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Sports As A Metaphor For Social Change: One Theme, Two Events, Three Million Dollars Raised

Sports As A Metaphor For Social Change: One Theme, Two Events, Three Million Dollars Raised
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many times we in this business get caught up in the hype, the ROI, the buzz and sometimes the routine that we forget about the amazing power that sport has to change lives. Each week my colleague Sab Singh puts out his Sports Doing Good newsletter, which highlights events from around the world and serves as a great reminder of what athletes, leagues, teams and brands are doing that can help move the needle in terms of good will, and how sport can find ways to be a motivator for social change where governments, religion and race cannot.

 

Did Mitch Williams Order Beanball in Youth Baseball Game?

Did Mitch Williams Order Beanball in Youth Baseball Game?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

One thing is being wild, but if recent reports are accurate, former major league reliever “Wild Thing” Mitch Williams is badly out of control.

After he was reported to b...

Preakness: All Eyes on West Coast Wonder Horse

Preakness: All Eyes on West Coast Wonder Horse
BY TOM VALLEDOLMO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Can the West Coast Wonder Horse do it again?

That will be the question on everybody’s mind when the Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome, attempts to add the s...

Boxing Still Big In Jersey ... and Mayweather Is Money

Boxing Still Big In Jersey ... and Mayweather Is Money
BY JOE FAVORITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Boxing, like MMA, continues to be big money in New Jersey. We saw it with a solid card in Atlantic City for Bellator last weekend and we will see it agai...

UPDATE-Minnesota Transfer QB Philip Nelson Arrested

UPDATE-Minnesota Transfer QB Philip Nelson Arrested
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Mankato, Minnesota native who recently transferred to Rutgers may be facing third-degree assault charges back in his hometown.

Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson starte...

Jersey Wild Moves on Without Mitch Williams

Jersey Wild Moves on Without Mitch Williams
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Baseball analyst and former major league closer Mitch Williams often made games exciting during his 11-year career due to frequent wildness.

The 49-year old Williams, wh...

NJ Athletes Among Stars At Collegiate Rugby Championships May 31 In Pa.

NJ Athletes Among Stars At Collegiate Rugby Championships May 31 In Pa.
BY JERRY MILANI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Rugby sevens will make its Olympic debut in Rio (or, if some media reports are to be believed, London) in 2016. It's the inroads that the exciting, fast-paced versi...

My Dream NBA Finals: Brooklyn Nets Versus Los Angeles Clippers!

My Dream NBA Finals: Brooklyn Nets Versus Los Angeles Clippers!
BY ALAN STEINBERG
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

I am sitting here in my den, crying joyous tears. ESPN/ABC broadcaster Mike Tirico just said it all: “The Brooklyn Nets have just won the first post-...

NJ Champs Jordan Burroughs, Ed Ruth Help USA Wrestling Dominate in New York

NJ Champs Jordan Burroughs, Ed Ruth Help USA Wrestling Dominate in New York
BY JERRY MILANI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It was the most unique of settings, Times Square, right next to where the ball drops every New Year’s Eve, with people dressed in Hello Kitty and Spider-Man posing ...

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