Featured Events

Check out all of our Featured Events.  In addition to these spotlighted events, we have  and even more events located on our Full Event Calendar

We are continually adding terrific sports philanthropy events that support fantastic causes.

If you would like to have your event featured here, please email Roy Kessel at rkessel@sportsloop.com.

December 4, 2019

GENYOUth, a leading youth health and wellness nonprofit dedicated to creating healthy school communities, will be hosting its fourth annual fundraising gala on Wednesday, December 4th at 6:30 P.M. at the American Museum of Natural History. This year's theme "Rise By Lifting Others!" embraces the importance and value of mentoring, inspiring, challenging and investing in youth to help them achieve their personal best. Special guests will include James "J.B." Brown, noted CBS Sports Studio Host and CBS News Special Correspondent, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Minnesota Vikings President and Co-Owner Mark Wilf, Famed Chef and TV Personality Carla Hall, Thrive Global Founder and CEO Arianna Huffington, NFL Hall of Fame Lineman Anthony Munoz, Journalist Katie Couric, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer Claressa Shields along with NFL owners and players, CEO's and entertainment personalities. The Gala is where the organization annually presents their prestigious Vanguard Award to an individual whose commitment, passion and support enable young people to be change agents for their health and wellness and, by extension, their success in academics and in life. Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference and former Chief Operations Officer for The Minnesota Vikings is the recipient this year.

06:00 p.m.

American Museum of Natural History, NY

December 4, 2019

Join members of the growing Washington, D.C. Sport for Development & Peace community for a holiday happy hour at Wunder Garten in NoMa! We're closing out the year with holiday networking.*Please dress warm as we may be mingling outside.Mingle with professionals from:~ International Development~ Sport for Development~ Sports PhilanthropyPlease extend the invite to friends and colleagues who may be interested in joining.Hosted by Erika Mueller, Danielle Berman and Lisa Delpy Neirotti.For more info, contact info@tacklewhatsnext.com.

06:00 p.m.

Wunder Garten, 1101 First Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

December 7, 2019

Santa Hustle Chicago 5K and Kids Dash

It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience.Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Soldier Field.Website: www.SantaHustle.com

09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Soldier Field - 1410 Museum Campus Drive Chicago, IL 60605

December 7, 2019

Milwaukee Youth Sports Alliance Cross Training Workshop

Register via email: michaelk@gmksc.org

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Augustine Prep, 2607 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI

December 9, 2019

Los Angeles Angels Canned Food Drive

In the fight against hunger during the holiday season, the Angels are teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank for the Angels Canned Food Drive, held at Angel Stadium. Fans will have the opportunity to take batting practice on-field, pitch in the bullpens, and more! Donation opportunities include: * Batting Practice - 10 swings for 20 canned food items or a $20 donation (max: 20 swings) * Pitching in Bullpen - 5 pitches for 10 canned food items or a $10 donation (max: 10 pitches) * Shag fly balls in the outfield -$25 for unlimited time * Clubhouse Tours - $20 for adults/$10 for children All canned food items will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank and financial donations will benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation. Acceptable Donations: * Peanut or Other Nut Butters * Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium) * Rice (Brown Preferred) * Canned Fruit (Packed in Water or Juice) or Natural Applesauce * Dried or Canned Beans (Low Sodium) * Whole Grain Cereal (Low Sugar) * Canned or Boxed Soup (Low Sodium) * Whole Grain Pasta * Canned Meats & Fish (in Water) * Healthy Snacks such as Low Sugar Granola Bars, Raw Nuts or Dried Fruit Items Not Accepted: * No glass containers * No expired items

11:00 a.m.

Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA

December 14, 2019

You're invited to join founders Patrick Mannelly, Kevin Gold & Chris Rubio at the inaugural Patrick Mannelly Award Dinner presented by William Blair in celebrating the top college Long Snapper. Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks and a lively discussion featuring Chicago Bears alumni Charles "Peanut" Tillman and Olin Kruetz in conversation with David Kaplan from NBC Sports. The Patrick Mannelly Award is a new vehicle through which football’s unsung workhorses can finally bask in the warm glow of appreciation. Join us as we present this prestigious award to the overall best Long Snapper at the Division I FBS level. Learn more about the Patrick Mannelly Award presented by William Blair - www.patrickmannellyaward.com The Patrick Mannelly Award presented by William Blair benefits Bernie’s Book Bank, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing book ownership among under-served children. Learn more about Bernie's Book Bank - www.berniesbookbank.org

06:00 p.m.

Bernie's Book Bank, 917 N. Shore Dr., Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044

December 17, 2019

At this Future of Sports event on Dec. 17, we will be advancing the conversation. What if Congress developed a national solution to the college athlete pay debate? Should the federal government get involved, and if so, how? What would be the implications for the NCAA and college athletes? What interest does Congress have in stepping in to potentially create federal law instead of a state-by-state approach? On Dec. 17, we will be discussing this topic with (additional speakers will be added): • Mark Emmert, NCAA president (one-on-one conversation) • Mark Walker, North Carolina congressman • Ramogi Huma, National College Players Association executive director • Donna Lopiano, former University of Texas women’s athletic director/president-elect of The Drake Group • Michael McCann, University of New Hampshire sports law professor, Sports Illustrated legal analyst • Ben Strauss, Washington Post sports reporter/co-author of Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA The discussions will occur from 12:30-2:30 pm ET. Please join us in advance for lunch starting at 11:45 am.

12:30 p.m

Washington, DC

December 28, 2019

A benefit and silent auction for IOU Sports featuring 3X Apollo Winner Saxophonist, Rhoda G. at the beautiful Tripoli Center 3000 W. Wisconsin Avenue. This annual benefit will showcase local and national female artist to highlight the ARTS in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) encouraging girls to play instruments, while entertaining the audience through music.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

January 12, 2020

Duncan Keith will hold his annual charity concert benefitting Keith Relief on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Joe's Bar on Weed Street (940 W. Weed St., Chicago). All proceeds benefitted Keith Relief and Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Country music singer and songwriter Randy Houser will headline the event with a performance from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m. Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than $4 million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. He topped the charts with the title track, "Runnin' Outta Moonlight" and "Goodnight Kiss," which was also his first No. 1 as a songwriter, and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated "Like A Cowboy." The event will also include a VIP reception prior to the concert from 6 to 7:15 p.m. with many current Blackhawks players in attendance. General admission ($75 each) and VIP tickets ($200 each) are ON SALE NOW!

6:00 p.m.

Joe's Bar on Weed Street (940 W. Weed Street, Chicago)

January 13, 2020

Sunday, January 12th--Clinic, Dinner, Music, Live and Silent Auction started at 4 p.m.Monday, January 13th--Breakfast on range at 8:30 a.m./Shotgun Start at 9:30 a.m./ Awards lunch to follow

8:30 a.m. Breakfast/Shotgun Start at 9:30 a.m.

Parkland Gold Club, Parkland, Florida

January 25, 2020

Rockford IceHogs Autism Awareness Night/Lego Night vs. Milwaukee

The IceHogs host their annual Autism Awareness Night! This season's contest will also feature an IceHogs LEGO figurine giveaway.This game can be purchased as part of the IceHogs' six-game prime pack: https://bit.ly/2JeI0OVGroup Discounts available for 10 or more tickets. Ticket Packages begin as low as $132 for an eight-game mini pack. For more information on Group and Ticket Packages contact us at 815-986-6465 or ticketservices@icehogs.comSale Dates and Times:Public Onsale : Mon, 3 Jun 2019 at 10:00 AM

06:00 p.m.

BMO Harris Bank Center - 300 Elm St, Rockford, Illinois 61101

February 7, 2020

Join the Chicago Blackhawks for an evening of food and drink by purchasing tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation 3rd Annual Winterfest Event. This 21+ event will give guests unparalleled access to Chicago Blackhawks players and coaches while enjoying dishes from top Chicago restaurants. Net proceeds benefit the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.

6:00 p.m.

