denied a wildcard at the French Open then missed the grasscourt season, including Wimbledon, with a thigh injury.Sharapova tweeted yesterday: “Thank you, @usopen. This is so so special. #goosebumps”.Sharapova tested positive for the drug meldonium in 2016, which had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned substances list in January of that year.The winner of five grand slam titles, including the 2006 U.S. Open, said she was unaware of the change.“Her suspension under the terms of the tennis anti-doping programme was completed and therefore was not one of the factors weighed in our wildcard selection process,” the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said in a statement.“Additionally, Sharapova has volunteered to speak to young tennis players at the USTA National Campus about the importance of the tennis anti-doping programme and the personal responsibility each player has to comply with the programme’s requirements.”Sharapova’s U.S. Open preparations have been disrupted by an arm injury suffered during her first-round win over Jennifer Brady at the Stanford Classic earlier this month.The world number 148 was forced to withdraw from the Rogers Cup and this week’s Cincinnati Open as a precautionary measure before the final grand slam of the year.Other wildcard recipients on the women’s side were Americans Taylor Townsend, Kayla Day, Sofia Kenin, Ashley Kratzer, Brienne Minor and France’s Amandine Hesse.The U.S. Open runs from August 28 to September 10 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, New York.Both the men’s and women’s singles champions this year will earn $3.7M (£2.88M).last_img read more