• Summitt Foundation Gets $50K Boost from NCAA

    by News Sentinel July 2016

    The NCAA donated $50,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation in memory of the former University of Tennessee coach, the foundation announced Wednesday.

  • Zumbathon Raises Money for Kids in Need

    by Amir Vera July 2016

    Over 40 people danced and sweated their hearts out Sunday to raise money for children who need school supplies.The Virginia Beach Jaycees, a leadership training organization for adults ages 18 to 40, sponsored the first Zumbathon at the Inlet Fitness gym as fundraiser for the Seton Youth Shelters Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program, based in Virginia Beach.

  • HS Hosts Fundraiser to Help Student-Athletes Cover Fees

    by Chicago Daily Herald July 2016

    Imagine your child really wants to join a sports team at school, but the $100 fee to sign up is too costly to fit into your budget. Maybe you find a way to swing the $100 for them to participate in one sport, but when they express interest in another — which means another $100 — you have to disappoint them and say no, we can't afford it. That's the case for some students at West Chicago Community High School. Girls cross country Coach Bob Maxson has seen it firsthand, along with coaches from just about every other sport at the school.

  • HS to Use $25K Donation for New Scoreboard, Field

    by Madhu Krishnamurthy June 2016

    Bartlett High School will be able to get a new stadium scoreboard thanks, in part, to a $25,000 donation from the Bartlett Rotary Club. The money will go to the Bartlett High School Booster Club, which has been raising funds for five years to build an athletic activity complex at the 19-year-old school so its students would no longer have to share facilities with Streamwood High School.

  • Youth Football League Hit by Thieves — Again

    by Kelly Puente June 2016

    This is the third time in three months the Fullerton Bears Junior All American league has seen its equipment stolen from a storage container on the Buena Park High School campus, resulting in a total loss of more than $20,000, said board member Fred Jung.

  • Plan: $750M from Taxpayers for Raiders Stadium

    by Portland Press Herald June 2016

    Billionaire Sheldon Adelson wants Las Vegas to ante up the biggest subsidy in professional football history to lure the Oakland Raiders to the gambling mecca. The chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the world's largest casino company, teamed up with developer Majestic Realty Co. to propose a 65,000-seat domed stadium for the National Football League team. A committee of government leaders and casino executives met Thursday to review the plan, which would raise $750 million for the coliseum with a new tax on hotel stays.

  • Police Use Seized Assets to Improve Harlem Gym

    by Maria Alvarez June 2016

    For the first time in 30 years, children at the Frederick Samuel Houses Community Center in central Harlem will play basketball on a new gym floor and have an electronic scoreboard — all paid with cash seized from drug traffickers.

  • County Debates Use of Park Funds for Braves Stadium

    by Carolyn Cunningham June 2016

    Representatives of the Cobb Parks Coalition have appealed to the Cobb County Board of Commissioners at every meeting for many months to fully fund the $40 million 2008 parks bond approved by 65 percent of the voters.

  • YMCA Seeks Donations for Expansion Effort

    by Judith McGinnis June 2016

    It’s a growth spurt 70 years in the making. YMCA of Wichita Falls is campaigning for funds for new and improved facilities to fulfill its mission of meeting community needs, from early childhood education to the health of families.

  • VW Employees Donate to Youth Soccer Program

    by Dave Flessner May 2016

    Volkswagen employees are helping to fund a new program with the Chattanooga Football Club to promote soccer as a way for low-income youth to live active and healthier lives.