NEW YORK, NY – August 13, 2015 – This summer, athletes from across the globe went head to head for a new title: “Most Charitable Athlete.” Inspired by its annual Celebs Gone Good list, honoring the most charitable celebrities of the year, DoSomething.org announces the winners of its inaugural Athletes Gone Good list.
Serena Williams not only won her sixth Wimbledon championship this summer, but also landed the third spot on the Athletes Gone Good list. In addition to her work with the Serena Williams Foundation and as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Serena supported the 1 in 11 campaign to support access to education this year.
The winners of Athletes Gone Good are selected as a result of a three-part methodology (1) Votes and nominations from the public (2) Athlete’s influence on social media and (3) Advice from the Athletes Gone Good Advisory Committee.
“All over the world, athletes are using their platforms to rally fans around important causes,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, chief marketing officer at DoSomething.org. “DoSomething.org is proud to honor these athletes who are using their fame for good.”
In the spirit of Athletes Gone Good, DoSomething.org is encouraging young people to post inspirational sports quotes in gyms and locker rooms through a campaign called Quote of a Champion.
DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. One of the largest global orgs for young people and social change, our 4 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere. *mic drop