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1 ATHLETE PROJECT In this project you will talk about your favorite athlete: In this project you will talk about your favorite athlete: 1 st – Choose an athlete you would like to research and talk about 2 nd – Using the internet, look for information about the person: who is the athlete, what sport does he/she play, when did he/she begin to play, where he/she was born, sport he/she plays, how long he/she has been playing. 3 rd – Using the information create a power point with a minimum of 5 slides. 4 th – On the last slide, put the main events of the athletes life in chronological order by using a timeline

2 MY FAVORITE ATHLETE EXAMPLE By: Name

3 Roberto Clemente His complete name was : Roberto Clemente Walker His complete name was : Roberto Clemente Walker He was born in San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934 He was born in San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934

4 The Beginning He started playing baseball at a young age. He played amatuer baseball with Juncos Double A Club and with the Santurce Crabbers in Puerto Rico He started playing baseball at a young age. He played amatuer baseball with Juncos Double A Club and with the Santurce Crabbers in Puerto Rico He was also good at track and field He was also good at track and field

5 From the minor to the major leagues In 1953 he began playing in the minor leagues for a team in Montreal, Canada In 1953 he began playing in the minor leagues for a team in Montreal, Canada In 1954 he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates In 1954 he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates In 1955 he began to play for the Pirates In 1955 he began to play for the Pirates He played for the Pirates for 18 years He played for the Pirates for 18 years

6 Meet his family In 1964 he married Vera Cristina Zabala In 1964 he married Vera Cristina Zabala They had three sons: Roberto Jr., Luis Roberto and Roberto Enrique They had three sons: Roberto Jr., Luis Roberto and Roberto Enrique

7 His achievements In 1966 he was named MVP (most valuable player) In 1966 he was named MVP (most valuable player) One of his first achievements was winning the World Series in 1971 One of his first achievements was winning the World Series in 1971 On September 30, 1972 he got his 3,000 hit in the major leagues On September 30, 1972 he got his 3,000 hit in the major leagues

8 An untimely death In December of earthquakes destroyed the city of Managua and Roberto wanted to help. With four friends he gathered supplies loaded and left for Nicaragua In December of earthquakes destroyed the city of Managua and Roberto wanted to help. With four friends he gathered supplies loaded and left for Nicaragua Because of bad weather conditions his airplane never reached its destination. And a baseball legend was lost forever. Because of bad weather conditions his airplane never reached its destination. And a baseball legend was lost forever.

9 The Hall of Fame After his death, Clemente was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in After his death, Clemente was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in He is remembered as one of the greatest athletes and humanitarians of all time He is remembered as one of the greatest athletes and humanitarians of all time

10 TIMELINE 1934 Roberto is born in P.R 1953 Begins to play in the minor leagues Drafted by the Pirates Begins to play for the Pirates 1964 Marries Vera Cristina Zabala Sept.30, 1972 Jan.31, Named M.V.P. Wins the World Series Gets his 3,000 th hit Dies in a plane crash Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame


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