Athletes for Hope celebrates ten years of athletes using their platforms for good.
Athletes for Hope is a non-profit founded in 2007, by some of the top athletes in the world, in the hopes of creating an organization that brings athletes together to make a positive impact in the community. According to their website, Athletes for Hope aims “to educate, encourage and assist athletes in their efforts to contribute to community and charitable issues, to increase public awareness of those efforts, and to inspire others to do the same.” So many athletes want to give back, but they’re unsure of how to begin or what that process looks like. In comes Athletes for Hope to connect the dots between athletes and the causes they’re passionate about. A dozen leaders in the industry took it upon themselves to create an organization that harnessed the innate competitive spirit of athletes and channeled it into something positive.
Over the past decade, Athletes for Hope has created over 2,000 connections between athletes and charities and their membership has grown to over 3,000 athletes. According to their website, the fastest growing initiative is Athletes for Hope University (AFH-U), which provides workshops for college teams as well as engage student-athletes in discussions about how to serve in the communities they live in during their time on campus. This program has grown to 5 college campuses with the goal of reaching more this year. This provides students with the opportunity to experience impactful community service and obtain the benefits of student leadership and governance.
Athletes for Hope has helped hundreds of non-profits advocate for their initiatives. They’re able to connect their athletes with existing missions to amplify an organization’s message and create awareness around the world.
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