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The Big League Philanthropist podcast shares stories of athletes and nonprofits using #sportsphilanthropy to change the world. Learn why these athletes were motivated to get involved and what motivates them to keep going! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bigleaguephil/support

Big League Philanthropist Danielle Berman

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The Big League Philanthropist podcast shares stories of athletes and nonprofits using #sportsphilanthropy to change the world. Learn why these athletes were motivated to get involved and what motivates them to keep going! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bigleaguephil/support

    Sn 4, Episode 7: Adam Lewis, Sport and Play for Social Justice

    Sn 4, Episode 7: Adam Lewis, Sport and Play for Social Justice

    Today, we're joined by Adam Lewis. Adam Lewis is focused on using play and sport to drive social justice and address the greatest challenges facing our communities.

    Lewis currently serves as an Advisory Board Member to the Portland, OR Parks and Recreation Bureau, a Community Giving Officer creating economic equity across Oregon, and the Principal Consultant at an innovative Fantasy Sports start-up. Prior, he served as the Managing Director of Street Soccer USA-Portland (a nonprofit he Founded), led the social impact legacy strategy for INEOS at the World Athletics Championships OR22, and was a Fellow at the New Leaders Council (NLC).

    As a community advocate, Lewis has ‘talked’ about play and empathy at TEDx, presented on the power of play in politics at the 2022 NLC Convention, was the 2019 Portland Timbers Community MVP Award winner, the Multnomah Athletic Foundation Impact Award winner, and has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today and the Oregonian.

    You can learn more about Adam's work at his website, https://www.adam-lewis.co/, and you can connect with Adam on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-lewis-b3922a76/. 

    Listen to his Tedx Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_lewis_how_soccer_helps_us_pay_attention_to_homelessness


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    • 43 min
    Sn 4, Episode 6: Katie Appold, Do More Good

    Sn 4, Episode 6: Katie Appold, Do More Good

    Today, we're joined by Katie Appold, the Executive Director of Do More Good and Nonprofit Hub. Do More Good is a nonprofit organization that focuses primarily on helping people start their own nonprofit journey. They provide many resources to assist people starting out in the nonprofit sector such as the Nonprofit Hub, Cause Camp, their nonprofit Certification Program, a blog, the “Do More Good” book, and a podcast coming in the near future.

    Katie has a long-reaching nonprofit career, filling many leadership roles in human service, foundation, and publishing-related non-profits such as “Our Daily Bread”. Danielle and Katie chat about the importance of resources for nonprofit leaders, the differences between for profits and nonprofits, why it’s not always a good idea to create a nonprofit, and how she’s seen sports play a role in creating impact.

    You can learn more about Do More Good and Nonprofit Hub at their website: https://domoregood.org. You can also follow them on Facebook at @DoMoreGood, on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/do-more-good/, on Twitter at @DoMoreGoodUS and on Instagram at @DoMoreGoodNonprofit. You can connect with Katie on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/katieappold.


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    • 35 min
    Sn 4, Episode 5: Brett Rapkin, Podium Pictures

    Sn 4, Episode 5: Brett Rapkin, Podium Pictures

    This week, we are joined by the incredible Brett Rapkin, a 6-time Emmy Award winner, and the CEO and Founder of Podium Pictures. 

    Over the past 20+ years, Brett has created many meaningful relationships and a deep track record for himself by developing, producing, distributing, and promoting premium content with many partners, such as the Los Angeles Dodgers and HBO. Brett wrote, produced, and directed “The Weight of Gold” documentary in partnership with Olympic legend Michael Phelps about mental health and Olympic athletes. The film received over 1.5 billion media impressions on platforms including CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The Today Show. 

    Brett and Danielle talk about how "The Weight of Gold" came to be, Brett's approach to projects he takes on, his company's focus on socially impactful sports media, and the power of sports to make an impact. They also talk about the definition of philanthropy and his advice for athletes who want to speak out and make a difference. 

    To learn more about Podium Pictures, you can follow them on Twitter and Instagram @podiumpics, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Podium-Pictures-102657604576233, and you can follow on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/company/podium-pictures-llc/. You can also check them out at their website, https://www.podiumpictures.com/


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    • 37 min
    Sn 4, Episode 4: Tony Everett, PureGame

    Sn 4, Episode 4: Tony Everett, PureGame

    Welcome back to the Big League Philanthropist! This week, we're joined by Tony Everett, the Founder and Chief Playmaker of PureGame. PureGame is a non-profit organization that puts caring adults, or as he calls them Field Champions, on the field to create meaningful connections through sport. PureGame focuses on making sport fun, while delivering life skills education. Kids step off the field of play knowing that they have what it takes to play the game and take on the challenges of life. 

    Last year, Tony created Personal Best Coaching, a program to help people achieve their maximum potential through unlocking new knowledge that can be used to further their careers and earn what they deserve. He is directly involved as a Head Coach, and 50% of the fees for this program go directly towards sponsoring kids through the PureGame program, thus helping even more people. 

    To learn more about PureGame, you can follow PureGame on Facebook at PureGame https://www.facebook.com/Thepuregame, and you can follow Tony on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/puregame/. You can also check them out at their website, https://www.thepuregame.org/


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    • 48 min
    Sn 4, Episode 3: Myriam Glez, Athletes Soul

    Sn 4, Episode 3: Myriam Glez, Athletes Soul

    Welcome back to the Big League Philanthropist! This week, we're joined by Myriam Glez, the Founder and CEO of Athletes Soul. Athletes Soul is an organization run by former athletes who are dedicated to giving their time and resources back to their athletic communities by providing an organization dedicated to retiring athletes. Myriam is a 2-time Olympic synchronized swimmer, competing for France in 2000 and for Australia in 2008. She also served as a Business Consultant for British Swimming and as a coach and member of USA Artistic Swimming.

    To learn more about Athletes Soul, you can find them on Instagram at @athletessoul, on Facebook at Athletes Soul, and on LinkedIn at Athletes Soul. You can also check out their website at https://www.athletessoul.org/. If you'd like to keep up with what Myriam is doing, you can follow her on Instagram at @glez.myriam and on LinkedIn at Myriam Glez. 


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    • 49 min
    Sn 4, Episode 2: Hilton Freund, The Twinning Project

    Sn 4, Episode 2: Hilton Freund, The Twinning Project

    Welcome back to the Big League Philanthropist! This week, we're joined by Hilton Freund, Chief Executive at The Twinning Project, an initiative launched in the United Kingdom to pair professional European football clubs with Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Services. In this episode, Danielle and Hilton talk about how unemployment impacts imprisonment, the importance of receiving support from major sports teams, and what people can do to help drive change.

    If you'd like to learn more about The Twinning Project, you can following them on Twitter at @projecttwinning, or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/twinningproject-uk. You can also check them out at their website, www.twinningproject.org. 


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    • 58 min

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