Athletes for Hope, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization founded by a dozen world-famous athletes, unveiled its new web site to coincide with the group’s nationally televised appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. The web site (AthletesforHope.org) will provide information about each of the Founding Athletes and will provide resources for connecting with Athletes for Hope and other volunteering opportunities. The site was designed by Solid Cactus, a renowned web design company and Yahoo! Small Business Partner.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the Solid Cactus staff,” said Ivan Blumberg, CEO of Athletes for Hope. “The Solid Cactus staff has been unbelievably accommodating and reliable throughout the whole process. All of us at Athletes for Hope are grateful for their help.”
“We are delighted to be part of such a worthy cause,” said Scott Sanfilippo, President of Solid Cactus. “They could have chosen anyone for this design work. We are honored that Athletes for Hope chose Solid Cactus.”
Athletes for Hope, represented by the athletes above, are sports figures of exemplary character who have a deep commitment to charitable and community causes. Many other athletes have strong philanthropic objectives, yet do not necessarily know which organizations best suit those objectives. Athletes for Hope will use a database of specifically profiled athletes and charities in an effort to match an athlete’s philanthropic objectives with the charitable needs of foundations throughout the country. In addition, AFH will work with corporations to enhance their philanthropic efforts by partnering with the professional athlete community.
“We designed and programmed their store and we programmed their main site for the Yahoo! platform,” said Solid Cactus account manager Lou Pagnotti. “Yahoo! is robust enough to support the expected volume of traffic,” said Pagnotti. “In addition, Lance Armstrong’s site is a Yahoo! platform. This is a great fit.”
In the spirit of the enterprise, Solid Cactus is donating half the cost of the site design.
Athletes for Hope Roster Includes:
Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr.