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….

King and Kemp amongst 16 awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Full article from the AP can be read at http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=126&sid=7349189 (Excerpt) By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom…

Crawford and Sabathia team up

Rays LF CARL CRAWFORD and Yankees P CC SABATHIA yesterday afternoon held a clinic for “more than 200 kids from area Boys & Girls clubs, trying to encourage more African-American…

Sports and Sustainability – Survey of D1 college athletic depts

From Inside Higher Ed. The full article can be found at http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/07/30/sustainable, with an excerpt provided below. The below mentioned survey report is available here. 2009-Collegiate-Athletic-Department-Sustainability-Survey (Excerpt) July 30, 2009 College…

New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center

New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center Opens at New England Aquarium Please visit http://www.neaq.org/about_us/center_opening.php to see a slide show of the opening earlier this month. BOSTON – In celebration of…

Chicago 2016 Promoted At Olympic Sports Demonstrations In Washington

From GamesBids.com, July 29, 2009 Chicago 2016 and World Sport Chicago were joined on Capital Hill Wednesday by members of the U.S. Congress, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and representatives from…