Athletes have an incredible platform to reach a wide audience in furthering worthy causes and can utilize their celebrity, resources and influence as means to better the world.

The Sport of Philanthropy is a blog dedicated to providing you with information about the various philanthropic endeavors of athletes. Our goal is to highlight best practices in sport philanthropy, bringing light to the positive, “off-the-field” impact of professional (and, occasionally, college) athletes. We celebrate and share the good deeds of those in the world of sports. In our exclusive interviews, athletes, agents and teams talk about why philanthropy is important to them and discuss the causes that are nearest and dearest to them.

Athletes are using their status to make a difference across the globe. Check out our listing of athlete charitable foundations and causes for a more comprehensive look at the sport of philanthropy.