Global Campaign to Raise Awareness for the Positive Power of Women in Professional Sports Launches Today
New York, NY (May 1, 2018) - She is one of the most important and most unrecognized professionals in modern society. Today marks the launch of SheIS, which acknowledges and elevates women in sports, and CELEBRATES those who are collective powerhouses and unwavering cheerleaders for their fellow athletes of all skill levels. The female athlete’s accomplishments makes her much more that a fitness figure, yet in current society, she is practically invisible.
In a time when every industry is taking a hard look at how women are being treated in the workplace, collectively, eight North American professional female sports leagues, including WNBA, WWE, Canada Basketball, National Women’s Pro Fastpitch League, US Tennis Association, National Women’s Hockey League, Women’s Pro Lacrosse League and the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, are pledging to empower all female athletes, professional and amateur, and encourage growth in fan attendance through the creation of the SheIS movement.
Founded in 2017, SheIS fills a noticeable gap in the sports industry, where female athletes may feel marginalized and underrepresented, with a powerful vision to use positivity, respect and support to empower women who choose a career in sports. With the goal of increasing resources, viewership, and attendance of women's sports in North America, as well as globally, SheIS encourages all female sports leagues to collaborate and support women in the sporting world, while challenging fans to attend games and use social media to champion women in sports.
Those who took the SheIS pledge at the time of launch include CWHL commissioner, Brenda Andress; National Pro FastPitch Commissioner Cheri Kempf; Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHL) President, Fran Rider; WNBA President Lisa Borders, Chief Executive for the US Tennis Association, Stacey Allaster; Chief Brand Officer for WWE, Stephanie McMahon; and the first-ever female NFL coach, Dr. Jen Welter. Also joining the aforementioned is the Founding Committee and Advisory Board made up of key women and men, including several businessmen and male athletes who support the movement. Later in 2018, SheIS will expand to collaborate with additional professional sports leagues and leaders in soccer, squash, skiing, cycling, and running, as well as others.
“For decades, we have played and cheered for our individual sports, but we haven’t yet looked across the field and cheered for other women on teams who play other sports. As we launch SheIS today, we are now finding strength in numbers and we are taking collective action as women who play sports,” said Lisa Borders. “We are cheering for women in general, expanding our horizons and definitively saying ‘sports is one of the things that we as women need to do,’ so we can teach our daughters and sons that the women can play. Let’s use sports as a platform for women to move the cultural, societal and political needles to create real, positive change.”
"The heroes who run, walk and play among us make up 51% of the global population yet have little to no visibility in the sports world,” said Dr. Jen Welter. “SheIS will give the first true platform for these real world, real women heroes who have been living amongst us. With that comes the opportunity to be much more visible and for female athletes and their supporters to join forces in a really positive way. I love that this bubbling movement is coming from the sports industry, because sports has the ability to change the world.”
Prior to the launch, on April 18, 2018, members of the founding committee, commissioners and prominent members from across the sports world gathered at the WNBA office in New York City to sign the SheIS Pledge. The pledge outlines a collective promise to support female sports across all leagues and today, is open to the general public via the SheIS website so others may join the movement in solidarity.
"The SheIS initiative for me is about making sure that females, especially young girls, have positive models in sports. I have four sisters, all of them are athletes, two of whom are teenagers, and it’s really inspiring for them to be able to look up to professional female athletes and say ‘I can do that one day, that could be me one day’," said Patrick Burke, a career sports executive.
The movement will kick off with the SheIS Challenge, which will see the founding leagues’ leadership and athletes, alongside prominent business leaders and ambassadors in and outside of the sports industry, posting to their social media channels using #SheIS, and challenging friends, family, and colleagues to go watch or attend women’s sporting events throughout 2018. Those challenged are then encouraged to share images of themselves attending or watching a women’s sports game and tag three friends, who are then given the same challenge. Sports leagues will also begin hosting SheIS events throughout the year, to help facilitate further opportunities for people to engage with women’s sports.
In addition to the SheIS Challenge, the initiative will focus on driving funding into amateur leagues through the SheIS Fund. This fund aims to help build the talent pipeline of future professional athletes includes a partnership with Fast & Female, an established North American nonprofit organization founded by Olympic Gold Medalist, Chandra Crawford.
