Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander fights for the Troops back home

Detroit Tigers’ all-star pitcher and, Justin Verlander is a proud American who wants to support the troops in anyway he can.  Justin Verlander created an organization called Wins for Warriors whose mission is to support the mental health and emotional well being of troops that have come back from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This worthwhile mission is to ensure a healthy transition...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints owner Tom Benson donates $5 million to Team Gleason

After a weekend where Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling dominated the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Saints owner Tom Benson made headlines on Monday for the right ones. Benson and his wife Gayle announced that they’re donating $5 million to Team Gleason, a non-profit organization named after former Saints player Steve Gleason, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

KIND Donates $1 Million to Kevin Durant’s Charity Foundation

Strong and kind are two words you don’t see together every day, especially when describing someone. Stereotypes in the meanings of “strong” and “kind” have affected how people should relate the words. Luckily, it’s two words that have collaborated both NBA All-Star Kevin Durant and KIND Healthy Snacks. KIND Healthy Snacks is donating $1 million to the Kevin Durant Charity...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry King and Dodgers Raise Money for Heart Disease

JOIN LARRY KING AT DODGER STADIUM FOR OPENING DAY  Iconic TV and radio host, Larry King, has announced a unique fundraiser to benefit his Larry King Cardiac Foundation.  King is offering up the chance to fly out to Los Angeles to join him at Dodger Stadium for opening day this upcoming baseball season, April 4, 2014. He’ll put you in some nice seats for the game, and spend some...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

OFTPWA Tamiko Parker – McKenzie Speaks Out About Sickle Cell

By Theresa Villano Tamiko is not just a football wife to the 8 year NFL vet and Green Bay Super Bowl champion, Keith McKenzie, but also a woman with internal fire of faith and fighting spirit. This active Off the Field Wives Association member is making moves to fight Sickle Cell Anemia that her 5 year old son KJ (Keith Jr.) is battling. KJ was diagnosed with Sickle Cell disease...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Pay It Forward with Coca-Cola

By Jasmine Crowe Actor, comedian turned media mogul and philanthropist—Steve Harvey—takes on another exciting role by joining the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Program. His strong commitment to mentoring is a great complement to the movement that uncaps a world of possibilities for the next generation. Steve Harvey partners with the Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program to offer an apprenticeship...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Walk Again Project: Paralyzed Teen to Kick Off World Cup?

The World Cup is coming! Aside from eagerly awaiting the opening ceremony wardrobe choice of the Italian National Men’s Team, the kick-off is going to be one for the history books. According to NewScientist: The first kick of the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil might not come from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Instead, if all goes to plan, a teenager paralysed...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

America’s Working Single Mothers: An Appreciation By LeBron James

I am honored to participate in a project that is trying to help single mothers who are struggling to make a living and raise their kids, because that perfectly describes my mother when I was growing up. You think LeBron James is a champion? Gloria James is a champion too. She’s my champion. My mother really struggled. She had me, her only child, when she was just 16 years old....
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice headlines SBXLVIII Events

 Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl WR Sidney Rice, Kweku Mandela and Ndaba Mandela, Rohan Marley and more celebrities come together for Brewer Sports Super Bowl XLVIII Event Series   This prestigious series will feature numerous exclusive events hosted at various locations including the United Nations, the Grand Havana Room and Klein Sun Gallery in Chelsea   New York City, NY, January...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Marino WalkAbout for Autism Expo A Success

By Antwan Staley On Saturday, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties came together to celebrate the fourth annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism and Expo.  The event featured the charity walk around the stadium, live music entertainment, face painting, food and beverage sampling, arts & crafts, and former and current Miami Dolphins players such as Koa Misi...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Leading heart groups unite for New York Fashion Week

Heart health and high fashion are once again teaming up to raise awareness about women’s heart during the upcoming New York Fashion Week. This year, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NHLBI) are for the first time teaming up for a Feb. 6 runway show featuring the Go Red For Women / The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection. Go Red...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Beyonce Gives Terminally Ill Young Fan Dying Wish at Concert

Need a good cry? Over a week after the surprise, internet-breaking release of her titular fifth album, Beyonce wrapped up her epic Mrs. Carter Show world tour in Brooklyn just before Christmas. But it was during a Las Vegas show earlier this month that the superstar, 32, helped create an unforgettable moment for one young terminally ill girl and her loved ones. As coordinated by...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Walk Again Project: Paralyzed Teen to Kick Off World Cup?

The World Cup is coming! Aside from eagerly awaiting the opening ceremony wardrobe choice of the Italian National Men’s Team, the kick-off is going to be one for the history books.
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Usama Young’s Radiant Spirit Lights up the World

By Chrissy Carew Usama Young is an inspiring ball of energy that leaves a permanent imprint of hopefulness on everyone he meets.  His upbeat attitude, genuine concern for others and his unswerving commitment to being the best man he can be will take him far in life — both on and off the field. In 2007, Usama was drafted by the New Orleans Saints. Usama was a steadfast asset on...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Chargers Suprise Bike Giveaway has Youth Riding Like Pros

By Theresa Villano And the crowd went wild as the San Diego Chargers announced that every student from Marshall Elementary School would receive a bike. “It means a lot,” said wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu. ”[One of the recipients] said her brakes were broken. For her to get a new bike, it just puts a smile on my face. Glad we could be here to do something good.” The Chargers...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk Visits Skateistan Cambodia

Recently, Skateistan Cambodia had an extremely exciting visitor: international pro skateboarding legend Tony Hawk stopped by to spend a day at the Phnom Penh Park to inspire Cambodia’s emerging skaters. “It’s great to see this facility and that the sport is growing. It’s incredible what [Skateistan] is doing here because skating is a good way to get kids active and playing...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Star Lavelle Hawkins Christmas Eve Shopping Spree

Stockton, get ready to shop til you drop! NFL Philanthropist Lavelle Hawkins of the San Diego Chargers is hosting the 2nd Annual “Holiday Shopping in Stockton” Christmas Eve Shopping Spree! This year, Lavelle will be teaming up with the San Diego Chargers and community leaders to reward over 200 children from the Sierra Vista Community and the Boys & Girls Club Stockton...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Doug Baldwin, Jr. Embraces Adversity and Spirituality

By Chrissy Carew Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, Jr. is a valued member of the Insightful Player® team. To be named to this team, one must be a person of integrity, such as a current or former NFL player, who shares their personal message of hope for the sole purpose of lifting the spirits of all, especially children. At the age of six, Doug Baldwin Jr. joined his...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Bieber Makes Surprise Visit to Philippines Typhoon Victims

By Elisabeth Anderson Rapport The world’s most famous pop singer believes in the power of social impact, and he’s just shown it with a surprise visit to meet Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Tacloban, the Philippines. Bieber met with children and families at San Jose Elementary School in Tacloban last Tuesday, listening intently to their stories of strength and resilience in the...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers Foundation Awards $250,000 Grants UWGB Scholarship Fund

By Melissa Mahler The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded $250,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Scholarship fund, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy announced Friday. A check presentation will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, at the UWGB-Virginia basketball game at the Resch Center during the first media timeout of the game. Murphy, Foundation Chairman Charlie Lieb and...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Compound Foundation and Ne-Yo Give Back with the 7th Annual Giving Tour

The Compound Foundation hit Atlanta on Dec. 5 to close out its 7th Annual “Giving Tour,” in partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of America’s Harlem location and The Children’s Aid Society. The tours proactive call to action has been creating awareness toward their objective of assisting under-privileged youth and foster care children for seven years. Compound Foundation...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Teen Star Cymia Releases ‘Very Special Christmas’ in Honor of the Ronald McDonald House

By Jasmine Crowe Teen pop princess Cymia released her new Christmas single entitled “Very Special Christmas” on Thanksgiving Eve in celebration of her 4th annual Holiday Pajama Drive. Cymia came up with the idea to donate new “Christmas” pajamas to children residing at the Ronald McDonald House.  Cymia was the brainchild behind the entire drive because she wanted the kids...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Philanthropic Facts You May Not Know About Tupac Shakur

“Measure a man by his actions fully from the beginning to the end. Don’t take a piece out of my life or a song out of my music and say this is what I’m about because you know better than that.” – Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur accomplished a lot before his murder at the young age of 25. Beyond his industry rivals, complex persona, and entertainment career this iconic artist...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Chanita Foster Making Moves Beyond the Game

By Theresa Villano “Called to be a server”, is the phrase that was placed in Chanita Foster’s heart as a child and has carried on to be her life long mantra. Mrs. Foster may be best known for working in sports, for her husband (George Foster, a first round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2013 draft), or her notable appearance on Vh1 Football Wives. But it is clear these...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason McCourty Pushes Himself to the Limit

By Chrissy Carew Some of the circumstances of Jason McCourty’s childhood might seem like disadvantages. His father died when he was just three years old. His mother faced a tall task, raising Jason and his twin brother Devin on her own; and a car accident when the boys were young left her disabled due to knee injuries. Yet Jason says from his young perspective, everything was ideal...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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