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The Agency’s Sports & Entertainment Division recently hosted an enthusiastic panel discussion on Sports & Philanthropy at The Century Plaza Hotel. Representatives from the charitable foundations of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Dodgers and AEG discussed their foundations’ current endeavors, along with best practices in fundraising and charitable giving.

“In working with entertainers and athletes, I’ve found that the desire to give back and to be part of the community is of supreme importance,” said Kofi Nartey, Director of The Agency’s Sports & Entertainment Division. “Creating a forum in which useful information was shared and support was given was both rewarding and educational.”

Members and donors from the philanthropic community turned out in full capacity.

Panel speakers included Nichol Whiteman, Executive Director of the Dodgers Foundation; Kiesha Nix, Executive Director of the Lakers Youth Foundation; Erikk Aldridge, Director, Staples Center Foundation at AEG and Ariana Kukors, former competitive swimmer and world record holder, now Director of Health for LifeWise Health Plan of Washington.

Thank you to the L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Lakers for bringing team swag for all attendees, along with AEG for surprising all in attendance with the opportunity to win Justin Bieber concert tickets.

The Agency applauds Kofi’s success and momentum as he continues to expand the Sports & Entertainment Division. For more information on the custom services this division offers, contact Kofi@TheAgencyRE.com.