Congratulations to the Chicago Sky for winning the WNBA Championship last night. As Fall begins to settle in, so do the NHL and NBA seasons! This week we will be getting action in all 5 major team sports with games in the NFL, NBA, NWSL, NHL, MLS and the MLB playoffs. Quite a busy week of activity.
Have a great week!
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MLB and WNBA Organizational Spotlights featured this week:
SPORTS PHILANTHROPY WORLD
Sports Philanthropy World 2021 was held virtually on June 28-29, 2021. Building on the success of 2020’s virtual event, we had a fantastic response with organizations from around the world.
We are hopeful that 2022 will be a LIVE event. Watch this space for upcoming news and announcements about dates and location!
In 2021, we were privileged to have keynote presentations from:
- Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue
- Diahann Billings-Burford, CEO, RISE
- Richard Jaffe, Co-Owner, Phoenix Suns
- Kim Davis, Executive Vice President, NHL
- Richard Lapchick, Founder, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports
- Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers
- Kojo Annan, Vector Innovation Fund
- Marc Pollick, Giving Back Fund
- Danny Hughes, Entrepreneur
- Devean George, former NBA player, founder, Building Blocks
- David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing
We had over 70 sessions spread across the Main Stage, 7 program tracks and small group workshops.
SPORTS PHILANTHROPY SOCIAL MEDIA
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NEWS FOR THE WEEK
TOP STORIES FROM WEEK ENDING October 17, 2021
- October 17, 2021 — Chicago Sky win first WNBA Championship, conquer Mercury in Game 4
- October 17, 2021 — Columbus Crew Soccer Club Organizational Spotlight
- October 17, 2021 — Ed Orgeron and LSU reach agreement and won’t return as program’s head coach in 2022
- October 16, 2021 — David Baker retires as president of Pro Football Hall Of Fame
- October 16, 2021 — Pelicans looking to help and rebuild community after Hurricane Ida
- October 15, 2021 — Check out a special live stream on YouTube with Coach Arsel, Founder of Harmony Baseball Academy on October 18th.
- October 15, 2021 — NCAA task force recommends removing minimum standardized test scores in effort to advance racial equality.
- October 14, 2021 — The NWSL Players Association and the National Women’s Soccer League have issued a statement stating sides have “made progress” on player health and safety.
- October 14, 2021 — Allyson Felix, Jordan Larson named Sportswomen of the year; Naomi Osaka earns Courage Award
- October 14, 2021 — Mark Stoops has brought winning and fun back to Kentucky Football
- October 14, 2021 — Derek Carr asks that NFL teams open up correspondence in wake of Jon Gruden’s emails
- October 14, 2021 — D.C. United Spotlight
- October 19, 2021 — Project Play Summit 2021
- October 20, 2021 — Project Play Summit 2021
- October 20, 2021 — Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium
- October 21, 2021 — 5th Annual CTE conference
- October 22, 2021 — 5th Annual CTE conference
- October 28, 2021 — October GW Industry Insider Call — Paralympics Panel
- October 28, 2021–SPN Milwaukee Happy Hour
- October 29, 2021–Development and Fundraising Mastermind
- November 4, 2021–SPN Minneapolis Happy Hour
- November 16, 2021–Special Olympics Illinois Evening Reception