Sports Legends and Philanthropy—Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee
How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good?
Photo Credit: 2014 Jackie-Joyner Kersee – President Speaker Series by West Chester University is licensed under CC by 2.0
Some people who gain great success choose to act as responsible citizens in a philanthropic way. Using the examples of three famous sports people, students learn how these persons acted as responsible citizens. Students then write an essay or create a visual or song about a celebrity philanthropist. They include plans for their own possible philanthropies.
To introduce students to famous people who have acted for the public good and to identify how philanthropy affects the public good.
To allow students to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of philanthropy using sports heroes and develop their personal profile on philanthropy.