Sports Doing Good Newsletter, #306

Feb. 10 – Feb. 23, 2019

Welcome to issue three hundred and six of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:

  1. Who says I can’t (ESPN)
  2. Lindsey Vonn Says Being A Legendary Athlete “Goes Far Beyond Your Sport” (Buzzfeed)
  3. Patriots players surprise local single mother dedicated to giving back (Patriots.com)
  4. It’s more than a game for Junior Hotwheels team (Houston Chronicle)
  5. Meet the Pacers’ highest-ranking women: An NBA team that is gender blind (IndyStar)
  6. Change Making in eSport: The Tip Of The Iceberg (LinkedIn)
  7. Beyond Meat campaign stars investor and NBA star Kyrie Irving (AdAge)
  8. What’s next for the Kenya Ice Lions after viral fame? (ESPN)
  9. There’s a surprising power in not winning — here’s how to make it work for you (Ted.com)
  10. New Balance opens a pub, where you can exchange your miles run for pints (Runner’s World)

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Sports at a crossroads in India (Sport and Dev)
https://www.sportanddev.org/en/article/news/sports-crossroads-india
Peres Center for Peace and Innovation Partners with Israeli Football Association (Beyond Sport)
http://www.beyondsport.org/articles/peres-center-for-peace-and-innovation-partners-with-israeli-football-association/
Building a Women’s Hockey Program One Loss at a Time (New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/sports/hockey/holy-cross.html
Diversity in Sports Nonprofits/Black History Month (Philanthropy Playmakers)
Students Run LA Program to Support Nearly 4,000 At-risk Youth (Beyond Sport)
www.beyondsport.org/articles/students-run-la-program-to-support-nearly-4-000-at-risk-youth/

We present again our “Featured Video” offering(s). With the explosion of video content out there highlighting the good in sport, we want to showcase such content for your enjoyment and learning. This will be an ongoing effort.

Video – Bradley Beal, CJ McCollum, More NBA Stars Discuss Racism for Black History Month. https://youtu.be/khLkBmDPsek

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Who says I can’t (ESPN)
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/25983010/who-says-rob-mendez-head-football-coach

Lindsey Vonn Says Being A Legendary Athlete “Goes Far Beyond Your Sport” (Buzzfeed)
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lindsey-vonn-sports-legacy-profile

Patriots players surprise local single mother dedicated to giving back (Patriots.com)
https://www.patriots.com/news/patriots-players-surprise-local-single-mother-dedicated-to-giving-back

It’s more than a game for Junior Hotwheels team (Houston Chronicle)
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/general/article/HCHSA-Insider-It-s-more-than-a-game-for-Junior-13637020.php

Meet the Pacers’ highest-ranking women: An NBA team that is gender blind (IndyStar)
https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2019/02/21/meet-pacers-highest-ranking-women-nba-team-gender-blind/2788041002/?platform=hootsuite

Change Making in eSport: The Tip Of The Iceberg (LinkedIn)
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/change-making-esport-tip-iceberg-richard-loat/

Beyond Meat campaign stars investor and NBA star Kyrie Irving (AdAge)
https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/meat-campaign-stars-investor-kyrie-irving/316690/

What’s next for the Kenya Ice Lions after viral fame? (ESPN)
http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/25947292/next-kenya-ice-lions-viral-fame

There’s a surprising power in not winning — here’s how to make it work for you (Ted.com)
https://ideas.ted.com/theres-a-surprising-power-in-not-winning-heres-how-to-make-it-work-for-you/

New Balance opens a pub, where you can exchange your miles run for pints (Runner’s World)
https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/news/a26422660/new-balance-the-runaway-pub/

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