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July 2019 Sports Philanthropy Round Up


Prince Harry teams up with boxing champion Anthony Joshua in touching charity video


World Cup 2019: Unicef delivers #OneDay4Children with India-England tie


Tim Anselimo Survived a Mass Shooting to Return to the NBA 2K League


Bubba Watson donating $20K to Detroit golf charity in honor of Dan Gilbert

Rory McIlroy, two Irelands and a complicated Open homecoming

R&A to hand out 5,000 reusable water bottles to spectators at The Open


Native Americans invented lacrosse—and now the modern league is embracing it

Along with books, West Side library lends lacrosse sticks and soccer balls


Yankees celebrate annual HOPE Week with 10-year reunion

FOX Sports North announces ‘Operation Home Base’ Twins broadcast

Un-carrier Goes Big for Little League® with $250,000 or More Donation at T-Mobile Home Run Derby


Kyle Petty Charity Ride raises $1.7 Million for Victory Junction

Resilience Racing opens doors to the sport for disabled vets


One Big Dream: Yao Ming Wants to Make Chinese Basketball Global

NBA stars get their kicks on in charity New York City soccer match

Jason Collins is still working to give LGBTQ pro athletes a voice

Kevin Durant’s legacy with Warriors also includes charitable impact

Sport for change: Why the NBA makes social responsibility a philosophy, not a department

How Portland Trail Blazers challenged 1,000 fans to make more sustainable lifestyle choices

Kevin Durant Helps Send Hometown Kids To College

Fanthropic Partners With The Team Griffin Foundation For “A Day In The Life Of Blake Griffin” Experience

Stephen and Ayesha Curry commit to Oakland with new foundation for kids


HanesBrands Sponsors ‘Day of Service’ During Pac-12 Sustainability Conference at University of Washington

PHILANTHROPY: EFSC Women’s Basketball Program Completes Over 1,100 Hours of Community Service

NC State football hosts Lift for Life

Football camp at GWU introduces athletes to composting, conservation


Up2Us Sports, Ravens try to get more coaches to mentor youth

The Eagles’ Autism Research Grants Are a New Approach to Sports Philanthropy

Former NFL players help bridge gap between youth and police with Salisbury football event

Reggie Ragland talks local football camp, Alabama football, and the NFL

Tony Romo successfully defends celebrity golf title with wire-to-wire victory

How One Agent Is Working to Strengthen Diversity in the NFL’s Head Coaching Ranks

Redskins’ Nick Sundberg affecting lives with laundry program

Miami Dolphins Foundation Pledges $1.5 Million To Baptist Health Foundation

Donald Driver Charity Softball Game raises more than $100K to help Wisconsin families


NHL Great Theo Fleury: ‘I’m Involved in the Biggest Epidemic on the Planet’

NHL honored by ESPN at 2019 Sports Humanitarian Awards


Global Athlete joins Athlete representatives from 8 countries in calling on the IOC to relax Rule 40

Canadian Olympic Foundation make five-figure donation towards new LGBTQ+ role

USA Synchro and TeachAids Announce Partnership to Provide CrashCourse Concussion Education to Athletes Nationwide

IOC Joins Forces with OECD Under New Agreement

Olympic And Pro Sports Legends Michael Johnson, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Angela Hucles, Edwin Moses, And Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Joined More Than 100 Youth From Across The Nation At The Laureus Youth Leadership Summit

This Olympic gold medalist is helping youth athletes change their communities

Olympic Gold Medalists Launch New Foundation Benefiting Underserved North Dakota Area Children

365 days to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Two different sides of sport

Eric and Vizma Sprott Make $3 Million Donation Match to Support Canadian Olympic Athletes

Professional Bull Riders

Meet The Most Politically Incorrect Sports League in America


More Girls in the Game: US Soccer Foundation, Adidas Aid Participation

Women’s Football Member Associations Survey Report 2019

Top Italian football coaches train refugee and local youth in Uganda

AS Roma uses new signings to highlight search for missing children

Daily Briefing: ESPN to Broadcast NWSL, Alipay Commits 1 Billion Yuan to Women’s Soccer

UK International Soccer holds first nonprofit soccer clinic for Boys & Girls Clubs

