Oct. 20 – Nov. 2, 2019
Welcome to issue three hundred and twenty-three of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:
1. As he rehabs injuries, ex-Texan Anthony Hill finds inspiration in fellow patients (Houston Chronicle)
2. Qualtrics extends cause-related jersey patch campaign with the Utah Jazz (SportBusiness.com)
3. Zion Williamson on the Moment He Realized Everything That Was Ahead of Him (Esquire)
4. Tom Seaver and the Enduring Hope of the 1969 Mets (Sports Illustrated)
5. Meet the Atlanta school boys who are now the first all-black golf team to win a state championship (Face2FaceAfrica.com)
6. Budweiser launches campaign to find new NWSL sponsors (SportBusiness.com)
7. Gardner Minshew Will Convince You (National Review)
8. Nepalese man shatters record for scaling world’s highest peaks (ESPN.com)
9. Canelo Alvarez loves puppies, giving gift bags and punching Mario Lopez (ESPN.com)
10. Sport policy boosts countries’ fitness in more ways than one (The Commonwealth)
Peace and Sport Awards nominees revealed after unprecedented number of applications (Peace and Sport)
Not an Underdog Story (by Kyle Lowry) (The Players’ Tribune)
Three-time Olympian Kara Winger Credits Coaches for Her Development in Javelin (SportsEngine)
Keep Girls in Sport: A Digital Coaching Curriculum (Up2Us Sports)
2019 RWJF Sports Award Winners Announced: Chattanooga Football Club, Figure Skating in Harlem and MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation (RWJF)
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.
How Ta’u Pupu’a Went From the NFL to the Opera (Great Big Story)
Coaches Across Continents- Bangladesh AFC Rohingya (YouTube)
In this day and age, the word “influencer” usually is attached to someone relatively young, somewhat famous, who can get folks, also usually young, to do something. We get it. However, it would be wrong to assign influencer status only to the young, and only to individuals.
We feature a story this week that caught our attention not only because of who was involved, mega-brand Budweiser, but rather for what it was doing. That is, encouraging other corporate entities to take a look at the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) as a viable sponsorship partner, using its unarguable “influence” to help the emerging sports league. Maybe this has happened before, maybe “behind the scenes,” but we can’t recall such a public effort by a corporation to help sustain a league and then help it grow. As fans of the NWSL, and yes, as fans of Budweiser, we are more than excited by the partnership and hope that companies in the marketplace will take Budweiser and the NWSL up on their offer.
The other stories we are happy to feature this week include: ex-Houston Texan Anthony Hill and the strength he gained by finding inspiration in fellow patients during his injury recovery; the partnership between Qualtrics and the NBA’s Utah Jazz encouraging fans to donate “5 For the Fight” against cancer; New Orleans Pelicans (still to play) star rookie Zion Williamson; legendary New York Mets player Tom Seaver and the 1969 World Series championship; the state championship winning all-black boys’ golf team at Charles Drew Charter School in Atlanta, Georgia; the cult following for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew; the record-breaking Nepalese Nirmal Purja, who climbed the world’s 14 highest peaks in 189 days; world champion boxer Canelo Alvarez, who won yet another title this past weekend; and how smart sport policy can enable a country’s sustainable development.
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As he rehabs injuries, ex-Texan Anthony Hill finds inspiration in fellow patients (Houston Chronicle)
Qualtrics extends cause-related jersey patch campaign with the Utah Jazz (SportBusiness.com)
Zion Williamson on the Moment He Realized Everything That Was Ahead of Him (Esquire)
Tom Seaver and the Enduring Hope of the 1969 Mets (Sports Illustrated)
Meet the Atlanta school boys who are now the first all-black golf team to win a state championship (Face2FaceAfrica.com)
Budweiser launches campaign to find new NWSL sponsors (SportBusiness.com)
Gardner Minshew Will Convince You (National Review)
Nepalese man shatters record for scaling world’s highest peaks (ESPN.com)
Canelo Alvarez loves puppies, giving gift bags and punching Mario Lopez (ESPN.com)
Sport policy boosts countries’ fitness in more ways than one (The Commonwealth)
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Oct. 20 – Nov. 2, 2019