"In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball."
~ Nelson Falcão Rodrigues
While the past few days have been difficult, the power of sport continues to rally those like us who maintain that a ball can change the world. The England vs France friendly showcased how sport can foster solidarity and brotherhood. The upcoming "El Classico" this Saturday should also provide fans a chance to enjoy the beautiful game for just that - something beautiful. We wanted to share several great soccer for social change related events which are happening over the next few weeks. Please take a quick spin through the links below and join us in celebrating the power of soccer as a force for good in the world. Game on!
For those of you in the LA area, please join me on Wed 9/16 for a great event exploring the intricacies of creating Sports and Nonprofit Partnerships. PIRATES (Print, Interactive, Radio And Television Society) has put together a great panel of experts who will speak about how Nonprofits can work with pro and college teams, athletes and sports media to develop strong partnerships that support awareness and fundraising initiatives.
"Stepping Up The Game" - Sports Brands, Talent and Nonprofit Partnerships
Wednesday, 9.16.15 8:30am - 11:00am
"Stepping Up The Game" features leaders who will share their experiences, insights and recommendations to help nonprofits build their sports initiatives and partnerships.
- Steve Van Wormer - Sr. Writer/Producer, Fox Sports and Activist, Pulmonary Hypertension Assoc
- Howard Brodwin - Founder, Sports and Social Change
- LaFern Cusack - Producer and Host, "The Experience," ESPN 710 AM Los Angeles
- Amy Millstone - Associate Athletic Director/Strategic Communications, California State University Northridge
- Steven Yamin - President, Conscience Entertainment Group
8:30am-9:00am: Check-in. Light breakfast, networking.
9:00am-10:30am: Moderated panel discussion and Q&A dialogue.
10:30am-11:30am: Wrap-up and networking.
National Council for Jewish Women
543 N. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
$40 PIRATES Members
$50 Non Members
To register please visit http://www.piratesla.org
Our friends at All Sports United and UCLA Anderson School of Business are producing a dynamic full day conference June 17th at UCLA titled “Sports With A Purpose” featuring well known athletes and sports personalities as well as experts in philanthropy and technology.
They've put together a GREAT line-up of panels, amazing speakers, a strong list of attendees, and a day full of networking with peers. Conference details and list of speakers can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sports-with-a-purpose-conference-tickets-16402842343
Learn, share and get connected to an amazing community of people who are united by the power of sports and philanthropy!
And check out the finalists for the All Sports United Humanitarian Award, which will be presented in LA following the workshop.
Hope to see you there!
A big thanks to LaFern Cusack and ESPN LA 710 for having me on the radio this past weekend to talk about using sports as a platform for social good. LaFern is the long time host and producer of ESPN LA’s public affairs show "The Experience” where she dives into a wide range of topics at the intersection of sports and society, locally as well as a nationally.
Check out my full interview on the ESPN 710 website or listen via their Podcast or iTunes
And follow LaFern on Twitter @LaFernCusack