Welcome to Sporting Generosity
In November 2009 Charles Woodson, star cornerback and 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year made a $2 million donation to the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital, yet it stands reasonable to believe that less than 5% of sports fans and an even smaller fraction of our total population know about this charitable contribution. Why is it that these selfless acts go with such little fanfare and coverage in our society?
Sporting Generosity is here to celebrate the achievements made to our community through sport and to not let these incredible acts of generosity go unnoticed. Charles Woodson is not the only athlete who has recently made such a significant contribution; every day there are countless acts of extreme generosity by both individuals and organizations that go completely unnoticed by society. We want to provide the platform to identify these achievements and to help facilitate more giving.
We encourage you to learn more about the individuals and organizations behind Sporting Generosity. While doing so, please think about what you can do to help in your community. If you’re interested in getting involved please feel free to contact us.
The Babac'Ards Foundation, founded by Boris Diaw of the Charlotte Bobcats, has a mission of improving the lives of Senegalese children. They are currently fundraising to open a women's training facility. Please click here for more information.
Every day, hundreds of athletes and organizations are showing a tremendous amount of generosity to their community. Here at SG, we can’t possibly know about everything taking place. Please, if you are or know of a professional athlete or organization that has used sport to make our world a better place, please click here to share your or their story.
Sporting Generosity would like to recognize Paul Rabil, deemed by his fans "the Lebron James of Lacrosse," for his off the field achievements. Please click here for more details.