September 2018 Sports Philanthropy Roundup

We’ve compiled some of the biggest stories and news in sports philanthropy from the month of September 2018. Take a look at the latest updates from the industry and send us us your thoughts @tacklewhatsnext!

 

Community Partnerships

Four Baltimore projects receive $170,000 in grants from Under Armour, ESPN partnership

Going behind bars: How fantasy football works in prison

Nickelodeon Gears-up for the 15th Annual Worldwide Day of Play!

Amazon’s Bezos Launches $2 Billion Fund to Help the Homeless

‘Lost Boyz’ doc strengthens Chi community w/baseball

New app DraftMates offers fantasy sports with a charitable twist

 

NFL

The Malcolm Jennings Foundation Announces 5th Annual Blitz, Bow-ties & Bourbon Fundraiser

NFL Star Visits Smile Train’s Partners in Mexico

Oakland Raiders pledge $250K to save Oakland youth sports eliminated by OUSD

NFL Foundation contributes $1 million to hurricane relief

Bucs announce social justice initiative

Bears players, ownership discuss commitment to social justice issues

Saints’ Benjamin Watson to donate $5000 to a different charity every Friday

For N.F.L. Star Brandon Marshall, Vacations Make a Point

Save The Date: Sports Super Couple Zach And Julie Ertz To Host The City Of Love Gala And Auction Fundraiser

Solomon Thomas: My sister ‘was the light of my life’

Ravens partner with Subway and Maryland Food Bank

NFL Players Doing Great Work Off the Field

Former Ravens legend Ed Reed spends time with first responders

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood teamed up with Brandon Williams to provide Under Armour backpacks, schools supplies and lunch to 150 Baltimore youths

 

NBA

LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference: I stand with Nike

OKC Thunder: Summer charity roundup

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love Launches The Kevin Love Fund To Promote Physical And Mental Wellness

Mark Cuban to give $10 million to women’s groups after probe faults Dallas Mavericks for workplace misconduct

Michael Jordan, members of the Charlotte Hornets pack food boxes for hurricane relief

Kyle Kuzma’s dream of having a LeBron-like impact on his hometown

 

MLB

Local girl Hailey Dawson completes ballpark mission

Rays OF Mallex Smith selected as nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

Chris Davis is Orioles’ Roberto Clemente Award Honoree

‘The people know that Jose Juan is part of Puerto Rico. He feels it.’

 

NHL

Las Vegas Golden Knights-Themed Charity Car, Driven Hearts Campaign Bring Philanthropic Spirit to 2018 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction

Riddell remembered as driving force behind Shaw Charity Classic

 

MLS

Miami Freedom Park & Soccer Village Announces Plans for Green Space

 

Individual Sports

Sheckler Foundation’s Record-Breaking Gala Surpassed Last Year’s Fundraising Total at Ryan Sheckler’s 11th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament and Gala

SportsBall 2018 – 24th Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala Benefiting the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health

Let women make a splash, even in conservative societies, says Olympian Michael Phelps

Golf Digest: For Valentino Dixon, a wrong righted

Hitting the books: The boxing gym saving Detroit’s youth

 

International

Meet Naledi Nkopane, who went from being a gardener to a polo player

Miracle cyclist Grant Lottering smashes the Pyrenees and Alps in 3 days and raises money for Laureus Foundation

In Morocco, American Football isn’t a men-only affair

Seoul eyes united Korean 2032 Olympics

Volvo Ocean Race sustainability programme wins awards

Akwos keen on building peace through sports for youth

International Icon and Humanitarian Pelé Announces the Launch of His New Global Charitable Foundation

Learn more about China’s first private philanthropy conference  

‘No Wi-Fi’ group encouraging Dubai residents to switch onto sport

Al Madina mosque wins award at prestigious philanthropy conference

European week of sport: EU Commission doubling up on its commitment to sport

MMA Champion Conor McGregor Launches Irish Whiskey Brand

 

Research and Reports

Report launch: Sport for Development – The Road to Evidence

Twitter launch: Sport for Development The Road to Evidence

Sport for Development Coalition appoints ConnectSport as media partner

Our vision for the future of sport and development

Corporate Cash Giving Rises 5%, Exclusive Chronicle Survey Shows

 

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