The situation and implications of COVID-19 continues to evolve daily across the globe, and our sports heritage communities are feeling the effects from both health and economic perspectives. Yet, despite the fears and challenges – many of our members have worked hard to engage with their communities in response to the health crisis. ISHA would like to share your stories of community outreach via social media. If you or your institution have made an impact as a result of the situation we would like to know about it.
Please send your stories, imagery and appropriate text for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and we would be thrilled to share your good deeds. Positive actions of outreach – small, medium or large in scope – are all important. See below some of the good deeds other ISHA members have done to help their communities.
History and sports have a way of bringing us together, especially during difficult times and this is just another way for us to support each other.
Please send your submission to: [email protected]
Community Outreach Stories
USGA Donates Masks & Gloves
In March, the USGA staff donated to the Atlantic Health System, 400 protective masks and 200 pairs of nitrile gloves. This effort was a way to show support of those in the medical field dealing with global health crisis.
As background, the USGA team has used these supplies over the years:
- Masks: The Campus Operations team use these masks as protection during maintenance projects around the campus.
- Nitrile Gloves: The USGA Museum team uses the gloves to handle artifacts. The museum field has adopted using nitrile gloves as a best practice, instead of the traditional white cotton gloves, which were found to retain dirt, residue and remnants of detergents, even after thorough washing. Nitrile gloves are disposable, protect the user and the artifact during the handling process, and are less prone to puncturing than latex. Nitrile is not an allergen, like latex.
LA84 helps kids remain active at home
An ordinary moment inspired Renata Simril to come up with an extraordinary idea to get kids active and give them something familiar in a shuttered and uncertain world.
Simril is president and chief executive of the LA84 Foundation, a private organization that was funded by the surplus generated by the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Its mission is to encourage kids’ development through structured sports, and it has given grants to more than 3,300 youth sports organizations in Southern California for teaching, equipment and training for coaches. Its headquarters on West Adams Avenue houses an impressive sports library and has played host to special events and conferences that promote the importance of youth sports and of giving opportunity for girls to participate.
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame organized a virtual fun run that will support Kids Help Phone
Join the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame for a virtual fun run around Nova Scotia in support of Kids Help Phone. For every age, every fitness level, and every corner of the province. How far can you go?
Let’s take a victory lap around the province together.
A virtual event by the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame that offers participation by donation (pay-what-you-can), with all proceeds going to Kids Help Phone. Participants can run or walk to complete kms with the goal of collectively accumulating enough kms to go all the way around Nova Scotia– the ultimate victory lap! The run will take place over three weeks, starting May 22nd and ending June 12th.
Visit our Victory Lap event page for more information and to register!
Pro Football Hall of Fame teams with Project Isaiah
CANTON, Ohio — When David Baker heard about Project Isaiah and its goal of feeding families in need during the coronavirus pandemic, there was no question what the Pro Football Hall of Fame would do.
“Once we learned the details behind Project Isaiah, it was an easy decision to say ‘yes’ enthusiastically and join as a partner,” the president and CEO of the hall said. “The mission, values and vision at the heart of Project Isaiah and at Gate Gourmet align wonderfully with those of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”