Category Archives: Social Responsibility

Sports balls

On the losing side but still victorious

Yesterday was not a good day sports-wise. I started off the day with a 2-0 loss in a soccer game. I proceeded to then watch my favorite team, and alma…

NHL takes the lead in supporting equality, on and off the ice

NHL takes the lead in supporting equality, on and off the ice

In light of the NHL’s highly publicized support of the “You Can Play” campaign, which includes statements by some of the League’s top players saying they support an open, homophobia-free…

Girls soccer

Sports’ Role in “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures”

Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. “Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day…

BYUtv

BYUtv and Street Soccer USA – a convergence of entrepreneurship

We came across a wonderful story told at BYUtv regarding our friends at Street Soccer USA. In this short (8-minute) but very moving and inspiring piece, we learn about the individuals who…

Dr. King - I have a dream

I Have A Dream – The power of the statement and each individual word

Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And everyday we celebrate his work, his goals, his dreams. Most people are familiar with Dr. King’s hope for…

Mentoring

Sports’ big seat at the mentorship table

It seems that Charles Barkley is changing his tune when it comes to being a role model. (Shilling for Weight Watchers will do that). I think Charles’s point was always…

Responsible Sports

“Top 10 Responsible Sports Moments” for 2011

One of the things we love about doing this blog is the regular exposure we get to inspirational, exciting, and thought- and emotion-provoking acts by individuals, organizations, and companies. There…

Derek Boogaard

Is this our brain on sports? Who is protecting our most valuable asset?

The New York Times recently published an excellent, and very disturbing, 3-part series on the life and death of Derek Boogaard, a National Hockey League (NHL) player. Boogaard, who was known as…

Twinned Peace

Twinned Peace Sport Schools Project Commences its 9th Year

One of the most commonly heard phrases at this time of year when it comes to New Year hopes and wishes is “peace on earth.” Sure, that would be great but understandably,…

World AIDS Day 2011

HIV/AIDS is not a game but there can be winners

Today is World AIDS Day. First held in 1988, World AIDS Day is held on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight…