When we last checked in with Far Away Friends, it was a young non-profit with impressive success to show for its two years in operation. Workers with the organization had already gone a long way in promoting its core mission: to empower rural communities and end generational poverty through education and opportunity. They had opened up their first school, Global Leaders Day & Boarding Primary School in the rural Ugandan community of Namasale, and had 100 children per term already. So what has Far Away Friends been up to since then? A more pertinent question might be, what has it not been up to. Continue reading
Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)? This annual campaign strives to raise public awareness of sexual violence and how it can be prevented. The statistics are startling, to say the least: In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experience sexual violence in their lifetime. It’s an epidemic that affects every single community regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, or race. Continue reading
Alfredo Arteaga’s love of football, especially college football, has been a lifetime affair. Growing up in northern California, he always dreamed of going to a bowl game—especially the Rose Bowl. Thanks to GoodBookey, David Meltzer (host of The Playbook podcast), great charity partners, and some savvy picks in our College Football Challenge presented by The Playbook, that dream came true. Continue reading
When you think of high-stakes betting, you probably don’t think of spelling bees. Continue reading
173 men. 173 mustaches. $308,000 raised for charity.
How do mustaches translate into doing good? It all started with a pair of friends, Dave Hogan and Aaron Breed, who shared the same two passions: mustaches and helping the children of Richmond, Virginia. Continue reading