Category Archives: Sports and Social Responsibility

Seeing the power of sport

The Homeless World Cup is currently taking place. This is a wonderful event that brings together teams from around the world to compete for a championship but also serve as…

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GoGirlGo! and NFL/United Way tackle obesity head on

Nationwide, we are facing an obesity and overall poor health epidemic. It truly is everywhere. For example, a recent study was done involving kids in Massachusetts which found that 1…

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GAMECHANGERS|Sports Micro-Venture Fund – microfinancing CAN change the game

Since the pioneering efforts of Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank, the idea of microfinance has captured the imagination and attention of individuals, organizations, and companies in the development world….

Bud Selig scholarship

Will history judge him well? Selig funds a scholarship that just might answer that.

Two stories in a row dealing with Bud Selig? What is the world coming to?!?!  MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and his wife, Sue, endowed the Allan H. Selig Chair in…

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Respecting the game, respecting the culture

Bringing sports and all of its related benefits to those young and old is a wonderful gesture, one that helps elevate those now enjoying and developing through sport, and those…

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Olympic champions providing a level playing field…and swimming pool

So much of what is challenging for young athletes is having access to basic and then higher-level resources – whether equipment, field-space or money. That is often the case when…

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Trekking to new heights

It is said in the world of entrepreneurship that in starting a new company or organization, “go with what you know.” Leverage your past experience and current expertise. It is…

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Aug. 18 deadline – Voting in Nike/Changemakers “changing lives through football”

Nike and Ashoka’s Changemakers have again partnered up on a competition that brings together energetic, inspiring individuals and organizations and their local and worldwide supporters.  Building on the success of…

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Rural challengers – the love and impact of sports knows no boundaries

Providing access to sports and all its related positive effects can be a challenge even in the most developed locations. Money, infrastructure, eduation, etc. Even when it’s all there sometimes…

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CSR: Taking its rightful place in the sports sponsorship discussion

The growth of the prominence of sports and social responsibility is indicated by a host of items, e.g. programs promoted by teams, leagues, and individuals; coverage in the sports and…