MLB All-Star Week: National League All-Star Players Giving Back

MLB All-Star Week: National League All-Star Players Giving Back

The MLB All-Star team rosters have been announced and the players are in the Nation’s Capital this week. While we await the All-Star game tonight, we took a look at the players on both the American and National League All-Star rosters to see how they make a social impact in their communities. We know the MLB is dedicated to sports philanthropy, now let’s check out their best players. We want to know who is the most socially conscious team, the American League or the National League. This week we took a look at the National League. Click here to see last week’s look at the American League All-Star roster’s social impact.     NATIONAL LEAGUE Starters C: Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs The Cubs catcher has his own foundation, The Willson Contreras Foundation, that supports homeless veterans. He created a custom t-shirt that raised money for the foundation and partner, Rags of Honor USA. He has met several times pregame with a ten year old boy with Down...
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MLB All-Star Week: American League All-Star Players Giving Back

MLB All-Star Week: American League All-Star Players Giving Back

  The MLB All-Star team rosters have been announced and the players are making their way to the Nation’s Capital this weekend. While we wait for the batting orders to be set, we took a look at the players on both the American and National League All-Star rosters to see how they make a social impact in their communities. We know the MLB is dedicated to sports philanthropy, now let’s check out their best players. We want to know who is the most socially conscious team, the American League or the National League. Click here for a rundown of the National League Roster.   AMERICAN LEAGUE   Starters   3B: Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians In March of this year, Jose Ramirez launched his own salsa line, Jose Jose Salsa. Proceeds from sales of the salsa will go to Cleveland Indians Charities, which supports Cleveland Metropolitan School District High School Baseball and Softball Programs, the Cleveland Baseball Federation's Larry Doby Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program (RBI) and Boys...
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MLB All-Star Week: Expected Impact on the Nation’s Capital

MLB All-Star Week: Expected Impact on the Nation’s Capital

This year’s All-Star Week will take place in Washington, DC. The best players from the MLB’s 30 teams will come together in the nation’s capital to battle it out in various competitions like Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game. The Washington Post projected last year that All-Star Week in DC could bring $100 million of benefit to the area. The last two All-Star Weeks have raised more than $80 million in both Miami and San Diego, the previous two host cities. Cincinnati saw a $60 million benefit when they hosted the 2015 All-Star Week.   The Washington DC Business Journal reported that the city is eager to host a future Olympic bid after losing their 2024 bid. Hosting big events like MLB All-Star Week is a great way to prove that the city is up for the challenge. The DC metro is even staying open late for the Home Run Derby on July 16th and the All Star Game on...
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Major League Soccer: The Sports Philanthropy League

Major League Soccer: The Sports Philanthropy League

  While many of the professional sports leagues in the United States and around the world make philanthropic commitments and efforts throughout the year, Major League Soccer takes sports philanthropy to another level. The league is relatively new in the US sports landscape and has worked hard to capture fans hearts in a realistic way. The average age of MLS fans is 40 and 15% of their fan base is under 18 years of age. To compare the NFL has an average age of 50 and only 9% is made up of kids under 18 years old. The league understands that older generations of Americans have their favorite teams and their favorite sports. They also understand that many leagues are having issues keeping up with younger generations and the constant changes with attention spans and internet content that are occurring, so they are working smart. Knowing that their major audience of millennials and Gen-Z are some of the most social conscious...
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The Social Impact of the FIFA World Cup

The Social Impact of the FIFA World Cup

Every four years, the best soccer players in the world trade their Real Madrid, Chelsea and Barca kits for their national colors. The World Cup is underway and even though the US is not making an appearance, there is plenty of action to take in. Economic Impact on Russia The FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia is projected to raise $6.1 billion in revenue, according to the New York Times. Some economists are skeptical of that calculation due to political and social influences, but needless to say there is a lot of money coming in. The tournament has created infrastructure acceleration, with 12 stadiums, 96 training sites, 26 transport facilities, 27 new hotels, and 13 hospital being renovated. More than 100,000 jobs were created by the World Cup and the host cities expect to receive a 57% increase in domestic tourists alone. More than 1 million guests are expected to visit Russia for the tournament and 350 environmental protection measures were...
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