About The Sport of Philanthropy

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Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.
— Nelson Mandela


The Sport of Philanthropy is a blog created by social enterprise Champions for Philanthropy to highlight the charitable work of professional athletes, teams and major sports leagues in the U.S. and around the world. Our goal is to showcase best practices in sports philanthropy by sharing the powerful ways that athletes are leveraging their influential platforms to generate positive impact outside the game.

Through blog articles, social media feeds, interviews and other content, we celebrate inspiring philanthropic efforts in professional sports that rarely make the highlight reel. In our exclusive interviews, we talk with current and retired athletes, agents and teams about the causes nearest and dearest to them and how they are effecting change in communities across the globe.

To learn more about Champions for Philanthropy, visit championsforphilanthropy.org

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