I took a trip to East Harlem over the weekend because I wanted to see the place where the dream began. It is a typical impoverished American neighborhood, complete with housing projects, graffiti and the air of hopelessness. Then I turned up 101st street to Harlem RBI’s Field of Dreams and heard the joyful noise [...]
Last week a little more than 100 sports and philanthropy professionals descended onto the Columbia University campus in New York City. The event? Spring Training 2008, a two-day conference sponsored by the Sports Philanthropy Project. The sessions focused on providing sports industry leaders with the chance to learn ways to develop more substantial foundation programs.
In 2007, after years of working in the community with youths, Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli formed his own foundation. The Ovie Mughelli Project’s main areas of focus are education, health and sports and the environment. Mughelli, whose plans to become a doctor have been temporarily sidelined by his pro football career, is using his status [...]
It’s official. You no longer have to wait until St. Patrick’s Day to embrace the emerald color. You can be like the Philadelphia Eagles, think about the environment, and be green every day.
With the launch of the Go Green campaign in 2003, Philly became one of the first professional teams to be actively involved in [...]
March 12, 2008 | Leave a Comment
Back in 1998 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sensed there was something missing. Somehow, even with all it had accomplished, sports philanthropy just didn’t seem to be realizing its full potential. The health initiatives based foundation already knew people loved being affiliated with athletes. And that teams were eager to increase fan loyalty. Was there [...]
Roger Federer brings his game and racket to the U.S. next week, specifically to New York’s Madison Square Garden. On the way toward breaking the 14 grand slam winning record, the 12 slam winner gets to face record holder Pete Sampras in an exhibition game that, for the winner, depending on who you talk to, [...]