Athletes Charitable Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

 

Athletes Charitable was established to change the game of giving for professional athletes and social entrepreneurs, and we are pleased to be celebrating our one-year anniversary. This journey birthed out of a need to help athletes leave a lasting impact long after they hang up their jerseys, has already made an incredible impact on communities throughout the country. Serving as a turnkey operation that caters to the athletes’ unique needs by providing dedicated support, industry knowledge, and customized charitable vehicles, Athletes Charitable has had a profound impact on the athletic community, helping our members transform the lives of countless individuals and fostering positive change in the areas of their passion. 

Our Athletes Charitable roster includes over 2 dozen professional athletes and social entrepreneurs including our founder, Hannibal Navies, who has demonstrated a passion for philanthropy through his own foundation as well as through his leadership and direction for Athletes Charitable. Through our member’s dedicated efforts, they have achieved an impressive array of accomplishments, leaving an indelible mark on the world. Some notable highlights include back-to-school initiatives, fundraising events, holiday toy drives and give-back events, Thanksgiving turkey giveaways, sports and educational camps, grants awarded, site visits scholarship programs as well as a few prestigious awards presented to a few of our esteemed members. Furthermore, our clients have raised over 1 million dollars for charitable efforts. 

In addition, the “Giving Legends” Podcast will launch this fall with guests including NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis discussing their careers and philanthropic efforts. The show is hosted by Navies and 15-year NFL veteran Charlie Batch, an Athlete’s Charitable Athlete ambassador who has been recognized off the field for his business acumen and community involvement.

Current Events

Camp Batch Launch

Brand Ambassador Charlie Batch and his Best of the Batch Foundation launched their Camp Batch summer camp this month at their state-of-the-art educational clubhouse in Homestead, PA. With over 1000 kids registered, they are ready for an action-packed summer! We cannot wait to see the impact of this incredible summer program! Way to go, Charlie!

Youth Camp Season

Our Athletes are in the midst of hosting summer camps, using their skills to serve the youth in their communities. Wendell Carter Jr. hosted his 2nd annual youth basketball camp in Atlanta, Georgia. DJ Reader hosted his 2nd annual youth football camp in Greensboro, NC. Stefon Diggs hosted his second annual Diggs Day youth football camp in College Park, MD. And Aj Terrell hosted a youth football camp in Atlanta as well! We are proud of the lasting impact these members are making in their communities!

Photo Credit: Jordan Barnes (Diggs Day Camp), AJ Terrell Instagram, (DJ Reader Youth Camp) 

Did you know?

Each Athletes Charitable member will work with the AC graphic team to design your program’s logo and receive a custom-branded giving platform complete with secure online donation processing and event registration! 

 

Learn more about joining the team today!

     

    Hannibal’s Huddle

    Wisdom from an industry expert and the leader of Athletes Charitable

     

    “A professional sports career does not last forever, and most athletes have interests and talents outside of their sport. Therefore, it is important for athletes to understand how to leverage the platform that their sport provides them while they’re active to lay the groundwork for building their legacy off the field, court, track, etc. Respected athletes and entertainers are revered as leaders, role models, and trendsetters. As a result, they have the reach to spread their message faster, raise more money and inspire more people to join them than the average individual. This gives them the unique ability to use their influence to create a sustainable community impact through social entrepreneurship in a big way. Philanthropy provides a means to purposefully transition out of professional sports while remaining connected to the community. The work that they do in this space, and the positive change created in the process will live on far beyond their playing careers. It will serve as a great example for the next generation of the power of giving back.” 

    -Hannibal Navies