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Kaepernick Details Plans For $1M Donation To Charities Over Racial, Social Injustice

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 21 / 16

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick in September vowed to donate $1M to charities to "tackle social and racial injustice" amid his National Anthem protest, and on Friday he "rolled out plans for his million-dollar giveaway," according to Scott Ostler of the S.F. CHRONICLE. Kaepernick on his website, Kaep...

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Poll Shows Opinions On Augusta

In an ABC News/ESPN poll of American adults around Augusta National''s membership practices, 54% "oppose the policy and 39% support it," but those polled "believe that a private club has the right to

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Burk Pledges More Letter-Writing

National Council of Women''s Organizations (NCWO) Chair Martha Burk said yesterday that she will "escalate her campaign to have women admitted to Augusta National Golf Club in the next two weeks," acc

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Ty Votaw On Augusta National

Characterizing the gender issue at Augusta National as "an elephant in the room that no one talked about," LPGA Commissioner Ty Votaw yesterday "threw his organization''s weight behind the growing eff

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Augusta Debate Pulling Woods

Tiger Woods is "becoming annoyed by the calls for him to skip next year''s Masters because of the all-male membership at Augusta National," according to Jim Armstrong of the AP, who notes that on Mond

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Is Augusta Survey Credible?

In a survey of 800 U.S. residents released yesterday, conducted by DC-based The Polling Company/WomanTrend for Augusta National, 74% of respondents agreed with the statement, "Augusta National Golf Cl

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Augusta Members Speak Out

Several members of Augusta National who "favor inviting a woman to join the all-male membership" said yesterday that they were "not at all surprised" that club Chair Hootie Johnson had "adamantly affi

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Augusta Chair Breaks Silence

Augusta National Chair Hootie Johnson spoke to reporters from the AP, N.Y. Times, L.A. Times, Augusta Chronicle and SI November 4 on the topic of the club''s membership practices on the condition that

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Nike Pointing To Community Aid

To "many critics," Nike "became the poster child for overseas manufacturing gone bad" in the late ''90s, according to Boaz Herzog of the Portland OREGONIAN, who wrote that Nike, which "defends its dec

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USOC Backs Ward

The USOC issued a statement Saturday backing USOC CEO Lloyd Ward''s "efforts to admit female members" to Augusta National Golf Club, according to Bob Bensch of BLOOMBERG NEWS. The statement read, "In

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Companies Halt Augusta Plans

With Augusta National''s membership issue "unlikely to be resolved before the 2003 Masters, corporations have begun canceling their entertainment plans for the tournament," according to sources of GOL

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