Tag Archives: charity

  • 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 […]

  • 22,000 Teddy Bears Tossed Onto The Ice During Calgary Hitmen Game (Video)

    22,000 Teddy Bears Tossed Onto The Ice During Calgary Hitmen Game (Video)

    Every year, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, the Calgary Hitmen hold an event known as “The Teddy Bear Toss.” The Hitmen, in case you didn’t realize, are a junior hockey team (named after legendary WWE wrestler Brett “The Hitman” Hart) that play in Canada’s WHL and are owned by the Calgary Flames. When […]

  • 11 Athletes Who Shaved Their Heads for Charity

    11 Athletes Who Shaved Their Heads for Charity

    As we told you about yesterday, over the weekend two Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders, inspired by the battle of coach Chuck Pagano, shaved their heads in order to raise $20,000 for cancer research. And while this is certainly the most memorable charity head-shaving in sports history, it is hardly the first. Teams have been shaving their […]