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The Case for Sport Philanthropy: Why Isn’t Sport Considered Charitable?

For as long as I can remember, sport has been an integral part of my life. Whether it was being born into Habs fandom, following my dad around between rinks and baseball diamonds, cold Saturday morning figure skating lessons, years on the softball team, or waking up in the middle of the night to catch Team Canada hockey games during the 1998 Nagano Olympics—I have both competed and cheered for sports.

I’ve been enamoured by the Olympic movement almost my entire life. I’ve watched athletes use their star power to elevate communities and seen sport save lives around the world. I’m also a career fundraiser. Yet, with these two passions—philanthropy and sport—running side my side in my life, it had never occurred to me that using sport for good was something that existed.

Read more the rest of the article on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Global website.

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