FOX SPORTS SUPPORTS ANNOUNCES 2013 CHARITY PARTNERS
Feeding America, Johns Hopkins Medicine & STOMP Out Bullying
Selected for Year-Long Campaigns
Los Angeles – FOX Sports Supports, FOX Sports Media Group's charitable initiative is proud and excited to announce that it is partnering with Johns Hopkins Medicine, STOMP Out Bullying and Feeding America in 2013 in a newly structured program intended to maximize exposure and awareness for each organization.
In December, FSMG employees were asked to choose their top charities from three categories representing human services, health and education, all important social issues and Feeding America, Johns Hopkins Medicine and STOMP Out Bullying came out on top.
FSMG focuses all of its resources toward the three charities this year in campaigns that span all of FSMG's sports properties, premier events and assets beginning with the Daytona 500 this Sunday and culminating with the 2014 Super Bowl in New York/New Jersey.
Feeding America, the charity representing human services, is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Its mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and to engage Americans in the fight to end hunger.Johns Hopkins Medicine, selected from the health category, conducts extensive research into the causes of autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis, lupus, arthritis and myositis, and develops new treatments to provide short and long-term relief. STOMP out Bullying, this year's education charity, is the nation's most revered anti-bullying and cyber-bullying organization for kids and teens. Its goal is to teach effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, including hatred, racism and homophobia, as well as to educate kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide.
In the past, charities selected and assigned to one of FOX Sports' core properties were limited to the length of that season and were supported by public service announcements featuring FOX personalities assigned to that sport. This year's PSAs air across all FSMG channels and properties and feature a blend of FOX Sports personalities mixing the likes of Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan, Darrell Waltrip, Howie Long, Erin Andrews, Tim McCarver and Troy Aikman among others. In this way all three charities benefit from exposure to millions of viewers of NASCAR, MLB, UFC, NFL, college football, as well as the NHL, NBA and college basketball on the FOX Sports regional networks. FOX Sports Supports has become the industry leader in raising awareness for worthwhile causes. In the last five years, it has supported 21 charities overall, from helping kids with cancer to assisting military personnel and their families. Through public service announcements,verbal and graphic in-game and/or pregame mentions, FSMG has successfully raised awareness for worthy charities helping to generate over $4 million in donations. In addition, the PSAs have received tens of millions of dollars' worth of air time across all News Corporation channels helping to support causes such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Stand Up to Cancer, Boys and Girls Club of America, City of Hope, Malaria No More and Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Feeding America: Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to surviveand even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 63,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter at twitter.com/FeedingAmerica.
Johns Hopkins Medicine: Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) is a $6.5 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading health care systems in the United States. JHM unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. JHM's mission is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, JHM educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness. JHM operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and more than 30 primary healthcare outpatient sites. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened in 1889, was the only hospital in history to have been ranked #1 in the nation for 21 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report.
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyber-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyber-bullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred,decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. Find us at STOMPOutBullying.org, Facebook.com/STOMPOutBullying and Twitter.com/STOMPOutBullying.
About FOX Sports Media Group: FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox's 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional websites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOXSoccer 2Go; FUEL TV; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports.