Gaming Philanthropy: How Sports Fans are Driving Social Good

By Steve Hahn, president of AT&T Oklahoma

Competition might be the spice of sports, but it’s good for charitable organizations, too. Brackets For Good aims to turn nonprofit fundraising on its ear through the concept of gamification. By tapping into the competitive spirits of “fan-lanthropists,” Brackets For Good provides charities with an innovative platform to raise funds, drum up excitement for their organizations and reach new audiences.

Star-studded Lineup Taking Shape for Players Trust golf Tournament Jan. 11-12 in Las Vegas


World Series champion Dexter Fowler and 2015 National League MVP Bryce Harper will be joined by more than 50 current and former players on Jan. 11-12 in Las Vegas when the dynamic duo co-host the Players Trust’s 13th annual fundraising golf tournament and MGM Grand host its third annual poker tournament to benefit the Trust.

Tia’s Hope, a nonprofit that provides “memory moments” for children and families who are fighting serious illnesses, will be the presenting sponsor of the Poker Tournament on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Brackets for Good and AT&T Team Up on New Bracket-Style Fundraising Tournament for Non-Profits


INDIANAPOLIS, October 11, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Brackets For Good and AT&T announced today a collaboration to introduce a first-ever nation-wide Brackets For Good tournament — just in time for basketball’s Big Dance. Tipping off on Feb. 24, 2017, 64 large national charities will compete online in a single-elimination bracket-style fundraising tournament. In addition to raising awareness and funds, the winning organization will receive a $100,000 contribution from AT&T. It’s competitive giving. Everybody wins.

Carnival Cruise Line Brings Its Signature Brand of Fun to the FedEx St. Jude Classic Golf Tournament

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July 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Cruise Line’s partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® extended to the links with the line’s sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, an annual PGA-sanctioned golf tournament held in at the TPC Southwind course in Memphis, Tenn., the hospital’s hometown.

George Springer of the Houston Astros Speaks Up for Children Who Stutter


George Springer, outfielder for the Houston Astros, gave participants of his second annual bowling tournament plenty to talk about by raising awareness and money for children who stutter.

Springer, who has struggled with stuttering since he was a child, joined the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) as a spokesperson.

“Some people have blue eyes, some have blonde hair, and some people stutter,” Springer said on “I’ve never let it hold me back and with SAY, I want to help kids who stutter build the confidence they need to pursue their dreams.”

Sam Fuld, Major Leaguers Come Together to Raise Money for Type1 Diabetes


Twelve Major Leaguers from eight different clubs played in the 2nd annual Sam Fuld SLAMDiabetes Tampa Classic Wiffle ball tournament at the University of South Florida on Dec. 12 to fund camps for children who have Type 1 diabetes.

Chris Archer, Jose Bautista, Chris Colabello, Slade Heathcott, Dan Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, Andrew Miller, Matt Moore, Logan Morrison, John Ryan Murphy and Denard Span joined Fuld for the tournament.

Vigilant Global in Good Spirits at Goal Montreal Charity Tournament

Vigilant's employee soccer team plays for a cause

Vigilant Global spent Sunday on the pitch, in hopes of winning the Lion’s Cup at Goal Montreal’s Charity soccer tournament. It was a long day for the players in the blazing sun, but all for a great cause. The tournament was raising funds for Montreal Community Cares and Tyndale St Georges Community Center.

Viva, Las Vegas!

Major Leaguers – Past and Present – Head to Vegas for Pair of Charity Events
For the first time in its 11-year history, the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s annual off-season, fund-raising golf tournament will be held in Las Vegas, when current and former big league all-stars tee off at Legendary Shadow Creek on Thursday, January 15, 2015. 
However, before taking their swings on the golf course, the players will test their card-playing skills when MGM Grand hosts a poker tournament benefiting the Players Trust on Wednesday, January 14.
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