We were proud to attend the 4th annual Sacramento Kings Foundation DoGood Summit! The Kings Foundation has served as a valuable partner with the Greater Sacramento community. The DoGood Summit was an opportunity for them to share the impact of their work as well as ways in which nonprofits around the region can partner with them.
The President of the Sacramento Kings, John Rinehart, welcomed the audience of nonprofits and spoke about the core values of the Kings and how their mission is to use “sport as an agent for good”. Kevin Burdick, the Senior Community Impact Coordinator with the Kings, then took the stage and shared their impact numbers over the last season.
- 86,059 Deserving Kids & Families Hosted at a Game
- $4.0M Value of Donations to Community Organizations
- 4,505 Hours of Community Service
- 4,262 Jr. Kings Participants
- 1,400 Community-Based Organizations Supported
Betty Low, Director of Community Impact with the Kings, shared with the nonprofits in attendance their three key focus area for creating impact. They have identified that 1) Health, 2) Sustainability and 3) Education are key issue areas for creating positive impact within the Greater Sacramento region.
We at SVP are extremely thankful for the Sacramento Kings and their Foundation as they have been an amazing partner in our Fast Pitch program. The Kings and their support from its inception have played an influential role in elevating the 66 nonprofits that have gone through our program. The ability to display our Fast Pitch Finalists on the amazing Jumbotron as well as have their story told to 800+ is vital in building community within Sacramento.
We look forward to continuing our work with them as they are a vital partner in supporting our efforts to advance excellent education!