Morgan Manufacturing

February 8, 2020

The party begins at 7 P.M. on February 8, 2020. You’ll find us at the Fitler Club in Philadelphia. We’ll celebrate our accomplishments. We’ll raise money to prevent sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. You’ll enjoy an open bar, food stations, and music. Together, we can protect hearts and save lives.

6:00 p.m.

Fitler Club, 24 South 24th Street, Philadelphia, PA

February 29, 2020

Come out for a rare opportunity to play on an NBA court and then come back at night to watch the Grizzlies Vs Lakers. The National High School Basketball Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2006 with the purpose of providing youth a safe haven to develop physically, emotionally, and intellectually. We focus on practical life skills that will guide their path towards graduation from high school, college, or trade school and into a successful adult life.


FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN

March 1, 2020

2020 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson! Congratulations to everyone who registered and earned a commemorative shirt! We still have another great incentive going on: The first person to raise $2,020 will receive a set of airline tickets courtesy of United Airlines! Register and start fundraising today! http://chicagopolarplunge.org/


Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois

April 4, 2020

7:30 p.m.

Boxer Bowtie Club, 5 E. 17th Street, NY, NY 10003

April 5, 2020

Chicago Wolves Autism Inclusion Game

Pucks for Autism runs an annual hockey charity tournament and events to raise awareness & support those with Autism.

04:00 p.m.

Allstate Arena - Rosemont, IL

May 6, 2020

Playworks Indiana’s Kickball Tournament is an active employee engagement event that brings teams of 10-15 coworkers together through tournament play of the beloved playground game—kickball. Companies will compete for the championship trophy and the opportunity to bring safe, healthy play to nearly 11,000 children in elementary schools across Central Indiana. The day will consist of tournament play, food, prizes, and adult beverages provided by Sun King Brewing. We will end the day with an awards ceremony. Playworks’ well-trained, enthusiastic professional staff will lead the excitement by bringing the skills and experience necessary to get everyone involved in a fun and inclusive event.

All day

Midwest Sports Complex 7509 New Augusta Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46268

June 26, 2020

A full-day, must-attend conference that brings together sports philanthropy professionals for education, discussion and networking!Our 2019 event had over 120 organizations represented and you can see the videos and photos from last year at the link below.

All day


July 7, 2020

Brent Sopel Foundation #SAYdyslexia Rally 2020

Details coming soon


Capital Hill

July 16, 2020

Our annual goal & mission allows us to support Keshet: Special Needs. Extraordinary Opportunities. - designed to do whatever necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential. In 2020, we are thrilled to also include the support towards Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) who enriches the lives of people with disabilities in their partner communities through quality recreation services. Thank you in advance to our dedicated board of advisors, donors, sponsors, celebrities and volunteers who continually make this event possible. Together, with your support, we bring the community together and raise funds for this important cause every year.

10:00 a.m.

Twin Orchard Country Club, 22353 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, Illinois 60047

July 26, 2020

Donald Driver is hosting a Super Bowl Championship Reunion as part of his Official Donald Driver Charity Softball Game at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium in 2020! The game will raise money for the Donald Driver Foundation. The mission of the Donald Driver Foundation is to display Strong Hands, Strong Minds, and Loving Hearts to serve as a hand up, not a hand out. He is bringing back a lot of his teammates from the championship team that won in Dallas in 2011. The will be held on Sunday, July 26 at 1:05pm. 🎁 Fans attending the game will receive a complimentary, limited edition Donald Driver bobblehead! Ticket Options: Front Row Box Seat | $53 Standard Box Seat | $43 Reserved Bleacher Seat | $25 General Admission Grass Seat | $12 Patio Tables (4 seats) | $212 (limited number available) ** (includes one autographed item signed by Donald Driver) - All- You - Can - Eat seats | $80 **There are 69 All-You-Can-Eat seats available for this game for $80 per seat. This ticket includes admission to the game, an all-you-can-eat picnic for 90 minutes, and two beverages (beer, soda, or water).

1:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 2400 N. Casaloma Dr., Appleton, Wisconsin
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