January 17, 2011 | Leave a Comment
The devastating floods in Queensland, Australia, has affected 22 towns and cities across the state, killing more than a dozen people and sending tens of thousands fleeing from their homes.
This past Sunday, Queenslanders Patrick Rafter and Samantha Stosur were joined by fellow tennis players in the Rally for Relief at Melbourne Park to help flood [...]
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN to honor former NC State basketball coach and award-winning broadcaster Jim Valvano. The foundation has grown from humble beginnings of Jim’s personal friends and family to the support structure that includes people of all walks of life, in its efforts to fund research [...]
MaliVai Washington walked into the lobby of the Ritz Carlton and began eyeing the silent auction items displayed on the tables. Not odd – the spread was part of a foundation fundraiser taking place that evening, and Washington was in DC to accept an honor. What was strange is that no one immediately recognized him. [...]
April 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment
The Tennis Ball is WTEF’s largest annual fundraiser and all of the proceeds benefit the children they serve. The two events are the Tennis Ball dinner at the Ritz-Carlton downtown DC, and the Capital One Bank VIP Round Robin Tennis Tournament. The evening at The Ritz-Carlton consists of Live, Mini-Live and Silent Auctions, dinner and [...]
It started with a spotlight on industry trends – we were strongly advised to think global, digital and green. It gave participants access to an extensive lineup of sports executives – nearly 150! And when it was over, we were left to wonder about our own personal brands, and to think about what we needed [...]
There’s a young man in South Carolina whose day job is going to school and playing guard for the Clemson Tigers basketball team. But in his spare time he’s some how managed to start and run a foundation that supports young cancer survivors.
Maybe even more surprising is that Tanner Smith, now a sophomore on [...]
October 25, 2009 | Leave a Comment
Cecil K. Watkins, president and CEO of National Pro-Am City Leagues Association, Inc., passed away October 10 after losing his battle with Pancreatic cancer. He was 76.
Mr. Watkins created ProAm in 1980 as a not-for-profit community service sports league. ProAm is widely recognized as a premier venue for youth and adults to acquire professional experience [...]