The Sports Philanthropy Network Podcast


Every week Roy Kessel interviews the newsmakers in Sports Philanthropy. We take a look inside the innovative programs and creative strategies that help these outstanding organizations make a meaningful impact in their communities. We also interview cutting-edge vendors that have the ability to enhance the success of your organization.

We hope you enjoy our guests and we are always open to ideas for interesting segments. Feel free to reach out to Roy Kessel at and let us know who you would like to hear.

2020 Episodes

  • April 1, 2020--Bridget Niland, Project Play Western New York
  • March 25, 2020--Rickey Jackson, Community Hope Center
  • March 18, 2020--Bernell Hooker, IOU Sports
  • March 11, 2020--Bethany Henderson, CEO, America Scores
  • March 4, 2020--Keenan Harrell, Baltimore Ravens
  • February 26, 2020, Danielle Berman, Tackle What's Next
  • February 19, 2020--Michelle Stroud, Director of Development, Dare2tri
  • February 12, 2020--Tiffany Aidoo, New Orleans Program Officer, Laureus Foundation USA
  • February 5, 2020--Kevin Nemetz, Founder, Tix4Cause
  • January 29, 2020--Kelli Haywood, Founder, Dream On Education
  • January 22, 2020--Randy Mariman, Athletes and Causes
  • January 15, 2020--BY THE NUMBERS-The Year of 2019 in Reveiw


  • Jenny Convey, Giving Tree Associates
  • Daryl Evans, American Cancer Society
  • David Hirsch, 21st Century Dads
  • Pharlone Toussaint, Laureus Sports For Good Foundation, Audacity
  • Marianna Whitehurst, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Chick-Fil-A Bowl, College Football Hall of Fame
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