Save the Date: Sports Philanthropy World 2021
Sports Philanthropy World will be held virtually on June 28-29, 2021. Building on last year’s overwhelming response, SPW2021 will gather leaders from around the world to address current issues in sports philanthropy.
In 2020, we were privileged to have keynote presentations from:
- Warrick Dunn, former NFL player for Tampa Bay and Atlanta interviewed by Darrin Gray, CMO, Athletes in Action
- Richard Lapchick, Founder, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports
- Leigh Steinberg, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment
- Diahann Billings-Burford, CEO, RISE
- Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, interviewed by Diahann Billings-Burford
- David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing
We had over 70 sessions spread across the Main Stage, 7 program tracks and small group workshops.
For more information and details about Sports Philanthropy World 2020, please visit our page at: https://sportsphilanthropynetwork.org/2020-sports-philanthropy-world/
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Black History Month Spotlight: Pioneers in Sports
Jackie Robinson – Made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, as the first African American in MLB history. After enduring racist treatment from baseball fans and team members, Robinson received Rookie of the Year and proved himself to be one of the most talented players in the game. He led the Dodgers to a World Series win in 1955.
Jesse Owens – Owens was a track and field star at Ohio State University in 1935. He set 5 World Records at the Big Ten collegiate track conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also won four gold medals at the Olympics in Berlin in 1936.
Charlie Sifford – Sifford was the first Black golfer in the PGA-sponsored Phoenix Open in 1952. At this event, he received many death threats and racial comments. This did not stop Sifford, and in 1961 he entered the PGA Tour, becoming the first Black golfer to do so. His career totaled 422 tournaments, over 50 top 10 finishes and 22 professional wins.
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TOP STORIES FROM WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 15, 2021
- February 15, 2021–Sports Philanthropy Network Internships
- February 15, 2021–Sports Philanthropy Network 2021 Event Calendar
- February 15, 2021–New Episodes of the Sport Philanthropy Podcast
- February 15, 2021–Organizational Spotlight Boston Celtics
- February 15, 2021–Organizational Spotlight Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- February 15, 2021–Organizational Spotlight Kansas City Chiefs
- February 15, 2021–My Cause, My Cleats Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- February 15, 2021–My Cause, My Cleats Kansas City Chiefs
- February 15, 2021–Sports Philanthropy World 2021
- February 8, 2021–Nike partners with NFL for new girls high school flag football initiative
- January 25, 2021–Super Bowl Teams not allowed in Tampa until 2 days before game
- January 24, 2021–TE Greg Olsen retires from NFL, will join Fox Sports as broadcaster
- January 24, 2021–Tom Brady to make $1 million in incentives if Buccaneers win Super Bowl
- January 24, 2021–Miami Heat to use coronavirus-sniffing dogs to screen fans at games
- January 24, 2021–Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry passes Reggie Miller for second-most career 3-pointers
- January 23, 2021–Miami Dolphins continue to build around Tua Tagovailoa by hiring QB coach Charlie Frye
- January 23, 2021–Chicago Cubs Catcher Austin Romine reach 1-year deal
- January 22, 2021–Washington’s Jennifer King to make history again as first Black woman to be full-time NFL coach
- January 22, 2021–How COVID-19 has impacted the 2021 NHL season
- January 22, 2021–Hank Aaron was one of the five best MLB players ever
- January 21, 2021–Ted Thompson, Green Bay Packers GM, dies at 68
- January 11, 2021–Year End Fundraising Appeal
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Make sure to email your events to Roy Kessel at email@example.com so we can include them in our Sports Philanthropy Event Calendar!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our expectation is that most events will be canceled. We encourage you to check with the individual organizations to determine whether events will proceed as scheduled.
Once we receive information about new dates, we will update them in our event calendar.
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