We cannot believe that we are again in a situation involving the shooting of an unarmed black man, when there are multiple officers around. We continue to stand against Racism and remind everyone that we are in this fight together. We need to collaborate. The protests are fine. The violence and looting detract from the core message.
Across the sports world, leaders spoke out, teams cancelled practices and the issue again took the spotlight. Sadly, we all know we still have a long way to go on this issue and we encourage you to speak out and take a stand.
In case you missed our Sports Philanthropy Town Hall on Racism, Tolerance and Reform on July 1st, you can now watch the videos! Please make sure to take our survey after you watch the videos!!
You can see the graphics for the panels and speakers who participated in our event.
REPORT ON STATEMENTS ABOUT RACISM
In addition to the Town Hall meeting, we also released our comprehensive report which compiles all of the statements teams, leagues and sports organizations made about their efforts to condemn racism and their actions to combat racism.
Our goal is to spotlight those commitments, as well as find a way to track how well these organizations were able to follow through on their promises. We hope all of you will support and encourage organizations in your community to live up to the commitments.
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Since many states are opening up operations, we adjusted our schedule going forward. We are happy that we were able to serve so many organizations during the initial stages of the COVID-19 crisis and we look forward to having you as part of our Network.
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- Combat Racism Resource Page (Coming Soon)
- Sports Philanthropy Podcast will be released every Tuesday, and Thursday
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TOP STORIES FROM WEEK ENDING August 23, 2020
- August 23, 2020–Remembering Kobe Bryant
- August 22, 2020–USA Basketball – Give Back and Win Big
- August 21, 2020–What Living Means – Aspen Institute Project Play
- August 21, 2020–5 Ways Young Athletes Can Improve Their Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- August 21, 2020–6 Things To Know About Rose McCarthy, the 1,000 Mile Runner
- August 21, 2020–Her Next Play, Alexis Robinson
- August 21, 2020–Coaching Fall Sports During COVID-19: Make The Most Out Of An Uncertain Season
- August 20, 2020–Kareem Jackson Foundation
- August 20, 2020–Equilibria In Sports
- August 19, 2020–The Landscape Project
- August 19, 2020–Tennis and Leadership Camp For Middle School Girls
- August 19, 2020–Connecticut Health Officials Now Investigating Coronavirus Outbreak at Youth Hockey Tournament
- August 19, 2020–NCAA Hires Derrick Gragg As Senior Vice President Of Inclusion, Education, and Community Engagement
- August 19, 2020–Power Networking Club
- August 19, 2020–How Safe Are Kids’ Sports During A Pandemic?
- August 19, 2020–Local Three-Time Paralympic Goalball Athlete, Tyler Merren, Receives Holman Prize For Blind Ambition
- August 19, 2020–13 Nonprofits Reflect On National Nonprofit Day
- August 19, 2020–In The Return Of Youth Sports, An Opportunity To Improve Access
- August 18, 2020–SPN Podcast S3:EP9–Megan Bartlett, We Coach
- August 18, 2020–Should Parents Sign COVID-19 Waivers For Youth Sports?
- August 18, 2020–‘This Is A Problem’: Danbury Plans Crackdown Of Parties, Youth Sports After Bump In COVID Cases
- August 18, 2020–Emily Stets – Athlete Impact
- August 18, 2020–Opinion: Sports Have Been A Game-Changer For The Progress Women Have Made
- August 17, 2020–National Blind Sports Week Presented By Healthy Vision Association
- August 17, 2020–Should High Schools With Only Remote Learning Still Play Fall Sports?
- August 17, 2020–More Than A Vote: A Letter To Fans To Fight Black Voter Suppression
- August 17, 2020–Travis Kelce Announces Ignition Lab For Underserved Teens in Kansas City
- August 15, 2020–Group Set Up By German Soccer Stars Donates $80,000 to Auschwitz Museum
- August 14, 2020–“I Won’t Be Able To Forgive Myself”: Youth Football Coaches, Leagues, Weigh Costs of Playing in Pandemic
- August 14, 2020–Travis Kelce’s First Purchase: A Building for Inner-City Teenagers to Study STEM
- August 13, 2020–Carmelo Anthony Call Push For Social Justice a “Lifelong Fight”
- August 13, 2020–New Orleans Saints Wideout, Austin Carr, Helps Supports Renovation Efforts for By The Hand (BTH)
- August 12, 2020–SPN PODCAST: S3:E8-Katina Shaw, Milwaukee Brewers
- August 12, 2020–Updates on Coronavirus Spread in California / Racial Equity Protests / COVID-19 Impact on Sports
- August 12, 2020–Single COVID-19 Case Prompts Two-Week Shutdown of Lexington Youth Baseball League
- August 11, 2020–Sports Shed Launches Teen Golf Program
- August 11, 2020–Say It Loud: The Story Behind the “Black Players for Change” Protest
- August 11, 2020–CoachesAre.org
- August 11, 2020–US Parks in Minority Neighborhoods Half the Size of Those in White Areas
- August 11, 2020–SPN PODCAST: S3:E7-Adam Norse, Downtown United
MOTIVATION FOR THE WEEK
HUMOR FOR THE WEEK
Make sure to email your events to Roy Kessel at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can include them in our Sports Philanthropy Event Calendar!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Our expectation is that most events will be cancelled. 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.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!
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