Tag Archives: charity

  • Sen’Derrick Marks Takes Cancer-Stricken Girl to Prom (Pics, Video, and Tweet)

    Sen’Derrick Marks Takes Cancer-Stricken Girl to Prom (Pics, Video, and Tweet)

    There’s no question that what Jacksonville Jaguar Sen’Derrick Marks did by taking 18 year-old Khameyea Jennings to her prom was a wonderful gesture that I’m sure made her year. However, there are a few trailing questions I have about the arrangement. Namely, since when do professional football players get to invite teenagers to their own proms? […]

  • Nobody Bid on a Jay Cutler Autographed Football at a Charity Auction :(

    Nobody Bid on a Jay Cutler Autographed Football at a Charity Auction :(

    Jay Cutler could have done without this. I mean, I’m sure memorabilia is put up for auction all the time that doesn’t get won, but normally, it’s not happening to the struggling Bears quarterback. Cutler has carved out a niche as the NFL’s premiere sad-sack Charlie Brown-type, so he probably didn’t need this hit to […]

  • Aaron Rodgers Surprises Kids Who Lost Parents In The Military (Video)

    Aaron Rodgers Surprises Kids Who Lost Parents In The Military (Video)

    For those who have never heard of Camp Hometown Heroes, it is a “national free week-long overnight summer camp for children of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner: combat, accident, illness or suicide.”  Because of their many generous donors, the camp is offered to children between the ages of 7-17, free of […]

  • Here’s Elton John Falling Out of a Chair at a Charity Tennis Match (Video)

    Here’s Elton John Falling Out of a Chair at a Charity Tennis Match (Video)

    On Sunday, pop music legend Elton John got together with tennis legend Billie Jean King to stage a tennis match benefitting John’s AIDS foundation at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Andy Murray was there. So was John McEnroe, and Andy Roddick, Martina Hingis, and a couple thousand well-heeled London tennis fans. So how did it go? […]

  • 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 […]