Athletesgive.com Creates Global Portal of Athlete Community Service Events
(Press release, Dec. 9, 2014) — Athletesgive.com, a global portal of athlete community service events, provides fans and sponsors with information on events and programs so they can prioritize and maximize their charitable involvement and contributions. The unique site, which drives traffic to the athlete's existing presence on the internet and prominently displays dates, times, locations and the benefiting charity/organization, is immediately accepting event and program submissions from athlete representatives and other users of the site.
Athletes give countless hours, significant funds and relentless support to outstanding charitable organizations across the country and around the globe. However, the headlines often highlight their negative choices and legal troubles. Athletesgive.com changes the conversation and shifts the focus from such failures to philanthropy, emphasizing the incredible impact athletes have on communities worldwide.
"Recently, the news has been filled with athlete misconduct that represents such a tiny sample size of athlete behavior," said www.athletesgive.com founder and former player representative Jeff Deutsch of Overtime Consulting Inc. "An overwhelming majority of players are incident-free, proud ambassadors of their leagues, teams and families and influential in their communities in positive and meaningful ways. We can't unjustly paint athletes with the same broad brush. The launching of the site is needed to serve as an important reminder of this critical point and the great work being performed on a daily basis."
The website has been in development for months, and the overall concept was created years ago. There are a handful of outstanding sites and blogs that bring much deserved attention to athlete charities and their foundations, but none that allow fans and sponsors to navigate the current philanthropy landscape by accessing event-specific, practical information in a user-friendly way like they can at www.athletesgive.com.
The success and beneficial effect of www.athletesgive.com increases with each event submission form that is completed and posted on the site. The platform encourages athlete and team representatives; marketing and public relations executives; and family, friends and fans to submit all events and programs they know of in the USA and anywhere in the world.