Category Archive: Ballanthropy

Highlights and news about philanthropy in sports.

Magic Johnson tweets his support of World Aids Day

Magic Johnson supports World Aids Day December 1st is World Aids Day. Magic Johnson, who announced he was HIV positive in 1991, took time Saturday morning to spread awareness of the disease that affects more than 34 million people worldwide and over 1 million people in America.

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Hurricane Sandy victims get help from Tyson and Kimberly Chandler

Tyson and Kimberly Chandler

Tyson and Kimberly Chandler lend a helping hand to victims of Hurricane Sandy As an athlete, there is a certain level of responsibility to the city in which you play. It usually involves winning (duh), being fan-friendly, and being an asset to the community. Sometimes, though, the latter takes on unexpected meaning.

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Dwyane Wade voted early, pledged game check to Hurricane Sandy victims

Dwyane Wade voted early in Miami Dade County

The last 24 hours have been busy and enlightening for Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade. After happily casting an early ballot¬†in Miami-Dade County for the 2012 presidential elections, Dwyane Wade and his Miami Heat teammates headed to New York City to prepare for their game against the New York Knicks, but upon arrival it quickly …

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Michael Vick plays chess with young Eagles fans

Michael Vick says he has been playing chess for four years so its no surprise that Tuesday,

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Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation To Tackle LA Homelessness

Kobe Bryant has become weary of seeing the suffering of homelessness near his workplace. If you have ever attended an event at LA’s Staples Center and ventured east of the arena you might be in for a rude awakening.

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Steelers Polamalu Earns USC Degree

Ball players often leave school early to pursue their professional sports dreams. ¬†Many of them promise to return to campus to complete their degree. Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu kept that promise and graduated from the University of Southern California with a history degree. Even on such an important day in his life, Polamalu …

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