Gold Meets Golden 2019
We started our year by celebrating at the 6th Annual Gold Meets Golden event in Los Angeles. This incredible event, which unites the worlds of sport and film, takes place each year on the weekend of the Golden Globes.

GSD was recognized at this event for our role in supporting and building the youth sports community - locally and abroad.

One of our grant recipients, Angel City Sports , was also highlighted and the recipient of the event's charitable giving efforts.

We were honored to be recognized and delighted one of our partners in sport was able to showcase their programs!
David Ulich, President of GSD, is
interviewed by Press Pass LA at the 6th Annual
Gold Meets Golden event.
(L-R) GSD's Melanie Raffle, Paralympian Amy Purdy, Paralympian Tatyana McFadden,
Olympian Meryl Davis, and Paralympian and GSD Champion Ambassador Candace Cable
GSD Pledges a Total of $1.9 Million in 2018
grant giving for 2018 , we've awarded 17 non-profit organizations with a total of $781,000 in grants .

Our total charitable giving in 2018 was $1,981,092 , and we are impressed by all of the important work our grant recipients are doing.

New to our group of grant recipients this year is Wayne County SAFE , a Michigan-based organization. WC SAFE inspires healing and empowerment to those affected by sexual violence by providing free and immediate services, promoting public awareness, and advancing social change.

One of their upcoming programs, "Healing Through Yoga," offers survivors of sexual violence an opportunity to incorporate the benefits of yoga into their healing process.

"End Game" Nominated for an Oscar
And the Oscar goes to....

All of us at GSD and Sidewinder Films are excited to share that End Game has been nominated for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 91st Academy Awards !

End Game is a 40 minute documentary that focuses on several patients and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area who are dealing with illness, life, and death. The film features one of our grant recipients, Zen Hospice Project , an organization dedicated to changing the experience of dying and caregiving.

As we continue to expand our efforts to create inspiring documentaries with our media division, Sidewinder Films , we are glad to see the important films we produce and support being recognized for their impact on the world. Ultimately, our hope is more people will take the time to watch this film (available on Netflix) and transform their own perception of death and dying. Watch the trailer for End Game here .

Join us on Sunday, February 24th to cheer for
End Game at the Oscars!
Figure Skating in Harlem , one of our longtime grant recipients, was featured recently in The New York Times for their efforts in connecting young women of color with figure skating, a sport that has predominantly been pursued by affluent, white athletes.

We highly recommend you read the fantastic article and look at the captivating photos, which were taken by Flo Ngala , an alumna of
Figure Skating in Harlem. Read the article here.