April 2019 Round Up Blog
Industry News, Philanthropy, Professional Athletes, Sports Leagues

April 2019 Sports Philanthropy Round Up

April 6th: #IDSDP

FIH shares stories showing power of sport to promote peace on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

World Rugby announce Spirit of Rugby partners to mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Peace and Sport President Bouzou praises impact of #WhiteCard initiative

Happy International Day of Sport for Development and Peace!

International Day of Sport: Lagos SWAN renews call to tackle unemployment through sports

Supporting children around the world through sport

Adaptive tennis players breaking serves, barriers in ‘Wheel it Forward’ tournament

6 Team USA Athletes Who Are Using The Power Of Sport For Good

Young Change-maker Betsmara Cruz: “Promoting Healthy Living in Puerto Rico”

Giving Athletes: Why Sports Philanthropy Deserves Our Attention

Driving social change through sport

Israel holds first ‘White Card Day,’ joining UN’s global sports-for-peace push

Impact workshop on sport and sustainable development

Run for Peace

ANOC Celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace with Opening of New Sports School for Syrian Refugees

What happened on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace?


Champion Boxer Joseph Landeros Joins Nonprofit Foundation Youth Program As An Ambassador-Translator

College Sports

OU football player surprises Meals on Wheels client

Former Gopher coach Tubby Smith makes Final Four visit for charity effort his donations sparked

OU athletics: Caleb Kelly, Nicole Mendes, others talk mental health in sports at panel

Muffet McGraw Says She Won’t Hire a Man on Her Coaching Staff. Let Her Tell You Why.

Former FSU DB Leroy Smith Uses “Diamonds in the Rough” Nonprofit to Reach Youth

Sport Management students raise $25,000 for Hilinski’s Hope

The Auburn Gymnast Who Gruesomely Injured Both Knees Will Make A ‘Complete Recovery’

Corporate Partnerships

Adidas and Beyoncé Announce Iconic Partnership

‘My jaw dropped’ – USWNT players thankful as nutrition bar company helps level wage gap

Colorado Snow Sports Industry Fights Climate Change

Stelios Philanthropic Foundation joined up with Peace and Sport to promote sport as a bi-communal dialogue tool

Nike Announces Its Commitment to Supporting the Next Generation of Women Athletes

How Chevy is Making a Difference Among Girls with it’s Soccer Partnership

Headspace Customized Mental Training Programs for USWNT Ahead of World Cup

This group scores vets free tickets to sporting events, concerts, shows — even the Super Bowl

New Michigan license plates to benefit Detroit pro team charities

Nike Grant Opportunity- Community Impact Fund: Memphis

UK publishers turn to women’s sports as untapped growth area

Adidas’s zero-waste sneaker is a simple idea that took years to execute

NRG Gives gives Special Olympics Montgomery County a chance at $100,000 prize

Sand Point Elementary School Wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom ‘MVP Award’

Wilson Sports Goods Partners with Autism Speaks® to Launch Limited-Edition “Love the Moment” Collection of Baseball Equipment


How a Pebble Beach caddie, a race car, and a businessman are helping fight Alzheimer’s

LPGA’s ‘Drive On’ Campaign Highlights Diversity, Inclusion, Empowerment

Hyatt Regency Saipan 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic receives over $24,000 Hole-In-One and in-kind prizes


The Trump administration’s attempts to defund the Special Olympics, explained

‘Score a goal’ for humanity, says Mohammed, celebrating winning link between sport and development

Sport for change: It’s time for the industry to stand up and be counted on green issues

Sport: Oceania and NZ Rugby team up to help the Pacific

The importance of sports in recovery from trauma: lessons from and for Christchurch

26 x 26 Targets Unprecedented Philanthropy for 2026 World Cup

Seasonaires set out to ski a combined 10,000 miles to raise money for inner-city youth charity

‘World Cup 2022 to advance social progress, a better future’

Good governance can win Africa pie of sports boom

UFC Commentator John Gooden Walking for Mental Health Awareness

Foundation gives 34 schools sports equipment

How This Foundation Got Behind a Push to Bring Soccer Fields to Poor Kids Around the World — Inside Philanthropy

