Dot Maver (NPA founder, trustee, past president, and board member) published the following article for the Ashland (OR) Peace Commission in the Ashland Daily Tidings, Sunday, Oct 9, 2016:
It all started at age 13. My anger exploded at my brother and then dissolved as I “saw myself in other.” I swore off anger. Years later, while coaching softball, I realized my essential desire was to put an end to violence. I discovered a means to do so through sports, using a shared-responsibility, shared-leadership model based on cooperative competition. Competition and striving together to improve: the basis of the Olympics.