Character Plays: Presented by SportsLab

05.23.2019

SportsLab, powered by Under Armour, is ESF Sports Camp reimagined. It’s where sports and character intersect to develop a young athlete’s skills and confidence while having serious fun. Each week, we highlight examples of excellent character on and off the field and share some of the best moments in sports.

Character Plays are real-life examples of moments that inspire us.

Hockey player Jordin Tootoo gave away his stick to a young fan after a game, creating a memory that will last a lifetime.

Sportsmanship means never leaving a teammate behind.

When Kyle Edmund rolled his ankle in the 2018 quarterfinal match in Brisbane, Grigor Dimitrov lept over the net to help his opponent.

When a member of the opposing team got injured during the game, Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo helped him off the field.

Tennis legend Novak Djokovic showed gratitude by sharing a drink and an umbrella with a ball boy during a 2014 French Open rain delay.

Kindness took the court last week as Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks autographed the shoes on his feet for a fan.

Teamwork is giving every player a chance to have their shot.

Resiliency is working through setbacks to develop the tools to become stronger with each endeavor.