An amazing week of presentations and meetings at the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit. The need to change the way youth sports are handled in this country is truly an urgent need. So many kids give up sports at early ages because they don’t think that they are good enough (read as: proficient). No other aspect of our lives has us quitting at a stage we are still expected to be developing. As Tim Shriver from Special Olympics said, “You wouldn’t quit math or reading in 2nd or 3rd grade, just because you were not good at those subjects!”
We are working on more detailed coverage from the Project Play Summit so check our blog this coming week as we post more summaries and analysis of the various panels. So much content to digest and share and truly great thought leaders setting the stage for these discussions.
TOP SPORTS PHILANTHROPY STORIES FOR THE WEEK
- September 20, 2019–2020 State of Play Reports Announced for Central Ohio and Camden NJ
- September 20, 2019–Ravens host financing education course for players organized by EdYourCore.
- September 20, 2019–RECAP of President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition
- September 19, 2019–What Happens When Its Too Expensive To Protect Athletes From Sexual Predators?
- September 19, 2019–ESPN and Special Olympics Extend Relationship with 8-year broadcast agreement and extension
- September 19, 2019–Great Quotes from the Project Play Summit
- September 19, 2019–Blackhawks launch Healthy Hawks Program at Fifth Third Arena
- September 19, 2019–Basketball’s Chris Webber: Pressure on kids to make the NBA is “scary”
- September 19, 2019–Mariners, Seahawks, Sounds, Storm and NHL Seattle joined the King County Play Equity Coalition
- September 18, 2019–State of Play–Trends and Developments in Youth Sports
- September 18, 2019–State of Play–Seattle-King County
- September 18, 2019–State of Play–Hawai’i
- September 18, 2019–Project Play Champion Winners
- September 18, 2019–Klay Thompson donates all proceeds from golf tournament to Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas.
- September 17, 2019–Project Play and Kellogg’s Team up for Mission Tiger to Help Save Middle School Sports
- September 17, 2019–Dodgers Foundation has raised over $1.1 million through July 2019 for grants in education, literacy, sports and recreation, health and wellness.
- September 16, 2019–Sports Betting in the Public Interest
- September 15, 2019–Ravens CB Brandon Carr partnering with National Breast Cancer Foundation to provide mammograms for underserved women–pledges $12,500 per game.
- September 14, 2019–American Heritage Football Limited Contact Practices have led to Championships
- September 14, 2019–Decline in Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes Linked With Bystander CPR
Great image for this week: