Temple University Owls Athletic Training Society (OATS), committed to education and community involvement, formed a relationship with Lanning Square Elementary School (LSE). Located less than 10 miles from campus in Camden, NJ, a high incidence of poverty, violence, and one-parent families is the norm. Through a grant, OATS adopted the fifth-grade classes at LSE for 1 year, beginning with letter exchanges between OATS students and elementary students. OATS traveled to LSE for their holiday party, met their pen pals, and provided healthy snacks. In the spring, the LSE completed a health/wellness unit and visited Temple. Students shared several health activities including learning about bones/muscles in the anatomy laboratory, stretching properly, and exercising. They received lunch and Temple mementos. OATS raised money the following year to continue the project. This allowed OATS and administrators to participate positively in our community, promote diversity, and introduce healthy lifestyles to youngsters.
Dani M. Moffit, Jamie L. Mansell, and Anne C. Russ
Lisa Kihl, Kathy Babiak, and Scott Tainsky
As corporate community initiatives (CCI) in sport are becoming an important dimension of corporate social responsibility, a key issue is evaluating the quality of the processes by which they are delivered and how they are managed. The purpose of this study was to explore the implementation process of a professional sport team’s CCI using program evaluation theory (Chen, 2005). Interviews were conducted with 42 key stakeholders (team executives, partnership implementers, participants, parents, coaches) from one Major League Baseball team’s CCI to understand critical processes involved in CCI implementation and execution. The findings showed concerns in the quality of program implementation with the: 1) the partnership agreement, 2) the ecological context, 3) protocol and implementation, and 4) target population. We propose an iterative model of program evaluation for use in the sport context. We conclude the paper with recommendations for further research in this area and implications for practitioners.
James Curtis, William McTeer, and Philip White
This paper reports on tests of relationships between participation in organized sport as a youth and earned income in adulthood. The data are drawn from a sample survey of adult Canadians. The results, both before and after appropriate controls, show that those who participated in organized sport as a youth tended to have higher annual earned incomes as adults than those who did not participate in this way. The relationships are stronger and more consistent for males than females across social subgroups defined by education level completed. Further supplemental analyses compare the explanatory import of youth sport participation and other forms of voluntary community involvement as a youth. Also presented are interpretations of the results, which emphasize the “cultural and social capital” and “physical capital” outcomes of involvement in youth sport activity.
Velina B. Brackebusch
dimensions of CSR initiatives in sport organizations, such as philanthropic activities, community involvement, and environmental initiatives; youth educational initiatives; health initiatives; financial responsibility; and stakeholder management. They drive home the point that there is an increase in the
Kirstin Hallmann, Anita Zehrer, Sheranne Fairley, and Lea Rossi
volunteers ( Bang & Chelladurai, 2009 ; Clary & Snyder, 1999 ; Ma & Draper, 2017 ). Common volunteer motives include values, interpersonal connections, career, personal growth, extrinsic, community involvement, and love of sports ( Bang & Chelladurai, 2009 ; MacLean & Hamm, 2007 ). Volunteer motives have
, Sugden, & Burdsey, 2013 ), which highlight the importance of community involvement and community voices in establishing SfD projects. Lindsey and colleagues, by emphasizing localizing SfD, continue to expand an idea from previous research that SfD is dependent on interconnected working dimensions that
Laurel Whalen, Jeanne Barcelona, Erin Centeio, and Nathan McCaughtry
critical importance of a child's home and community life in establishing a physically active lifestyle, research has suggested that “family and community involvement is one of the least frequently implemented components of CSPAP” ( Cipriani, Richardson, & Roberts, 2012 ). If family involvement and
Ayse Meydanlioglu and Ayse Ergun
.305 18. Hoelscher D , Springer A , Ranjit N , et al . Reductions in child obesity among disadvantaged school children with community involvement: the travis county CATCH trial . Obesity . 2010 ; 18 ( suppl 1 ): 36 – 44 . doi:10.1038/oby.2009.430 10.1038/oby.2009.430 19. National Association
Collin A. Webster, Emily D’Agostino, Mark Urtel, Jaimie McMullen, Brian Culp, Cate A. Egan Loiacono, and Chad Killian
activity program research and implications . Quest, 70 ( 2 ), 191 – 212 . doi:10.1080/00336297.2017.1365002 10.1080/00336297.2017.1365002 Cipriani , K. , Richardson , C. , & Roberts , G. ( 2012 ). Family and community involvement in the comprehensive school physical activity program . Journal
Hannah G. Calvert, Lindsey Turner, Julien Leider, Elizabeth Piekarz-Porter, and Jamie F. Chriqui
(PE), PA opportunities during school, PA opportunities before and after school hours, staff involvement, and family and community involvement. 5 , 6 Having a greater number of PA opportunities during the school day, as provided in a CSPAP approach, is positively associated with PA engagement during