Man City’s Raheem Sterling hailed as a ‘trailblazer’ after winning sportsman of the year award

Tackling “action gap” will boost sport’s role in sustainable development, say debaters

ANOC Celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace with Opening of New Sports School for Syrian Refugees

The [Real Madrid] Foundation takes part in the UN World Summit on the Information Society and Millennium Development Goals

Boston Marathon 2019

ICC partners with UNICEF to deliver ‘One Day for Children’ at Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019

Memorandum of understanding signed between First Nations and organizers ahead of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games

Queens Park Rangers: Naming rights to Loftus Road to be gifted to charity

England’s PFA Goes Silent in Protest Against Abusive Social Media

Closing the Gap – Measuring the contribution of sport to the SDGs


The Thompson brothers on abuse, glory and Native American pride in lacrosse


Nationals Homecoming Gala raises more than $1 million for Dream Foundation

Dodgers Foundation Hopes to Bolster RBI Program Through Coaching Investment

Yankees Sign on to UN Sports for Climate Action Framework

The Power of Sports: An Interview with Jerry M. Reinsdorf, Owner Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls

Buster Posey’s RBI for Research

#FeelGoodFriday: Trevor Bauer continues donating to charity with every strikeout


United Center Becomes First Sports and Entertainment Venue in Chicago to be Certified Sensory Inclusive by KultureCity

Philanthropy Playmakers Interview: Olivia Harlan Dekker & Sam Dekker

Michael Finley, Dallas Mavericks host third annual Annual Charity Poker Challenge

Orlando Magic help North Carolina teen’s dream come true

The Power of Sports: An Interview with Jerry M. Reinsdorf, Owner Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls

Chris Bosh, prominent luminaries raise more than $500,000 for After-School All-Stars

Privileged: Kyle Korver for The Players’ Tribune

LeBron James Opened a School That Was Considered an Experiment. It’s Showing Promise

This NBA Player Is Selling His Nipsey Hussle Tribute Shoes for Charity

I Promise School Students Show Promise


Chris Jones wants to remain with Chiefs, looks forward to working with Special Olympics

Torrey Smith’s call to action: Show your commitment to Baltimore’s youth

The Why Not You Foundation

Mahomes launches ’15 and the Mahomies’ charity on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Monday

Lightning looks to collaboration to elevate Community Heroes

Josh Norman hosts annual celebrity charity basketball game

Dolphins’ Flores shares his mom’s passing at DCC, implores everyone to do what they can to help fight cancer

North grad Tommy Bohanon has kept busy in the offseason as he awaits his next NFL home

Patriots Marathon Team Raises $205,000 and Counting

NFL-Supported Raliance Grants to Ten Orgs Fighting Sexual Violence

Sand Point Elementary School Wins $20,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom ‘MVP Award’

NFL star from city to receive Red Coat

Bill Belichick, Linda Holliday Honored For Work In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Blind fan, 13, to read Ravens’ pick off Braille card


The Ultimate Assist

The Good Sport: Young hockey fan’s unselfish gift makes Canada proud

Isles’ Lehner gives 7-year-old fan stick, helps finish checklist

Former NHL stars playing in charity game in Shakopee on Saturday

Capitals’ Better Halves to auction off versions of their playoffs blazers for charity

D.C. Good Samaritan Tom Wilson nominated for King Clancy Trophy

Retired Bruins players hit the ice for charity


PBR Rescue Efforts Save Thousands Of Animals


Love of soccer bridges huge cultural divides in diverse Michigan city

England’s PFA Goes Silent in Protest Against Abusive Social Media

Youth Sports

With Teen Suicide Rates Soaring, Some High School Athletes Focus on Mental Health

Minnesota Officers Remembered Through Basketball

Beyond Sport Hosts STEM Alliance Meeting at NYU

DC Nonprofit Helps Disadvantaged Children Learn Tennis, Life Skills

Paradox Sports is Making Climbing Accessible for Everyone

Program hopes to save lives by giving free helmets to children

Social Impact Heroes: Melissa Harper is giving millions of kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services Partners with TeamSnap to Deliver More Resources to Youth Sports Associations and Their Participants

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