we’re not simply making chips. we’re building a company we can all be proud of by giving back whenever we can. and now, we’re taking it to the next level with our 15 world class athletes to give back to your communities through popchips game changers. with so many incredible local causes, it was such a tough decision…and we’re thrilled to announce that our athletes have chosen the winning local charities to support…
- muttville senior dog rescue, tim lincecum’s san francsico game changer, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. on a local level, muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them new homes or gives them hospice. on a global level, muttville provides information about caring for older dogs and support for people who do.
- living classroom foundation, ray rice’s baltimore game changer, is a non-profit organization that works to inspire young people and strengthen communities through hands-on education. it applies experiential learning through the use of “living classrooms” to students who live in high-risk environments.
- cure it foundation, matt forte’s chicago game changer, is a corporation dedicated to fighting and curing pediatric cancer through national and local efforts. the cure it foundation supports children by funding national pediatric cancer research and helping families during the difficult times.
- seattle children’s hospital, hope solo’s seattle game changer, is a community of intelligent physician-researchers, nurses and staff who work to give every child the best care. its mission is to “prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease”.
- athletes for autism, deion branch’s new england game changer, is a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by autism through health, wellness, fitness and nutrition therapies. committed to raising public awareness and providing resources about autism to the community.
- autism youth sports league, torii hunter los angeles’ game changer, is the first sports league in california to provide traditional sports programs for children with autism ages 4 to 18. programs include basketball, baseball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts and bowling.
- relay for life, tyler bozak’s toronto game changer, is a canadian cancer society foundation that hosts overnight, relay-style events around canada. teams fundraise to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones who were lost and fight back against the disease.
- bc society of transition houses, ryan kesler’s vancouver game changer, is a non-profit association that supports the services and strategies to end violence against women, youth and children.
- boys to men mentoring network, shaun phillips’ san diego game changer, is an organization created to provide teenage boys with adult male role models, boys to men is designed to guide boys into manhood through positive reinforcement while providing them the opportunity to become the man they want to be.
- shuzz, gaby sanchez’s miami game changer, pronounced “shoes”, shuzz is a volunteer organization that provides new shoes to children in poverty-stricken areas around the world.
- david’s drive 831, hunter pence’s philadelphia game changer, is a non-profit charitable organization devoted to fulfilling the needs of veterans and the underprivileged in memory of david brain turner jr. david’s drive is a collection of items for men and women to be delivered to veterans at va medical centers on memorial day and christmas.
- ryan house, ryan roberts’ arizona game changer, is an arizona house that provides essential care in a home-like setting to children with life-threatening illnesses. accommodates children and their families with physical, emotional and social support.
- dyckman youth enterprises, baron davis’ new york game changer, is an organization that uses athletics to motivate give inner-city adolescents a hope for a better tomorrow. the goal is to utilize what they learn from their athletic experiences as a model to help their overall academic, social and career development.
- mi casa resource center, eric decker’s denver game changer, is committed to its mission of advancing economic success and helping latino families achieve lasting economic stability.
- after school all-stars, dee gordon’s los angeles game changer, is an organization that provides free, daily comprehensive after-school programs to nearly 81,000 children in need. its programs include academic support, enrichment opportunities and health & fitness activities.
congratulations to all! we’re excited to work with each charity & athlete at our exclusive events (between june 1 – july 6), and chip in to make a difference together…one game-changing community at a time!