Scottsdale's FBR Open raised $4.3 million for charity

Dips into attendance and sponsorships put a dent into the amount the Thunderbirds, the civic organization that organizes the PGA Tour FBR Open, has to give out this year. Still,…

Growing the game – hockey

Here is an example of a truly coordinated effort. Congratulations to all parties involved. Thanks to Joe Haggerty and his Big Bad Blog at WEEI.com. The full article can be…

Laguna Hills Chiropractor Collects Donations for UC Irvine Swimming and Diving Team

This is being included mostly to highlight the fact that many university sports, i.e. non-football and basketball, find themselves in a similar position. Either they have been targeted for elimination…

Sportsmanship, rightly so, gets some support

Two items, one from each side of the pond, brought some deserved attention to the promotion of better sportsmanship.While both are not monumental in nature, the hope here is that…

Enhancing the World Cup atmosphere – inviting true fans

The following news item comes from Reuters. The full article can be found at http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSTRE57D3AR20090814, with an excerpt below. S.Africa’s poor to get free 2010 World Cup tickets Fri Aug…

Birdies for Breast Cancer event – Cristie Kerr

Event takes place today, August 14th. The full article about the event can be seen at http://www.worldgolf.com/newswire/browse/59699-Birdies-Breast-Cancer-annual-golf-classic-Liberty-National, with an excerpt provided below. You can learn more about the organization at…

Fun stuff – Beat Ryan Reynolds…in a marathon

Not exactly the way I would go to prove a point, but kudos goes out to Tim Reid (not Venus Fly Trap from WKRP in Cincinnati), a business exec in…

Help doing social business

The following is not sports-specific but may be of interest to those contemplating the organizational structure of their existing or planned socially responsible venture. This trend would work in the…

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Hoyas front and center

My fellow Hoyas Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo are again in the news for their admirable off-the-court activities. As they both enter retirement full-time, we are likely to see such…

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Bay Area stays active; this time it's the Raiders

From the Contra Costa Times, August 11, 2009 http://www.contracostatimes.com/raiders/ci_13040049 Raiders helping finance new Richmond athletic field Richmond youths will soon have new artificial turf to play on at Martin Luther…