April 17 – April 30, 2022
Welcome to issue three hundred and eighty-eight of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:
1. ‘The Carpet Capital of the World’ Is Now Soccer Town U.S.A. (New York Times)
2. Monica McNutt Followed Her Love for Basketball to the Best of Both Worlds (SI)
3. Ohio State’s Haskell Garrett wants to do more than survive (ESPN)
4. These Two Former NBA Players Won Gold for the USSR; Now They’re Trying to Save Kids From Russian Attack (SI)
5. Hosting Youth Inc. Podcast Is Learning Experience For Former NFL Star Greg Olsen (Forbes)
6. Color of Hockey: Fort Dupont documentary set to premiere (NHL.com)
7. Title IX at 50: How it Changed Congress, Campuses and Sports (New York Times)
8. Brain Games: How the Mind Performs Under Pressure (Columbia Magazine)
9. ESPN to exclusively air Athletes Unlimited softball, lacrosse in significant media rights deal (Yahoo! Sports)
10. Dogs and Disney: Sports ‘Theme Nights’ Are a Crucial Tool in Bringing Crowds Back After COVID (Morning Consult)
Sport Addressing Humanitarian Crises – The Plight In Afghanistan (Beyond Sport)
The #Whitecard Mobilization Reaches an Audience of 171 nillion people in 113 Countries (Peace and Sport)
I Want to Remember Everything (by Mikaela Shiffrin) (The Players’ Tribune)
Six Dalit sportspersons you should know about: Part 2 (Sport and Dev)
Student Athletes Win Landmark NYC Fairplay Lawsuit (Beyond Sport)
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. And now we add podcasts!
Creating sustainability campaigns that resonate with fans (The Sustainability Report)
Los Angeles Kings host their 1st Indian Cultural Celebration | NHL | (Diya TV)
Small, Slow But Steady | Clip | ND/NF 2022 (Movie trailer)
The Legends of Bath Avenue (by Jacob Tawil)
In one of this week’s featured stories, “Title IX at 50: How it Changed Congress, Campuses and Sports,” New York Times author Alina Tugend takes a look at the New York Historical Society’s 4-month exhibition, “Title IX: Activism On and Off the Field.” Documents, photographs, and other memorabilia help highlight the various efforts, controversies, and well-deserved successes in the 50 years since the legislation was passed. While often associated with sports, the legislation’s impact goes beyond that, which in no way diminishes the impressive gains in the sports area. The exhibition demonstrates the increasing awareness and activism around sexual violence and harassment on campuses and the growing use of Title IX as a tool to fight it. From the article,
“Patterned after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it affected, among other things, girls’ and women’s sports, college admissions, academic majors, vocational programs, teaching and coaching positions and even the handling of sexual assaults on campus. But nothing since its passage has been simple. From the beginning, legislators, policymakers and activists clashed as some tried to extend, and others to limit, the law’s reach and power.”
I am excited that on May 17 at 5pm, via a virtual panel, Farmingdale State College will host a stellar panel of 5 leaders in the sports and social change/equity space to discuss the past, present and future of Title IX. The panelists include: Dr. Richard Lapchick of the University of Central Florida, Dr. Donna Lopiano of The Drake Group, Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, Olympic champion and LeagueApps executive Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, and the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Sarah Axelson. The link to sign up will be included in the next Sports Doing Good newsletter on May 15.
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‘The Carpet Capital of the World’ Is Now Soccer Town U.S.A. (New York Times)
Monica McNutt Followed Her Love for Basketball to the Best of Both Worlds (SI)
Ohio State’s Haskell Garrett wants to do more than survive (ESPN)
These Two Former NBA Players Won Gold for the USSR; Now They’re Trying to Save Kids From Russian Attack (SI)
Hosting Youth Inc. Podcast Is Learning Experience For Former NFL Star Greg Olsen (Forbes)
Color of Hockey: Fort Dupont documentary set to premiere (NHL.com)
Title IX at 50: How it Changed Congress, Campuses and Sports (New York Times)
Brain Games: How the Mind Performs Under Pressure (Columbia Magazine)
ESPN to exclusively air Athletes Unlimited softball, lacrosse in significant media rights deal (Yahoo! Sports)
Dogs and Disney: Sports ‘Theme Nights’ Are a Crucial Tool in Bringing Crowds Back After COVID (Morning Consult)
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Sports Doing Good Newsletter #388
April 17 – April 30, 2022