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How Sports Helps Build Bridges Between Class And Race

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Paul Snow is one of the Athletic Directors at Menlo-Atherton High School (@bearsathletics_) in Atherton, CA. Prior to arriving at Menlo-Atherton in 2005, Snow coached both the varsity boys and girls soccer squads, and served as the Athletic Director at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in San Francisco. Snow also teaches history at M-A and served as the head girls' varsity soccer coach. In 2017, Snow and Co-AD Steve Kryger were named the Northern California Girls and Boys Athletic Directors of the Year by the California Coaches Association (CCA).

Snow talks about how sports bring people together. People from all different walks of life come together to watch and play these games. Everyone takes the field wearing the same jerseys and equipment and plays the game on a level playing field. Sports help unite people who may have otherwise never interacted. He has seen the unlikeliest of friendships happen and unique bonds form. Sports are about so much more than winning and losing. They provide opportunities that nothing else can.