Saban's group awards $300,000-plus to charities

Alabama’s head football coach Nick Saban has continued the charitable efforts he started when he was head coach at Michigan State. From AP. Aug. 4, 2009. http://www.abc3340.com/news/stories/0809/646691.html?ref=646691 Tuscaloosa, AL –…

Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem will visit Jamaica on goodwill mission

The full article can be seen at http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/basketball/story/1172737.html with an excerpt provided below. (Excerpt) BY FABIAN LYON,flyon@MiamiHerald.com Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem on Thursday will visit Jamaica on a four-day…

Atlanta pro teams "doing good" off the field

Jennifer Brett from the Atlanta Journal-Constituion takes a quick look at the various charitable foundations and activities of the city’s major sports teams – Braves, Hawks, Falcons, and Thrashers. You…

Barca shows up…again

From GOAL, the New York Times Soccer Blog. The full article can be found at http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/03/barca-promotes-fight-against-malaria/?scp=1&sq=barcelona%20malaria%20no%20more&st=cse with an excerpt provided below. Barca Promotes Fight Against Malaria Aug. 3, 2009, by…

Homeless soccer players compete in Street Soccer USA Cup, San Francisco takes title

From AP. Aug. 2, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeless people from across the country competed this weekend in the Street Soccer USA Cup with a team from San Francisco taking…

Coaching clinic brings Boks to the people (South Africa)

The national rugby team of South Africa took time out to hold a clinic for schoolchildren, an event that was part instructional and part outreach to a group that is…

Minor League Team, Major league contributions

The Frontier League’s Traverse City Beach Bums had a nice run on and off the field in the past week. Along with putting together a winning streak, the team organized…

Another MLB team, another week of high-profile charity

Hopefully this will become a trend. Following in the footsteps of the Yankees’ HOPE Week initiatives, the Chicago White Sox are holding a week of fundraising activities, starting today and…

2009 Basketball Without Borders Asia tour in Beijing

The full article can be found at http://www.chinanewswire.com/pr/200908051146441101, with additional pictures at http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90783/91323/6714847.html. Excerpt below, along with a picture of fellow Hoya, Dikembe Mutombo. Nice! (Excerpt) Beijing, China (August 05,…

Sponsorship to increase pro and amateur participation

CIE sponsors mega cycling event (India) (Excerpt) First of its kind in the history of cycling, hundreds of cyclists in all age groups participated in first ever sponsored cycle race-Mujeeb…