March 29 – April 11, 2020
Welcome to issue three hundred and thirty-five of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:
1. SPORTS PHILANTHROPY + COVID-19 (Philanthropy Playmakers)
2. From homeless to top NFL draft prospect: Javon Kinlaw’s journey (ESPN)
3. A pandemic stopped the Paralympics, but it can’t stop one of America’s greatest sprinters (ESPN)
4. In the Quarantine Age, an indoor sport seizes center stage (LA Times)
5. How Teams Are Keeping Athletes Fit For Action As Sport Shuts Down During Coronavirus Epidemic (Forbes)
6. Fenway Park’s Organist Gives Fans That Ballpark Sound At Home — And He Takes Requests (NPR)
7. ‘Together’: Kings launch program under NBA plan to connect during coronavirus crisis (Sacramento Bee)
8. NHL Stars Get Social in the Era of Social Distancing (Wall Street Journal)
9. Next Step Needed: Teams, Athletes Create Teachable Moments For Class (Sportsmediareport.net)
10. With Games Paused, Sports Companies Shift to Making Medical Supplies (New York Times)
Sport is an important team player in the fight against coronavirus (Sport and Dev)
The World of Sport Comes Together For #IDSDP2020 (Beyond Sport)
The Real Miami (by Udonis Haslem) (The Players Tribune)
A Call to Address Youth Isolation During the COVID-19 Crisis (Coalition for Belonging)
5 Keys to Keeping Your Kids Active and Healthy At Home (SportsEngine)
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.
Why Sports Will Save Humanity (Keenan Harell) (TEDxBarryU)
Racing Sidecar with the Motocross Bros (Great Big Story)
How Play is Changing Education for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Coaches Across Continents)
Our every day is being dominated by news about the coronavirus pandemic, whether at the global and national levels, or most impactfully for many people, at the (very) local level. As a resident of New York City, I can’t help be gripped by the often troubling news about the spread of the pandemic and the health of literally thousands and thousands of New Yorkers.
But I purposely used the word “often” because not every story is negative. As has been true throughout history, including recent history, our toughest societal problems and challenges have been met with individual and communal resolve and resilience that elicits real hope that we will get through these tough times and very possibly be better when it is all over.
So yes, the 10 stories this week, as well as the stories in the “10+” and video sections are dominated by stories dealing with the pandemic, but as our name suggests, the stories are positive and hopeful in nature. I hope that you do find things to feel good about and maybe will be further motivated to find more opportunities to support those in and outside your community during this unprecedented time. We will get through this. Take care.
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So, enjoy. And have a good week.
SPORTS PHILANTHROPY + COVID-19 (Philanthropy Playmakers)
From homeless to top NFL draft prospect: Javon Kinlaw’s journey (ESPN)
A pandemic stopped the Paralympics, but it can’t stop one of America’s greatest sprinters (ESPN)
In the Quarantine Age, an indoor sport seizes center stage (LA Times)
How Teams Are Keeping Athletes Fit For Action As Sport Shuts Down During Coronavirus Epidemic (Forbes)
Fenway Park’s Organist Gives Fans That Ballpark Sound At Home — And He Takes Requests (NPR)
‘Together’: Kings launch program under NBA plan to connect during coronavirus crisis (Sacramento Bee)
NHL Stars Get Social in the Era of Social Distancing (Wall Street Journal)
Next Step Needed: Teams, Athletes Create Teachable Moments For Class (Sportsmediareport.net)
With Games Paused, Sports Companies Shift to Making Medical Supplies (New York Times)
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Our goal is to have Sports Doing Good be a portal housing original content and excerpts from and links to the increasing number of articles, websites, video, and other media that showcase the good in sports and society. We aim to celebrate those concepts, activities, events, and individuals by highlighting them for a wider audience. Much of the news today, whether sports- related or not, is incredibly negative and increasingly polarizing, biased, and quite annoying. We are trying to refocus some of the discussion on the good, with a focus on sports.
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Sports Doing Good Newsletter, #335
March 29 – April 11, 2020