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Former Collegiate Tennis Star Turns to Art to Continue Creative Performance Motivation
Miami, Florida Mar 28, 2021- SportsEdTV has added Jeffrey Sparr, a former Ohio State tennis athlete who turned to paint to subdue the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) which plagued his sports career but gave him a creative outlet and sense of control he describes as a superpower.
“We hear of the compulsive tendencies of some athletes, and felt that Jeff’s wisdom would be valuable to share with our audiences, especially those young athletes who display similar leanings,” said Robert Mazzucchelli Founder and Chairman SportsEdTV.
For Sparr, the discovery of painting was the discovery of his superpower and his purpose in life. Jeff has dedicated his life to sharing this healing superpower with people in need around the globe through his painting, speaking, and workshops.
“Jeff has spent the past 20 years sharing his story with diverse communities and as a former high-level athlete knows the dangers of OCD that lurk in passionate players, so looks forward to sharing his creative solutions with athletes who may incur similar conditions—a service we’re pleased to offer,” said SportsEdTV CEO Victor Bergonzoli.
Sparr’s solution has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Discovery Channel, NPR, Hallmark, Zappos, The World Economic Forum, YMCA Global Conference, TEDx, Social Venture Network, Ohio State University, Harvard University, Brown University Department of Neuroscience, McLean Hospital, and Cannes Lions.
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