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August 2019 Sports Philanthropy Round Up


Manny Pacquiao’s trunks sell for over P1 million in charity auction


ESPN To Avoid Trump And 2020 Election

Swim Across America Receives Additional $2 Million Donation from Merck to Accelerate Cancer Research

New Balance Canada Announces Second Year in Jumpstart Partnership with Sport Chek to Help Kids Reach Their Full Potential

More Than $250,000 Has Been Raised for Severely Injured Veterans Through the 4th Annual Warfighter Sports Charity Challenge Presented by Lockton Companies

Leidos Teams With Baltimore Ravens to Tackle Opioid Addiction

Under fire, Nike expands protections for pregnant athletes

Kevin Plank’s Under Armour Community of Giving

Wilson Foundation to invest $3.5 million in ESPN-backed ad campaign, Detroit summit

International Soccer

Forest Green Rovers to compensate carbon emissions related to fan travel

UEFA allocates €22m for social responsibility projects in new HatTrick investment cycle

French football club to plant five trees for every goal scored in 2019/20


The Good Sport: Lacrosse team buys cleats for opponents after seeing they don’t have any


Yankees legend and jazz guitarist Bernie Williams advocates for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Educational institutions look to MLB greening programme to create content for students

The Hits Keep on Coming: T-Mobile on Track to Donate $1 Million to Little League® in First Year of Partnership

UPMS Care Visits Children’s Hospital

Sports Power Couple Allie LaForce and Joe Smith Embraced by Astros Wives and Stars in Emotional Fundraiser

MLB bans playing in Venezuela amid Trump order


The Sports Report: Alejandro Bedoya speaks his mind

Bridging the education gap: How sports teams are engaging kids in science, maths and technology


Corey LaJoie gives up a month’s salary to promote shoe charity at Watkins Glen

Donruss Football Ad Comes to NASCAR; Mahomes to Sign Hood for Charity


‘Net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions pledged by LA Clippers for new venue

Report: NBA Finalizes Expanded Mental Health Program, Adds Licensed Psychiatrists

Former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker talks sports and the importance of giving back to the community

NBA superstar Stephen Curry gives Howard University the gift of golf

Spurs to host 5K and Coyote Fun Run


Wake Forest alum Codi Miller-McIntyre hosting charity cookout

Department of Athletics Doubles Its Full-Time Sport Psychology Staff

Hampton University looks to train black esports players

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes announced as new title sponsor of Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl | KFOX

Fiesta Bowl generates $2.75 billion in economic impact over 12 years


San Diego Surf Sports partnership with NFL star Drew Brees portends expansive role for storied soccer club

Tony Gonzalez’ Altruistic Nature Transcends Football

Redskins rookie committed as much to dog rescue as football

Dolphins’ Kenny Stills calls out team owner Steve Ross for hosting Trump luncheon

Bucs, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz set the tone for NFL gender diversity

Kenny Stills, facing reported death threats, doesn’t let up on boss for backing Trump

NFL and Partner Donate Equipment to Youth Programs

N.F.L. and Jay-Z Team Up on Music and Social Justice Campaign

Redskins’ Josh Norman helps pay bail for immigration activist detained since May

Leidos Teams With Baltimore Ravens to Tackle Opioid Addiction

Seahawks’ DK Metcalf Hype Train jumps onto new track: philanthropy for Seattle’s schools

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross steps down from the NFL’s social justice committee

Doug Baldwin moving his focus from football to philanthropy

Stand Together Foundation Announces Partnership with Shaun Alexander’s Freshman Focus + Freshman Player Awards

‘Goodness, I’m getting emotional’: How Cowboys QB Dak Prescott brought Jerry Jones to tears at gala

Allen Robinson hosts back-to-school charity event


Alex Ovechkin plays in charity basketball game to help raise money for the Kirilenko Fund

Lindsey Vonn’s New Fiancé P.K. Subban Has Given Millions of NHL Salary to Charity — What to Know

Ex-Red Wing Joey Kocur to host charity softball series in Highland


U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Honored With Limited Edition Wheaties™ Box in Partnership With Serena Williams

Ashley Wagner’s Account of Sexual Assault Shakes Figure Skating

IOC incentivises the Olympic Movement to address its carbon footprint

Sport for Development

Bryce Weiler can’t see, but his vision for helping disabled people play sports is limitless

Running to Put San Quentin Behind Him

£1m boost to sports projects that keep young Londoners out of violent crime

Building inclusive street football programmes

#ESP2019 warm-up with Niki Koutrou: “Volunteers, the everyday heroes of sport”

Laureus USA Announces 2019 Fashion Show Gala Featuring Star Athletes Tony Hawk, Jesse Palmer, Nadia Comaneci, Dwight Howard, Marcus Allen, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Malcom Mitchell, Sanya Richards-Ross, Paul Rabil and many more…

Sport and SDGs case study: East Africa Cup

Sports for Climate Action Framework secures 50 signatories

China sees more athletes engage in sports charity work

Turn Two for Youth Brings Baseball to Underserved Children

Meet the Man Rebuilding Fields in Oklahoma City Schools

Ballin 4 Peace, NYPD play annual charity flag football game at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Teen swims 28 miles around Manhattan for charity

Commonwealth Games Canada brings its award-winning international development through sport program home with new “Sport for Newcomers” initiative

Aspen Institute’s #DontRetireKid Campaign

More than £1m of funding for disabled sport

Innovative finance mechanisms: A shot in the arm for sport and development?

The Peres Center: Bringing Israeli and Palestinian communities together

Commonwealth Games Canada brings its award-winning international development through sport programme home with new initiatives

IDB and Agitos Foundation extend project to strengthen Para sport and social inclusion

Sports Philanthropy

Famous athletes who give back to their old communities

Angela LaChica To Give Keynote Presentation at 2019 Sports Philanthropy World Congress

The changing face of philanthropy


Roger Federer on his Foundation: “We Reached a Million Children”

SheIS, USTA Aiming For Progress At 2019 US Open

City Parks Tennis and Billie Jean King Honor Kids in Tennis at Annual Benefit

IAAF air quality pilot moves into its next phase following Mexico City Marathon project


El Paso Strong: Charity soccer match held to raise money for shooting victims


DNP-Mental Health

World Surf League

World Surf League lends its voice to coral conservation campaign

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