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December 2019 Sports Philanthropy Round Up

Corporate Partnerships

DraftKings, National Council on Problem Gaming Announce Partnership to Raise Awareness

Tony the Tiger® and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Team Up to Help Give Public Middle School Kids in El Paso the Chance to Play Sports


TGR Foundation Celebrates Milestone in Education Impact

International Sports

How Arsenal star Ozil is planning to fund 1,000 kids’ operations and feed 100,000 homeless people through charity work

Chinese UN envoy reaffirms green Winter Olympics in 2022

Siya Kolisi wins the Peace and Sport Champion of the Year Award

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil shares heartwarming pics of kids whose lives he has changed after paying for 219 operations

Fast track: A 4-time Olympian takes her luge experience to the classroom


A’s Piscotty part of baseball’s ALS charity auction

Orioles Auctioning Off Autographed Cal Ripken, Jr. Baseball For Charity During Winter Meetings

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Awards Record Amount In Grants To Local Nonprofit Organizations For 2019


Why LeBron James’s hometown philanthropy is powering forward on supportive housing

From Spurs to philanthropy, Charline McCombs’ impact on San Antonio immeasurable

‘Play for Justice’ Brings Together NBA Teams and Incarcerated Individuals at Correctional Facilities Across Country

Exclusive: Chase Center Is First Sensory Inclusive Venue In Bay Area

Klay Thompson’s Charity Work in the Bahamas


UNC athletes find allies in effort to avoid eating disorder risks

NCAA looks other way as athletes punished for sex offenses play on

Tony the Tiger® and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Team Up to Help Give Public Middle School Kids in El Paso the Chance to Play Sports

Bullied fan’s T-shirt design helps raise $950K for nonprofit

Burrow’s Heisman speech inspires giving to hometown charity


Check out the Bears flashy footwear for charity for My Cause My Cleats

Athletes will do their part to get out the vote in 2020

Raiders make surprise donations at local nonprofits during Giving Tuesday

Russell Wilson surprises in-need youth with shopping spree on Giving Tuesday

NFL players’ cleats customized for a cause in charity push

Redskins release this year’s ‘My Cause My Cleats’ lineup

Texans’ J.J. Watt charity softball game set for Minute Maid Park in June

Former Falcons RB Warrick Dunn to receive Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Why Isaiah Thomas brings his kids to help him at charity events

New Orleans Saints Pro-Bowler Terron Armstead Joins Local Youth And Community Leaders For Laureus USA’s Annual New Orleans Day of Sport

My Cause, My Cleats: See Which Charities NFL Players Are Supporting in Week 14

Eagles put best foot forward with specialty cleats on MNF for charity

Minnesota Vikings Star Kyle Rudolph Partners with American Cancer Society and NFL to Announce the Super Bowl Experience of a Lifetime that Gives Back

Van Noy nominated for NFL Man of the Year

Malcolm Jenkins Named Eagles Walter Payton Man of The Year Nominee

Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters fined for celebratory beer in win vs. Bills; Bud Light offers to pick up tab

Eagles’ Nigel Bradham, Derek Barnett Surprise Children With Shopping Spree At Dick’s Sporting Goods In Cherry Hill

NFL and Susan G. Komen Use Fortnite to Reach Online Gamers

Larry Fitzgerald plays Santa, passes down his mother’s tradition of charity at Christmas

49ers’ Richard Sherman donates over $7K to cover student lunch loan debt

New York Jets Player Robby Anderson Pays Off Shoppers’ Layaways For The Holidays


Hershey Bears break their own ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ world record

Sport for Development

International framework on measuring sport’s contribution gains traction


Interview with Alan Reyes, Chief Operating Officers, USO

Girls On The Run 5K Works To Teach Girls Life Skills Beyond The Race Finish Line

Pete Frates, inspiration behind ALS ice bucket challenge, dies at 34

For these families with special-needs kids, an ordinary rugby game became an extraordinary event | Helen Ubiñas

Can Basketball Keep People Out of Prison?


Serena Williams Builds Schools in Jamaica, Africa

Youth Sports

Hundreds of New Jersey high school swimmers will help children in need

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