Coaching Corps Named 2015 Sports Lawyers Association Philanthropy Contribution Recipient

Coaching Corps Will be Presented Award at the SLA Conference Luncheon on May 15th

RESTON, Va. (May 12, 2015) – The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) announced today that Coaching Corps has been named the 2015 SLA Philanthropy Contribution recipient. Coaching Corps will be presented with a $20,000 donation at the SLA Conference Luncheon at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD on May 15. The SLA, the leading organization of professionals dedicated to the practicing and teaching of sports law in the United States, and one of the leading such organizations in the world, will host its 41st annual conference from May 14-16.

Coaching Corps (www.coachingcorps.org) is a non-profit organization that provides coaches to afterschool programs and supports sports opportunities and initiatives that help improve the health, educational and social outcomes for children in low-income communities through the power of sports participation and positive coaching.

“On behalf of the Philanthropy Committee and the Sports Lawyers Association Board of Directors, we are excited to present our 2015 SLA philanthropic contribution to Coaching Corps,” said Allison Rich, Senior Associate Director of Athletics/SWA, Princeton University and SLA Philanthropy Committee Chair. “We take pride in our commitment to helping deserving non-profit organizations in the local communities we visit during our annual conference each year. We are pleased to make this donation to Coaching Corps and delighted that the gift will help support their terrific ongoing efforts to train, educate and support coaches for underserved youth in Baltimore; giving kids a chance to play sports and accrue all the associated benefits of that participation.”

“Coaching Corps is honored to have been named the Sports Lawyers Association Philanthropy Award winner,” said Janet Carter, Executive Director, Coaching Corps. “Every child deserves the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sports activities and team-based learning. This support will fuel the expansion of our program in Baltimore and enable us to increase quality sports opportunities for kids from the city’s most underserved communities.”

Since 2000, the SLA has contributed $200,000 to philanthropic organizations. The list of previous recipients is available at  www.sportslaw.org.

The 2015 SLA Conference Committee is chaired by Gabe Feldman, with vice-chairs Jeffrey G. Benz and Robert A. Hacker. Conference registration, agenda, hotel information and other details are available at  www.sportslaw.org (Agenda is subject to change). Please follow the Sports Lawyers Association on Twitter @sportslawyers, where conference updates and panel highlights will be posted using hashtag #SLAC15.

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