In 1892, Sir Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston, son of the 14th Earl of Derby, paid roughly 10 guineas ($50 by today's standards) for what was to be known as the Stanley Cup, originally a bowl-shaped trophy.
Sir Arthur purchased the trophy to give to the "champion hockey team in the Dominion of Canada", reminding everyone of his time as Canada's governor in general. The original trophy was only 7.28" tall and 11.42" in diameter, paling in comparison to today's larger- than-life version which is considered priceless by athletes and fans alike.
“... considered to be priceless by athletes and fans, alike. ”
This is a great organization that focuses on the efforts of the team, rather than on an individual. Everyone gets a chance to grow and build skills. The program helps kids (boys and girls) develop skills for life.
When I was a kid, my Grandpa would take me golfing with him. He'd get me out of the chaos of my house and my Grandma would take my sister and they would go to the movies. Sometimes, we'd all do an activity together.
One of my nephews plays street basketball, or, as he told me it's called, "Streetball". So, whenever I visit them in Los Angeles, I always make sure to check out one or two of his games because they're such fun to watch!