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Thursday
Nov082018

HARMONY AIN’T HATE

by

Peter Fox

Here’s a question that’s been 76 years in the asking:

How in the world did a pipsqueak, freckle faced kid from a hick town become a retired sports media mogul hell bent on contributing to the demise of prejudice in America?

Perhaps it’s a question best answered backwards, because its diversity and inclusion destination is what the story is all about.

So, allow me to introduce you to Harmony Games. Visit www.harmonygames.org and you will find a more in depth description of the concept.

Gwen and PeterHarmony Games leverages the innate and prejudice-free camaraderie so freely experienced in sports. Harmony Games creates partnered events allowing entry by diverse teams.

In other words, if you want to qualify to compete in a Harmony Games event, your partner can’t look, love or have beliefs like you. The variations and games are event unique.

Further, if Harmony Games in its incubation sparks a flame in your personal or corporate belly, we need to hear from you. Our teeth are too long, pockets too shallow, embers are hot, albeit low, but our purpose is sturdy and vital.

Now, back to the original question, working backwards I’ve been:

  • Blessed by a late-in-life love with a woman who I call Oprah-before-Oprah, my Emmy winning wife and her family have shared their hearts, culture, difficulties and joy with me.

  • Nurtured or natured by another love of wordsmithing and sports, with a creative life highlighted by pioneering ESPN as its founding executive producer continues.

  • Rescued 30 plus years ago by a 12 step group translating this long held feeling in my heart:

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”

  • Devastated as a young man, by the hate and vitriol directed at mom for leading a socio/political effort that included threats, swastikas and character assassination.

Mapping blessings, nature, rescues, devastation, and then adding passion to these elements, Harmony Games became our destination.

There’s plenty of room in this story for your diversity and inclusion Harmony Games chapter. Come write one with us.

 

Contact Information

peter.fox@harmonygames.org

919-408-9648

 

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