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…

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Giants' Randy Johnson dedicates baseball field in hometown

From the Pleasanton Weekly. http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=2396 Giants’ Randy Johnson dedicates baseball field in Livermore: Renovation work at May Nissen Park joins in establishment of new Livermore Junior Giants league August 12,…

Samaritan's Feet Program – Building the cause

Andy Katz at ESPN writes about IUPUI coach Ron Hunter and his efforts with the Samaritan’s Feet Program. (www.samaritansfeet.org). The full article can be found at http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?entryID=4374223&name=katz_andy, with the AP…

Annual Shrine 100 Race for Shriners Hospital with Ray Evernham

You can find other racing/NASCAR charity related events listed at http://www.jayski.com/pages/charities.htm#shriners. Ray Evernham is getting back behind the wheel to help raise funds and awareness for Shriners Hospital. Evernham will…

USA Football Named “Official Youth Football Development Partner” of NFL and NFLPA

USA Football Named “Official Youth Football Development Partner” of NFL and NFLPA: NFL & NFLPA recognize August as “USA Football Month” as America prepares for football season August 11, 2009….