Tag Archives: charity

  • J.J. Watt Delivered Some Pizza for Papa John’s…for Charity (Video)

    J.J. Watt Delivered Some Pizza for Papa John’s…for Charity (Video)

    Lest you think that the Pro-Bowl defensive lineman J.J.Watt was moonlighting slinging pizzas for Papa John’s on his off-day, let’s clear the air: Papa John’s and J.J. Watt partnered up for an event that saw 10% of all Tuesday’s sales from the chain going to Watt’s charity, the creatively-named J.J. Watt foundation. The charity provides […]

  • Roy Hibbert Witnesses Police Officer Giving Boots to a Homeless Man (Pic)

    Roy Hibbert Witnesses Police Officer Giving Boots to a Homeless Man (Pic)

    Strictly speaking, a police officer giving boots to a homeless man has nothing to do with sports. However, when that act of charity is witnessed and then publicized by a very famous professional athlete—in this case, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert—then it kinda becomes a sports story, doesn’t it? Hibbert was driving around Indianapolis on […]

  • The 13 Best Feel-Good Sports Stories of 2013

    The 13 Best Feel-Good Sports Stories of 2013

    There were a lot of really depressing stories from the world of sports this year. Famous athletes were exposed as cheaters, racists, and even murderers. And at times, it seemed like we couldn’t go more than a couple of days without doing a story about something tragic or disheartening However, for nearly every negative story, […]

  • Andre Johnson Spent Another $17,000 on Toys for Needy Kids (Video)

    Andre Johnson Spent Another $17,000 on Toys for Needy Kids (Video)

    The Houston Texans have had an absolutely disastrous year on the football field. They were supposed to be Super Bowl contenders, but instead have lost 11 games in a row—and counting. However, Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson isn’t about to get caught up in that and forget what’s really important in life. Yes, his […]

  • Just an Old Lady with Crazy Freestyle Soccer Skills. No Big Deal. (Video)

    Just an Old Lady with Crazy Freestyle Soccer Skills. No Big Deal. (Video)

    Down in Australia there’s a pretty cool non-profit organization called Football United that’s trying to use people’s love of “the beautiful game”—i.e., soccer—to raise money for charities benefitting refugees and underprivileged kids. What’s their tactic? Well, Football United has created a kind of pledge drive called “1 Million Keeps Ups.”  The idea is that people […]

  • Lionel Messi Stood Up Fans Who Paid $2500 Just to Meet Him (Video)

    Lionel Messi Stood Up Fans Who Paid $2500 Just to Meet Him (Video)

    When Lionel Messi announced that he’d be spending a good part of the soccer offseason touring America with some of his international soccer pals in order to raise money for charity, that sounded like a brilliant PR move. They could sell regular tickets to people who just wanted to sit in the stands, and they […]

  • Eagles Fan Bloodied During Fight at LeSean McCoy Charity Softball Game (Video)

    Eagles Fan Bloodied During Fight at LeSean McCoy Charity Softball Game (Video)

    Charity events are supposed to be free of any fights, skirmishes, arguments, or any other sort of unwarranted display of anger or violence.  Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.  Sometimes you’ll see an overly aggressive female wrestle a professional athlete’s shoe away from a young child who was the intended recipient of said souvenir.  And […]

  • Mark Wahlberg Challenges Tie Domi to a Charity Boxing Match (Video)

    Mark Wahlberg Challenges Tie Domi to a Charity Boxing Match (Video)

    Mark Wahlberg is actively involved in several different charities, as the actor has sacrificed plenty of cash and time to help those in need.  And it appears as though “Marky Mark” is also willing to risk sacrificing a few teeth for a good cause, as the man who played Mickey Ward in The Fighter recently […]