SLA Philanthropy Contributions

The Sports Lawyers Association makes a sizeable philanthropic contribution during their annual meeting to a deserving non-profit organization from the host city. The SLA has contributed over $300,000 to philanthropic organizations from 2000 to 2021.

For 2022, the SLA has selected Soccer in the Streets, an Atlanta-based organization that combines soccer with education, life skills and community development. Since the early 2000s, Soccer in the Streets has been focusing its efforts on low-income communities and launched the initiative, StationSoccer– a network of soccer fields located at major transit stations. This initiative addresses accessibility both to fields and adequate transportation by connecting soccer facilities at and through public transit. /p>

This year, the Sports Lawyers Association has elected to keep the Annual Conference in Atlanta in order to continue the conversation about the dangers of voter suppression and the need for voter access and education. As such, the SLA is also making a contribution to the League of Women Voters of Georgia to help make a difference by protecting voting rights and providing very important voter education.

Any donations you make here will be forwarded to the above 501(c)(3) organizations. We invite you to partner with the SLA to make a real impact in Atlanta this year!

Past contributions have included:

Year Annual Meeting City Contribution(s)
2021 Virtual Border Youth Tennis Exchange (BYTE)
2020 Virtual Voices for Children
2019 Phoenix, AZ Future for Kids
2018 National Harbor, MD Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club
2017 Los Angeles, CA Gold Crown Foundation
Sports Business and Leadership Association
2016 Los Angeles, CA Team Prime Time
2015 Baltimore, MD Coaching Corps
2014 Chicago, IL Girls in the Game
2013 Atlanta, GA Warrick Dunn Charities
2012 San Diego, CA Sports Bigs Program of Big Brothers / Big Sisters of San Diego County
2011 Washington, DC Dreams for Kids
2010 Phoenix Phoenix Women's Sports Association
2009 Chicago Urban Initiatives
2008 San Francisco First Tee of San Francisco
2007 Cambridge MetroLacrosse and Sport in Society / Urban Youth Sports (Northeastern University)
2006 Toronto The Argos Foundation - Stop the Violence
2005 Phoenix The Foundation For Blind Children
2004 Baltimore Parks and People Foundation
2003 Phoenix Special Olympics Canada (Annual Meeting was moved from Toronto to Phoenix)
2002 Phoenix The Foundation For Blind Children
2001 Philadelphia Inner-City Games
2000 San Francisco Athletes Against Drugs