Quarterback Drops The Ball & Dannon Drops The Quarterback

Due to recent comments made by star quarterback Cam Newton in a post game press conference, Dannon Yogurt has decided to pull its sponsorship of Carolina Panther’s starting quarterback Cam Newton. During a press conference Cam Newton was asked a question by reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, following the question Newton stated, “It is funny to hear a female talk about passing routes.” Darren Rovell released Dannon`s statement via twitter:

Newton was not the only person involved to receive backlash, as Rodrigue was also topic of discussion because of previous racial tweets made back in 2012 which was reported by Blacksportsonline.com.  Rodrigue issued an apology stating, "I apologize for the offensive tweets from my Twitter account from 4/5 years ago," Rodrigue tweeted. "There is no excuse for these tweets and the sentiment behind them. I am deeply sorry and apologize."

Being an African- American female there is no black or white opinion to this situation. Both parties participated in offensive actions and should be held accountable. Placing my bias aside I ask you, the reader, did Dannon make the right choice as far as Newton`s sponsorship and should there be a greater consequence for Rodrigue`s racial comments other than a tweet?

- Sydnie Alexander

 

Tropic Bowl 7

Athletes Without Borders (AWB) would like to extend a tremendous thank you to the Federación de Fútbol Americano de Costa RicaFederación de Cricket de Costa Rica, and Federación de Fencing de Costa Rica for their participation in the 2017 edition of Tropic Bowl SIETE in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica continues to boast inspirational athletes, exquisite cuisine, breathtaking views and scenic nightlifeEach year we are delighted to announce that our host country, Costa Rica, allows us to enjoy their country and without fail and provides new opportunities from the previous years. Tropic Bowl Weekend has quickly become the perfect destination and one of Costa Rica’s signature sporting events. Each year we expound upon our ability to provide expert training and guidance to the youth of Costa Rica through various sports, conversations on health and wellness and community service. 

With an exciting program that encompasses the week, our event provides a flavorful blend of sport, culture and sightseeing. We are excited about the growth coming in Tropic Bowl Ocho and beyond.

“You can do anything once you realize you are apart of something bigger”

 

- Garrett Osumah

Athletes Without Borders - New Logo!

Today, we unveil an updated version of the Athletes Without Borders logo. A company’s brand and identity are crucial to the success of any business. For the last five years the Athletes Without Borders logo has been nothing short of excellent in representing our amazing non-profit organization.  Since 2012 our organization’s reach and impact has grown steadily and though our mission of remaining “dedicated to the development of initiatives that cultivate youth empowerment” hasn’t changed, our process in accomplishing that has evolved and given way to our newest logo as seen below.

New Logo:

Old Logo:

All great logos represent a company and convey important messages all the while being up to date with modern design trends. That is PRECISELY our new logo. It emphasizes our company’s strengths, which are rooted in the diversification and globalization of our programs as they relate to the sports industry. 

Through the efforts of our athletes, sport industry executives, mentors, community leaders, and volunteers we strive to create programs that reinforce the importance of young people making healthy decisions for today and for their tomorrows. Our new logo emphasizes our organization’s strengths and reflects our core business values, while helping us to create a memorable impact.

- Garrett Osumah