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Columbus Blue Jackets Spotlight

The Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation is dedicated to the health and wellness of children in central Ohio. They dedicate time, resources and financial support to organizations making a difference in the areas of pediatric cancer, reading, fitness through play and the growth and development of amateur hockey. They have provided more than $11.4 million to our community since the team’s inception in 2000.

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PODCAST: S4:EP17–Lew Blaustein, Eco Athletes

Join us for S4:EP17 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Lew Blaustein, Founder of Eco Athletes, sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to discuss his journey to work in sports and how he eventually combined climate change with sports.

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New Orleans Pelicans Foundation Spotlight

The Pelicans are committed to building a legacy in their community with vision, integrity and passion. They are focused on enriching the communities in the Gulf South Region through initiatives in Education, Health and Wellness and Environmental Responsibility.

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Anaheim Ducks Organizational Spotlight

The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of the community.

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PODCAST: S4:EP16–Meredith Whitley, Journal of Sport for Development

Join us for S4:EP16 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Meredith Whitley, Associate Professor at Adelphi University and Editor for the Journal of Sport for Development, sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to discuss how she has made a career out of giving back to and teaching those who haven’t had the opportunities she’s had.

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Memphis Grizzlies Organizational Spotlight

The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to harnessing the power and promise of sport to transform lives, through mentoring. The Foundation is focused on funding and creating youth mentoring and development programs that help students discover and meet their potential.

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PODCAST: S4:EP15–Mary Kate Vanecko, Box United

Join us for S4:EP15 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Mary Kate Vanecko, Founder of Box United, sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to discuss how Box United supports youth in various communities by giving their youth more opportunities in boxing.

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New York Islanders Foundation Spotlight

The New York Islanders care deeply about the community they call home and are committed to fostering relationships throughout the Long Island/Metro NY area that enhance the quality of life of its neighbors.

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Charlotte Hornets Organizational Spotlight

The Swarm to Serve initiative, made up by the Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility Department, is committed to inspiring a philanthropic culture and strengthening the Charlotte region through intentional partnerships, charitable giving and social projects in the areas of Education, Wellness, Hunger and Military Care.

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PODCAST: S4:EP14–Adele Bruggeman, ActivateHer

Join us for S4:EP14 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Adele Bruggeman, Founder of ActivateHer, sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to discuss how her early stages of playing sports ultimately led her to South Africa and creating a nonprofit organization to help young women in underserved communities through the power of sports.

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Buffalo Sabres Organizational Spotlight

To identify and support organizations in Western New York which share our core objectives: serving children and military personnel, caring for the sick, assisting physically and mentally challenged athletes, and supporting youth hockey initiatives. By utilizing financial resources and community influence, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation assists these organizations and their beneficiaries in realizing their highest potential and succeeding in their endeavors.

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PODCAST: S4:EP13–Daniel Arons, Family Ballpark Memories

Join us for S4:EP13 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Daniel Arons, CEO & Founder of Family Ballpark Memories, sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to discuss how love for sports has inspired Daniel to create this nonprofit to help low-income families experience the joy of sports regardless of costs.

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