Lionel Messi Donates Free Meals to Homeless Through Family Restaurant

Los Angeles’ Latina club is trying to change the face of women’s soccer

With a World Cup Boost, an Agent Bets on Female Athletes

With US Women’s Soccer Donation, Secret Hopes to Start a Sponsorship Trend

The struggle for women’s football in the Middle East

The Leo Messi Foundation: A Goal for Charity

LA Galaxy players, LA Galaxy Foundation, and Chevrolet team up to launch the Chevrolet Charity Challenge

Sports Philanthropy

Donor Advised Funds

Philanthropy Playmakers: Year 3 in Review

Social Impact from the Bottom Up

The Good Sport: 9-year-old with cerebral palsy plays hockey for the first time

Sports Stars Join More Than 100 Youth From Across The Nation At The Laureus Youth Leadership Summit

Former Bernardsville Wrestler Emerges As Prolific Fundraising Philanthropist

Chris Long, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, NHL Among Winners at ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards

Halima Aden Wears Custom Burkini at Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s Most Diverse Fashion Show Ever

New Report Provides Framework for Going From Big Philanthropic Ideas to Real-World Impact

Recreational substance abuse: Professional sport’s hidden problem

More than money: Why volunteering is the latest corporate philanthropy trend

The Most Generous Athletes Involved in Philanthropy

The Good Sport: Three friends use spare ticket to take homeless man to Red Sox game

Sport for Development

Qatar assumes Co-Chairmanship of Group of Friends of Sport for Development and Peace

Clean water for Kenya: Underdogs United melds sports, charity to great effect

Communities Connect with Refugees Through Power of Sports

World Taekwondo, Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, International Hockey Federation and The Hockey Foundation sign MOU

Peace and Sport release its 6 April report

There is No Excuse: Pay Equity for Women in Sports Must Happen

KultureCity Partners with Hoover Met Complex for Gala Event Raising Nearly $500,000 for Autism

Beyond Sport launches collective impact initiative through new awards

Sudanese Wrestlers Embrace Afresh After Protest Crackdown

How a crowdfunded programme in India is bringing children into sports!

Kick for Trade – UEFA Foundation for Children and ITC team up for youth social inclusion

Burger King serves up support for Junior squash team ahead of Caribbean Champs

The sustainable ‘stadium of the future’: An ambitious and feasible vision – if we continue to innovate

Expert meeting on the first massive open online course on sport for development and peace

South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh becomes Laureus Ambassador

A winning case for sport in South Africa

How to engage sponsors in sustainability

Girl Powered: Play Like a Girl Founder Launches STEM+ Sports Hackathon

HanesBrands Earns Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Supporting At-Risk Youth in El Salvador

Laureus Youth Summit Uses Sport to Create Change

Sports participation gap exists between youth from lower-income and middle-income families

DICK’S Sporting Goods Pledges To Give 1 Million Children Access To Sports

This All-Amputee Softball Team is Changing the Way We Think About Treating Trauma

We Know Why Kids Aren’t Playing Sports, For Real

Low-Income Youth Less Likely to Participate in Sports

Athletes are opening up about their mental health journeys. Here’s why that’s important

Sport for Protection Toolkit: Programming with Young People in Forced Displacement Settings

Saudi Arabia provides $650m boost to sports sector as part of Vision 2030

Raft of mass participation events adopt Sports for Climate Action Framework

LGBT Promotions Gain Steam, But Success Requires More Than One Night

Getting into the game: Leveraging a mega sporting event to promote children’s rights

Naomi Campbell: Becomes a voice for Women and girls in sports across Africa through the SEED Project

Beyond Sport Launches 2019 Global Awards Shortlist

Gaineses’ Magnolia Foundation donates $73K in sports equipment to Waco kids through national nonprofit

Thousands Of Bicyclists Ride To Atlantic City For Annual Ben To The Shore Charity Bike Event

It’s not Nike or Adidas, but this cool sportswear is making life in refugee camps better

The case for sport in the Western Cape: Socio-economic benefits and impacts of sport and recreation


Serena Williams Poses Unretouched for Harper’s BAZAAR

Serena Williams & Mark Cuban take on Maternal Mortality

Track & Field

Air quality to be measured and published in real-time at next IAAF meeting


Maya Moore Left Basketball. A Prisoner Needed Her Help.

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