The Players' Philanthropy Fund (PPF) sent its first E-Newsletter this past Friday. We realized after it was sent, that there was an automated error in the Contact PPF section.  The error inserted your email as our contact for Business Development instead of Eleanor's PPF email.  It was hard to detect the error because in all drafts Eleanor's email was listed accurately in this spot so we thought it was correct.  Only you saw your own email in this section and your email was NOT sent out to all recipients of the email.   We appreciate those of you who alerted us to this issue.  This second edition accurately lists our staffs' email. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thanks for your understanding as we continue to develop our communications about PPF.  And of course, we welcome your help with business development if you feel so inclined!
The Players' Philanthropy Fund (PPF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and revolutionary philanthropic management tool unique to the sports industry. Founded by retired Super Bowl Champion and Ravens Ring of Honor Member, Matt Stover, PPF provides an accessible, simple, and safe solution for professional athletes and their teams to maximize philanthropic giving while protecting their financial assets and reputation. 
May 27, 2015
Founder Matt Stover ( The Matt Stover Foundation ), along with the Baltimore Ravens, hosted local Baltimore schools for an NFL Play 60 Event at M&T Bank Stadium. Matt spoke to the students about the importance of health and wellness.

  Matt Stover speaking with students of NFL Play 60
May 21, 2015
Founder Matt Stover ( The Matt Stover Foundation ) spoke to an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) group at Overlea High School in Baltimore, MD. Matt and his foundation have worked with the FCA for many years. 

Click below for similar events on the NEW Matt Stover Foundation website!

                          Matt Stover and members of the FCA
May 8, 2015
Donor Lardarius Webb and his foundation,  The Lardarius Webb Foundation , hosted its 6th Annual Charity Softball Game. PPF Donor Ed Reed also participated in the game. NFL players that participated in the game were Steve Smith (Ravens) and Torrey Smith (49ers), and many more! 

The mission of the Lardarius Webb Foundation is to raise and distribute funds to provide aid to underprivileged children and their families. For more information: 

Ed Reed up to bat, ONE day after announcing his retirement

Brandon of PPF with Lardarius Webb and Ed Reed.
May 7, 2015
Donor Randy Edsall and his foundation,
The Edsall Family Foundation, received a $25,000 gift in recognition of Team Maryland's participation in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge Charity Golf Tournament.

MD Terps Football Coach Randy Edsall 
April 24, 2015
Donor  Pam Shriver spoke to members of Johns Hopkins Women's Tennis Team and girls from the Green Spring Tennis and Educational Foundation. This took place at the Green Spring Racquet Club of Lutherville, MD. Tennis Legend Elise Burgin made a surprise appearance!  Click to Watch on YouTube

Click Here for the GSTEF Website
Click Here for the Green Spring Racquet Club Website
Click Here for the John Hopkins Women's Tennis Website

Elise Burgin (front row, first from left) and Pam Shriver (front row, 3rd from left) with future tennis players in Baltimore

Ed Reed Foundation Golf Classic
June 12, 2015
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Hope 5k: Hemophilia Outreach plus Education
July 11, 2015
Hosted by PPF Donor Josh Gordy and his foundation, the Josh Gordy H.O.P.E Foundation. This event will be held in Sandersville, GA
Call 478-553-1597 to RSVP. 

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Baltimore Sun
May 18, 2015
Founder Matt Stover gave his opinion on the NFL's recent change to the extra point. 

"My full opinion as a kicker is anything that increases the value of a good kicker, I'm good with, as long as the competitive balance is there," Stover said Monday afternoon. "Getting rid of the play altogether would devalue the position,"(via 
Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun).

Green Bay Press Gazette
May 16, 2015
Fireman Rob (Ironman/Endurance Runner) and his foundation were featured. The Fireman Rob Foundation delivers Gund teddy bears to children in hospitals throughout the entire world. Also, Rob is currently trying to shatter the Guinness world record for most half Ironman competitions in one year. 

The Players' Philanthropy Fund has SEVEN Donors who have Super Bowl rings!
  • Chandler Jones
  • Lardarius Webb
  • Arthur Jones
  • Matt Stover
  • LaQuan Williams
  • Josh Gordy
  • Ed Reed
PPF Donor Etan Thomas  has a book! In 2013 Etan released Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge

Here's an description of the book from Amazon: 
"Etan Thomas speaks from his heart on what matters most in his life: being there for his  children. As a leading participant in  President Obama's Fatherhood Initiative, 
Etan has reached out to young men (often  young fathers) in the juvenile detention system  and in local communities. He knows firsthand the
difference having a father in your life every  day can make."

It features Essays from other fathers:
Taye Diggs
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Yao Ming
Ice Cube
..and more!

Fatherhood  has 5/5 stars on! 
To All Sports United for nominating 
PPF Donor  Pam Shriver (Pam Shriver Foundation)  for their 2015 Humanitarian Award!  Pam finished as a Top 10 finalist in  their public voting! We also want to  thank GivKwik and Social  Ambassador, as additional sponsors of   this  great campaign and award. The winner will be announced at a ceremony on June 18th, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. 

We will be giving away tickets to a Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on our Facebook page! If you loved our Orioles Ticket Giveaway then you will love this one! Stay Tuned.  



For sports professionals reading this, we would love to work with you. PPF's Playbook is as follows:
  • It's Safe : When handled improperly, charitable giving can involve risk and expose you to unwanted scrutiny from the IRS and the public at large. PPF ensures your assets will be managed diligently, the accounting of your contributions will be in compliance with the latest tax codes, and your choice is in good standing with the IRS. So we protect not only your money, but your brand.  Learn More..
  • It's Simple:  Get tax benefits now, take your time deciding where and when to give. Place your yearly giving amount into PPF (a donor advised fund, which you advise us on) and we'll take care of the rest according to your instructions.  Learn more..
  • It's Powerful: Your charitable assets can increase while in the Fund, which means you'll effortlessly generate more money to give to your cause or community. 
  • It's Exposure:  When you give through PPF, you are not only giving to charity, you are joining a team of well-respected, established athletes, effectively associating your name and your brand with the greats of your sport. Click  here to check out our Roster. 
  • It Moves: No matter where your career takes you, you can bring your giving with you. PPF can direct your giving to charities in your new "community" as well as your hometown with ease. Learn More..
  • It's Made For You: PPF was created by a professional athlete who know what you need and want from charitable giving. It is open exclusively to professional athletes. 
  • For all questions email:
Matt Stover on How PPF is Unique
Matt Stover on how PPF is unique


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