Unrecognized no more: Wat Misaka

The Northeastern Center for Sport in Society cohosted the premiere of “Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story” at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in Newport on August 8.  The documentary…

April Holmes – US Olympian and role model

After a devastating injury, sprinter April Holmes rebounded and achieved her Olympic dreams. Her story will impress all.  Holmes, who won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the…

Peres Center Summer Camps for Sport and Coexistence

You can learn more about the Peres Center at www.peres-center.org. The following comes from the Center’s July 2009 newsletter. One hundred and twenty underprivileged Palestinian and Israeli children took part…

WNBA Breast Health Awareness program, and more

From Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily’s Closing Bell, Aug. 7, 2009 “WNBA Lynx players will wear commemorative pink jerseys, shorts and shoes during their home game Friday against the Sun…

Stewart Produces Another Successful ‘Smoke Show’ Fundraiser

Driving in circles can lead to great things!  The full article about Tony Stewart’s efforts can be found at http://stewartent.com/stewart-produces-another-successful-smoke-show-fundraiser/2009/08/06/.  To learn more about Speedway Children’s Charities – Texas Chapter,…

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…