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For 16 years, Michelle Gormley has been coming to work at TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics and Bruins, and a mecca for New England sports fans. Mauro Icardi Jersey . As director of education for The Sports Museum housed in the arena, Gormley meets famous athletes (even Larry Bird), sees the treasured artifacts on display every day and can look down at the parquet floor or ice to watch the teams practice. Sometimes, she has to remind herself how lucky she is.You know, its funny, you start not to notice it until youre with someone and theyre like, Oh, wow, this is really kind of cool coming in here, she says. Ive been here awhile. When you see it through someone elses eyes and how cool they think it is, you re-focus and appreciate it more.Gormley, 46, grew up in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, as a devoted Celtics fan. She went to Stonehill College in Easton with the intention of becoming a teacher, majoring in communications with a minor in elementary education. While a student, she also began working as a ranger for the National Park Service, giving tours of Bostons Freedom Trail -- something she still does on Saturdays.She worked at Boston University after graduating as director of student employment. It was then that she was helping a student find a job when she stumbled across the opening for the director of education at The Sports Museum -- and went for it herself. Its been a perfect job, she says, allowing her to combine her desire to be an educator with her love of New England sports and history.The Museum, which consists of exhibits along the concourse of two levels at TD Garden, has about 2,000 artifacts from the regions sports history.Here is Gormleys story, in her words:My path to the museumI grew up during the time of the Bicentennial, so my mother dragged us to every historical and cultural thing that was going on at that time. I developed my love for history then. And growing up in Boston during the 80s, there was so much going on with sports. It was so much fun. Then as a ranger for the National Park Service, I was doing Freedom Trail tours and talks at Faneuil Hall, so thats how I got my museum background. We used to work with a lot of the small museums around Boston.A perfect jobIts a unique fit for me. I dont think youre going to find too many places that have your hobby and interests (sports) as a spectator in your free time merge with what you want to do professionally as an educator. Thats something not everyone has a chance to do.Inside The GardenWe say the museum is about half a mile long. It goes around the perimeter of the fifth and sixth levels, which is also the Premium Club. We have some larger areas, gathering places, but its mostly the concourse. Its what it sounds like: a museum dedicated to sports. We have artifacts, artwork, information and photography of not just the four major professional teams in New England, but boxing, lacrosse, everything.Favorite displayWe just put in a great exhibit about Title IX. When I tell kids that I walk around the museum with that girls could not play hockey when I was in school, its hard for them to believe. Now its so different they cant even comprehend that. So I love taking them to it and showing them about this rule that helped promote womens sports.Bleeding greenAnother favorite display is about the Bill Russell era with the Celtics, what all those guys went through and the things Red Auerbach did to make sure they were a team.We have Shaquille ONeals shoes, which is really fun when kids look at those. Theyre bigger than half of them.What I do as education directorPart of it is bringing in school groups, but mostly what it is now is going out into the community with programs weve developed, to Boys and Girls Clubs and schools. Thats a little different. We have Boston vs. Bullies, a bullying prevention program, and Stand Strong, a character development program. We also have an annual sports writing contest. We try to take the great things you learn from in sports and apply it to kids learning.How these relate to sportsWith Boston vs. Bullies, we have athletes from the different teams speak on a video about bullying. Nine athletes from Boston provide a big hook for kids to learn. Rather than listening to me talk about it, theyre listening to someone they watch and admire. Stand Strong is a sports and character development program. About 70 percent of kids stop playing organized sports by middle school. We wanted to teach things theyd learn in a team sport like determination, teamwork, courage, responsibility and fairness, our five tenets. Its a 13-week program. We take them out on experiences to reinforce what theyve learned, so theyll go rock climbing when we talk about courage or get to play on the Celtics parquet when we talk about teamwork.Writing contestThe annual Will McDonough Writing Contest is named after the longtime Boston Globe sportswriter. All the topics are related to sports, but we get the students to reflect what theyre learning in school, so it might be to write a biography of their favorite athlete. Or, persuasive writings such a big thing now, so it might be, Who belongs in the Hall of Fame, and give us your reasons why. Try to convince us. Its really useful for teachers, too.The best feelingEvery year when we have our end-of-the-year party for our Stand Strong students, some of them will get up and talk about what theyve learned. Thats really emotional for me. I start welling up. Theyll say things like, I never would have been friends with these kids if not for Stand Strong. You can just see them grow up over this 13-week program.Stanley Cup feverI have to say I wasnt the biggest hockey fan before I started, but Im definitely a bigger Bruins fan now. Its hard to pin down one favorite memory here, but I think when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, we got to participate in all sorts of fun things they were doing -- riding on the duck boat in the parade, and we watched the winning game in the arena with all our colleagues.Sweaters come in handySome days Im really cold because the ice is down there and Im watching the Bruins practice. How much would I have loved to be doing this when I was 16 years old, you know, just watching? Its kind of exciting to come to work every day. Enzo Perez Jersey . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. Diego Maradona Jersey . General manager Jarmo Kekalainen told Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch on Friday that he wants to see Gaboriks contributions go beyond the scoresheet before considering a long-term deal for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent. http://www.cheapargentinajerseysauthentic.com/ .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents.Diego Costas injury-time equaliser denied Manchester United victory at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. A stunning Jesse Lingard strike looked to have won Louis van Gaals side all three points but - after a flurry of chances at either end - a climatic finish saw Costa snatch a point for the hosts. Here, we take a look at the major talking points from the game - and what the result means for both sides... Uniteds top-four hopes dented Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs show their frustration at Chelseas leveller It is unbelievable that we dont reward ourselves, said a frustrated Louis van Gaal after watching his side pegged back in the final moments against Chelsea.Victory would have moved United to within four points of the Champions League qualifying spots but instead Van Gaal was left blasting his sides wastefulness in attack and lack of composure in defence after Costas late leveller.United had 17 shots on goal and really should have added to Lingards superb opener. But instead, they are facing a six-point gap to fourth-placed Manchester City and a surely insurmountable 12-point deficit on leaders Leicester.When you are playing well and not making the gap [on the top four] smaller, its frustrating, said Van Gaal.Terry denied penalty - and contract talks John Terry celebrates with Costa On his first return to Stamford Bridge since announcing he may be leaving the club this summer, John Terry was given a heros welcome by the Chelsea fans. They would have lifted the roof off had his first-half strike flashed into the net, rather than cannoned off Daley Blinds arm.In the end, United escaped without a penalty awarded against them and Terry was denied his moment. Chelsea fans paid tribute to skipper John Terry After the game, Terry revealed he has no communication with the club at the moment but, typically, remains focused on the teams performances on the field. Chelseas reluctance to open negotiations with their soon-to-be-out-of-contract skipper has left Graeme Souness bemused.I cannot believe John Terry wont be there next year, said the Sky Sports pundit. I cant think of one reason why they wouldnt want him here. If its solely down to football reasons he has to be here. It would be a mistake at every level if you get rid of John Terry. John Terry says there has been no recent dialogue with Chelsea about a new deal but he still hopes to stay Costa does it again for HiddinkDiego Costas transformation under Guus Hiddink has been quite remarkable. The Spain strikers injury-time equaliser against Manchester United was his sixth goal in his last seven Premier League games. Hed managed just three in his previous 14 this season.No doubbt the simultaneous return to form of Cesc Fabregas has helped. Cristian Pavon Jersey. The international team-mates combined for Costas goal on Sunday, just as they had for the strikers goal against Everton in the previous home game. Fabregas back on form Cesc Fabregas made more passes than any other player (65) with an 87.7 per cent passing accuracy. However, much like Chelseas unbeaten run under Hiddink - which has now stretched to 11 games - its winning that counts. The Dutchman is still to oversee a home win in his second stint in charge and the Blues remain in the bottom half, after recording a fourth home draw in a row for the first time in Premier League history.Both keepers impress David de Gea and his opposite number Thibaut Courtois impressed on Sunday For all of the problems Chelsea and Manchester United face, they can at least rely on their world-class goalkeepers.Thibaut Courtois was forced into six saves during the match, including a stunner to deny Anthony Martial and a couple of impressive stops from Rooney and Lingard efforts.At the other end, David de Gea parried powerful efforts from Branislav Ivanovic and Cesc Fabregas before stopping Costas near-post effort at the death.We saw some fantastic saves today, said Sky Sports Alan Smith. Courtois pulled off a stunner in the first-half, while De Gea knows hes one of the best and his reactions are second to none.Zouma injury opens a spot for Cahill Kurt Zouma is treated after injuring his knee A nasty-looking injury to Kurt Zouma marred an entertaining game. Only Cesar Azpilicueta and Willian have started more games for Chelsea in the Premier League this season, but the France international seems set for a significant spell out after landing awkwardly on his right leg.[On Monday] we will know more, Hiddink said after the game. But if you have this injury then its bad. Lets see. Its a hyper extension and thats always bad. I had the same problem once and it hurts a lot. We will see tomorrow. Gus Hiddink says the injury suffered by Kurt Zouma does not look good Zoumas absence may hand Gary Cahill an opportunity, though. The England international was awarded a four-year contract in December but has only started one Premier League game since Hiddink took charge.He had only been on the field for two minutes when Lingard scored for United - with England boss Roy Hodgson watching on - but is now likely to be presented with a run of games in which to convince his managers for both club and country that he still has plenty to offer.  Also See: WATCH: Did Depay cost United? WATCH: LVGs rant at reporter Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '