Congratulations to the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves for advancing to the World Series! The NBA launched is 75th season by announcing the 75 greatest players of all-time. With college football, the NFL, NHL, MLS and NWSL all in full swing, we have a hectic sports calendar.
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 25, 2021
- October 25, 2021 — Cardinals TE Zach Ertz to give 5,000 meals per TD to Arizona food banks
- October 25, 2021 — Former Bronco DeMarcus Ware helps aspiring teen sports photographer achieve his dreams
- October 25, 2021 — Run for it virtual event raises $258K
- October 24, 2021 — Retired NFL player Lorenzo Alexander helps young people around Phoenix and Arcadia
- October 23, 2021 — Group starts fund to help Dawson County cancer patients/families
- October 22, 2021 — FBI identifies multiple victims of sexual abuse by Connecticut girl’s AAU basketball coach Danny Hawhorn
- October 22, 2021 — ISU alumni makes $300,000 commitment to Sycamore Athletics
- October 22, 2021 — Brett Hundley named this week’s NFLPA community MVP
- October 22, 2021 — Athletics Department Partakes in NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign
- October 22, 2021 — Adidas teams up with black women’s player collective to help retain black girls in sports
- October 22, 2021 — Suns Owner Robert Sarver “shocked” by accusations of racism, sexism
- October 21, 2021 — Dolphins score big in helping others
- October 21, 2021 — Eos Fitness raises over $100,000 for Challenged Athletes Foundation
- October 21, 2021 — Local triathlete is competing for change at Herbalife24 Triathlon
- October 21, 2021 — A soccer for success Innovation
- October 21, 2021 — Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Highlights
- October 20, 2021 — Gophers set to celebrate 50 years of women’s sports throughout the season
- October 20, 2021 — Institutional change needed in NWSL after abuse allegations, says Interim CEO
- October 19, 2021 — CHARACTER PLAYBOOK, presented by the NFL and United Way has reached 1 million students
- October 18, 2021 — New Technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping in sports
- October 18, 2021 — USADA teams with company to provide whistleblowers anonymous way to report sex abuse, doping complaints
- October 18, 2021 — Jimmy Hayes’ family hopes sharing his story ‘can save someone’s life’ after fentanyl contributed to former NHL player’s sudden death
- October 18, 2021 — NCAA task force recommends removing minimum standardized test scores in efforts to advance racial equity
- 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
- December 10, 2021 — Tyreek Hill Family Foundation Gala