Goody Awards kicks off WorldCup4Good Campaign with Special Awards
For Local, National and Global Nonprofits and Social Enterprises doing good in soccer space
To honor local, national and global nonprofits and social enterprises doing good in the soccer space, the Goody Awards kicked off a #WorldCup4Good campaign last night at Sports and Social Change’s World Cup Kickoff Los Angeles event. This marketing campaign will continue through the World Cup 2014 (June 12-July 13) through online awards, and we encourage everyone to look for the good in the games and tweet #GoodyAwards with #WorldCup4Good.
During this Sports and Social Change event, leaders and teams from 12 organizations were recognized for doing good with Hero Goody Award tags and a special Golden Goody Award (our top humanitarian award) for love.fútbol spokesperson Hernanes (#18 for Brazil National Team) who helped raise $32,000 for love.fútbol plus matched the first $25,000 on Prizeo for a trip to the World Cup.
Hero Goody Award tags were given to individuals recognized as global citizens making a difference. Big Congratulations to:
Howard K Brodwin, Sports and Social Change Founder
Drew Chafetz, love.fútbol, CEO and Co-Founder
Mike Geddes, streetfootballworld USA Managing Director
Santiago Halty, Senda Athletics Founder & CEO
Eric Hubbard, Jovenes, Inc./ Street Soccer USA
David Joseph, America Scores LA Executive Director
Rumi Kaibara, Special Olympics International, Director, Strategic Properties
Aaron Kaufman, America Scores LA Board Member
Brian Rilko, Pass It Forward Soccer Co-Founder
Franklin Sirmans, LACMA, Curator of Futbol: The Beautiful Game
Brian Szcerbinski, Special Olympics Southern California, Director, Communications
Corey Williams, Head Coach at the US Soccer Foundation
You can tweet 5 types of Goody Awards (#HeroGoody #TeamGoody etc), and during the World Cup, we will tweet #TeamGoody Awards for each organization who participated in this event. We also encourage you to recognize teams doing good using #TeamGoody. You can then see who is in the lead for Team Goody Award of the Month and Year by checking the LIVE Goody Awards leaderboard.
We will tweet #TeamGoody Awards for organizations doing #WorldCup4Good who were part of this event, including: America Scores, KorovaDTLA, LACMA, love.fútbol, Pass It Forward Soccer, Senda Athletics, Special Olympics Unified Sports, Sports and Social Change, Sports Studio, Street Soccer USA/ Jovenes, Inc., and streetfootballworld.
Join us in celebrating these teams by copying this tweet and/or write your own to recognize good.
America Scores (National program, 13 cities) -> We nominate @AmericaScores for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards for using soccer to teach literacy & inspire youth #WorldCup2014 #WorldCup4Good
KorovaDTLA -> We nominate @KorovaDTLA for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards for providing us w/ a great space, food & drink at #WCKLA #WorldCup4Good
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) -> We nominate @LACMA for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards 4 #WorldCup Futbol exhibit w/30 artists & supporting @SportsandChange #WCKLA #WorldCup4Good
love.fútbol (global program and in Brazil now) -> We nominate @lovefutbol for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards 4 partnering w/ underserved communities to build simple #soccerfields #WorldCup4Good
Pass It Forward Soccer -> We nominate @PIFSoccer for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards by giving #soccerballs 2 communities in need via buy-one, give one model #WorldCup4Good
Senda Athletics -> We nominate @SendaAthletics for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards for donating fairtrade #soccerballs & t-shirts to #WCKLA #WorldCup4Good #WorldCup
Special Olympics Unified Sports -> We nominate @SpecialOlympics 4 a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards 4 promoting social inclusion w/ shared sports training & competition #WorldCup4Good
Sports and Social Change (event host) -> We nominate @SportsandChange for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards for being a GOOD sports marketing agency & hosting #WCKLA #WorldCup4Good
Sports Studio -> We nominate @SportsStudio 4 a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards 4 being entertainment industry leading sports provider 4 wardrobe etc #WorldCup4Good
Street Soccer USA/ Jovenes, Inc. (National program, 16 cities) -> We nominate @StreetSoccerUSA for a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards for using #soccer to help homeless & support underserved #WordlCup4Good #WorldCup
streetfootballworld -> We nominate @sfw_tweets 4 a #TeamGoody #GoodyAwards 4 global network of 100+ nonprofits & NGOs using #soccer 4 social change #WorldCup4Good
And to wrap it all up, we want to send a special shout out to Howard K Brodwin, CEO/Founder of Sports and Social Change, for bringing together sports professionals to celebrate the World Cup 2014, discuss their favorite teams, and how they’re all making the world a better place. FIFA World Cup!
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