For more information about SheIS, please visit www.sheissport.com.
SheIS hopes to empower women in sports in three ways:
1) Create a movement to build awareness for and support of overlooked talent across the women's professional, national, and collegiate leagues - leading to increased attendance and viewership of women’s sports, and in turn, increased sponsorship opportunities.
2) Capitalize on the democratization of sports viewership that has been created through digital media, especially streaming, by helping to establish partnerships and new avenues for distribution.
3) Use the SheIS fund, in partnership with Fast and Female, to help develop youth athletes across North America, creating a budding pipeline of talent for future years of women's professional leagues.
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Athletes for CARE Joins Greenhouse Ventures On Cannabis Research Initiatives During The CannabisLearn Conference and Expo
Nonprofit organization, Athletes for CARE, to study the effects of cannabis on CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Athletes for CARE (A4C), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by athletes, for athletes, has partnered with Philadelphia-based business accelerator, Greenhouse Ventures, (GHV) on funding for cannabis research initiatives in conjunction with the CannabisLearn Conference and Expo, to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, April 30 – May 2.
"As professional athletes, our stories legitimize the realities of pain management issues and the need for alternative treatment options," says former Philadelphia Flyers Enforcer, and Athletes For CARE Co-Founder, Riley Cote. "Athletes and the public at large alike need research initiatives willing to explore cannabis as a solution for things like CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and Traumatic Brain Injuries."
11-year NFL veteran and Philadelphia native, Todd Herremans, also relates to the need for cannabis research. Herremans has firsthand experience with post-career pain management issues and the impact of opioids as a long-term solution. Herremans has been an active voice, advocating for the NFL to adopt a more science-based approach to cannabis for players.
"It's about harnessing our collective influence and leveraging momentum to ensure that these issues do not go unaddressed," states Herremans. "Many of the issues we share 'stepping off the field' are shared by millions worldwide and deserve the attention, funding and momentum needed to fuel change."
Athlete ambassadors will participate during the three-day CannabisLearn Conference and Expo as moderators, panelists and keynote speakers; exploring topics including the Opioid Epidemic, CBD and Sports, Cannabis Investments, Medical Research Studies, Federal Updates and the controversial lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
To help facilitate ongoing support, GHV has partnered with A4C in a high-visibility campaign designed to jumpstart funding by offering the remaining 1,000 conference passes at 50% off list price through April 30th. Discounted passes are available exclusively through the Indiegogo campaign launched on April 20th, and GHV has also agreed to donate half of the campaign proceeds to A4C, a potential $100K donation which would be the largest contribution A4C has received to-date for cannabis research initiatives.
"Concussion-related brain damage has become a serious public health issue," notes GHV CEO and newly elected A4C Advisory Board Chair, Kevin Provost. "It's an honor to provide an outlet and the means to support the cause Athletes for CARE is championing."
With MLB Network now available on the DAZN platform, subscribers can enjoy baseball content 24/7 throughout Canada
TORONTO/NEW YORK CITY (March 29, 2018) – Today, DAZN Canada, a leading live-streaming sports service, has announced its carriage of MLB Network, Major League Baseball’s 24/7 TV network. Effective today, the opening day of the 2018 MLB regular season, Canadian subscribers will have access to MLB Network directly on the DAZN platform.
MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, and it will provide 17 hours of live Opening Day coverage, including analysis, breakdowns and highlights of all 30 clubs. In addition to its daily studio programming, MLB Network will feature at least one live game every day from March 30 through April 30, plus live regular season game telecasts throughout the year.
"We know there is a rich baseball history and a strong affinity for the sport in Canada," said Alex Rice, Managing Director of Rights for DAZN. "We are excited to be adding MLB Network to the growing and impressive sports offering on the DAZN platform in Canada. For us, it's all about bringing Canadian fans closer to the leagues and players they love, on the devices where they are consuming sport."
"We’re excited that DAZN Canada’s customers can now access MLB Network programming in time for Opening Day," said Rob McGlarry, President of MLB Network. "MLB Network offers comprehensive coverage and unparalleled access to the sport on a year-round basis, and DAZN Canada helps us expand our reach and accomplish our goal of bringing MLB Network to as many fans as possible."
From every NFL regular season and playoff game to the upcoming 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, DAZN offers one of most diverse sports portfolio in Canada. For $20 per month or an introductory annual price of $150, with the first month free, Canadians can access DAZN on a variety of platforms, including: Smart TVs, and devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation®4 and Playstation®3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
ABOUT DAZN CANADA
DAZN is the world’s first dedicated live sports streaming service and is currently available in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan and Canada. DAZN launched in Canada in July 2017 with a host of sporting rights.
DAZN is the only place that NFL fans can watch every LIVE game of the 2018-19 season plus NFL RedZone – including pre-season, regular season, the playoffs and Super Bowl. DAZN also offers top European Soccer leagues La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, as well as Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, FIBA Basketball, NatWest 6 Nations, PGA TOUR events, WTA Tennis, Red Bull Air Race, World Snooker, MotoGP and many other LIVE sports.
This April, DAZN will be the only place to watch Team Canada go for gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
ABOUT MLB NETWORK
MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the multiple Emmy Award-winning "MLB Tonight," live regular season and Postseason game telecasts, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Cliff Floyd, Peter Gammons, Al Leiter, Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez and Harold Reynolds.
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Buckle up for safety and for love this Valentine’s Day by joining Ford Motor Company in the Abróchate Por Amor campaign promoting regular safety belt usage. There is no better way to protect both ourselves and our loved ones year-round than by wearing seatbelts.
Starting February 9th, take on the 7-day social media challenge, which promotes regular safety belt usage, especially among new and young drivers, by challenging yourself and your loved ones to wear seatbelts every day. Celebrate safe driving habits by sharing a selfie on your Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter accounts using the hashtag #AbrochatePorAmor.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seatbelts have saved nearly 300,000 lives since 1975 in the U.S. alone. Some of the most recent car accident statistics in Florida reveal that in 2013 alone, a reported 36,179 car crashes involving teenagers left 8,967 teen drivers and 7,049 teen passengers injured.
Operativo Medico con Nelson Cruz y su Fundacion Boomstick23 en conjunto con el Ministerio De Defensa de la Republica Dominicana
Para los amantes de la NFL y fieles seguidores del Super Bowl, sintoniza este domingo 4 de Febrero, 2018 en Telemundo Universo, a partir de las 6:30pm EST (pre-show) seguido del partido a las 7:30pm EST. Toda la acción EN VIVO a través de la aplicación Telemundo Deportes En Vivo y TelemundoDeportes.com
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Life can throw a lot of challenges your way. Sometimes just getting through the day requires a surprising amount of planning and preparation. But with a little creative thinking and some ingenuity, you can save some serious time and energy, and be ready for anything.
Life hacks help you do just that. And to celebrate the launch of the first-ever 2018 Ford EcoSport1, our all-new stylish and skillful SUV, we’ve been sharing some inspirational life hacks from a wide variety of experts.
In a recent post, we shared hot tips for packing, gift wrapping and getting your morning started right. We’ve added seven more hacks to help you do everything from taking amazing photos while you’re out and about, to turning your vehicle into a mobile health club. Check them out!
Portable Portrait Studio
Thanks to smartphones, taking amazing photos can be as easy as a few taps. But sometimes your surroundings aren’t exactly perfect for pics. That’s okay, though. Here’s what you need to create your own mobile selfie studio.
When you’re through snapping, the available integrated Wi-Fi hotspot2 in the EcoSport makes uploading a breeze.
The Winning Tailgate
When you’re tailgating before the big game this winter, nothing beats a hot dog on a cold day. If you’re looking to score a few extra points with your friends, check out these mouth-watering tailgate tips from Delish magazine.
With its ample rear cargo room and available built-in 110V power outlet, the EcoSport is a tailgate game changer.
Style on the Go
It’s never a bad idea to have a change of clothes handy. A spare outfit can be a lifesaver in case of a big, impromptu meeting, or even a small wardrobe snafu. Here are a few things to have on hand to make sure you’re dressed for success, no matter the time or place.
The spacious Cargo Management System in the EcoSport has all the space and storage to be your on-the-go closet
Be Ready for Anything
When Mother Nature unleashes her fury, your vehicle isn’t just a way to get out of the danger zone, it can also be a temporary shelter. If you need to get out of town, here’s everything you’ll need to be prepared for the worst.
Ample cargo room, fast-charging outlets and additional innovative features make the EcoSport the perfect vehicle to stay ahead of the storm.
If all of these life hacks have you feeling inspired, take a minute and share some of your own personal tips in the comments below!
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LA NFL, LA FUNDACIÓN HERENCIA HISPANA Y NATIONWIDE ANUNCIANLA ALIANZA DEL LIDERAZGO HISPANO DE LA NFL PRESENTADA POR NATIONWIDE
A partir del éxito de los Premios al Liderazgo de la Herencia Hispana, la NFL, junto a la Fundación Herencia Hispana (HHF) y Nationwide se enorgullecen de anunciar la Alianza del liderazgo hispano de la NFL presentado por Nationwide.
La alianza ofrecerá seminarios web, eventos y diálogos continuos para ayudar a dar forma al compromiso y al alcance de la NFL con la comunidad hispana. Juntos, estos grupos trabajarán para realizar un impacto positivo y duradero en la comunidad.
“El lanzamiento de la Alianza del liderazgo hispano es significado de compromiso por parte de la NFL, la Fundación Herencia Hispana y Nationwide hacia las comunidades latinas en todo el país”, recalcó Dawn Hudson, Jefe de Mercadeo de la NFL. “Nos enorgullece unirnos a esta red de líderes año con año y continuar impactando las comunidades locales de nuestros 32 equipos.”
Desde el 2011, la NFL y HHF han unificado esfuerzos para lograr los Premios al Liderazgo de la Herencia Hispana de la NFL. En el 2017, Nationwide, fue el patrocinador oficial de la NFL, se unió a la NFL y a HHF para reconocer los esfuerzos caritativos de líderes hispanos de los 32 mercados de la NFL durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Los premios también son parte de la misión de la HHF para identificar, inspirar, preparar y posicionar a líderes latinos en el aula, la comunidad y la fuerza laboral.
Los premios son otorgados anualmente durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, y con cada ganador es honrado en un partido o evento local de su respectivo equipo de la NFL. Cada ganador selecciona una organización y así ayudar a la comunidad hispana local a recibir una donación.
Hasta la fecha, más de 200 líderes hispanos en todo el país han sido reconocidos mediante este programa y se han entregado más de 400,000 dólares a organizaciones sin fines de lucro.
La sociedad de Nationwide con la NFL y el apoyo a los premios del Liderazgo de la Herencia Hispana y ahora el lanzamiento de la Alianza del liderazgo hispano de la NFL es la más reciente acción en una serie de relaciones ricas y auténticas con la comunidad hispana, que incluye alianzas con Latina Style, la Asociación de Profesionales Latinos para América, Prospanica y la Cámara de comercio hispana de los Estados Unidos. Nationwide también provee recursos, apoyo y servicio a clientes y dueños de negocios hispanos a lo largo del país.
“Nationwide se enorgullece por la asociacion con la NFL y la Fundación Herencia Hispana para apoyar esta recientemente formada Alianza de líderes hispanos”, expresó Mike Boyd, Vicepresidente senior de Mercadeo de Nationwide. “Nuestro patrocinio junto con los Premios del Liderazgo de la Herencia Hispana se alinean con los objetivos de Nationwide de unirse con organizaciones que comparten nuestros valores de mejorar las vidas de otros y devolverlo a sus comunidades.”
“Es importante que no sólo celebramos a estos líderes, sino que también los conectamos uno al otro de modo que puedan continuar su desarrollo, compartir ideas y ser parte de una red que tendrá un impacto aún más importante en nuestra comunidad en todo el país”, aseguró Antonio Tijerino, presidente y CEO de la Fundación Herencia Hispana. “Estamos orgullosos de unir fuerzas con la NFL y Nationwide para crear la Alianza de líderes hispanos de la NFL y construir iniciativas futuras que estamos haciendo en los 32 mercados de la NFL.”