We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with their friends and family! It’s a great time in sports as we get to witness how impactful athletes are in their community and how we look to spread their messages here at SPN!
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 December 6, 2021
- December 6, 2021 — Kenya’s athletes run against gender-based violence
- December 6, 2021 — Always Partners with YMCA to create Sports grant for girls
- December 6, 2021 — GIVE THE GIFT OF TOGETHERNESS AND COMMUNITY THIS HOLIDAY AND HELP THOSE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
- December 5, 2021 — Orlando Magic to host dinner event and auction for 2022 Orlando Festival
- December 5, 2021 — Detroit Lions dedicate first win of season to Oxford community after Tuesday’s deadly high school shooting
- December 5, 2021 — Cowboy’s CeeDee Lamb teamed up with Saints’ Alvin Kamara for charity ahead of week 13 matchup
- December 4, 2021 — Community Foundation grants supported by Masters Tournament aid homeless, special needs kids
- December 4, 2021 — Raiders’ Carl Nassib wearing rainbow cleats supporting LGBTQ+, The Trevor Project
- December 4, 2021 — Southborough native participates in skating fundraiser to fight cancer
- December 3, 2021 — Will Gholston is this week’s NFLPA Community MVP
- December 3, 2021 — Eagles’ Rodney McLeod to host Sneaker Ball to help kids in Philly community
- December 3, 2021 — Michigan Wolverines football team to wear jersey patch honoring Oxford High School shooting victims
- December 2, 2021 — Boise State Athletics Launches Broncos United
- December 2, 2021 — T-Mobile donates $700,000 to SEC Schools to advance women’s programs
- December 2, 2021 — NFL Players Highlight Causes On-Field Through Sixth Season Of My Cause My Cleats
- December 1, 2021 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers to support nearly 50 different charitable causes through NFL’s My Cause For Cleats Initiative
- December 1, 2021 — The Detroit Lions grieve for Oxford community after school shooting
- December 1, 2021 — Heights athletes help wreathes for veterans’ graves
- November 30, 2021 — Day of Giving: How to help your community
- November 30, 2021 — Kansas City Chiefs reveal cleats for NFL’s ‘My Cause My Cleats’ week
- November 30, 2021 — Trees for Threes
- November 30, 2021 — Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. commits $150,000 to support Memphis-area youth
- November 30, 2021 — Brooklyn Nets and Adidas Announce Multi-year Partnership Focused on Growing Youth Basketball
- November 30, 2021 — Warriors announce season of giving efforts for upcoming holiday season
- November 29, 2021 — ACC, Big Ten and PAC-12 Announce Alliance Mental Health Initiative
- November 29, 2021 — ‘Hoops for Hunters’ gives back to community