Archive for the 'Social Issues' Category

October 19th, 2014

Beats by Dre :: “LeBron James RE-ESTABLISHED 2014″ and other thoughts on Athletes Making a Difference

The words “Akron Est. 1984” are inked on LeBron James’ body. Moving back to Cleveland in 2014 is the re-establishment of his legacy in Northern Ohio. He now embarks on the next and greatest chapter of his career. This offseason, with Powerbeats2 Wireless, LeBron has re-established his body through intense training. He’s also ...
September 22nd, 2014

Chivas USA helps “Heal The Bay” during Week of Gratitude

Chivas USA and Heal the Bay worked together with fans to clean up Venice Beach for the Coastal Clean-up Day on September 20th. These kinds of things are pretty cool and I wish I'd known about it before it happened. I've done a few things like this whether its an LA River Clean Up or something down at the beaches here in SoCal. Its interested ...
September 11th, 2014

Watch :: MLS 9-11 Memorial #NeverForget

This video is one from the archives. * Interesting factoid that I didn't know.... The attacks on New York and the United States on September 11th, 2001 - the gutless and cowardly terrorists acts - happened on a Tuesday of that week effectively ending the MLS regular season as the final weeks' regular season's matches were canceled. But, on ...
September 11th, 2014

QPR Midfielder Joey Barton Helps in the Fight Against Homophobia in Football #RainbowLaces

QPR midfielder Joey Barton leads support to help tackle one of the toughest challenges in sport: homophobia in football. “It’s important that we break down barriers, certainly as the predominant sport in this country. Football can make a lot of people’s lives better and this is a very simple way of us as an industry showing that we ...
September 10th, 2014

D.C. United & MLS WORKS for “Soccer Kicks Cancer”

In their continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment, MLS WORKS has created "Soccer Kicks Cancer" - a League-wide initiative focused on providing strength and hope in the fight against cancers affecting men, women and children. MLS and MLS Works has initiatives in Childhood Cancer Awareness, Breast Cancer ...
September 7th, 2014

Neymar Jr. Project Institute in Santos is Almost Complete

Here is an aerial picture of part of the soon to open Neymar Jr. Project Institute - a football stadium, swimming pool all year round, sports halls, dining halls, classrooms, health services, cardiology, dental, and other units which open to 800 students in October and eventually have about 2,500 students. The institute is a collaboration between ...
September 6th, 2014

Watch :: Arsenal FC Help in the Fight Against Homophobia in Football #RainbowLaces

FA Cup winners Arsenal, Paddy Power, Stonewall and the Gay Football Supporters' Network have again teamed up to help tackle one of the toughest challenges in sport: homophobia in football. Following last years campaign where players from 52 clubs across the UK laced up to show their support for gay players the rainbow colored boot laces are back ...
August 23rd, 2014

Sounders FC to Host Book Drive

The Seattle Sounders will host a book drive for the Toys for Tots Literacy Program on August 30th vs Colorado Rapids. If you are anything like me, I'm sure you have an sh**ton of book laying around your place getting dusty and doing you no good anymore. Well, I used to. Then I moved a few months back and ended up spending a few hours thumbing ...