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Recap of The Beginning

President and Founder of Because I Tried Enterprises, Inc., Modie Cox enjoyed an active and celebrated basketball career for a number of years. From high school to college and later in the semi-professional basketball arena, he found himself immersed in…

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‘Winning because we tried’

Modie Cox brings special message of hope, unity to LHS & NFHS student-athletes A horrible upbringing and brief stint in jail brought Modie Cox to another important crossroad in life — only this time he took the path straight ahead and…

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Modie’s Mission

Former Falls athlete counsels young inmates By Michele DeLuca Growing up in Niagara Falls, Modie Cox was blessed. He was a basketball star at LaSalle High School and played pro ball after a full ride to the University at…

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Ex-Knick Wallace holds court

By Rodney McKissic John Wallace is 39 now, not old enough to collect AARP benefits, yet so far removed from his playing days that the students at Buffalo’s North Park Middle Academy hardly budged when he was introduced. That changed…

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Truth ties Cox to kids on the edge

Modie Cox has given more than 350 motivational talks to young kids over the past several years. So my first question was simple enough. How do you manage to keep it fresh? "It's the truth," Cox said. "And the truth…

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Mentoring Program Keeps Falls Teens Off the Street

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Dejuaine Motley knows what it's like to be on the streets."I walked these avenues. I walked these streets." The pastor shared his story with teens in Niagara Falls Thursday night, hoping they learn from his mistakes.…

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Winning Because I Tried Joins Voices Against Brain Cancer

The "Winning Because I Tried" Youth Mentoring Program joins VABC for their 6th annual benefit concert Sounding Off For A Cure. Brain cancer can affect people of every age, gender, ethnicity and health history. While there are no known causes of…

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WJB Capital Invites WBIT To Wall Street

The "Winning Because I Tried" Youth Mentoring Program was invited Wall Street to take part in the WJB Capital Group fundraiser that generated $1.4 million dollars for Coaches versus Cancer and other charities. Cox and close friend, former syracuse star…

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