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…

UNICEF and MLS extend relationship

The full release, copied below, can also be seen at http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/us-fund-for-unicef-and,913135.shtml. To see other MLS W.O.R.K.S. projects, please visit http://web.mlsnet.com/mls/programs/mls_works/. NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Fund for…

It Takes a Village… – Boston rallies for high school sports

Bob Hohler of the Boston Globe writes about an innovative, broad-based initiative called the Boston Scholar Athlete Program that will include financial and other support from foundations, corporations, and academic…

Gozo-Malta Channel swim in aid of three charities

For the full article, please visit http://gozonews.com/featured/gozo-malta-channel-swim-in-aid-of-three-charities/ 2 August 2009 On the Maltese Islands swimming in the sea is a pleasure. On the 22nd of August Dr Paul Scarrow is…

Current NFLer reaches out to his predecessors

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shayne Graham is starting a program to provide free health care services to retired NFL players. You can read an article about it at http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090715/SPT02/307140077/1066/Graham+reaches+out+to+players with an…

Chicago Fire Soccer in the Community Update

Last week the MLS’s Chicago Fire had several in a long line of community outreach events in the Chicagoland area. To see a listing of the schedule, please visit¬† http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3876222….

Johann Olav Koss and Right to Play

By REUTERS Published: July 30, 2009 Koss Still the Boss in Charity Role LONDON (Reuters) – Where once he was storming his way to Olympic gold medals, he now heads…

Georgetown player establishes basketball diplomacy project

Originally appeared in April 2009.¬† http://guhoyas.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/041009aaa.html Former Men’s Basketball Standout Sead Dizdarevic Establishes Georgetown Basketball Diplomacy Project WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last summer, former Georgetown men’s basketball player Sead Dizdarevic did…

In passing – boxer Vernon Forrest

Please see this excellent piece from Kevin Blackistone on the life of champion boxer Vernon Forrest. Vernon was killed last week in an attempted car jacking last week in Atlanta….