This past Sunday March 28th, CW 69’S Focus Atlanta featured The Sport of Giving (TSOG) founder Sheila Stevens. Sheila was on the show to discuss The Sport of Giving’s broadened scope and recent switch to take the organization national.
Just this year, The Sport of Giving Board, of which Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery serves as spokesperson and medical director, decided to expand the boundaries of TSOG to help more people than ever! While initially, the organization was founded to raise money and awareness for women with breast cancer, the organization will now work to support ALL women’s cancers. Also part of the change was expanding the organization beyond the local Atlanta area. Seeing the success that TSOG has had in the Georgia community, the board wanted to give other communities a way to make the same positive impact in their own city. Therefore The Sport of Giving developed a template coined “The Sport of Giving in A Box” detailing the steps and work involved in holding a similar TSOG event in another community.
What is special about The Sport of Giving is that, even though the organization is going national, all of the money raised remains local to benefit the respective community in which it was raised. Unlike other national organization, a percentage of money does not go to benefit a national headquarters – but will go directly to the people in the community that worked to raise it!
For more information about TSOG visit www.thesportofgiving.org.
Each season the Gladiators and The Sport of Giving team up to dye the ice Pink and wear special commemorative jerseys to help raise cancer awareness!
3 Great Games to Choose From:
Friday, Feb. 12 @ 7:35 p.m. vs. Charlotte Checkers
Saturday, Feb 13 @7:05 p.m. vs. Charlotte Checkers
Sunday, Feb 14 @ 4:05 p.m. vs. Florida Everblades
The Sport of Giving, a nonprofit organization committed to cancer care and prevention in your community, has committed to selling 600 ticket and/or vouchers. Each voucher is redeemable for a Premium Level Ticket to any of the three Pink in the Rink Games.
Tickets/Vouchers are $15 each ($3 off walk-up price).
***$5 from the sale of each ticket goes directly towards the Sport of Giving!
So get your office, your friends, your church, your family, and everyone you know together! Come out and enjoy the fun and excitement of a Gladiators Hockey game and help The Sport of Giving to raise money and awareness for cancer care and prevention in your community!
GROUP SALES POSSIBLE!! Buy tickets and sit all together! Groups can be designated IN HONOR or IN MEMORY of someone and group names will be shown “in lights” on the Gladiator video board. Contact us for more information.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS CONTACT:
Dr. David Whiteman at 770.622.9100
As an active board member and medical director for The Sport of Giving, Dr. Whiteman is committed to supporting breast cancer care and prevention in the local Atlanta community. The Sport of Giving, a nonprofit that raises money for women’s cancer care and prevention in local communities around the nation, was founded in north metro Atlanta, and has since risen over $1.2 million dollars for the local Atlanta community.
It is the goal of The Sport of Giving to raise funds for local programs and medical equipment needed to allow women access to the very best medical care, support, education, and cancer prevention. What makes them different than other breast cancer and women’s cancer organizations is that ALL of the money raised goes towards the local community in which it was raised.
One such local initiative that The Sport of Giving took on for the Duluth, GA community was funding a diagnostic mammography center biopsy program at Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth. Since the program’s inception last May, 215 patients have been examined and 38 women have been diagnosed with breast cancer. That is 215 women who are taking a more active role in their health and 38 women that have caught breast cancer earlier than they otherwise might have without these diagnostic resources.
With the assistance of The Sport of Giving’s fund raising efforts and the generosity of donors/event participants, you can see for yourselves the very important role we are playing in the community and the impact our efforts have had. For any nonprofit/volunteer organization, it is important that people know exactly where and to whom their money, time, and hard work is going towards. It gives them motivation to continue giving, and puts faces to the cause.
If you are looking for a way to start your involvement with The Sport of Giving, you can start by attending Pink in the Rink – a Gwinnet Gladiators hockey game where they dye the ice pink and raise money for breast cancer organizations, including The Sport of Giving. To find out more information, visit Southern Plastic Surgery’s facebook fan page and click on the Pink in the Rink event page posted on his wall! We hope you will answer “attending”! You can also call (770.622.9100) or email Dr. Whiteman’s office for more information.
Visit www.thesportofgiving.org for more ways you can get involved.