Charity fundraising

February 02, 2019 - 1:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The governors of Massachusetts and California are placing a friendly wager on the outcome of Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom say they and their...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. From the “Boycott Bowl” to the “Dunk the Referee” dunk tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend their Sunday instead of watching the Super Bowl. Fans are still angry over how the Jan. 20 NFC championship game ended. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
February 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From the "Boycott Bowl" to the "Dunk the Referee" tank, people in New Orleans are finding creative ways to spend Sunday doing anything but watching the Super Bowl. As the rest of the country gathers to watch the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in the biggest...
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Syracuse players celebrate as time expires during overtime in an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Syracuse won 95-91. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 15, 2019 - 1:14 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York businessman says he's following through with a pledge to donate $150,000 to area Boys & Girls Clubs in the aftermath of Syracuse's upset of No. 1 Duke. Adam Weitsman, a well-known Orange fan and owner of recycling and shredding business, posted on...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis (85) leaves the field following the NFL football team's full practice session at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. Veterans Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
December 06, 2018 - 12:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Unlike in the past, when three finalists were selected before a recipient was chosen, one player from every NFL team is a finalist. All will be...
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This Oct. 13, 2018, photo, provided by Canisius Athletics, shows 19-year-old Emily Scheck running at a meet in Buffalo, N.Y. Online donations have poured in for Scheck, a sophomore at Canisius College in Buffalo, after she was cut off by her parents for being a lesbian. But for a time, it appeared Scheck, who runs cross-country and track, would have to choose between the much needed funds and her college eligibility. Now that the National Collegiate Athletic Association said she could keep both, Scheck said she heads into Thanksgiving grateful. (Tom Wolf Imaging/Canisius Athletics via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 5:46 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After 19-year-old Emily Scheck's mother discovered she was a lesbian, the college student said, she lost the support of her parents, financial and otherwise; gained the support of thousands of others; and nearly had to choose between the generosity of strangers and her college...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA'...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) carries for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Gurley, last year's Offensive Player of the Year, leads the NFL with 16 touchdowns. the fourth-year pro has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Rams' nine games this season. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
November 09, 2018 - 1:20 pm
The Bears and their players raised $813,850 in social justice donations, with matching grants. With money donated primarily by players, and matched by the team and the NFL Foundation, five recipients will benefit. By the Hand Club for Kids; Kicks 4 the City; SAGA; YWCA Lake County; and My Block, My...
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October 21, 2018 - 2:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Four men and women who perform volunteer work with children have been selected as the finalists for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, which will be presented at NASCAR's awards banquet in November. Carl Dakes of Harwood, Maryland, has spent 18 years helping the...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, former North Carolina basketball player Michael Jordan applauds during a half-time presentation at an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Duke in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jordan, who played high school basketball in Wilmington, N.C., one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, has donated $2 million to assist residents affected by the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
September 18, 2018 - 4:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte...
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Buffalo Bills' Tre'Davious White (27) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
August 26, 2018 - 9:14 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn't believe he could have scripted a better visit to Buffalo on Sunday. The donation he made to Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute to open the day was special. The two standing ovations he received from Bills fans before the...
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