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Kathy Babiak and Stacy-Lynn Sant

The transformative promise of philanthropy can bring attention to the need for social change. Celebrities, such as high-profile professional athletes, exercise tremendous influence over the public consciousness, which leads to greater connections and significant prominence in public life

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Daniel Yang and Kathy Babiak

or emphasis on these initiatives. In particular, a specific form of corporate social responsibility (CSR)—corporate philanthropy (CP)—has received little attention in sport scholarship despite the increased formalization of this business function in practice ( Babiak & Wolfe, 2009 ; Ratten & Babiak

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Stefan Walzel, Jonathan Robertson, and Christos Anagnostopoulos

focused on one or more of the following areas:  • Social responsibility within the organizational context of a PTSO.  • These could include but were not limited to:   ○ charitable foundations   ○ community development   ○ environmental initiatives   ○ team-owned facilities   ○ philanthropy Stakeholder

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Kathy Babiak, Brian Mills, Scott Tainsky, and Matthew Juravich

This study explored the philanthropic landscape of professional athletes and their charitable foundations. This research also investigated factors influencing the formation of philanthropic foundations among this group of individuals. First, data were collected to identify athletes in four professional North American sport leagues who had formed charitable foundations. Then, 36 interviews were conducted with athletes, foundation directors, league and team executives and a sport agent to explore the motives and beliefs about philanthropy in professional sport. Using the theory of planned behavior, this paper identified the factors considered in the formation of charitable foundations in this unique group, primarily focusing on attitudes (altruistic and self-interested), perceived behavioral control, subjective norms, self-identity and moral obligation as antecedents to athlete philanthropic activity. The paper also discusses the unique context in which these individuals operate, some of the particular constraints they face, and identifies opportunities for athlete foundations and their partners.

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Dr. M. Elizabeth Vemer

This article is a review of literature pertaining to women’s philanthropy. The purpose is to provide a basis for research related to reasons women donate to athletics and sports. An analysis of women donors as portrayed in the non-profit and political sector philanthropic literature is provided. Inferences for sport fundraising are explored in terms of private donor giving to intercollegiate athletics, especially that which may enhance women’s sporting opportunities. Emphasis is placed on the role of women as financial donors and philanthropists during the 1990s. Projections are made relative to the potential for and nature of female philanthropy in the future.

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Cheri Bradish and J. Joseph Cronin

Over the past decade, there has been a groundswell of support within the sport industry to be “good sports”, as evidenced by a growing number of, and commitment to, “giving” initiatives and “charitable” programs. Consider the following examples:

• In 1998, the “Sports Philanthropy Project” was founded, devoted to “harnessing the power of professional sports to support the development of healthy communities.” (Sports Philanthropy Project, 2009) To date, this organization has supported and sustained over 400 philanthropic-related organizations associated with athlete charities, league initiatives, and team foundations in the United States and Canada.

• In 2003, “Right To Play” (formerly Olympic Aid) the international humanitarian organization was established, which has used sport to bring about change in over 40 of the world's most disadvantaged communities. Of note is their vision to “engage leaders on all sides of sport, business and media, to ensure every child's right to play” (

• In 2005, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) became one of the first sport organizations to create an internal corporate social responsibility unit, and soon thereafter committed a significant percentage of their revenues to related corporate social responsibility programs (FIFA, 2005).

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.1123/jsm.26.2.127 HRM Practices, Organizational Citizenship Behaviors, and Perceived Service Quality in Golf Courses Solha Husin * Packianathan Chelladurai * Ghazali Musa * 3 2012 26 2 143 158 10.1123/jsm.26.2.143 An Investigation into Professional Athlete Philanthropy: Why Charity Is Part of the

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.2019-0430 All the News That’s Fit to Print? How the Media Frames Professional Athlete Philanthropy Kathy Babiak * Stacy-Lynn Sant * 11 08 2020 1 01 2021 35 1 55 68 10.1123/jsm.2019-0323 jsm.2019-0323 Stigma Consciousness and Work Outcomes of Senior Woman

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Samuel López-Carril and Christos Anagnostopoulos

also the abilities that collect, incorporate, and restore goodwill ( Kolyperas et al., 2016 ). Moreover, Tilcsik and Marquis ( 2013 ) empirically demonstrated that disasters (natural ones, in their case) led to a punctuated increase of corporate philanthropy. At the same time, during the pandemic

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Alexander L. Curry and Tiara Good

baseball is on hiatus. Ultimately, without games, talk about baseball lost its rhythm, and three new frames emerged: virus, philanthropy, and rankings. Before turning to these new frames, it is noteworthy to mention that the player update theme did not disappear, but instead, adjusted to the postponed