May 1 – May 21, 2022
Welcome to issue three hundred and eighty-nine of the Sports Doing Good newsletter. This week’s 10 stories include:
1. U.S. Soccer, USWNT, USMNT agree to historic equal pay deals (Yahoo! Sports)
2. Meet the Savannah Bananas, TikTok’s favorite baseball team (CNN)
3. Why rugby is making a big bet on bringing the World Cup to the United States (ESPN)
4. The Junior College Team Built by the Pandemic (New York Times)
5. ONE37pm’s Conversation With Athletes Unlimited Founder Jon Patricof (ONE37pm)
6. At Age 37, There is Nothing Vintage About Chris Paul (SI)
7. No American Has Ever Been No. 1 in Squash. Amanda Sobhy Can Change (New York Times)
8. How Josh Luber And Fanatics Are Making Trading Cards Cool Again (Forbes)
9. Sports legacies Title IX created (ESPN)
10. Ex-Vikings LB Chad Greenway looks to revolutionize college recruiting with innovative partnership (MSN)
Anheuser-Busch Leads Multisport Coalition to Eliminate Game-Day Waste (Beyond Sport)
Laureus USA and Sport for Good Chicago Secure a $5M Grants Appropriation from the State of Illinois (Laureus)
LA28 Makes Adaptive Sport Available to Kids (LA28.org)
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC to improve sustainability (Sport and Dev)
Sport Addressing Humanitarian Crises – Syria’s Struggle (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!
Angel City Football Club makes their inaugural NWSL debut (CBS News)
High school student runs sub-4 minute mile, breaking record set in 1965 (CBS News)
I want to thank all of you who were able to sit in on the Title IX panels that were hosted by Farmingdale State College on May 17th. For me, it was a professional and personal highlight to have so many difference makers sharing their expertise with the audience. The first panel, with Commissioner Val Ackerman, Dr. Donna Lopiano, Dr Richard Lapchick, Benita Fitzgerald Mosely and moderated by Sarah Axelson took us on a journey from the early days of Title IX to present times. While inspiring, much of what was discussed was a challenge, to all of us, to remain committed to seeing Title IX, and its beneficiaries, respected so as to fulfill the goals inherent in the law. As the Women’s Sports Foundation new report is titled, “We’re Not Done Yet.” The panel was incredible, and I am forever grateful to them for sharing their time and expertise.
The second panel included colleagues from the SUNY college system (State University of New York). They included Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, Celine Cannizzaro, Debbie Dejong, Dani Drews, and Lenore Walsh. This panel also presented a look at the evolution of Title IX, as well as a look at how Title IX infuses the work and lives of the panelists. They really brought home the impact and importance of Title IX. It was a pleasure to get to know such incredible members of the SUNY system. Their insights will help current and future professionals in the field of sports management and administration.
We did record the panels and will have the link to the recording available in the next newsletter. If you are interested in a transcript, I can provide that as well. Please email me at email@example.com.
This week we have two stories with a connection to Title IX, including the landmark agreement between the men’s and women’s national soccer teams. This is a true partnership for the benefit of all of the players, and I believe, soccer in the United States. It also sends a message to the rest of the world that such a partnership is possible. That is definitely sports doing good.
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U.S. Soccer, USWNT, USMNT agree to historic equal pay deals (Yahoo! Sports)
Meet the Savannah Bananas, TikTok’s favorite baseball team (CNN)
Why rugby is making a big bet on bringing the World Cup to the United States (ESPN)
The Junior College Team Built by the Pandemic (New York Times)
ONE37pm’s Conversation With Athletes Unlimited Founder Jon Patricof (ONE37pm)
At Age 37, There is Nothing Vintage About Chris Paul (SI)
No American Has Ever Been No. 1 in Squash. Amanda Sobhy Can Change (New York Times)
How Josh Luber And Fanatics Are Making Trading Cards Cool Again (Forbes)
Sports legacies Title IX created (ESPN)
Ex-Vikings LB Chad Greenway looks to revolutionize college recruiting with innovative partnership (MSN)
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Sports Doing Good Newsletter #389
May 1 – May 21, 2022