Mickelson and Start Smart

Mickelsons Host Fifth Annual "Start Smart" Event

The PGA and its member tournaments and players have been amongst the most committed, whether measured by time or money, to charitable causes. Phil Mickelson is certainly an example of…

14 Billion-dollar donors…with a touch of sports

A quick scanning of the bios showed a couple of sports-targeted, at least in part, philanthropists.  Outside of super-entrepreneur Ted Turner at #14, the most sports-centric is Dietmar Hopp. Hopp,…

Lance Armstrong, technology take on cancer

The LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit will be running from today to Wed, Aug. 26th. You can get more information and sign up for updates at http://livestrongblog.org/.  Below is an article…

Eunice Kennedy Shriver – Obit from SI

Jack McCallum’s piece was so good – he had a tremendous subject to write about – that I wanted to make sure it got another run.  The full article can…

ThinkCure! and the LA Dodgers – thinking and acting

The Los Angeles Dodgers held their second “RadioTeleWebethon” to raise money for ThinkCure!, its official charity, on Friday, Aug. 21st.  ThinkCure! is a community-based nonprofit that raises funds to accelerate…

WNBA and its week of activities around Breast Health Awareness

(From SportsBusiness Daily, 8/21/09.)  The WNBA will host a series of events beginning Sunday to generate awareness about breast cancer and raise funds to help fight the disease. Efforts will…

Jay Cutler and Diabetes – the personal connection

Giving back, whether through time, money, and/or expertise is often a very personal matter. We naturally feel for those people and places with which we have some connection.  For sports…

NFL targeting binge drinking among fans in new season

The full article can be found at http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2009-08-20-nfl-beer-sales_N.htm, and is copied below. NFL targeting binge drinking among fans in new season By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY The NFL will try…

Memphis Redbirds – Play Ball! And that means everyone.

There is nothing wrong with building a business that gives back to society through the promotion of the core of that business. In this case, a pro baseball team that…

D.C. Student-Athletes Become HIV/AIDS Educators

In this article from the Blue & Gray, a Georgetown Univ. newspaper, a fellow Hoya, Tyler Spencer applies his idea for youth health education, not thousands of miles away, but…