Past Events

May 15, 2020

Multiple Days (Friday and Saturday)

The Tyrann Mathieu Celebrity Kickball Weekend is back! Tyrann Mathieu Celebrity Kickball Weekend is May 15 & 16 where Tyrann, his KC Chiefs Super Bowl Champion Teammates and celebrity friends will battle it out on the kickball field to support the Tyrann Mathieu Foundation! Tickets are officially on sale and will go fast, so get yours today at:

May 14, 2020

6:00 p.m.

the Building Character Program served more than 1,000 youth which we aim to triple in 2020. Following last year’s “Honoring Milwaukee’s Greats” event, we are kicking off the new year by hosting Boxing Night – A Milwaukee Tradition on May 14th. Boxing Night is a fun evening where people of all backgrounds can come together and enjoy themselves. Instead of the typical fundraiser, City Champs will do the donating so you can enjoy the event! A thrilling card of more than 10 bouts, live music, auctions, raffles, games, celebrity autographs and more. This year’s objective is to support the amazing “grass roots” efforts working to unite our city. Join Milwaukee in the fight against violence, hate and bullying.

Location: TBA

May 14, 2020

8:00 a.m. registration

The structure for the conference will involve three portions: Inspire, Explore, Equip. These three segments will be offered both in the morning and again in the afternoon, with separate speakers for those times. Inspire: Each of our speakers will give TED-style talks on themed topics: community, leadership, power, equity, innovation, etc. Explore: Attendees will get to choose between smaller, breakout sessions where plenary speakers provide deeper dives into their plenary talk. Equip: Following each Explore talk, a facilitator will guide a 45-minute session to provide participants with tools to develop strategies to engage the topic in their own workplaces and communities.

Location: North Park University, 3225 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

May 6, 2020

All day

Playworks Indiana’s Kickball Tournament is an active employee engagement event that brings teams of 10-15 coworkers together through tournament play of the beloved playground game—kickball. Companies will compete for the championship trophy and the opportunity to bring safe, healthy play to nearly 11,000 children in elementary schools across Central Indiana. The day will consist of tournament play, food, prizes, and adult beverages provided by Sun King Brewing. We will end the day with an awards ceremony. Playworks’ well-trained, enthusiastic professional staff will lead the excitement by bringing the skills and experience necessary to get everyone involved in a fun and inclusive event.

Location: Midwest Sports Complex 7509 New Augusta Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46268

May 2, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Join us as we honor Jim Thompson with our Ronald L. Jensen Lifetime Achievement Award

Location: Leavey Center, Santa Clara University

May 1, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Proceeds to benefit Good Sports Keynote Speaker: Jim Abbott, Former MLB player Special Guest: Jesse Palmer

Location: Intercontinental Hotel Boston, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

April 21, 2020

5:30 to 8:00 pm

Details coming soon

Location: TBD

April 19, 2020

12 pm to 2 pm

The SD Foundation hosts its bowling FUNdraiser, Strike Out Poverty, one Sunday each year. Don’t worry, it’s never on a Sunday with a Packers game. This year it is Sunday, April 19th beginning at 12:00pm at JB’s on 41 4040 S 27th St, Milwaukee, WI 53221. The foundation held its fourth annual Strike Out Poverty in 2018 and, it was a sold out event. A family-friendly event, bowling is a fantastic way to spend time with immediate and extended family. It’s also a wonderful way to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while and do something fun with coworkers. Lace up a snazzy pair of bowling shoes and engage in friendly competition at this FUNdraiser for the Social Development Foundation! Past attendees will share that this afternoon event is filled with laughter, good-natured banter, and that amazing feeling you get from helping someone less fortunate than you. So grab a ball, try to keep it out of the gutter, sign up, and provide hope to Milwaukee County residents living in poverty. If you cannot attend, we invite you to help us Strike Out Poverty by providing an item for the Silent Auction or by providing a donation to the SD Foundation. Please contact LaToya Jones (414.906.2823) to learn more about how you can support the mission of the SD Foundation.

Location: JBs on 41, 3030 S. 27th St. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221

April 18, 2020

5 pm to 8 pm

Join us for a fantastic event benefitting these two great organizations! We will have drill courts, prize courts, silent auction items, raffle items, and our famous Ball Drop, following an exhibition by our Buddy Up Tennis Athletes! Buddy Up Tennis provides tennis and fitness classes to individuals with Downs Syndrome, and Serve It Up Tennis Foundation provides access to tennis training for kids with limited resources.

Location: Five Star Tennis, 11959 S. Normantown Rd., Plainfield, IL 60585

April 17, 2020

5:30 pm

Help Big Brothers Big Sisters provide mentoring services for Champaign-Urbana by raising money and coming out to a bowling party to celebrate! Participants will enjoy pizza, drinks, T-shirts, raffles, and silent auction prizes, and of course bowling! Dress up as your favorite super hero for a chance to win additional prizes! Each bowler is asked to raise $100 to participate. A team of 6 must raise $500. Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters for information about sponsorship opportunities for businesses. Friday, April 17, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Session 1 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM Session 2 Saturday, April 18, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 3 Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Session 4 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM Session 5

Location: Old Orchard Lanes and Links, 901 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, Illinois 61874

April 6, 2020


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April 5, 2020

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm

Chicago Police vs. Chicago Fire Department to benefit Pucks for Autism and SEDOL Foundation

Location: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL

April 5, 2020

3 pm

Join us at the 3rd annual Easterseals Wisconsin Celebrity Basketball Experience, presented by Affiliated Dentists, S.C. on Sunday, April 5 - tip off at 3:00 PM! Cheer on former UW athletes as they come home to the KOHL CENTER to benefit children and adults with disabilities. Special guests from The Joe & Ebo Show will be our sideline commentators. Win prizes, snap a photo with Bucky Badger, shoot hoops with the celebrities, and much more at this affordable, family-friendly event! Purchase tickets at:

Location: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin

April 5, 2020

9 a.m.

Adult Charity 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Location: The Post BK, 100 Dobbin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

April 5, 2020

11:30 am

Join us for conversations around athlete career transition during NCAA Final Four Weekend in Atlanta, GA. Network with from thought leaders and athletes from various industries to jumpstart your next chapter.

Location: TBA

April 5, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Join Players for Peace and Gol Illuminado as they highlight their work and projects at the Inter Miami match

April 5, 2020

04:00 p.m.

Pucks for Autism runs an annual hockey charity tournament and events to raise awareness & support those with Autism.

Location: Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL

April 4, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Location: Boxer Bowtie Club, 5 E. 17th Street, NY, NY 10003

March 31, 2020

6:00 p.m.

We will be bringing awareness to cancer patients in need of affordable transportation to their treatments. This aspect is very frequently overlooked as we all focus on the actual treatment costs, but not the means to get there. The transportation element tends to take a \"back seat\" but is also a heavy and consistent cost to cancer patients. Not everyone has a car or someone to give them a ride.... Desmond\'s Pink Tuesday foundation\'s mission is to help alleviate this cost.

Location: ROOF on the Wit, 201 N. State Street, 27th Floor

March 28, 2020

10 a..m. to 1 p.m.

Free Community event for anyone with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities and their families who would be interested in getting involved in competitions with Special Olympics.

Location: Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

March 27, 2020

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Confirmed speakers (additional speakers will be added): Mary Cain, World and U.S. track and field champion Gracie Gold, U.S. figure skating Olympic medalist Liz Clarke, Washington Post sports reporter Jane McManus, Marist College Center for Sport Communication director, New York Daily News columnist NiCole Keith, American College of Sports Medicine president, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis kinesiology professor The discussions will occur from 12:30-2:30 pm ET. Please join us in advance for lunch starting at 11:45 am. RSVP here in advance if you are attending.

Location: Aspen Institute, 2300 N. St., NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

March 27, 2020

Hosted by the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute

Location: Seton Hall University

March 26, 2020

7 pm to 10 pm

Join us at Garage for a night of networking with other former NFL players! This event is exclusive and free to attend for former NFL player only (No Guests Please). NFLPA Senior Director, Nolan Harrison III in attendance.

Location: Bowlero Bowl Garage, Seattle, WA

March 26, 2020

Collecting books now until March 26, 2020

Accepting new and gently used children\'s books (K-8th Grade). Contact

March 23, 2020

All day

You’re the boss…now become the leader! We know that as a business owner you want to be the best for your team. The problem is leading people isn’t always the easiest job. You want to be a leader but it’s difficult to get the training. We work with hundreds of business owners every year and we know how you feel. At Sharper, we’ve assembled a lineup of business leaders to teach you the steps and give you the inspiration to be more than just a boss but to be a leader! We’re hosting the Sharper Executive Training Seminar in Chicago on March 23 & 24 and we want you to be a part!

Location: TBA

March 21, 2020

2 pm

The Charity Hockey Event for Players Against Hate

Location: The St. James, Springfield, VA

March 21, 2020

10 a..m. to 12 p.m.

Join us to find out more about Special Olympics Chicago and all of the amazing sports opportunities out there for your future Special Olympic athlete

Location: Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

March 19, 2020

8 pm

We\'ll be at the brand new Moretti\'s Barrington for our first NFLPA Chicago Chapter Meeting Event of 2020! After our private meeting near 8:00 PM, over (25) of our former NFL players will then join the crowd downstairs to enjoy the musical talents of the ever popular Chicagoland band \"Soda\" 😎🎷🎸🎤🎺 as they rock Moretti\'s Barrington\'s \'Music & Martinis Thursdays\'. So c\'mon out and enjoy the fun as our guys will be available for autographs and photo opportunities and to talk all things football! 🏈👊 Scheduled to appear so far, ...and there will be more! * WENDELL DAVIS - Chicago Bears * BRENT NOVOSELSKY - Minnesota Vikings * REGGIE SMITH - Tampa Bay Buccaneers * MARQUES SULLIVAN - Buffalo Bills * QUINTIN DEMPS - Chicago Bears * PAUL ERNSTER - Denver Broncos * TIM TYRRELL - Atlanta Falcons * DARIUS FLEMING - New England Patriots * ANTHONY HERRON - Detroit Lions * SHAFER SUGGS - New York Jets * MICKEY PRUITT - Chicago Bears * JUSTIN STAPLES - Tennessee Titans * MICHAEL BLAIR - Green Bay Packers * BILL SCHICK - Kansas City Chiefs * JAMES LOVING - Detroit Lions * MATT GRIEBEL - Indianapolis Colts * KYLE SEBETIC - New York Giants * MIKE HOBAN - Chicago Bears * JARROD JOHNSON - San Diego Chargers * OTIS HUDSON - Cincinnati Bengals * JOHNNY JOHNSON - Detroit Lions * KEVIN PETERSON - Dallas Cowboys * TOM SERPENTO - Exec. Dir., NFLPA Chicago Chapter

Location: Morettis, 128 S. Wool Street, Barrington, Illinois

March 13, 2020

8:30 a.m.

About The She-Suite®️ Summit Powered by Velvet Suite Experience a day of transformation and proven strategies to design a purpose-driven career and life. Our 2020 theme, We Are What’s Next, is forging powerful partnerships to level up. Beyond a day of inspiration, you will leave with a Personal Brand Partnership & Promotion Action Plan to elevate your recognition in the next 90 days. Plus, automatically become a part of The She-Suite Community, where relationships built at the Summit can exist far beyond a single day.

Location: Ritz Carlton, McLean, VA

March 12, 2020

12 pm

Jamie Klobuchar from Giving Tree Associates will be joined by former client, Kathy McCarthy from Norwich Free Academy Foundation to discuss her recent development team restructure. In 2018, Kathy approached GTA knowing that the Foundation needed to build stronger alumni and donor relationships as it looked ahead to a possible capital campaign. She also knew that having a stronger mid-level donor program was key to their success and needed to ensure that her team was structured with these goals in mind.During this webinar, you will:Explore your current development staffing needsDetermine when the time is right to restructure your teamHow to involve team members in the change management processAlign your organization’s goals with individual performance measures

Location: Webinar

March 11, 2020

5:30 to 8:00 pm

Join us for our March Madness Happy Hour as the Sports Philanthropy Network gathers people from around the Chicago area to join together to support the initiatives of our members!

Location: Five Seasons Sports Club, Northbrook, IL

March 7, 2020

7:00 pm

Join the Leadership Council for a night at the iconic Union League Club of Chicago for this special event benefiting the Evans Scholars Foundation, which sends deserving caddies to college.

Location: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60604

March 5, 2020

10:00 a.m.

Join us for the first ever Sport for Good NYC Town Hall. Entering 2020, Sport for Good NYC will be hosting quarterly Town Hall meetings for youth sports community stakeholders in NYC. These meetups will allow us to be transparent about our work and goals, and will provide opportunities for feedback to inform the direction of the initiative.

Location: NYRR Run Center, 320 W. 57th Street

March 5, 2020

7 pm

The CGHA is participating in the first official Pride Night at the Chicago Blackhawks! We’ll be playing in a friendly game at the United Center on Wednesday March 4th from 7:45-9:15pm, and then on Thursday March 5th we’ll be watching the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Edmonton Oilers at 7:30pm!

Location: United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL

March 1, 2020


2020 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson! Congratulations to everyone who registered and earned a commemorative shirt! We still have another great incentive going on: The first person to raise $2,020 will receive a set of airline tickets courtesy of United Airlines! Register and start fundraising today!

Location: Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

February 29, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Join the American Friends of Israel Sport Center for the Disabled for ourAnnual Poker Tournament and Casino Night!Enjoy a delicious dinner from Gibsons SteakhouseSignature cocktails from the open barCharitable casino gamingCharitable poker tournament with a grand prize $10,000 seat at the 2020 World Series of Poker!

Location: Gibson's Steakhouse, Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois

February 29, 2020

6:30 pm

Face the Future Foundation supports the care and treatment of Chicago-area patients, ages birth to 18-years, who suffer from craniofacial differences. Our young patients are at increased risk for emotional, social, educational and financial challenges. The vast majority of our patients are low income and public aid dependent. No child is turned away on the basis of ability to pay.

Location: Ritz Carlton Chicago

February 29, 2020


Come out for a rare opportunity to play on an NBA court and then come back at night to watch the Grizzlies Vs Lakers.The National High School Basketball Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2006 with the purpose of providing youth a safe haven to develop physically, emotionally, and intellectually. We focus on practical life skills that will guide their path towards graduation from high school, college, or trade school and into a successful adult life.

Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN

February 20, 2020

3 pm

Location: George Washington University

February 13, 2020

7 pm

Legends Leaving Legacies

Location: Hyde Park, CSO Multiplex, 1301 E. 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60653

February 8, 2020

6:00 p.m.

The party begins at 7 P.M. on February 8, 2020. You’ll find us at the Fitler Club in Philadelphia. We’ll celebrate our accomplishments. We’ll raise money to prevent sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. You’ll enjoy an open bar, food stations, and music. Together, we can protect hearts and save lives.

Location: Fitler Club, 24 South 24th Street, Philadelphia, PA

February 8, 2020

4 pm to 7 pm

A conversation about the effects of Masculinity and Athletics on Mental Health

Location: The Woodlawn, 1200 East 79th Street, Chicago

February 7, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Join the Chicago Blackhawks for an evening of food and drink by purchasing tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation 3rd Annual Winterfest Event. This 21+ event will give guests unparalleled access to Chicago Blackhawks players and coaches while enjoying dishes from top Chicago restaurants. Net proceeds benefit the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.

Location: Morgan Manufacturing

January 25, 2020

06:00 p.m.

The IceHogs host their annual Autism Awareness Night! This season's contest will also feature an IceHogs LEGO figurine giveaway.This game can be purchased as part of the IceHogs' six-game prime pack: Discounts available for 10 or more tickets. Ticket Packages begin as low as $132 for an eight-game mini pack. For more information on Group and Ticket Packages contact us at 815-986-6465 or ticketservices@icehogs.comSale Dates and Times:Public Onsale : Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 10:00 AM

Location: BMO Harris Bank Center - 300 Elm St, Rockford, Illinois 61101

January 13, 2020

8:30 a.m. Breakfast/Shotgun Start at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, January 12th--Clinic, Dinner, Music, Live and Silent Auction started at 4 p.m.Monday, January 13th--Breakfast on range at 8:30 a.m./Shotgun Start at 9:30 a.m./ Awards lunch to follow

Location: Parkland Gold Club, Parkland, Florida

January 12, 2020

6:00 p.m.

Duncan Keith will hold his annual charity concert benefitting Keith Relief on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Joe's Bar on Weed Street (940 W. Weed St., Chicago). All proceeds benefitted Keith Relief and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.Country music singer and songwriter Randy Houser will headline the event with a performance from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than $4 million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. He topped the charts with the title track, "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" and "Goodnight Kiss," which was also his first No. 1 as a songwriter, and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated "Like A Cowboy."The event will also include a VIP reception prior to the concert from 6 to 7:15 p.m. with many current Blackhawks players in attendance. General admission ($75 each) and VIP tickets ($200 each) are ON SALE NOW!

Location: Joe's Bar on Weed Street (940 W. Weed Street, Chicago)

December 28, 2019

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A benefit and silent auction for IOU Sports featuring 3X Apollo Winner Saxophonist, Rhoda G. at the beautiful Tripoli Center 3000 W. Wisconsin Avenue.This annual benefit will showcase local and national female artist to highlight the ARTS in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) encouraging girls to play instruments, while entertaining the audience through music.

Location: Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

December 17, 2019

12:30 p.m

At this Future of Sports event on Dec. 17, we will be advancing the conversation. What if Congress developed a national solution to the college athlete pay debate? Should the federal government get involved, and if so, how? What would be the implications for the NCAA and college athletes? What interest does Congress have in stepping in to potentially create federal law instead of a state-by-state approach?On Dec. 17, we will be discussing this topic with (additional speakers will be added):• Mark Emmert, NCAA president (one-on-one conversation)• Mark Walker, North Carolina congressman• Ramogi Huma, National College Players Association executive director• Donna Lopiano, former University of Texas women’s athletic director/president-elect of The Drake Group• Michael McCann, University of New Hampshire sports law professor, Sports Illustrated legal analyst• Ben Strauss, Washington Post sports reporter/co-author of Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAAThe discussions will occur from 12:30-2:30 pm ET. Please join us in advance for lunch starting at 11:45 am.

Location: Washington, DC

December 14, 2019

06:00 p.m.

You're invited to join founders Patrick Mannelly, Kevin Gold & Chris Rubio at the inaugural Patrick Mannelly Award Dinner presented by William Blair in celebrating the top college Long Snapper. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks and a lively discussion featuring Chicago Bears alumni Charles "Peanut" Tillman and Olin Kruetz in conversation with David Kaplan from NBC Sports.The Patrick Mannelly Award is a new vehicle through which football’s unsung workhorses can finally bask in the warm glow of appreciation. Join us as we present this prestigious award to the overall best Long Snapper at the Division I FBS level. Learn more about the Patrick Mannelly Award presented by William Blair - www.patrickmannellyaward.comThe Patrick Mannelly Award presented by William Blair benefits Bernie’s Book Bank, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing book ownership among under-served children. Learn more about Bernie's Book Bank -

Location: Bernie's Book Bank, 917 N. Shore Dr., Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044

December 9, 2019

11:00 a.m.

In the fight against hunger during the holiday season, the Angels are teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank for the Angels Canned Food Drive, held at Angel Stadium. Fans will have the opportunity to take batting practice on-field, pitch in the bullpens, and more! Donation opportunities include:* Batting Practice - 10 swings for 20 canned food items or a $20 donation (max: 20 swings)* Pitching in Bullpen - 5 pitches for 10 canned food items or a $10 donation (max: 10 pitches)* Shag fly balls in the outfield -$25 for unlimited time* Clubhouse Tours - $20 for adults/$10 for childrenAll canned food items will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank and financial donations will benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation.Acceptable Donations:* Peanut or Other Nut Butters* Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium)* Rice (Brown Preferred)* Canned Fruit (Packed in Water or Juice) or Natural Applesauce* Dried or Canned Beans (Low Sodium)* Whole Grain Cereal (Low Sugar)* Canned or Boxed Soup (Low Sodium)* Whole Grain Pasta* Canned Meats & Fish (in Water)* Healthy Snacks such as Low Sugar Granola Bars, Raw Nuts or Dried FruitItems Not Accepted: * No glass containers* No expired items

Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA