Greg Taylor, vice president for programs at the Kellogg Foundation shares in this vision: “AFH’s dedication to their cause and commitment to empowering young children to make a difference speaks directly to the values and objectives of our foundation. We are thrilled to support such a dynamic and innovative organization and are looking forward to collaborating on these programs.”
It is important to note that the AFH model focuses on the athlete’s time, not money with the goal of creating lasting service and dedication through connection between athletes and their community. It is this connection that bolsters the social impact that individual athletes already possess.
“One of the victories I have felt along this path has been Athletes for Hope because it started with the realization that while each of the AFH Founders have achieved enough to create our own platform and do the things we dreamed about, we’ve realized that even in our privileged position, we’re stronger standing shoulder to shoulder,” said AFH Founding Athlete, Andre Agassi.
In just 3 years, AFH has quickly advanced to the forefront of sports philanthropy by educating athletes about philanthropic opportunities, connecting them with charities that best fit their passions, and recognizing their efforts to inspire others. Nearly 1,000 athletes spanning over 50 professional and Olympic sports have joined forces with AFH to get involved in philanthropy efforts on a local and national level. AFH has completed over 600 matches between athletes and charities and has delivered its educational workshop to members of the NBA, MLB, MLS, LPGA, ATP, WTA, NFLPA, AVP, and members of the US Olympic movement.
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