June 2 – June 15, 2019
Welcome to issue three hundred and fourteen of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:
1. The World’s 8 Toughest Races (Outside Magazine/Pocket)
2. NHL and NHLPA to Celebrate Pride Month as Part of “Hockey Is For Everyone” (SB Nation)
3. For athletes who won’t shut up and dribble, ‘a lot of reward to using your voice’ (Washington Post)
4. Female Golfers Open Up About Influencers’ Role in Shaping the Future of the Sport (Front Office Sports)
5. Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz seek change in culture through World Cup (Al Jazeera)
6. Virgil Abloh Teams Up With Nike Lab Chicago to Launch Re-Creation Center (Vice)
7. Adidas is donating $1 for every km people run to save the world’s oceans from plastic waste. (GOOD)
8. Carli Lloyd Is Not Yet Ready to Ride into the Sunset (Bleacher Report)
9. The Art Of Sideline Reporting, As Told By The Best In The Business (Dime Magazine)
10. NFL, Players Union Uniting to Tackle Mental Health and Pain Management (Lastwordonprofootball.com)
Paddy fields of dreams: the Myanmar teen making way in women’s football (Peace and Sport)
70 Minor League Baseball Teams to Celebrate Pride (Beyond Sport)
UEFA Foundation Announces Grants to 22 Organizations (Beyond Sport)
Gold Medal Mindset: Competing with confidence (NAYS)
On the Pitch, You Are Never Alone (Wang Shuang) (The Players’ Tribune)
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.
United by ping pong, these players find community in a New York park (National Geographic)
Over the past six years we have featured more than 3000 stories (after reviewing many, many more). Each story we featured, in its own way, connected with our readers. Sometimes it had to do with the reader experiencing the same high or low of playing sports, or being a sports fan or knowing someone who had those experiences. Many times it was just the sense of admiration, wonder, and excitement the reader experienced learning about athletes, non-profits, leagues, players, corporations, etc. and their “good” actions.That being said, with so many stories, you would be forgiven for not remembering a particular story. But we argue that the story of Gabe Grunewald was one that you definitely remembered.
Gabriele Grunewald was a very good runner but no world champion or Olympic gold medalist. Why was she so memorable? Well, it was her tenacity in the face of multiple cancer diagnoses even while she was competing at a high level. We also found her story to be memorable because it just seemed so damn unfair. And while that is deservedly the feeling for anyone stricken with cancer, it just seemed a bit worse for a young lady on the cusp of her athletic and personal successes.
Well, we heard this week that Grunewald passed away and that news hit hard. Despite never meeting or even communicating with her, we felt a loss normally reserved for a friend or loved one. You may have the same feeling and we certainly understand why. To read the original Sports Illustrated article we featured in 2017, please click here. And to read about her passing, see the New York Times article by clicking here.
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The World’s 8 Toughest Races (Outside Magazine/Pocket)
NHL and NHLPA to Celebrate Pride Month as Part of “Hockey Is For Everyone” (SB Nation)
For athletes who won’t shut up and dribble, ‘a lot of reward to using your voice’ (Washington Post)
Female Golfers Open Up About Influencers’ Role in Shaping the Future of the Sport (Front Office Sports)
Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz seek change in culture through World Cup (Al Jazeera)
Virgil Abloh Teams Up With Nike Lab Chicago to Launch Re-Creation Center (Vice)
Adidas is donating $1 for every km people run to save the world’s oceans from plastic waste. (GOOD)
Carli Lloyd Is Not Yet Ready to Ride into the Sunset (Bleacher Report)
The Art Of Sideline Reporting, As Told By The Best In The Business (Dime Magazine)
NFL, Players Union Uniting to Tackle Mental Health and Pain Management (Lastwordonprofootball.com)
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Sports Doing Good Newsletter, #314
June 2 – June 15, 2019