Featured Events

Check out all of our Featured Events.  In addition to these spotlighted events, we have  and even more events located on our Full Event Calendar

We are continually adding terrific sports philanthropy events that support fantastic causes.

If you would like to have your event featured here, please email Roy Kessel at rkessel@sportsloop.com.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: We recognize that many events have been cancelled. Unfortunate for so many organizations that have invested huge amounts of time and resources into the planning and execution of these events. We hope that you will consider supporting these organizations and making donations to the organizations in lieu of the costs of attending the events. Please check with any organization planning events so that you can be sure whether or not the events are proceeding.

May 18, 2020

Spectators attending the Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will be positioned in eight locations throughout the White Pines Golf Course where they’ll be able to interact with celebrities as they play through, take selfies, and receive autographs. Spectators will then attend the After Party at Murray Brothers Caddyshack where they’ll be able to enjoy a private party with the celebrities in attendance where there will be plenty of games and shenanigans with Celebrity Bartenders. Cost of the ticket includes beverages and snacks during the Golf portion and beverages and appetizers during the After Party portion.

12 pm

White Pines Golf Club, 500 W. Jefferson Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

May 19, 2020

Play Illinois: A Sports and Public Health Summit is a one-day event that will convene sports-based youth development practitioners from across Illinois for workshops, networking, and discussions. Sports and play have become the social fabric of communities across Illinois, there is no better time than now to bring attention to the way they also address public health disparities. Focusing on Girls and Sports, Inclusive Programming, Sports for Emotional and Mental Health and Sports and Community Health are the pillars that will launch this effort as we look at the innovative ways they are part of public health.

All day

University of Illinois, Champaign

May 31, 2020

The inaugural Thielen Foundation Charity Softball Game and home-run derby will be on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at CHS Field. Thielen and his Minnesota Vikings teammates will play softball to benefit the Thielen Foundation. Attendees will enjoy an incredible evening with in-game giveaways, a silent auction, raffle and firework show. You’re not going to want to miss it! Make plans now to attend this fun, family-friendly event!

3 pm

CHS Field, St. Paul, MN

June 4, 2020

Jarrett Payton Foundation Golf Outing

8:00 a.m. Shotgun

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, Lemont, IL

June 6, 2020

JJ Watt Charity Softball Game

4 pm Gates Open 6 pm Home Run Derby 7 pm Softball Game (Texans offense vs. Texans defense)

6:00 p.m.

Minute Maid Park

June 7, 2020

American Diabetes Association--RIDE, RUN, WALK, FOR LIFE

6 a.m. to 1 pm

RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, Illinois 60505

June 26, 2020

A full-day, must-attend conference that brings together sports philanthropy professionals for education, discussion and networking!Our 2019 event had over 120 organizations represented and you can see the videos and photos from last year at the link below.

All day


July 7, 2020

Brent Sopel Foundation #SAYdyslexia Rally 2020

Details coming soon


Capital Hill

July 12, 2020

Tackle What’s Next Summit: Los Angeles

9:00 a.m.


July 16, 2020

Our annual goal & mission allows us to support Keshet: Special Needs. Extraordinary Opportunities. - designed to do whatever necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential. In 2020, we are thrilled to also include the support towards Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) who enriches the lives of people with disabilities in their partner communities through quality recreation services. Thank you in advance to our dedicated board of advisors, donors, sponsors, celebrities and volunteers who continually make this event possible. Together, with your support, we bring the community together and raise funds for this important cause every year.

10:00 a.m.

Twin Orchard Country Club, 22353 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, Illinois 60047

July 26, 2020

Donald Driver is hosting a Super Bowl Championship Reunion as part of his Official Donald Driver Charity Softball Game at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in 2020! The game will raise money for the Donald Driver Foundation. The mission of the Donald Driver Foundation is to display Strong Hands, Strong Minds, and Loving Hearts to serve as a hand up, not a hand out. He is bringing back a lot of his teammates from the championship team that won in Dallas in 2011. The will be held on Sunday, July 26 at 1:05pm. 🎁 Fans attending the game will receive a complimentary, limited edition Donald Driver bobblehead! Ticket Options: Front Row Box Seat | $53 Standard Box Seat | $43 Reserved Bleacher Seat | $25 General Admission Grass Seat | $12 Patio Tables (4 seats) | $212 (limited number available) ** (includes one autographed item signed by Donald Driver) - All- You - Can - Eat seats | $80 **There are 69 All-You-Can-Eat seats available for this game for $80 per seat. This ticket includes admission to the game, an all-you-can-eat picnic for 90 minutes, and two beverages (beer, soda, or water).

1:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 2400 N. Casaloma Dr., Appleton, Wisconsin

August 7, 2020

Good Sports on ACK

Join us by the sea for cocktails, raw bar, and to learn how we are getting kids in the game

Nantucket Yacht Club, Nantucket, MA

September 4, 2020

The LEAD Sports Summit is a yearly summit that connects young female athletes with Olympic champions and experts through an all-inclusive, 4-day event. Girls learn from speakers and experts through both large keynotes and smaller breakout sessions. Throughout the weekend, girls also engage in hands-on leadership activities, group discussions, and reflection exercises. Each participant is part of a Team Leader group - Team Leaders are the women who serve as the “point person” for the girls during the Summit.

Multiple Days (through September 7th)

Denver, CO

September 14, 2020

Two Day Event also September 15, 2020

All day

Washington, DC

September 20, 2020

Qgiv Conference

You're invited to join us for three days of fundraising education and fun! If you work in the nonprofit sector, the Qgiv Conference is a must-attend Florida fundraising destination. You'll expand your Qgiv skills with on-site workshop training, see exclusive previews of upcoming tools and features, learn from nonprofit industry experts, and network with other fundraisers at this brand-new annual event. If you want to be an even more effective fundraiser, this event is for you! You'll find inspiration at every turn. Your souvenirs? Fresh ideas to grow your fundraising!

All day

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL

October 12, 2020

Tackle What’s Next Summit: NYC

11:00 a.m.